Ten years ago, Belle & Sebastian curated a one-off music festival in Sussex, England called Bowlie Weekender. Taking place in late September, the festival featured the likes of Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Broadcast, Mogwai, and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and would ultimately serve as the launching point for the eventual amazing company and festival known as All Tomorrow’s Parties.
A decade later, in the year in which ATP celebrates its 10th anniversary, Belle & Sebastian will return to curate The Bowlie Weekender 2. This edition will take place from December 10-12 at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England and will feature some 40 bands handpicked by the acclaimed Glasgow outfit. A lineup has yet to be announced, however, tickets, priced between £165 – £175, will go on sale starting Monday, March 29th.
And if you’re looking to spend more than just a weekend in Minehead, you’re in luck. Once again, ATP will look to cap off the year with two weekends of music, as the Bowlie Weekender 2 will be the second of two festival weekends from ATP. The curators for the first weekend (Dec. 3-5) will be announced on the April 9th. A Between Days event, which runs at Butlins between the two weekend festivals and features intimate performances from a range of bands, is also planned. More details on those two events when details become available.