The Mars Volta will curate and headline ATP's "Nightmare Before Christmas" festival December 2-4 in the United Kingdom.

Selected by the band and confirmed so far: The Kills, Les Savy Fav, Blonde Redhead, The Locust, Diamanda Galas, Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Weird War, Damo Suzuki (Can), Beans (Antipop Consortium), High On Fire, The Fucking Champs, Michael Rother (Neu!), Acid Mothers Temple, Battles, Mr. Quintron, Year Future, 400 Blows, Subtitle and Kill Me Tomorrow.

Another 11 artists will be confirmed over the next couple weeks.

ATP will also stage a series of "Don't Look Back" concerts across London in autumn. Artists will perform one of their best or favorite works in its entirety.

August 30
The Stooges :: Fun House [drools]

September 15
The Lemonheads :: It's A Shame About Ray

September 16
Mudhoney :: Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles

September 17
Cat Power :: The Covers Album

September 25 (sold out)
Belle and Sebastian :: If You're Feeling Sinister

Under the direction of people with broader taste in music, this concert series could become truly amazing.