ATP Iceland announces more exceptional artists for its festival in July 2016

by | Nov 13, 2015

ATP Iceland has announced a second round of exceptional artists for the festival, taking place in Keflavík, Iceland, 1-3 July 2016.

Sleep, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and The Muggers, Angel Olsen, Les Savy Fav and Tortoise are amongst the latest acts to be added to ATP Iceland 2016, bolstering an already impressive line-up including The Horror Master himself, John Carpenter, performing live and in person. Writer, poet, and musician, Anika (Invada, Stones Throw) will join Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan,Blanck Mass (Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons), Berlin-based Argentinian duo Mueran Humanos, and many others playing the 2016 festival.

Örvar Smárason & Gunnar Tynes (múm) will perform live to a screening of ‘Menschen am Sonntag’ (People on Sunday) — a 1930 German silent film based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder. As well as comedy from critically acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee, who will give a rare overseas performance at ATP Iceland.

Plus more to be announced!

ATP Iceland 2016 tickets are on sale now from here:

The current line-up for ATP Iceland 2016 is as follows:

John Carpenter,
Thee Oh Sees,
Ty Segall and The Muggers,
Angel Olsen,
Les Savy Fav,
Yasmine Hamdan,
Blanck Mass,
Mueran Humanos,
Örvar Smárason & Gunnar Tynes (múm) performing Menschen am Sonntag,
and comedy from Stewart Lee.

About ATP Iceland

“Expectations met, exceeded and transcended, it brings the curtain down on this writer’s festival experience, a like-minded mecca in which spectacular weight and sublime restraint went hand-in-hand.”,The Line of Best Fit, July 2015

“This weekend was without a doubt the best music festival I’ve ever been to” KEXP, 2014

ATP Iceland will be held at Ásbrú, in Keflavík, Iceland. The site is located only 5 minutes away from Iceland’s main international airport, 15 minutes from the famous Blue Lagoon and 30 minutes from Reykjavík. The festival site will host two indoor stages and a cinema showing films picked by ATP and the bands, late-night DJs, as well as usual ATP activities such as The ATP Pop Quiz.

All Tomorrow’s Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for almost fourteen years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwaicurating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-focused.

The line-ups are often chosen by significant artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including actors Tilda Swinton, Jim Jarmusch, and musicians Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine,Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise.

In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I’ll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London, Asbury Park New Jersey, New York City and Melbourne. ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It’s been called ‘Unforgettable’ by Spin and ‘the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter’s life’ by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don’t Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary.

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