As we mentioned last month, Glasgow, Scotland’s most notorious indie pop outfit, Belle and Sebastian, have ended a 4-year hiatus to plot their seventh full-length album and tour the summer festival circuit. In addition to dates in Norway, Finland, and Japan, however, Stuart Murdoch and friends are throwing the decade-long overdue follow-up to 1999’s Bowlie Weekender, which spawned the annual All Tomorrow’s Parties event.
Per a recent announcement, Belle and Sebastian will curate Bowlie 2, which is part of ATP’s annual festivities this year, and choose over three dozen bands to perform. Well, Sleater-Kinney, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and the Flaming Lips played the first Bowlie, so who did Belle and Sebastian tap for the to-be-epic Minehead, England show?
Fellow Scots Teenage Fanclub have been booked for the festival, as well as Edinburgh’s Vaselines, Selkirk’s Frightened Rabbit, Julian Cope, the New Pornographers, the Dutchess & the Duke, Vashti Bunyan, the Apples in Stereo, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Field Music, and more.