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All Tomorrows Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror


Sat 16 Feb 2013, 12:00pm
Sun 17 Feb 2013, 12:00pm

Where: Westgate Indoor Sports Centre, Corner of Grieve Road and Doherty's Road, Altona North, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Two-day pass (+bf): $250.00
  • Single day pass (+bf): $135.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Described as the "ultimate mix tape", All Tomorrow's Parties is a boutique festival that goes against the grain of the larger, more commercial music festivals - with quality and customer experience coming first - presenting award winning sound and acclaimed organisation.

Each All Tomorrow's Parties event invites an artist or band to handpick their favourite performers to play at the festival. In 2009 ATP presented its inaugural Australian series of events headlined & curated by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Mt Buller Victoria, Cockatoo Island Sydney and Riverstage Brisbane to widespread critical acclaim.

"For all the many and varied highlights, ATP was infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. The music, the vistas, the people, the atmosphere: for all those lucky enough to attend the inaugural Australian ATP, this was an event to cherish forever." - The Australian

After years of fan emails and letters, ATP will return in February 2013 for a very special I'll Be Your Mirror event in Melbourne. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, I'll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide, launched by ATP in 2011. IBYM is ATP without the accommodation aspect and is named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single.

Joining us as guest co-curators for IBYM are Australian natives The Drones. The band have released a number of albums on the ATP Recordings label, and it is with great pride and pleasure we asked them to co-curate this very special event - we consider them to be one of the country's greatest ever bands and very worthy ATP curators.

Winners of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Live Act in 2010, The Drones last studio release Havilah (2010) won two AIR Awards for Best Independent Album and Independent Artist Of The Year, received multiple ARIA nominations, and had the honour of winning Triple J Magazines peer voted poll for Greatest Australian Songs Of All Time, where fellow songwriters voted Shark Fin Blues in at #1. 

Adding to the excitement of the return of ATP to Australia is the announcement of some of our incredible line-up, which will span genres and continents in its selection of musical delicacies. This will be the only Australian ATP event with this line up in 2013. Confirmed so far alongside The Drones are:

Saturday February 16th curated by ATP

my bloody valentine
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Dead C
Thee Oh Sees
Sleepy Sun
Standish Carlyon
+ more to be confirmed

Sunday February 17th curated by The Drones

The Drones
Beasts Of Bourbon (original line-up)
Einstürzende Neubauten
Lost Animal
Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love
+ more to be confirmed

Another unique aspect of ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror is the location, offering both indoor and outdoor space just a stones throw from the CBD. The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Receptions - two venues in one complex in Altona - just 13km away from the centre of Melbourne. There will be two stages, a cinema, art exhibition and an amazing food court. The event starts at midday on Saturday and Sunday until late with around 30 acts set to play live across the weekend... 

Tickets are priced at $250 (+ booking fee) for a two day pass or $135 (+ booking fee) for a single day pass and go on sale this Monday August 13th at 9am from the ATP website.

Transport: There will be a shuttle bus operating from Newport Station to the venue during festival opening hours. You can catch a train to Newport Station from Flinders Street, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, South Kensington, Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville, Spotswood and Williamstown.

We will be running buses from the CBD you can pre-book closer to the event and there is also limited on-site parking available at the venue. A taxi for 4 people from the CBD will cost around $35 - $40, $38 from St Kilda and around $42 from Fitzroy.