All Points West Music & Arts Festival

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All Points West Music & Arts Festival
All Points West Music Festival logo.png
Genre Music / Arts
DatesFirst Weekend in August
Location(s) Liberty State Park
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Years active2008-2009
Founded byAEG Live
Goldenvoice
Liberty Event Management
Highline
Website www.apwfestival.com

The All Points West Music & Arts Festival was an annual music and arts festival held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. First held in August 2008, it is hosted by Goldenvoice/AEG Live events, the same company that hosts the similar annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival every year in Indio, California. [1] The event lasts all day, from noon to about midnight, for eleven and a half hours per day. All Points West 2009 was held on July 31, August 1 and 2 featuring both music, comedy and art, much like its counterpart in Indio.

Music festival festival oriented towards music

A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday.

Arts festival festival that features the arts in a wide sense of the word, not just visual arts

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Liberty State Park park located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey

Liberty State Park is a park in the U.S. state of New Jersey, located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, opposite both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The park opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Liberty State Park covers 1,212 acres (490 ha). The main part of the park is bordered by water on three sides: on the north by the Morris Canal Big Basin and on the south and east by Upper New York Bay. The New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) marks its western perimeter.

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2008 Line-up

Friday, August 8

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Saturday, August 9

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Sunday, August 10

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2009 Line-up

Friday, July 31

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Sunday, August 2

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References

  1. Lustig, Jay (2008-01-21). "All Points West festival on track for Liberty State Park". Star-Ledger . Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  2. La Roux announce North American tour NME June 19, 2009