The National to Curate All Tomorrow’s Parties

If you’re All Tomorrow’s Parties, then it’s never too early to start planning for a music festival. The UK based promoter announced dates for December 7-9, 2012 at their now classic Somerset, UK location.

If January of 2012 sounds a little early to announce dates, how about a headliner while they’re at it? Yep. They got one. Ohio-raised and Brooklyn-based, The National, will be curating this edition of ATP.

Oh wait, there’s even a partial lineup to boot: Kronos Quartet, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Boris, Time Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, My Brightest Diamond, Wye Oak, Lower Dens, Buke and Gase, Megafaun, Suuns, and Dark Dark Dark. ATP is promising a final count of about forty artists.

Surely, we’ll have to wait for tickets to go on sale. Nope. Super early bird tickets already have come…and gone. Check the site for some scraps of the early bird sale. Quick heads up — this festival isn’t going to be cheap for us stateside folks with a price tag of £170-£180.

ATP concerts typically differs from your standard festival in that that a super-hip bands picks the lineup for a night, ATP curates another night or two, and occassionally even the fans get to decide who plays.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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