All Signs Point To Tough Competition For V-Fest
In opening the Official Virgin Festival Predictions thread last week, David noted that speculating about who's going to play the big summer festivals might be more fun than going to the festivals themselves. (It's certainly less schweaty!)
Why should you care about All Points West? Well, it's scheduled for Aug. 8-10 ... which happens to be the same weekend that V-Fest 3.0 is taking place at Pimlico. And while there may be some lineup crossover, you'd have to think the biggest names on the bills will be exclusives, given that the festivals will be staged so close to one another.
Produced and promoted by the Coachella folks, All Points West already has Radiohead confirmed as one of its headliners. Here are some of Hoboken411.com's other guesses.
Sub-headliner: The Strokes
Others: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Broken Social Scene, The Rapture
Headliner: The Flaming Lips
Sub-headliner: Sonic Youth
Others: My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Mogwai
Sub-headliner: Sigur Ros
Others: Bright Eyes, Mars Volta, LCD Soundsystem
UPDATE: The official All Points West lineup was just announced. Details below, straight from the press release. TWO nights of Radiohead? More Jack Johnson? No Constantine! The speculated lineup sounded more interesting overall, no?
Radiohead have been confirmed as both the Friday and Saturday night headliner for the first-ever ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. This marks the first time that a cutting-edge band will headline multiple nights of a major U.S. music festival.
Jack Johnson will headline Sunday night of the three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival taking place August 8, 9 and 10 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will also feature performances from Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots and The New Pornographers, among others. More than 40 acts will appear on three stages throughout the 80-acre historic location with panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.
The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LINE-UP (as of 2/21) is as follows: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Youssou N'Dour, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Metric, CSS, Girl Talk, Chromeo, The Go! Team, Amadou & Mariam, The Black Angels, Sia, The Felice Brothers, K'Naan, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, The Virgins, Black Kids, Mates of State, Duffy, Forro in the Dark, Nicole Atkins, Juana Molina, Little Brother, Rogue Wave, Neil Halstead and Your Vegas.
FRIDAY UPDATE: Not to be outdone, the V-Fest folks just announced that their festival is taking place Aug. 9 and 10 (which we already knew, since the official V-Fest Web site flashed those dates weeks ago before somebody decided to hide them). No acts are named in the press release, though the festival's chief booker, Seth Hurwitz, offers this quote: "Last year was an amazing experience for the fans and we're planning a killer show this year that will top it. The entire line-up will be must-see acts."
By J. Freedom du Lac |
February 21, 2008; 2:52 PM ET
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