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- Posted on Oct 1st 2010 5:21AM by Chris Mugan
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Festival and gig promoters All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) have persuaded the group to headline their inaugural New Year's Eve party at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. Also on the bill at the event titled 'Strange Days' are Steve Albini's gruff trio Shellac and the Pop Group, Mark Stewart's post-punk outfit that reformed this year for the first time since they split in 1981.
The line-up is completed by Brit newcomers Factory Floor, who only released their first single this year. They came to wider attention via a remix from New Order drummer Stephen Morris, having sent a CD addressed to "Stephen Morris, Macclesfield," according to the Quietus. DJ action comes courtesy of Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite and dedicated crate-digger Cherrystones.
'Strange Days' joins ATP's growing roster of festive events that already includes 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', their annual early December weekender -- this year curated by a reunited Godspeed You! Black Emperor, as reported by Spinner, -- and the Halloween-themed bash 'Release the Bats' (headed next month by Liquid Liquid). Watch out for an Easter-themed event at some point, possibly called 'Roll Away the Stone.' Or possibly not.
Information on tickets can be found here.