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ATP to focus on winter and city events in the future

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2011


This month’s All Tomorrows Parties festival in Minehead will be the final springtime ATP event, organisers have said. ATP promoters announced earlier this week that moving forward they will be concentrating on their Christmas time festivals in the UK, plus one-off city-based events, such as the Portishead mini-festival taking place at Alexandra Palace in July.

May has traditionally been an important month for the ATP enterprise, their guest-artist-curated holiday-park fests often being seen as the first big events of the summer festival season.

ATP’s statement reads: “One important thing to announce is that this will be the last ATP UK spring festival weekend for the foreseeable future. From now on we will host just two ATP festival weekends at Minehead in December (in addition to our I’ll Be Your Mirror city-based events like our Portishead event in London this July). So if you haven’t got tickets for the Animal Collective weekend and don’t want to miss out on the last May ATP, tickets are still available”.

The festival’s founder Barry Hogan has compiled this week’s Powers Of Ten playlist. Featuring artists including Miles Davis, Slint, GZA and Portishead, it perfectly shows off Hogan and the ATP team’s eclectic and passionate love of music. Watch out for it later today on and in the CMU Weekly.