Radiohead and Jack Johnson Headlining All Points West Festival, Lineup Announced

All Points West Festival
Reports of Radiohead headlining the first annual All Points West Festival came in this morning, then the official lineup came out this afternoon. Here’s what it looks like now (as of 02/21):

Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Youssou N’Dour, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Metric, CSS, Girl Talk, Chromeo, The Go! Team, Amadou & Mariam, The Black Angels, Sia, The Felice Brothers, K’Naan, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, The Virgins, Black Kids, Mates of State, Duffy, Forro in the Dark, Nicole Atkins, Juana Molina, Little Brother, Rogue Wave, Neil Halstead and Your Vegas.

Tickets for ALL POINTS WEST go on sale Friday, February 29 at 12 Noon (ET) via only. Single day passes are $89 and three-day passes are $258. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit “Friends of Liberty State Park”. The Friends of Liberty State Park is an open space advocacy volunteer organization dedicated to the park’s future as a free, green and non-commercial, urban waterfront oasis.

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As for the lineup itself, its got a lot of the right names in it, but is it really interesting? In my opinion, no, not really. Most, if not all, of these bands have made frequent stops in the city in the past year or two and while it’s nice to see them all in one place, do I really want to schlep out to a festival in Jersey to see them again? If it weren’t for Radiohead at the top of the bill, the answer would probably be thanks, but no thanks.

By the way, for those of who didn’t know about this festival, (like the faithful army of folks who get all of their music news from this blog), the All Points West Festival is being put on the organizers of Coachella and it will take place on August 8, 9, 10 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.