For its 2011 installment, All Tomorrow’s Parties will abandon its previous home at the Kutsher’s Resort in Moniticello, NY, heading instead for the greener, more idyllic pastures of Asbury Park, New Jersey. This year’s big-name guest curator is Portishead—a pretty remarkable score, really—but the biggest draw will be the two scheduled performances by the once reclusive former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum. The festival is set to take place from Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd, with Mangum playing for the second time on Monday the 3rd. Also confirmed so far? Shellac, Cults, Chavez and the Album Leaf, with somewhere around 30 more still to be announced.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am, but the whole thing is complicated, so you’ll want to read about all your different options, and about which packages guarantee that you will indeed see Jeff Mangum play. Unless you’re like, “Fuck it, I just really want to see Cults,” in which case the $60 Friday pass will suit you perfectly. After the jump, all the details you’ll need to make the right choice.
Limited 3 Day Passes are available at $249 – these include access to the Jeff Mangum Friday show and the choice of being guaranteed to see Portishead on Saturday or Sunday (3 Day pass holders get access to see everything over the 3 days but on arrival must choose to get priority access to either the Saturday or Sunday Portishead performance and are not guaranteed to see both.)
Friday Day Passes are $60 – they do not include the Jeff Mangum show in the Paramount but include everything else on that day.
Saturday Day Passes are $99
Sunday Day Passes are $99
Friday day passes do not include Jeff Mangum’s show as explained above. Jeff Mangum will play a separate solo headline show on the Monday night, tickets for which are $35.
3 DAY PASSES, DAY PASSES AND JEFF MANGUM (Monday) TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM EST FROM SEETICKETS & TICKETMASTER via www.atpfestival.com
SCHEDULE SO FAR:
Friday September 30 curated by ATP:
Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (3 day passholders only)
The Album Leaf
+ more to be confirmed
Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage.
Saturday October 1 curated by Portishead:
+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed
Sunday October 2 curated by Portishead:
+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed
As mentioned above Jeff Mangum will also perform an additional show on the Monday after the event, also on sale this Friday:
Monday October 3 – Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)
Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ.
Asbury Park has a wide variety of accommodation options some of which are listed on our website. The Berkeley Hotel where we will host the Cinema and DJs has some rooms available to ATP members and past attendees. If you think you are eligible to enquire about a room at the Berkeley email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with BERKELEY in the subject line.
A few blocks further down the boardwalk there is the Empress Hotel, or a few blocks further into town, the Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Tides Hotel. There are many more options, with a full list available on the ATP website.
Trains: Asbury Park station is an easy train journey from New York Penn station – trains run back to NYC until just after midnight and start again at 5am the next morning. Trains run direct from Newark International Airport down the North Jersey Coastline to Asbury Park. Check the New Jersey Transit website for more info on connections to other areas of New York and New Jersey: http://www.njtransit.com ATP will operate shuttle buses from Asbury Park station to the main venues and back.
Bus: Academy Bus Service operate buses from Manhattan Port Authority to Asbury Park train station: http://www.academybus.com NJ Transit’s 317 bus departs from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert in Philadelphia and arrives at the Asbury Park train station: http://www.njtransit.com
Car: For driving directions from North & South Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, DC and other cities check the ATP website.