The All Points West Music & Arts Festival is gearing up to do it again, locking down July 31 through August 2 in New Jersey with headliners Beastie Boys, Tool and Coldplay, plus a rare appearance by My Bloody Valentine.
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This will be the second time for All Points West, as the festival returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. This year’s extravaganza features more than 65 artists and bands appearing throughout the 60-acre location.
You want a lineup? Here ya go:
Beasties headline Friday, July 31. Other Friday performances include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, The Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion, The Knux, Ra Ra Riot, Seasick Steve, Telepathe, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, College Humor Live, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman and Mo Burnham.
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Tool occupies the top slot for Saturday, August 1. Other bands and artists include My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, The Ting Tings, Yelle, Crystal Castles, St. Vincent, Tokyo Police Club, The Cool Kids, Kool Keith, Cage The Elephant, Chairlift, White Rabbits, Electric Touch, The Postelles, Black Gold, College Humor Live, Tim & Eric, Juday Friedlander and Jim Jeffries.
How rare is the My Bloody Valentine appearance? Let us put it this way: When was the last time My Bloody Valentine played your town? ‘Nuff said.
Coldplay closes the festival on Sunday, August 2nd. Other Sunday performers include Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, The Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, The Gaslight Anthem, Etienne De Crecy, Lykke Li, Akron / Family, Steel Train, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, College Humor Live, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Todd Barry.
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You want tickets? Here’s how:
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 3 at high noon East Coast time. A single-day pass costs $89 while a 3-dayer runs $199. Promoters say these prices are for a “limited time” so consider yourself warned.
Speaking of promoters, All Points West is produced by Goldenvoice / AEG Live and Liberty Event in association with the Highline Ballroom.
Like many other Goldenvoice-promoted events, festivalgoers buying 3-day tickets can opt for a layaway plan. Layaways are for online purchases only. Here are your choices:
You can pay 50 percent down and agree to have the remaining balance charged to your credit card on July 3.
You can pay 10 percent down with the remaining amounts deducted automatically on May 4, June 3 and July 3.
Both layaway plans are for 3-day festival and parking passes. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the “Friends of Liberty State Park.”
Of course there’s a Web site. For more information, visit APWFestival.com.