London ATP venue gets restoration grant
Alexandra Palace, where All Tomorrow's Parties holds its now yearly I'll Be Your Mirror event - headlined in 2011 by Portishead - has received a £320,000 grant from English Heritage for "urgent repairs".
The roof of the Victorian theatre, which has been closed to the public for years, will be fixed up, as will the south terrace, reports the Hornsey Journal. Alexandra Palace has been on English Heritage's Buildings At Risk Register for 15 years.
ATP campaigned for money to help with the restoration of the Victorian theatre last year. This year's I'll Be Your Mirror takes place May 25-27, and will be co-curated by Mogwai and see sets from Slayer, Dirty Three, Mudhoney, Yuck and Melvins.
The Black Keys recently played three nights at the iconic venue in Wood Green, North London, and the London landmark has seen shows from Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the White Stripes over the years.