Last August, I blogged from the first-ever All Points West Music Festival at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. It was a fine time, but there were some bad decisions in logistics, and I purposely bought a one-day pass because only one day of the weekend event was worth attending. Not so, for the second year of the festival (which runs July 31 to August 2). The lineup for all three days has been announced, and it’s impressive. There’s no Jane’s Addiction, but the three headliners are Coldplay, The Beastie Boys, and Tool. Plus, the fest will feature afternoon sets by the awesome likes of My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Elbow, MGMT, The Pharcyde, Mogwai, and Fleet Foxes. Here’s the day-to-day breakdown, via Billboard:
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.