Festival announcement: ATP Iceland
Festival date: 2 - 4 July 2015
More info: www.atpfestival.com/events/atpiceland2015/view/eventinfo
Watch: ATP Iceland 2014 Wrap-up video
ATP Iceland can confirm that influential Icelandic collective Bedroom Community (described as “The best record label in the whole of Iceland maybe even the entire world” by Drowned In Sound) and leading Icelandic broadcaster Rás 2 Radio will curate the festival’s Andrew Theatre Stage, completing the 2015 line-up. Joining the likes of Iggy Pop, Drive Like Jehu, Belle and Sebastian, Public Enemy, Swans, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Run The Jewels will be Bedroom Community founder Valgeir Sigurðsson – who will appear with viola de gamba virtuoso Liam Byrne - as well as Daníel Bjarnason, JFDR, Pink Street Boys, Rythmatik and Börn.
Friday 3rd July - Andrew Theatre Stage - Bedroom Community curate:
- Valgeir Sigurðsson with Liam Byrne
- Daníel Bjarnason
- Unsigned Talent Winner
Saturday 4th July - Andrews Theatre Stage - Rás 2 Radio curate:
- Pink Street Boys
- Unsigned Talent Winner
The line-up in full now stands as Iggy Pop, Drive Like Jehu, Belle and Sebastian, Public Enemy, Swans, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Run The Jewels, Mudhoney, Loop, Lightning Bolt, Bardo Pond, Kiasmos, HAM, Ghostigital, Ought, Clipping, The Bug, Younghusband, Xylouris White, Deafheaven, Iceage, Chelsea Wolfe, The Field, White Hills, Ghostigital, Oyama, Vision Fortune, Grísalappalísa, Valdimar, Stafrænn Hákon, Mr Silla, Kippi Kaninus, Tall Firs, Grimm Grimm, Ben Frost + Valgeir Sigurðsson, Daníel Bjarnason, Jófríður (solo) Pink Street Boys, Rythmatik, Börn
ATP Iceland is also happy to announce that its Unsigned Talent Competition will open on May 18th (entries close on May 26th, with winners announced on June 1st) with two lucky bands winning spots opening up the curators’ stages. One band will be chosen by Bedroom Community and will open up their stage on Friday 3rd July, and another band will be chosen by Rás 2 Radio and will open up their stage. A further two bands will be chosen as runners-up, with each band member receiving a 3 day pass to the Festival. Full details of the competition, including terms and conditions, can be found here: https://atpfestival.typeform.com/to/jo87qc
ATP Iceland will be held at Ásbrú, the former NATO base in Keflavík, Iceland. The former NATO base dates back to 1941 and the last US military personnel left in 2006. The site is located only 5 minutes away from Iceland's main international airport, 15 minutes from the famous Blue Lagoon and 30 minutes from Reykjavík. The festival site will host two indoor stages and a cinema with films picked by ATP and the bands, as well as the usual ATP extracurricular activities like DJs, Pop Quiz and much more.
Details of the curator(s) of the ever-popular cinema schedule will be announced soon, as well as info 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.
PRESS REACTION TO DATE
- “When it comes to putting on a bloody good festival with some of the most influential bands of all time and the most inventive of new talent, you can't really go wrong with ATP. Putting on a festival in Iceland is just another stroke of genius.” – Gigwise
- “This weekend was without a doubt the best music festival I’ve ever been to.” – KEXP
- “I took a walk in downtown Reykjavík earlier today; all I heard was talk of Portishead and ATP. That, I think, is a triumph” – Iceland Review
- "At a new locale ensure its tradition is not dead; it has just freshened up and moved north" – Drowned in Sound
- "One of the best festivals we’ve ever been to." - London In Stereo