Frank Ocean To Headline Manhattan’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival
The world famous All Tomorrow’s Parties will present the I’ll Be Your Mirror USA festival this September 21st-23rd at Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York. Pier 36 is a new indoor venue sitting on the edge of the East River between the Manhattan & Williamsburg Bridges, with an outside area that boasts glorious views of Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.
It was announced today that Frank Ocean will headline on the Friday night. He was picked by co-curator Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs. The Whigs recently released an amazing cover of Frank’s “Lovecrimes” – download it for free here.
Also confirmed is ATP fan favorite Hannibal Buress who joins the Friday comedy line-up, and a second performance from ex-Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo – his previously announced Friday night performance will now be a special ‘Hanging Guitars’ show, and he plays an extra full band show featuring Steve Shelley on drums on the Sunday. Edan The Deejay also returns to ATP for one of his inimitable DJ sets on the Friday.
The Saturday night of this year’s festival will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli, with ATP curating the Friday and Sunday nights – the line-up also features The Roots, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, José González, The Antlers, DJ Questlove, Charles Bradley, The Make-Up, Dirty Three, Mark Lanegan Band, Hot Snakes, Thee Oh Sees and many more – see below for the full line-up so far!
Tickets are on sale now via ATPfestival.com priced at $199 for the Weekend. A limited amount of day passes are also available priced at $60 for Friday & $75 for Saturday/Sunday.
Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, I’ll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide. IBYM is ATP without the accommodation aspect and is named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground‘s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single.
Here is an updated look at the line-up so far including the new additions. Please note that I Break Horses have postponed all U.S. dates until 2013 so will no longer appear on Sunday.
Friday 21st curated by ATP:
Philip Glass & Tyondai Braxton
Lee Ranaldo’s ‘Hanging Guitar’
Edan The Deejay
Saturday 22nd curated by Greg Dulli:
The Afghan Whigs
Mark Lanegan Band
Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires
Sunday 23rd curated by ATP:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Magic Band
Thee Oh Sees
The Album Leaf
Lee Ranaldo (full band show)
The Psychic Paramount
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
DJ Jonathan Toubin