Simpsons' Matt Groening to curate All Tomorrow's Parties in 2010
Posted: 21st October 2009
Next year sees the 10th anniversary of ATP and the cartoonist will be curating the event at Butlins holiday camp in Minehead on 7-9 May, having previously curated the 2003 US festival at Long Beach, California.
The curator essentially selects the line-up for the festival and hangs around getting free stuff and backslaps. Probably. At Long Beach, Groening picked The Shins, Sonic Youth and Modest Mouse, amongst others. May's line-up has not yet been publicised.
It's been quite a month for the creator of American television's first family. Having celebrated twenty years of The Simpsons, Playboy helped mark the occasion by featuring Marge Simpson as cover girl with a special edition pull-out. Groening's creation has eclipsed cartoon totty rival Jessica Rabbit by being the first animated character to appear in the legendary men's mag. Ay carumba.