GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR For ATP!
, April 9th, 2010 04:28
Raise skinny Barry Hogan toward the sky like an antenna! For he has persuaded GS!OH to reform!
Details of the festival to be held on 3rd - 5th December 2010:
An ATP spokesman announced earlier this morning: To conclude our yearlong celebrations of 10 Years of ATP, we are thrilled to be able to announce GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR as curators of our Weekend 1 Nightmare Before Christmas festival this December."
ATP Founder Barry Hogan: "Godspeed performed at the Bowlie Weekender as well as at some our early ATP festivals, and so we are very proud to have one of our favourite bands back after a long break to conclude our 10th anniversary."
The festival weekend will run from the 3rd-5th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead featuring around 40 bands picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who will also perform.
The group have released a statement about this reformation at 1119732.net
The statement reads: "After a decade's retreat we have decided to roll again. We are, as always stoked, stubborn and petrified. It's been a while, and left in the rain, the brakes have rusted and siezed - we'll have to go at it with hammers probably, with elbow grease and with fury. Just like the old days all over again.
"What we've been up to since the last time = a handful of other bands and solitary roadtrips, and wanderings, a couple of recording studios built, and a restaurant and 3 live venues also. A film soundtrack, 4 new kids and 3 new dogs. Dead end jobs. Some farming and vegetable gardens. A small record label. Accupuncture as a livelihood. And three of us just stayed on the road."
The first set of line-up additions are:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR BARDO POND THE EX DEERHOOF TIM HECKER MIKE WATT (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges) SCOUT NIBLETT
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform on all three nights in the Centre Stage venue. As this venue does not hold the entire festival capacity, ticketholders will choose one night for which they will receive a guaranteed entry wristband. Once wristbanded people have entered the venue each night, others will be allowed in on a first come first served basis allowing some people to see multiple shows.
Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at £165.00pp for room only and £175.00pp for self catering and go on sale this morning.