FAQs - ATP America presents I'll Be Your Mirror curated by Portishead & ATP

When/where is it?

The event takes place over 3 days, from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October 2011 inclusive at Convention Hall & Paramount Theatre, Berkeley Hotel and Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

The three-day festival will have performances starting in the mid-afternoon, with around 30+ acts set to play live across the weekend with DJ sets until late at night, comedy, movies and more! Cinema will be hosted by Criterion and there will be a Comedy stage.

There is also an additional Jeff Mangum show on Monday 3rd October at the Paramount Theatre - tickets for which are separate from the 3 Day and Single Day festival passes.

How much do tickets cost and where can I get them?

Day Passes and different types of Weekend Pass are available.

Please see this page for a full run down off the different ticket types and links to buy them.

I want to see Jeff Mangum, can I do that and not buy a 3 Day Pass? Why doesn't the Friday Day pass include his show?

Day passes do not include Jeff Mangum as he has requested to perform in the stunning, but smaller Paramount theatre which will not hold the full festival capacity - therefore only Weekend Jeff Mangum ticketholders are allowed access. Jeff will play a separate solo headline show at the Paramount Theatre on the Monday night, tickets for which are $35.

What is the address for the venues?

The main venues are the Convention Hall, Paramount Theatre, Berkeley Hotel and Asbury Lanes. They are all very close to each other on and around the Asbury Park Boardwalk, located on the shore in Central New Jersey, 60 minutes south of New York City, conveniently accessible by the North Jersey Coast Line out of Newark and New York. The address is:

At Ocean Avenue between Asbury Ave and Sunset Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

For a map please see http://apboardwalk.com/visitorinfo/

What accommodation is available nearby?

Tickets for this event do not include accommodation. Asbury Park has a wide variety of accommodation options listed here.

When Will I Receive My Tickets?


Jeff Mangum Weekend Tickets and Day Passes are now being dispatched to all customers in the USA and Canada who have not yet received them.

Portishead Weekend Passes will not be posted - they will be collected at willcall on the Friday of the event.

All international orders (non US/Canada) will also do willcall collection on the Friday.

All ticketholders and accommodation holders will soon be emailed with more info on the event and information on how to check-in for their tickets at willcall (if applicable).

All tickets for Jeff Mangum's Monday show are being dispatched very soon to customers in the USA and Canada who have not yet received them.

Please allow some time for your tickets to arrive before contacting us - as distances and postage times will vary and some orders may arrive sooner than others.


What if I have a problem with my ticket(s) or want to order over the phone?

If you can't order online and need an alternative method, or you have a problem or enquiry with your ticket order, first, please contact the ticket agents. They are Seetickets or Ticketmaster, here are their contact details:

Ticketmaster - website / email / phone: 800-745-3000

Seetickets - website / phone: UK +44 (0)1159 129000

If they are not able to solve your problem (or you booked direct through us), please contact us at feedback@atpfestival.com and we will try to solve it for you.

I feel like driving to ATP but how do i get there?

If you're travelling from North Jersey, take New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 11, then south on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 102. Bear right off the exit ramp onto Asbury Ave. and continue heading east all the way to the ocean, following the signs to Asbury Park. When you reach the ocean, bear left onto Ocean Ave.

If you're traveling from South Jersey, take Garden State Parkway north to Exit 100A. Bear east on Route 66 and continue heading east all the way to the ocean, following the signs to Asbury Park. When you reach the ocean, bear left onto Ocean Ave.

The site is less than a 2 hour drive from New York City. Click on the links below for driving instructions and maps from a number of locations:

Brooklyn - Approx 65 miles - 90 minutes (Mapquest)
Manhattan - Approx 60 miles - 85 minutes (Mapquest)
Hoboken, NJ - Approx 55 miles - 70 minutes (Mapquest)
Trenton, NJ - Approx 50 miles - 55 minutes (Mapquest)
Philadelphia - Approx 80 miles - 90 minutes (Mapquest)
Baltimore - Approx 175 miles - 180 minutes (Mapquest)
Washington, DC - Approx 210 miles - 240 minutes (Mapquest)

Which is the nearest Airport and how do I get from there to ATP?

The nearest airports are Newark, Atlantic City, JFK and LaGuardia...

Newark- Approx 50 miles - 60 minutes (Mapquest)

Atlantic City - Approx 75 miles - 90 minutes (Mapquest)

JFK- Approx 70 miles - 95 minutes (Mapquest)

LaGuardia- Approv 70 miles - 90 minutes (Mapquest)

What options are available if I wanted to travel to the site using public transport?

