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All Tomorrow’s Parties ends relationship with Butlins

By | Published on Thursday 7 June 2012

ATP Curated By The National

This year’s ATP festival, which is being curated by The National, has been moved from its erstwhile base at Butlins, Minehead to another holiday camp at Camber Sands.

It seems Butlins bosses have “decided to end their six year relationship” with ATP organisers, thus meaning that the festival will now be staged at rival holiday camp Pontins’ Camber Sands branch, which incidentally was the setting for ATP’s Mogwai-hosted inaugural event way back in 1999 (and the Bowlie Weekender that preceded and inspired the entire ATP venture).

In a statement, ATP said: “Butlins have decided to end their six year relationship with the festival. In reaction to this ATP will move The National’s event to our original home – the recently refurbished Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands – on the same dates this December”.

Those dates are 7-9 Dec and the festival will feature performances from overall hosts The National alongside Sharon Van Etten, The Antlers, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile, Youth Lagoon, Deerhoof and Menomena. All tickets for the original location will remain valid, and refunds will be available until the end of June for those who no longer wish to attend.