All Points West Festival

8/9/2008 Update:

Running Hoboken411 is very difficult, and when I finally get a chance to take a break, leaving town for a few days is my best bet. Thus, the difficult decision to go down to the shore rather than attend this weekend’s All Points West Festival in Jersey City. (I’ve seen Radiohead a bunch of times already…)

Living vicariously via YouTube, here’s Radiohead’s performance of “Everything in its right place” from last night 8/8/08.

Did anyone attend the festival yet?

5/17/2008 Update:

While Radiohead is still one of my favorite acts, it seems as if the other “rumored” artists that were possibly playing has lost it’s luster to me! No more Bjork, Strokes or LCD Soundsystem, amongst others.

What do you think of the rest of the sub-headers for this summers big Hudson County Event?

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See original announcement after the jump…

2/22/2008 Update:

Radiohead confirmed two nights at this years All Points West Festival according to URB Magazine. They’ll play the first two shows, August 8th and 9th.



Anyone here like multi-day music festivals? If so, mark your calendars for the All Points West Festival!

All Points West Music & Arts Festival

August 8-10, 2008

The planned festival at Liberty State Park in Jersey City may be over six months away, but it’s already rumored to have some acts that I would actually leave Hoboken and go see! Radiohead, Bjork, The Strokes, Sonic Youth and more may play at this three-day festival.

This is an urban off-shoot of the west coast Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which is held in a desert, and requires pretty much camping out for three-days in order to attend.

Supposedly this event, plus other large concerts scheduled in the south Jersey and Philly areas caused the cancellation of the Vineland Music Festival poised to take place at the same time.

If this rumored list of performers turns out true, I’ll be there. What about you?

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Here’s a list of possible acts:

August 8th
Headliner: Bjork
Sub-headliner: The Strokes
Others: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Broken Social Scene, The Rapture

August 9th
Headliner: The Flaming Lips
Sub-headliner: Sonic Youth
Others: My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Mogwai

August 10th
Headliner: Radiohead
Sub-headliner: Sigur Ros
Others: Bright Eyes, Mars Volta, LCD Soundsystem

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I went the night Radiohead played and the portajohn lines were horrendous everywhere in fact we couldnt even get back into the beer tent after we left all the tent areas were mobbed. I only got 3 of my 5 eligible beers so pissed! Then some drunk chicks were stumbling around and I was like how the h*ll did they get drunk? I mean people are searched pretty good coming into that place. Got to eat some confiscated home made chocolate chip cookies in line (yum)


I was impressed with the amount of port a johns. It sounds like you may have missed the main area they were located. The ones in the beer gardens had the long lines and were gross. When you went to the ones in the main area there was never a wait. It seems like they realize that everyone hated the idea of only drinking inside the beer gardens. “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.”


I’m betting you’ll be able to hear My Bloody Valentine CLEARLY from the waterfront.


[quote comment=”145755″]Wonder if there will be the 5 person beer limit again this year with people locked down in a beer area. At JazzzFest you can have as much beer as you want and walk around while drinking. Not sure after seeing how well run Jazzfest is I can attend this festival again. The lack of port-a-johns another HUGE issue. I used the ones that the vendors used and also noticed there was no Purel in them :x[/quote]

i read somewhere that they are working hard to improve things that were probs last year (port-a-johns, beer limit, etc) Excited to see Elbow, My Bloody Valentine, Black Keys, Heartless Bastards will steal the show on Friday, though.


Yeh, you could hear the main stage pretty well from the Waterfront Walk Way… If you bring a step ladder you could have probably even seen the stage over the fence.