Sunday, 23 June 2013 22:05
All Tomorrow's Parties is only a week away!Written by Kristján Fenrir
As everyone and their mother should know, All Tomorrow‘s Parties Iceland will take place at the former NATO base at Ásbrú, Keflavík next Friday and Saturday.
ATP was founded in England in 1999 as an alternative to larger festivals such as Reading, with a tendency towards avant-garde, experimental hip hop and post rock as well as more traditional rock. In 2002 the festival started expanding to other countries, such as USA and Australia. This year will be the first, but hopefully not the last, time it will take place in Iceland.
Playing at the festival are some of Iceland‘s top bands as well as great and interesting bands from abroad.
On Friday we‘ll have post-punkers Æla, Apparat Organ Quartet, German indie rockers The Notwist, electro-experimentalists múm making a rare Iceland appearance after a four year hiatus, English post-punk band The Fall, Mugison, Californian rockers Thee Oh Sees, cult legends HAM and Ghostigital at Atlantic Studios. At Andrew‘s Theater singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason and math rock band Kimono will play in addition to film screening curated by film maker Jim Jarmusch.
Saturday at Atlantic Studios will bring us Mono Town, psychadelic experimental band SQÜRL which features Jim Jarmusch, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, hipster favourite Hjaltalín, San Francisco-based noise band Deerhoof, Chelsea Light Moving which features Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame and art experimental rock‘n roll band Dead Skeletons. At Andrew‘s Theater Puzzle Muteson and Valgeir Sigurðsson will play and a film screening curated by award-winning actress Tilda Swinton will take place.
Tickets are still available at Miði.is and Brim stores in Reykjavik, Iceland.