February 13, 2014 19:44
Neutral Milk Hotel to headline new Jabberwocky festival in London
Speedy Ortiz, Hookworms, Connan Mockasin and Metz will also play the two day event in August
The two-day event, named after a poem in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, will be staged at the ExCel Centre and will also see sets from Caribou, Iceage, Earth, Joanna Gruesome, Chelsea Wolfe, The Growlers, I Break Horses, Speedy Ortiz, Hookworms, Connan Mockasin, Metz and more. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 14. For more details and a full line-up, visit ATPFestival.com.
The event is a joint venture from ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Ahead of the festival, Neutral Milk Hotel will play a handful of UK and Ireland dates as part of their world tour, visiting Dublin Vicar Street on May 16, followed by Manchester Albert Hall on May 18, Glasgow Barrowland on May 19 and London's Roundhouse on May 21-23. They will then play two shows in France before appearances at Primavera Sound and Optimus Primavera Sound festivals in Barcelona, Spain (May 29-31) and Porto, Portugal (5-7 June). For a full list of tour dates, visit walkingwallofwords.com
The cult band had been on hiatus since their last studio album – 1998's 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' and its subsequent tour. The touring line-up of the band consists of Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster and Jeremy Barnes.
To check the availability of Neutral Milk Hotel tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.
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