25th April 2012. Slayer will feature on the weekend of the 25th-27th May 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London, when All Tomorrow’s Parties present the second UK I’ll Be Your Mirror festival.
Kicking off on Friday 25th May, the incomparable Slayer present their classic ‘Reign In Blood’ LP live in it’s entirety during their headline set to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. They’re joined by a diverse bill of heavy music highlighted by the legendary Sleep and Melvins, black Metal heroes Wolves In The Throne Room, Oregon doom Metallers Yob and Death Grips – one of the most acclaimed new hip hop acts of the last year and an amazing live act, with more to be confirmed. Friday day tickets are available for £39.00.
Here is the current run-down of the line-up with far more to be confirmed, see below for more details on the event:
Friday 25th May – curated by ATP
SLAYER performing ‘Reign In Blood’
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
DEATH GRIPS + more tbc.
Acting as sister events to the world famous ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, and named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ 7″ single, I’ll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide. Last year’s debut London event was curated by Portishead and ATP, featured amazing performances from acts including PJ Harvey, Grinderman, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Company Flow, and was widely acclaimed:
“As an attempt to recolonise the space with the spirit of rock and roll, the inaugural “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival can be considered a resounding success.” – Sunday Telegraph
“I’ll Be Your Mirror was a pure triumph.” – Stool Pigeon
“Like a cooler Meltdown festival.” – Evening Standard
“The UK festival season may be sated but there is room for a new addition as rich as this.” – The Guardian
Alexandra Palace has played host to a history of special acts and events – Led Zeppelin in 1972, New Order, the Stone Roses, The White Stripes, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Pixies, the Grateful Dead and the epic 1967 kaleidoscopic rave ‘The Technicolour Dream’ which featured Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things and The Move, and now it’s the turn of I’ll Be Your Mirror to be added to the venue’s list of historical moments, in what promises to be an unparalleled weekend of the best music, art and film in the Capital.
Across the weekend ATP are bringing to the venue a cinema, food vendors, adding extra bars (including some cash bars) and toilets. Friday runs from 4pm-1am. For a constant stream of music, interviews, videos and more from artists playing the event, make sure to follow the I’ll Be Your Mirror London 2012 Tumblr blog!