Once again, another absolute blinder from the All Tomorrows Parties family with this years ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, curated by ATP & Mogwai. Still my favourite festival, mainly because this lot really know what they’re doing. Each and every ATP event is fucking awesome, and I’m still yet to have a shitty time at one (pretty sure this will never happen).
Friday saw Slayer headline, performing ‘Reign in Blood’ in it’s entirety, with support from Melvins, Sleep, Wolves in the Throne Room, YOB and A Storm of Light. As predicted the crowd were in good spirits…I got stamped on, Emma got smacked in the mouth and bit her tongue….it’s safe to say Slayer “slayed”. Sleep were probably a personal highlight for me, with the epic ‘Dragonaut’ sounding so perfect in the almighty palace that is Alexander.
Saturday we arrived too late (we were in pain from the night before), but we caught Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (who reduced me to tears), Dirty Three (with an astounding 10/10 show), and Mogwai who blew me away with their massive sound…’Hunted by a Freak’ christ, that track’s so beautiful. I don’t think I’d seen Mogwai for many, many years before this weekend & the last time I did I probably didn’t fully appreciate. Their set was an unexpected treat for me.
Sunday we were fully geared up to check ‘Demdike Stare’ but we got fucked over by Sunday transport and only caught 1 track at the end of their set. Super bummed…this pair are dark, and I was so intrigued. I’ve since checked them out a bit, which makes me even annoyed for missing. Sunday’s highlight has to be chatting to Louis Theroux in a Q&A, and as the clock donged 00.01 it was my Birthday – ATPIBYM was the perfect weekend.
Thankyou to Deborah, Barry and all the ATP crew.
A mixture of photos from my phone & camera…