With ATP festivals, expectations general arise from two different sources. On the one hand, the festival’s line-up and, on the other, the name of the artist or band who’ll act as curator. In the months to come, the honour goes to Godspeed You! Black Emperor (the band will curate the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas, to be celebrated over the first weekend of December at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, Somerset), to designers James Jarvis and Will Sweeney, the creators of Amos (they have designed the poster for In Between Days, to be celebrated from 6th to 9th December also at Butlin’s Holiday Centre) and to Belle & Sebastian (they will direct ATP presents Bowlie 2, to take place also in Minehead on the second weekend of December). And who has Barry Hogan chosen to inaugurate the 2011 season? Well, none other than Animal Collective, titans of the indie scene.
Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist will curate (and also headline) the line-up of the next All Tomorrow's Parties, to be celebrated on 13th-15th May 2001 at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England. So far, Animal Collective have confirmed the presence of over 20 artists, among which are like-minded bands like Black Dice, Prince Rama and Dent May (all of them associated with Paw Tracks), veteran idols (Lee “Scratch” Perry, Meat Puppets), recent classics (Broadcast, Vladislav Delay) and outstanding pupils of the new indie (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Gang Gang Dance, Deradoorian) and electronic scenes (Zomby, Omar-S, Spectrum).
The tickets for Animal Collective’s ATP (as usual, the price includes accommodation in one of the apartments on site) will start selling tomorrow, 29th October on Seetickets. Learn more about different options here. Before you book, bear in mind you can become an ATP member. If you are a regular festival goer, you might like the second option better.