Jay-Z Steps In For Beastie Boys As All Points West Headliner



The three-day All Points West Festival appeared to take a hit when the Beastie Boys pulled out after Adam Yauch disclosed that he has parotid gland cancer. (Don’t freak out. It’s “very treatable.”) But all is not lost. In fact, some will be thrilled that Jay-Z is replacing the Beasties as the headliner on Friday, July 31.

As a coincidental bonus, MGMT is on the same bill and the two collaborated for the jigga man’s forthcoming album, Blueprint 3. Can we expect a sneak peek of their new song? We’re betting on it.

The festival runs from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. If you can’t attend, tune in this fall to Palladia to watch highlights from the festival — in high-def, no less.

Additional performers include the YeahYeahYeahs, Vampire Weekend, Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello and theArctic Monkeys. Get the full lineup after the jump.

Friday July 31st

Vampire Weekend
The National / Fleet Foxes / MSTRKRFT / Q-Tip / The Pharcyde / Organized Konfusion The Knux / Ra Ra Riot / Seasick Steve / Telepathe / Shearwater / Heartless Bastards / Xavier Rudd / Flying Lotus / Rye Rye / CollegeHumor Live / Arj Barker / Eugene Mirman / Bo Burnham

Saturday August 1st

My Bloody Valentine
Gogol Bordello
Arctic Monkeys / Neko Case / The Ting Tings / Crystal Castles / St. Vincent / Tokyo Police Club CollegeHumor Live / …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead / The Cool Kids / Kool Keith / Cage the Elephant / Chairlift / White Rabbits / Electric Touch / The Postelles / Black Gold / The Honey Brothers / Tim & Eric / Judah Friedlander / Jim Jefferies

Sunday August 2nd

Echo & The Bunnymen
The Black Keys / Elbow / Silversun Pickups / Mogwai / We Are Scientists / Ghostland Observatory / The Gaslight Anthem / Etienne De Crecy / Lykke Li CollegeHumor Live / Akron/Family / Steel Train / Kitty, Daisy and Lewis / La Roux / Janeane Garofolo / Todd Barry

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