All Points West Festival Banking On Hopes That There Are Lots Of Radiohead And Jack Johnson Fans Out There

Feb 21st, 2008 // 10 Comments

allpointswest.gifThe All Points West Festival–from the people who brought you Coachella, and set in bucolic Jersey City–has announced the lineup for its inaugural year, and people who wanted to see Radiohead play a show somewhere around New York City are going to be really, really excited, as the band is headlining two of the fest’s three nights. They’ll top the bill for Aug. 8 and Aug. 9; headlining the Aug. 10 show is 2008 festival staple Jack Johnson, whose Pollstar page is going to look like a list of every major three-day show happening in the US this summer pretty soon. The rest of the roster, which includes Underworld, the Roots, Cat Power, Youssou N’Dour, CSS, Amadou & Mariam, and the Go! Team, follows after the jump.

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
Your Vegas

All Points West Festival [Official site]

  1. A Roach

    Interesting– a bit light to start, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they’ll add more solid mid-tier/sub-headliner bands.
     
    Radiohead for two nights? And toss in Animal Collective, Cat Power, The Roots, Andrew Bird and Underworld?  I’m in.

  2. Darth Funk

    is it just me or is jack johnson headlining EVERY festival this summer?

  3. A Roach

    Listen, I dislike Jack Johnson as much as the next person. 
     
    But I think festival promoters (wisely) recognize that Jack is enough to draw in some more mainstream fans who would otherwise be on the fence about going to Coachella, APW etc.
     
    “Hmm, $200 bucks is a lot to see those weird indie bands. Good thing we’ll get to hear Bubble Toes!”

  4. gorillavsmarykate

    @Pollstar page is going to look like a list of every major three-day show happening in the US this summer pretty soon.
    I think that joke has already been made.

  5. A Roach

    Listen, I dislike Jack Johnson as much as the next person. 
     
    But I think festival promoters (wisely) recognize that Jack is enough to draw in some more mainstream fans who would otherwise be on the fence about going to Coachella, APW etc.
     
    “Hmm, $200 bucks is a lot to see those weird indie bands. Wait, what?? The  Bubble Toes dude is playing?!?! Dude, get your mom’s Suburban– we’re going to Jersey!”

  6. gorillavsmarykate

    That should be addressed to “christopher tracy”

  7. A Roach

    oops, i’ll learn to use this eventually. i swear!

  8. K-milo

    I also think that Underworld and Youssou N’Dour are worth the ticket. And I bet that the place where every festival is renting the amplification equipment has somekind of “we throw a Free jack johnson” offer…

  9. unperson

    Surprisingly strong lineup; they’ve got four bands I’d like to see (Radiohead, Underworld, Rodrigo & Gabriela, and Youssou N’Dour). Unfortunately I’ve already seen Radiohead twice and Youssou once. Guess I’ll be staying home and listening to Everything, Everything.

  10. silkyjumbo

    I’d consider going to Jersey for this – even with Jack Johnson headlining.

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