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    June 25 2015

    All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland July 2-4

    The boutique international festival returns to Iceland for the third time with a stellar lineup.

    All Tomorrow's Parties is a boutique festival that offers quality customer experience, award winning sound and acclaimed organization. Since 2000, it has spread its ethos of uniquely intimate and eclectic events from London to cities in the UK, US, Australia, and Asia, and from July 2-4 this year, the festival will return to Iceland.

    ATP Iceland 2015 will be held at Ásbrú, a former NATO base in Iceland, which is conveniently located 5 minutes from Iceland’s international airport, 15 minutes from Blue Lagoon and 30 minutes from vibrant Reykjavik. The festival site, which reaches capacity at 5,000, will feature more than 30 artists at two indoor stages and a cinema. This year’s lineup includes standout international as well as acclaimed local artists, from Iggy Pop, Belle and Sebastian and Public Enemy to Grísalappalisa, Kiasmos and Börn. 

    ATP founder Barry Hogan said: “Each year the event is growing and we are working on a fantastic line up to follow on from the likes of Portishead and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Belle and Sebastian is now our first headliner in what promises to be an exciting third chapter of the ATP Iceland chronicle.”

    Attendees can also partake in a unique “life on a NATO Base” exhibition tour while onsite. The tour will focus on the everyday lives of U.S. soldiers and their families during their tour of duty at Naval Air Station Keflavik (NASKEF), Iceland. For over half a century, more than 200,000 U.S. citizens lived and worked at NASKEF along with thousands of Icelandic employees That is a high number considering that the Icelandic population is barely more than 300,000.  The gates to NASKEF were closed in September 2006, marking the end of an era. The exhibition is a beginning of a conversation that looks at different cultures and how they coexisted during this time

    Still on the fence? Here’s what the press had to say about ATP Iceland 2014: 

    “This weekend has without a doubt been the best music festival I’ve ever been to.” - KEXPKEXP

    "We're still recovering after witnessing the myriad of landmark performances we saw this weekend just past" - Icelandic Music Export

    "The event, especially in the Icelandic context, really shows itself to be unique among other international festivals.” - Rok

    Click here for tickets and more info

    About All Tomorrow's Parties

    All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for almost sixteen years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are often chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are often chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London, Asbury Park New Jersey, New York City and Melbourne. ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary.Slint, and Tortoise. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London, Asbury Park New Jersey, New York City and Melbourne. ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary.

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