All Points West Music & Arts Festival Returns to Liberty State Park


JERSEY CITY NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 with Beastie Boys, Tool and Coldplay set to headline the three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival. All Points West will also feature performances from Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, The Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys and more than 65 artists appearing throughout the 80-acre historic location that has panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. This year, the Queen of the Valley stage has been changed to a Coachella-like tent creating an environment that will showcase comedy, DJs, electronic acts and bands.

Following last year's inaugural event, festival producers began work immediately on resolving concerns expressed by fans in attendance. They have worked closely with their partners at NJ Transit to improve light-rail service and capacity. As an added value for 2009, festival goers who choose to travel to the site utilizing the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line can ride for free throughout the weekend with their All Points West festival ticket. Additionally, based on the popularity of the ferry as a mode of transportation from lower Manhattan to Liberty State Park, the frequency and size of the ferryboats will increase at a reduced price for festival attendees. Additional details with the ferry schedule and cost is available at the festival's website. The producers have also worked with their partners at Liberty State Park to improve the fan experience in the beer gardens. This year's areas will be larger, have shorter lines, and feature shade tents, views of the stages and food concessions.

Line up:

Friday, July 31:

Beastie Boys
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vampire Weekend
The National
Fleet Foxes
MSTRKRFT
Q-Tip
The Pharcyde
Organized Konfusion
The Knux
Ra Ra Riot
Seasick Steve
Telepathe
Shearwater
Heartless Bastards
Flying Lotus
College Humor Live
Arj Barker
Eugene Mirman
Bo Burnham

Saturday, August 1:

Tool
My Bloody Valentine
Gogol Bordello
Arctic Monkeys
Neko Case
The Ting Tings
Yelle
Crystal Castles
St. Vincent
Tokyo Police Club
The Cool Kids
Kool Keith
Cage the Elephant
Chairlift
White Rabbits
Electric Touch
The Postelles
Black Gold
College Humor Live
Tim & Eric
Judah Friedlander
Jim Jeffries

Sunday, August 2:

Coldplay
Echo & The Bunnymen
MGMT
The Black Keys
Elbow
Silversun Pickups
Mogwai
We Are Scientists
Ghostland Observatory
The Gaslight Anthem
Etienne De Crecy
Lykke Li
Akron/Family
Steel Train
Kitty
Daisy & Lewis
College Humor Live
Janeane Garofalo
Michael Showalter
Todd Barry

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers