ATP London 2012: Slayer, GBV, Mogwai, Sleep, Mudhoney, Melvins
ATP are incredibly excited to announce that this year the event starts on Friday May 25 when the incomparable Slayer will present their undisputed classic Reign In Blood live in it’s entirety during their headline set to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. Joining Slayer on Friday night are influential doom metal trailblazers Sleep – this will be their first UK visit since reforming for two ATP festival shows in 2009, and legendary Washington sludge group The Melvins, with more to be confirmed.
On Saturday May 26, the first ever ATP festival curators Mogwai will return to headline, and to curate the rest of the day’s line-up – this will be their only show in England in 2012 and their first choices to play alongside them are another great Washington band in the form of Mudhoney, and playing their first shows since 1994 with their original line-up in anticipation of also re-issuing their astounding back catalogue, reformed slow-core heroes Codeine return to the UK. More to be confirmed soon.
On Sunday May 27, the line-up will be curated by ATP, who are very excited to announce that their first confirmed headliner comes in the form of reformed indie rock legends Guided By Voices – playing their first UK show since 2003 with their classic line-up in the lead up to a highly anticipated new album. They will be joined by a full line-up of stellar artists including some amazing exclusives – the first act to announce are Yuck.