My Bloody Valentine To Curate New York Festival
The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival on Sept. 19-21. According to the Daily Swarm, MBV will also perform in six to eight additional U.S. cities.
The ATP event will be held at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, N.Y., about 100 miles away from Manhattan. The stellar lineup will feature four acts performing classic albums in their entirety: Built To Spill (“Perfect From Now On”), Tortoise (“Millions Now Living Will Never Die”), the Meat Puppets (“Meat Puppets II”) and Thurston Moore (“Psychic Hearts”).
Also confirmed to appear are Shellac, Mogwai, Polvo, F*ck Buttons, Autolux, the Drones, Low, Wooden Shjips, Edan and Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra. Tickets go on sale Friday (April 25) via ATPFestival.com.
We can reveal that My Bloody Valentine has personally reached out to some of the artists to join the bill, including Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes. MBV frontman Kevin Shields guests on Hayes’ upcoming album, “The Hollow of Morning,” due May 2 in Ireland and May 5 in England.
All Tomorrow’s Parties has become an institution in England since the early part of the decade, with events curated at holiday camps in Camber Sands and Minehead by revered underground acts like Tortoise, Autechre, Slint and Moore, among others.
The brand made its first foray into the U.S. market in 2003 with a Matt Groening-curated show in Los Angeles. But after Modest Mouse’s 2004-curated festival in Long Beach, ATP stayed away from the States until last summer, when it hosted “Don’t Look Back” events with Public Enemy and Sonic Youth at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Those shows feature bands performing one of their best-known albums in full.
My Bloody Valentine has not played live in the United States since July 1992. The group, which stunned fans by announcing it was reforming last year, will return to the stage June 20 at London’s Roundhouse, as part of a series of gigs promoted by ATP.