The All Points West Music & Arts Festival will return for a second year with a lineup that includes the [artist id="968"]Beastie Boys[/artist], [artist id="1111141"]Coldplay[/artist] and [artist id="1149"]Tool[/artist] as headliners. The festival, held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, will take place July 31 to August 2, with tickets on sale Friday.
Put on by Goldenvoice, the same promoters behind next month’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, APW will again present a heady mix of alt-rock and rap superstars, new-wave legends, rock, current indie and comedy in the 80-acre Jersey park that’s just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan with a clear view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York skyline. Promoters said they are also transforming the Queen of the Valley stage into a Coachella-like tent to showcase DJs, electronic acts and comedy this year and are improving the site to be more accessible and comfortable for attendees.
And like Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo and Rothbury, APW will offer cash-strapped fans the option of buying three-day passes on a layaway plan.
Among the other acts on the bill are Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Echo & the Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, MSTRKRFT and Fleet Foxes.
APW will take place one weekend before this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, August 7-9, and the fests will reportedly share the Beastie Boys as a headliner (the Beasties are also scheduled to play Bonnaroo in June). Lollapalooza is expected to announce its lineup in several weeks.
The full lineup for APW:
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.