Event Information


The world famous ATP Music Festival series presents:

Nightmare Before Christmas
curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman & ATP

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th November 2015
Pontins, Prestatyn Holiday Centre, North Wales

TICKET TYPES INFO (Standard, Family, & Chalet Share ticket options available)

Courtney Barnett, Built To Spill, Max Richter (performing The Blue Notebooks), Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, Dinos Chapman, Holly Herndon, Lightning Bolt, The Notwist (performing Neon Golden), Om, Jessica Pratt, Micachu & The Shapes, The Album Leaf (performing In A Safe Place), Loop, Viet Cong, Andy Stott, Iceage, Ought, Blanck Mass, Chelsea Wolfe, Dälek, Death, Younghusband, Micah P. Hinson, Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart, Braids, Dan Friel, Dead Rider, Paus, Russell Haswell, Vatican Shadow, Emptyset, Extreme Precautions, Andrew Hung, Black Pus, Xylouris White, Fumaca Preta, Warm Graves, Helm, Sculpture, Vision Fortune, Grimm Grimm, Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche, Big ‡ Brave, Jessica Moss, Föllakzoid, Mueran Humanos, JC Flowers, and MXLX.

Please note that both Natalie Prass & Pharmakon have cancelled all upcoming dates following doctor's advice 

"We are so honoured to have been asked to curate ATP again this November in Prestatyn. Ten years ago we curated the first Nightmare Before Xmas and lost so many brain cells that it's taken a decade to replace them. It is extremely special for us be involved again"
Jake Chapman

"The redux of ATP is something that so many of our fans have wanted and we are really thrilled to be returning to a new location with Jake and Dinos Chapman, who were the first ever Nightmare Before Xmas curators, so many moons ago"
Barry Hogan, ATP

At the end of 2013, ATP bid farewell to our signature UK holiday-camp events. Though through following the continued reaction of our long-standing fans to this news, and seeing their feelings even further confirmed in the recent ATP Survey which was completed by thousands - we are excited to announce a return to UK holiday camps this November, and have found the perfect location to do this at Prestatyn Pontins in North Wales. Prestatyn has the great benefit of being far more respectful location-wise to our nationwide customer base than previous sites, while still being within easy reach of international airports for our non-UK attendees.

As for the site itself, we feel that previous ATP attendees will see it contains the best parts of both Minehead and Camber, plus a whole load more on top of that:

- The accommodation at Prestatyn is arranged in such a way that it surrounds the back of the venue complex, rather than stretching out in one direction like previous ATP sites - meaning that there is minimal difference in the time it will take customers to get from their chalets to the venues wherever they happen to be staying.

- Pontins Prestatyn offers 2-berth accommodation; which many of our attendees missed at Camber after attending ATP events at Minehead.

- The venue complex has two large-capacity stages, both boasting multiple-tiered seated areas to assist with visibility.

- Pontins has a great selection of on-site activities available open to our customers. These include an indoor swimming pool, football pitch, basketball & tennis courts, crazy golf course, go-kart track, air hockey, and a large arcade games area.

- There is a Nisa Supermarket onsite at Pontins for your day to day needs, but if you're looking for something larger - the Parc Prestatyn shopping centre is only a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk away, and hosts a Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Boots, and more.

- The beautiful sandy beachfront is also only a few hundred metres walk away!

As well as the top-notch musical line up of approximately 40 acts which we will be unveiling more of over the coming months, we will also have a full range of extra-curricular activities on offer including ATP TV in every chalet, ATP Cinema programme, Rock 'n' Roll Bingo, Pop Quiz, ATP Karaoke, and much more besides. To the great pleasure of many of our attendees too - we can confirm that our late night DJs will be playing until 4am!

Also, due to the growing amount of our attendees with young families - we are for the first time offering family accommodation deals, the chalets for which will be located in a separate quieter area of the site with low walk-through from other customers. We will also be organising a special programme of children's cinema & entertainment.

The original boutique festival, All Tomorrow's Parties was founded in 2000 - with Mogwai curating - in the then unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK. Since then the festival has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate events by staying intimate and fan-friendly, whilst influencing countless other festivals along the way.

Our holiday-camp weekenders offered something that was inimitable in a city, and that we are excited to continue with. Not just for the nostalgia of the past, but to make the events of the future as memorable and iconic as any previous ATP ever was. Some of the best weekends of ours and our customers lives have taken place in these places. Places so removed from our everyday, busy, city existences. An out of season holiday-camp turned into a temporary town of like-minded music fans.

Bring on November!

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