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A ferry ride, lotsa rock & roll and shorter beer lines. What more could anyone want during the dog days of summer?

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ROCK FEST? ALL POINTS WEST RETURNS

Goldenvoice Assembles Impressive Lineup for Second Year of Coachella East, Against a Backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty
The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City on the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2, with Beastie Boys, Tool and Coldplay headlining a bill that will include more than 65 acts.

Additionally, the Queen of the Valley stage will get a Coachella-style makeover, showcasing comedy, DJs, electronic acts and bands.

Tickets for All Points West go on sale this Friday only on www.ticketmaster.com. Initially, single-day tix are $89 and three day passes are $199.

The same layaway plan that Goldenvoice implemented for several recent festivals will also be available for APW. Festival-goers now have the option to purchase thee-day festival tickets and three-day parking passes on a payment plan. One layaway option (available online only through May 29) enables purchasers to pay a 50% deposit of the total order now, with the remaining 50% automatically deducted July 3; with the other plan, purchasers initially pay 10% of the total order, with the remaining amounts automatically deducted in equal payments on May 4, June 3 and July 3.

Here’s the lineup as of this morning; expect more bands to be added.

FRIDAY:
Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, The Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion, The Knux, Ra Ra Riot, Seasick Steve, Telepathe, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, College Humor Live, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman and Bo Burnham.

SATURDAY:
Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, The Ting Tings, Yelle, Crystal Castles, St. Vincent, Tokyo Police Club, The Cool Kids, Kool Keith, Cage the Elephant, Chairlift, White Rabbits, Electric Touch, The Postelles, Black Gold, College Humor Live, Tim & Eric, Judah Friedlander and Jim Jeffries.

SUNDAY:
Coldplay, Echo & the Bunnymen, MGMT, The Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, The Gaslight Anthem, Etienne De Crecy, Lykke Li, Akron/Family, Steel Train, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, College Humor Live, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Todd Barry.

Go to www.apwfestival.com for updates.

Festival-goers who travel to the site on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line will ride for free throughout the weekend with their festival tickets. Also, the frequency and size of the ferryboats connecting Lower Manhattan with the site will increase, with the price reduced for festival attendees. Most importantly, the producers promise shorter beer lines.

Partnering in the production of the event are Goldenvoice/AEG Live and Liberty Event, in association with the HighLine Ballroom.

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