Pavement has begun its duties of guest curators for Weekend #2 of All Tomorrow’s Parities 2010, today unveiling the first five acts that will be joining them between May 14 and 16 at Butlins Resort in Minehead, U.K. And not surprising, it’s quite an eclectic batch, highlighted by the one band that had perhaps strangest relationship with Pavement during its 10 year existence.
Yes, The Fall has been confirmed to take part in next year’s festivities. The English post-punk outfit has long been cited as one of Pavement’s biggest influences, though frontman Mark E. Smith has previously claimed that Malkmus and Co. were a “rip-off” of his band. Interesting to say the least.
Also scheduled to take part are the San Francisco spoken-word based band known as Enablers, the Brooklyn underground rock outfit Endless Boogies, German krautrock band Faust, and Portland indie rockers Quasi.
Unfortunately unless you already have tickets (the festival is already soldout), the above should mean little you, other than it does result in some serious jealousy.