Mogwai, Slowdive, Shellac, Low, Devendra Banhart (solo),
Liars, Loop, I Break Horses, Pharmakon and Ben Frost to play alongside Portishead, Interpol, Swans, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Forest Swords & Fuck Buttons.
HAM, Sin Fang, Pascal Pinon and Fufanu join Samaris, Sóley, Low Roar, Mammút & more to complete Icelandic lineup
All Tomorrow’s Parties today announces the lineup for their 2014 Icelandic Takeover, which includes a Neil Young & Crazy Horse show at Laugardalshöllin on July 7th, and the second ever ATP Iceland Festival, to be held at the former NATO base Ásbrú in Keflavík near the nation’s capital, from July 10-12th.
First up are Steve Albini’s brutal alt-rock outfit Shellac, playing Iceland for the first time since 1999. They're joined on the bill by US slowcore legends Low. LIARS’ latest record sets them up for incendiary set at ATP Iceland, and the dreamy sound of Slowdive will be a big draw for many. Alt-folk star Devendra Banhart will also enter the spotlight for a solo outing, and seminal Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai will bring their evergreen epic noise to the festival.
On the home team are Ben Frost, the Iceland-based Australian whose acclaimed new album A U R O R A is due to drop soon. Young Icelandic twins Pascal Pinon join the bill alongside their Morr Music labelmate Sin Fang, as do classic Icelandic rock band HAM, and Fufanu (formerly Captain Fufanu).
These bands join an already stellar lineup, with Portishead, Interpol, Swans, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Fuck Buttons, Eaux, Forest Swords, Samaris, Low Roar, For A Minor Reflection, Sóley and Mammút already announced.
ATP founder Barry Hogan: "We are over the moon to announce some of our favourite bands playing Iceland for the very first time. It's only our second year, but we've everyone from ATP royalty like Mogwai and Shellac to bands who've heavily influenced us like Loop and Low. We love Iceland and we can’t wait to get back once again to share this stellar lineup and unique setting with you."
On Portishead & Interpol: "Portishead have a rich history and close relationship with us, which started with them curating ATP back in 2007 after a long live-hiatus and being the first ever curators for the I'll Be Your Mirror series. Interpol on the other hand, while being long-time ATP favourites, have never played the event, and it's an exciting prospect that the eagerly awaited second Icelandic ATP will be their first."
With the lineup of music now complete, there are still some exciting announcements to come, including the curator/s of the ever-popular cinema schedule, and the details of the food & drink element of the festival that brings so much happiness to attendees each year as they devour some Icelandic food between bands.
Festival tickets that include on-site accommodation quickly sold out, so the festival has secured extra accommodation on-site at Ásbrú to reflect the demand. Located only a short walk from the venues, these tickets are available as 2-berth and 4-berth on midi.is. Combination tickets with access to the Neil Young & Crazy Horse show are also available.
The Full Icelandic Takeover Lineup:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík
ATP Iceland @ Ásbrú, Keflavík
Portishead, Interpol, Mogwai, Slowdive, Shellac
LIARS, Devendra Banhart (solo), Kurt Vile and Violators
Swans, LOOP, Low, Fuck Buttons, Forest Swords
HAM, Singapore Sling, Ben Frost, Hebronix, Haxan Cloak, Pharmakon
Eaux, Sin Fang, Náttfari, Pascal Pinon, Kria Brekkan, Fufanu, I Break Horses
For A Minor Reflection, Sóley, Samaris, Low Roar, Mammút
Tickets & Info:
ATP Iceland Page: https://www.facebook.com/atpiceland
Neil Young @ Laugardalshöllin: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405315713056570
ATP Iceland 2014 Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405315713056570