All Points West Line-Up Announced!


"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," reports Billboard.

I always wondered why the poster or website never say that. They make it sound like APW is somewhere in the sticks the way Coachella is. "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."

Be it eco-friendly sticks or eco-friendly metropolis, I want to go to All Points West. Sure, Radiohead isn't on the roll like it was last year, but I'm sure Coldplay and the Beasties will try to make up for that.

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.