Bowled over

Preview of Bowlie 2 and interview with ATP founder Barry Hogan…

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Discerning music fans everywhere are gearing up for next weekend’s Bowlie 2…

Curated by modest indie pop luminaries Belle and Sebastian, the Butlins based festival will see the likes of The Zombies, Camera Obscura, Dirty Projectors and The Vaselines go head to head for threedays of aural bliss.

We caught up with ATP don Barry Hogan to get the lowdown on the UK’s premier alternative music festival…

With the triannual All Tomorrow Parties at Butlins in Minehead (and the recent transatlantic expansion), numerous ATP concerts throughout the year and now I’ll Be Your Mirror, the summer event at London’s Alexandra Palace, the ATP conglomerate just keeps on growing.

As of next year, the Butlins parties are becoming more streamlined, whittled down to just one event in May, but diehard fans need not fear, for they will be replaced instead by a string of shorter festivals. “We used to do two weekends in a row and they’d sell out, but that was five years or so ago when there weren’t many alternative festivals. Now they’re springing up everywhere,” says Hogan. “So we thought, rather than stretch ourselves, we’re only doing one event in May. We wanted to continue the curator aspect of it, doing it in Tokyo, London and other cities with I’ll Be Your Mirror.”

Read the rest of the interview HERE

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