All Tomorrow’s Parties is launching I’ll Be Your Mirror as a sister event to the ATP festivals. Named after the 1966 b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original “All Tomorrow’s Parties” 7” single, I’ll Be Your Mirror is described as “a new series of artist curated music, film and art events.”
The debut U.S. edition of the festival takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Waterfront in Asbury Park, N.J.
ATP is curating Sept. 30’s lineup with Portishead taking over the honors Oct. 1-2.
So far the Sept. 30 lineup features a special performance from Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum in addition to sets from Shellac, Chavez, The Album Leaf and Cults. ATP notes that this is Mangum’s first major public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade. A 2008 feature piece by Slate described Mangum as “the Salinger of indie rock.” Neutral Milk Hotel released its debut EP, Everything Is, in 1994 and then disbanded shortly after the release of 1998’s In the Aeroplane Over The Sea.
Friday will also feature a comedy stage.
Portishead will perform Oct. 1-2 along with 10-15 more nightly acts to be confirmed.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. EST via www.atpfestival.com.
A limited number of 3-day passes will be available for $249. Friday single-day passes are $60. Saturday and Sunday day passes are priced at $99 each.
In order to catch Mangum’s set at I’ll Be Your Mirror fans must purchase 3-day passes. The single-day Friday passes do not include entry to Mangum’s performance.
Mangum has also lined up a separate solo headline gig on Monday, Oct. 3 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Tickets to that gig are priced at $35 each and will also go on sale Friday through ATP’s official website.
The premier U.K. edition of “I’ll Be Your Mirror” takes place July 23-24 at Alexandra Palace in London. The event will also be held in Tokyo Feb. 27.
For more information, click here for the official All Tomorrow’s Parties website.