Panda Bear + Jon Spencer Blues Explosion added to ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum!

Monday 19th September, 2011


Panda Bear & The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion confirmed for
ATP curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)
2nd-4th December 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead

Now the Summer festival season has ended, the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties look forward to their December festival events. This year ATP present the return of Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum to headline and curate one of our two festival weekends at Butlins, Minehead, UK. Tickets are selling fast and are on sale via, and

Today we can announce two major additions to the line-up:

- Animal Collective's Noah Lennox presents music from his acclaimed latest solo LP Tomboy as well as his previous classic Person Pitch. This is his first UK trip since his sold out London show in early 2010. He will be playing live alongside Sonic Boom (Pete Kember) of Spectrum/Spacemen 3. (read profile/listen)

- one of the most exciting live bands on the planet play a rare UK show: other than a sold out London gig in 2010 this is only their second UK appearance in over 5 years. (read profile/listen)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, sadly Mike Watt & George Hurley's will be unable to bring their previously announced Minutemen performance to the event.

The line-up so far for the event now looks like this with more to be confirmed...

Jeff Mangum (from Neutral Milk Hotel)
Joanna Newsom
Fleet Foxes
Panda Bear
Yann Tiersen
Thurston Moore
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Scratch Acid
The Fall
The Mountain Goats
Young Marble Giants
The Magic Band
The Olivia Tremor Control
Sun Ra Arkestra
The Raincoats performing The Raincoats (debut LP)
Robyn Hitchcock performs I Often Dream Of Trains
Group Inerane
A Hawk & A Hacksaw perform a new & original soundtrack to Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors
Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise
Half Japanese
The Apples in stereo
Tall Firs
Colin Stetson
Micachu And The Shapes
Lost In The Trees

All tickets to the event include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends, see 'About The Venue' further down for more details. All performance take place indoors with fantastic soundsystems.

Tickets for ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum are priced at £170.00pp for room only apartments and £180.00pp for self catering apartments and are on sale now via


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 are welcome at ATP if accompanied, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details. Young children and babies are also welcome at ATP, full information is on our website FAQ.

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. (£170 + booking fee per ticket per person)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£180 + booking fee per ticket per person)


All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise. This year ATP launches a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, starting in Tokyo in February, London in July and most recently announced in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD. For more information and the trailer visit