Coldplay, Beasties headed to All Points West
Organizers promise improved transportation optionsNEW YORK -- Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan.
Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival include Echo & the Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, the Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arctic Monkeys. The full lineup was first revealed on local music blog Brooklyn Vegan.
Tickets go on sale April 3. Single day tickets are $89, while three-day passes start at $199. Organizers are offering several lay-away options as well. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Liberty State Park, which is working to make environmentally friendly improvements to the venue.
All Points West is produced by Goldenvoice, producers of California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, in tandem with AEG Live. The producers have promised to improve the festival layout and transportation options from the first year, including adding additional ferry service at a reduced price from Manhattan, free rides on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains for festival ticket holders, and larger concession areas with shorts lines at the concert. Full festival details are available at apwfestival.com.
The full three day 2009 All Points West lineup is:
Friday, July 31: Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, the National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, the Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion, the Knux, Ra Ra Riot, Seasick Steve, Telepathe, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, College Humor Live, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman and Bo Burnham.
Saturday, August 1: Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, the Ting Tings, Yelle, Crystal Castles, St. Vincent, Tokyo Police Club, the Cool Kids, Kool Keith, Cage the Elephant, Chairlift, White Rabbits, Electric Touch, the Postelles, Black Gold, College Humor Live, Tim & Eric, Judah Friedlander and Jim Jeffries.
Sunday, August 2: Coldplay, Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, the Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, the Gaslight Anthem, Etienne De Crecy, Lykke Li, Akron/Family, Steel Train, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, College Humor Live, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Todd Barry.