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Release The Bats: ATP Does Halloween

News posted Tuesday, March 19 2013 at 09:00 PM.
Related: ATP, The Scientists, Release The Bats, The Breeders, The Jesus Lizard.

It took four years for All Tomorrow’s Parties to make its return to Australia, but following the success of the two day “I’ll Be Your Mirror” event in February, the festival has announced it’ll be back in Melbourne this October for a special Halloween party.

Headlined by The Breeders celebrating the 20th anniversary of Last Splash by playing the album in full, Release the Bats will also feature The Jesus Lizard on their first visit to Australia since 1996, Australian punk icons The Scientists, noise rock duo Lightning Bolt, stoner doom-metal heroes Sleep and Fuck Buttons. The final lineup is expected to feature around 14 acts.

ATP will once again be taking over the Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Receptions complex in Altona in Melbourne’s inner-west for the party. Like the event last month, there’ll be two stages, a cinema, art exhibition, a food court and nude artist “Pricasso” painting special Halloween portraits in his own inimitable style.

To encourage fans to dress up, ATP will be offering prizes for the best costumes, suggesting that punters should take inspiration from one of the bands playing, or their album artwork. While Halloween isn’t really an Australian tradition, ATP founder Barry Hogan told M+N sister site FL he expects to see the bands and fans dressed up. “Goths dressed up walking around Altona listening to Jesus Lizard,” he laughed. “On paper it might look kind of crazy but it works.” We can’t wait to find ourselves in Altona surrounded by strange men dressed as reptilian gods, lightning bolts and fucked buttons.

It’ll all kick off at midday on Saturday, October 26, with tickets limited to just 5000 well-dressed punters. The party will run until 1am (although the headliners will finish by 11pm, so don’t worry too much about being stranded in Altona.) Tickets are $150 (+ booking fee) and go on sale March 20 from ATP’s website.

The full interview with Barry Hogan, which includes his plans for further ATP events in Australia, will be published on FL tomorrow. Full first-round line-up below.

RELEASE THE BATS
The Breeders performing Last Splash (only Victorian show)
The Jesus Lizard (only Victorian show)
The Scientists
Fuck Buttons
Lightning Bolt
Sleep
Forest Swords
Total Control
Hoss
The UV Race
White Walls
The Spinning Rooms
+ more to be announced

(From FasterLouder)

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gripes  said about 1 year ago:

Well, no one saw that one coming, least not so soon. I'll hold off till it sells out, sideshows are announced, Fear of Altona sets in and people start offloading tickets at half price. Its a gamble but what are the odds (aka this is good news) ...


MelonHCST  said about 1 year ago:

I'm going to wear my PJ's.


soula  said about 1 year ago:

Woohoo! Atp makes me want to actually check my email regularly if shit is finally happening in oz. Otherwise I would have known already.


NiteShok  said about 1 year ago:

This is a surprisingly quick turnaround! I like it.


MelonHCST  said about 1 year ago:

I remember Jesus Lizard and Lightning Bolt being on The Drones' wish list, any others?


mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

gonna wait til there is a dump of half price tickets closer to the show

good to see they are using moshtix as well for tickets, $156.60


birdslovefighting  said about 1 year ago:

Better time of the year, it'll be much cooler (temperature wise).


Velodrone  said about 1 year ago:

I might have a pregnant wife.

Here's hoping The Jesus Lizard play side shows in other states (cough-Adelaide-cough).


JunkiePhil  said about 1 year ago:

Not going to fall for this 'Only Victorian Show' shit again.
Last Splash is my least fave record of The Breeders.
See you at their side show.


kingkong  said about 1 year ago:

SLEEP!

Please tell me HAIKUS will be drumming???!


firewitch  said about 1 year ago:

Hakius does not play for them. Very disappointing. Yeah fuck this only Vic show crap. Paying $150 to see Jesus Lizard on that massive stage can get fucked


JunkiePhil  said about 1 year ago:

I'll lick the egg from my face, but being that I ended up paying $150 to see MBV's ''Only'' vic show and then another $80 to see their other 'ONLY'' vic show....Not going to fall for that again.


