Published Nov 03, 2008Legendary stoner metal/doom-sayers Sleep have announced that they will reform to play the ATP UK Weekend 1: The Fans Strike Back festival along with Spiritualized, Devo and Grails in May 2009. The band are set to perform their seminal Holy Mountain album in its entirety.
Announced on the ATP website, Sleep's reunion will reportedly consist of only the two performances, according to promoters. The announcement reads: "Legendary stoner rock band Sleep split in 1998 after two hugely influential albums and members went on to form underground heroes High On Fire and Om. They reform for two performances at ATP as a world exclusive that will never be repeated. They will perform the album Holy Mountain, as well as selections from Dopesmoker and more."
So there you have it, potheads, book your tickets to Butlins right now because who knows if there's more to this Sleep reunion than these two gigs. Considering the two post-Sleep offshoots, Om and High On Fire, are doing quite well, this could end up being a one-time only deal.