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All Tomorrow’s Parties announce a new event for December 2010...

The Nightmare Before Christmas curated by
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, 3rd - 5th December 2010

To conclude our yearlong celebrations of 10 Years of ATP, we are thrilled to be able to announce GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR as curators of our Weekend 1 Nightmare Before Christmas festival this December.

ATP Founder Barry Hogan: "Godspeed performed at the Bowlie Weekender as well as at some of our early ATP festivals, and so we are very proud to have one of our favourite bands back after a long break to conclude our 10th anniversary along with Bowlie 2."

The festival weekend will run from the 3rd-5th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead featuring 45+ bands picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who will also perform.

The group have released a statement about this reformation some of which appears below:


after a decade's retreat, god's pee has decided to roll again.

we are, as always, stoked, stubborn and petrified.

between now and the live-dates, there'll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster.  please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on.  and all that really matters is the shows.  and physical engagement in the world.  and folks like us and folks like you.  thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening.  

see you next winter.

xoxoxox godspeed you! black emperor

To read the full statement click here: http://www.1119732.net
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will not be doing interviews or other press for this event.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform on all three nights in the Centre Stage venue. As this venue does not hold the entire festival capacity, ticketholders will choose one night for which they will receive a guaranteed entry wristband. Once wristbanded people have entered the venue each night, others will be allowed in on a first come first served basis allowing some people to see multiple shows.

Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at £165.00pp for room only and £175.00pp for self catering and are on sale now from this link.


Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride - Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.

Under 18s, children and babies are welcome at ATP, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details.

Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£165 + booking fee per ticket)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£175 + booking fee per ticket)