BurritoEnchilada  said about 1 year ago:

Hakius does not play for them. Very disappointing. Yeah fuck this only Vic show crap. Paying $150 to see Jesus Lizard on that massive stage can get fucked

Jason Roeder plays drums for Sleep - hardly disappointing


slothman  said about 1 year ago:

proceed the weedian, nazareth!


blake3030  said about 1 year ago:

I'll lick the egg from my face, but being that I ended up paying $150 to see MBV's ''Only'' vic show and then another $80 to see their other 'ONLY'' vic show....Not going to fall for that again.

I think it was MBVs promoter that decided to to another vic show after telling ATP they'd be an exclusive. If it's a different promoter, it might stick this time. Also, I doubt there's nearly as high demand for these bands to do a sideshow as there was for MBV.


spooky  said about 1 year ago:

Forest Swords. hells yes.


Velodrone  said about 1 year ago:

blake3030 said 11 minutes ago:
Also, I doubt there's nearly as high demand for these bands to do a sideshow as there was for MBV.

The Jesus Lizard?


zombo  said about 1 year ago:

this line up would be amazing for fans of all those bands. stupid observation of the day.


firewitch  said about 1 year ago:

Jason Roeder plays drums for Sleep - hardly disappointing>

I just reckon Hakius is very individual and they basically wrote dopesmoker around his drumming. Not the kind of dude you can just replace


MelonHCST  said about 1 year ago:

Reading through the FL interview with Barry, the last few acts will be internationals. The Locust pleeeeeeeeeeease.

Sly little dig at Harvest as well. I expect AJ to start a war any minute now.


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flobs  said about 9 months ago:

Fudgetunnel Books, Fudgetunnel!!!


mirkheim  said about 9 months ago:

Friend bailed, so looks like I am selling a ticket. PM if interested.


anonymous  said about 9 months ago:

looks like the rain might hold off, hoorah.


The_Tupelo_Flash  said about 9 months ago:

god I'm sick of reading about this festival and this thread

what a drag


anonymous  said about 9 months ago:

pretty easy solution.


bungle  said about 9 months ago:

god I'm sick of clicking on The_Tupelo_Flash's profile and reading through all his threads

what a drag


feathers  said about 9 months ago:

if anyone wants to sell a ticket for $80, i'm your guy.

only keen to go for sleep.


BeatCop  said about 9 months ago:

People now complaining about the UK event.

You know what festival I've never heard anyone complain about? Unsound.


anonymous  said about 9 months ago:

whats wrong with the uk event?


Victor Brasilia  said about 9 months ago:

I want to know if ATP will compensate me for any dry cleaning costs incurred/damage to my Halloween costume. I can't believe I'll have to walk around in the rain to get between venues! I don't think it's unreasonable for us to demand they install a covered travelator along the esplanade to avoid any such nuisance this weekend.


mrmagoo  said about 9 months ago:

anon - check out this thread on DiS about the gripes about the UK event

http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4429471


Kenickie  said about 9 months ago:

^LAME.


iguessso  said about 9 months ago:

Looking to buy ticket... PM me. Thanks!


letsdothis!  said about 9 months ago:

Shouldn't one of you have discovered the identity of the secret band by now?


carwashhair  said about 9 months ago:

Is it that Auckland band Shit Stirrer?


MelonHCST  said about 9 months ago:

So people are still dressing up?


BeatCop  said about 9 months ago:

Yeah totally, what are you wearing Melon? I don't want to clash with you.


flobs  said about 9 months ago:

selling a ticket - pm me if interested.


zeralus  said about 9 months ago:

Any tickets for sale? PM me


Heavy Elements  said about 9 months ago:

Lookin for a spare ticket please. PM me


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