There are excellent public transport links from New York and the rest of New Jersey to Asbury Park.


Asbury Park station is an easy train journey from New York Penn station - trains run back to NYC until just after midnight and start again at 5am the next morning. Trains run direct from Newark International Airport down the North Jersey Coastline to Asbury Park. Check the New Jersey Transit website for more info on connections to other areas of New York and New Jersey: http://www.njtransit.com

ATP will operate shuttle buses from Asbury Park station to the main venues and back through the weekend.



Academy Bus Service operate buses from Manhattan Port Authority to Asbury Park train station: http://www.academybus.com

NJ Transit's 317 bus departs from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert in Philadelphia and arrives at the Asbury Park train station. More info at: http://www.njtransit.com


What Times Can I Check In, and Where Do I Check In?

This information will be confirmed nearer the time of the event.

What Time Do The Bands Start On Friday?

Bands will start in the late afternoon on the Friday, but the exact time will be confirmed closer to the event. At past ATP USA events music has started at 4pm or 5pm.

What Else Is There To Do?

Well, apart from watching over 30 fantastic live acts in great venues plus comedy, cinema hosted by Criterion, art and literature you can always dance to DJs, bowl, take a stroll down the boardwalk or if you're brave enough go for a swim!

Where Do I Go If I Have A Problem Over the Weekend?

Come and find a member of ATP staff and we'll try to solve any problem you have. The best place to find/ask for us will be listed here closer to the event.

Is There An ATM Onsite?

Yes there is.

Is there a bar at the event?

Yes, of course! There will be several bars also with live djs.

Non-American attendees should remember it is customary to tip bartenders per drink (a dollar per drink is the commonly accepted amount).

What about food?

There will be food vendors on-site including some of the favourites from past ATPs such as Asia Dog, and Asbury Park has many other great places to eat & drink.

Can I take photos/video?

Sorry but no professional type cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the venues.

By entering the event site you agree to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

What about children? Do they need tickets? What about under 21s?

Everyone that attends will need a ticket.

Under 21s can attend the event - please note wristbands to use the bars will only be granted to those with ID.

Are you selling bus travel to the festival like you did last year?

As it's so much easier to get to Asbury Park from New York City than it was to get to our last ATP venue Kutshers, this year we won't be running buses from NYC to the event. See further up for info on the buses and trains that are available!

What happens if it rains?

All ATP performances will take place indoors in great venues with fantastic sound systems so there's no chance of us being rained off.

How big is the event?

Total capacity for this festival is less than 4000 people!

I'm a journalist/writer, who should I speak to about this event?

All press enquiries should go to Judy at Motormouthmedia. www.motormouthmedia.com

Our band would like to play ATP and they are great, how do I go about it getting them booked in?

Sorry but all acts and DJ's playing ATP are selected by the curators or by us directly. Our curators have a list as long as their arms of acts they would like to invite, and so do we! So if you haven't been invited it is not likely to happen. Sorry, maybe next year?

I have a stall at other festivals and would like to set up at ATP, how do I go about it?

The only merchandise we currently allow to be sold is ATP merchandise like T-shirts or CDs and also merchandise by artists performing at the event.

What time will doors open on each day?

Subject to change - will be confirmed closer to the event.

Friday: 5pm
Saturday: 12pm
Saturday: 12pm

Monday (Jeff Mangum show - separate from festival tickets): 7pm

Is it right that some Weekend ticketholders are only guaranteed to see Portishead once?

Yes, unless you have the 'Portishead Three Day Pass' which guarantees access to both Portishead shows, you are only guaranteed to see Portishead once.

If this applies to you, when you check-in on arrival at the event you will be asked to choose whether to see the band on Saturday or Sunday.

Before the two Portishead shows the room will be cleared - it will then be re-opened and people with guaranteed access on that night will enter, as will Day ticketholders.

If you don't have a priority access pass on either night, there will be a separate queue you can form and you may be allowed into the performance on a one in, one out basis, however day ticket holders and weekend pass holders with priority access pass will be allowed in ahead of you. 

I'm confused about the different weekend pass types - can you clarify the difference?

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the different types of Weekend Pass were announced at different times, causing some confusion for which we apologise.

To see a full rundown of the different types, click here.

The main thing to remember is that we have not changed any of the original Weekend passes in any way except by name - we have just added on new types - so if you bought a ticket before the new types were announced then we have not downgraded it in any way. If the page above doesn't answer your questions, please feel free to email us at feedback @ atpfestival.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.