Godspeed You! Black Emperor for I'll Be Your Mirror

plus Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley, & first films announced

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 7th Apr 2011

Godspeed You Black Emperor

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th July 2011
Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY, England MAP
£100 for the weekend
last updated: Thu 14th Jul 2011

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley are the latest acts announced for the Portishead curated I'll Be Your Mirror held in London this summer.

Godspeed You Black Emperor
Both acts are added to the Sunday 24th line-up Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley is a special collaboration between graphic novelist Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell) and musician Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), KTL) who will respectively provide text and guitar for an expanded soundtracking of Harry Smith's 1962 animated alchemical film 'Heaven & Earth Magic'.

The first of the films that will be screened in the cinema at the event have also been announced and include 'Submarine' which will be introduced by writer/director Richard Ayoade (Saturday), Mark Cousins will introduce his documentary feature 'The First Movie'. Other films confirmed include 'The Treasures of Long Gone John' and three films by John Minton - 'Field', 'Jock Scott' and 'September', with a full schedule and more films to be confirmed shortly.

Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, and named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, I'll Be Your Mirror is a new series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide. The new event is held at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2011.

Portishead, making their only scheduled UK shows for 2011, will headline both nights finishing by 11pm , with a different supporting line-up joining them each day. The line-up supporting them on the Saturday will include PJ Harvey, Doom, Company Flow (original line-up - first UK show in 10 years), The Books, Factory Floor, DD/MM/YYYY, and BEAK>. Whilst Sunday's billing includes Grinderman, Swans, Beach House, Liars, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Anika, and S.C.U.M..

There will be more acts, DJs and other activities confirmed for both days in the coming months. Across the weekend organisers will be bringing to the venue a cinema, food vendors, adding extra bars (including some cash bars) and toilets and also putting on shuttle buses from public transport locations to the venue and back to ensure the best experience possible for everyone that attends.

Tickets are priced at £100 for the weekend, or £59 for a day ticket. To buy tickets, click here.

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