i wouldn't bank on spiritualized cuz it seems the big headliner hole is in jarmusch sunday. atp saturday seems booked solid
tho i've been wrong before!
You're nuts!! There is a ton of space for a headliner on all 3 days and no date is anywhere close to booked solid. Friday is nowhere near full either. I'm almost guaranteeing Doolittle.. They're with fuck buttons, deal is already here, and the band is to be in Philly a few days after the event
They could start the day with Spiritualized a la Sufjan last year.
I'm just saying I'm gonna say super doubtful because with Stooges, Sonic Youth, EITS and Breeders I'm guessing there's not enough cash for TWO more headliner announcements since that Jarmusch hole is prolly gonna need filling before they bring a 30-piece orchestra up in there
Yeah, on some level I would love to see Pixies play Doolittle but I don't see how it'd fit with Friday as currently constructed. The Stooges, the Scientists and Mudhoney form a nice, neat chain. Maybe Sleep could be seen as the next step in that chain but it is at least a side step... but regardless they fit in perfectly.
Pixies do not make sense with that set. Doesn't mean they couldn't be enjoyed and maybe such rock shows should not have that sort of clarity but shit.
And I would be shocked if Sonic Youth were not the Saturday headliner.
I don't think I'm hosting a 2016 collaborative playlist.
i agree that that Doolittle would be a money issue, but just the timing of everything and the fact that Deal is already playing the fest, AND the fact that they're touring not only with a band who is playing the fest, but is on ATP/R makes me think that something came together to make it happy. Honestly I would be 1000000x happier if ATP was the first promoters who got them to do Surfer Rosa.
And we'll see about saturday. I wouldn't be surprised if they were, but I wouldn't be shocked if they weren't. When I said headliners I meant to fill up the top 4 spots(headlining and just preceding stage 1 and same for stage 2)
They may not be very popular yet, but I would love to see Gauntlet Hair. Even though they don't have an lp yet, their 7" is FANTASTIC. It be great to have their first American Festival be ATP. And I hear they're very good live too.
Here are my final predictions before the next announcement which sounds like it's coming next week: Broken Social Scene, Pixies, Spiritualized, Dirty Projectors, Swans, The Clean, Mission of Burma, Beach House.