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Portishead to headline and curate All Tomorrow's Parties (2011)

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Story by Jack Foley

OVER the weekend of July 23 and 24,, 2011, All Tomorrow’s Parties will present the first UK I’ll Be Your Mirror event, which will be curated by the mercurial Portishead (who headline both nights) and ATP at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Acting as sister events to the world famous ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, and named after the B-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7” single, I’ll Be Your Mirror will be a new series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities world-wide.

Alexandra Palace was chosen as the venue for I’ll Be Your Mirror London because it’s grandeur and history has always held a special place for ATP founder Barry Hogan.

Growing up locally, Barry developed a strong affinity with the venue, it’s Great Hall playing host to a history of special acts and events – Led Zeppelin in 1972, New Order, The Stone Roses, The White Stripes, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Pixies, the Grateful Dead and the epic 1967 kaleidoscopic rave, The Technicolour Dream, which featured Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things & The Move.

There was also a lasting impression left by Ennio Morricone’s exceptional score for Lizard In A Woman’s Skin, a 1971 Lucio Fulci Italian thriller shot in and around Alexandra Palace.

Portishead will headline both nights, with a different stunning supporting line-up joining them each day.

Tickets will cost £59 per day with weekend tickets priced at £100. These are the only scheduled UK shows Portishead will play in 2011.

A limited amount of Early Bird Tickets will be available for £50 per day or £90 for the weekend.

The first additions to the line-up so far are…

Saturday, July 23
PORTISHEAD
MF DOOM
COMPANY FLOW (original line-up – first UK show in 10 years)
THE BOOKS
FACTORY FLOOR
BEAK
& MORE

Sunday, July 24
PORTISHEAD
SWANS
BEACH HOUSE
LIARS
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
ANIKA
& MORE

More artists, DJs and other activities will be confirmed for both days in the coming months!

Doors will open at midday, with the event finishing at 1am on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Portishead will finish by 11pm both nights.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 26 at 9am from www.atpfestival.com