Friday 31st October, 2008

All Tomorrow’s Parties takes great pleasure in announcing that The Breeders have been chosen as curators ATP Weekend 2 taking place in May 2009. Created by Pixies bassist Kim Deal in 1988, the band have released four stunning and influential albums including 1993’s highly successful Last Splash which spawned the epoch-making single ‘Cannonball’ and most recently the acclaimed Mountain Battles. The Breeders will perform at ATP and will pick a bill of 40+ artists to join them. The event will take place from the 15th-17th May 2009 at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead, England.

The line-up also includes the equally legendary Throwing Muses, astounding newcomer Bon Iver and cult Scottish pop-rock group Teenage Fanclub. The full list so far:



Tickets to the event are on sale today from,,, and

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.

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. (£150 + 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. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)

We are also offering a limited deposit scheme which will allow people the chance to pay £50/£60 per person up front for their apartment now, with the remaining amount to be paid in January. Full information available by clicking DEPOSIT SCHEME on our site menu.

All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 40 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late, plus three nights in a self-catering apartment or room only accommodation all with private bathroom suites and TV’s.

Butlins Holiday Camp Minehead, Somerset , TA24 5SH is located near Glastonbury.

By road: Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5, you can follow the signposts for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins Minehead Holiday Camp is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.

By train or rail: If you are travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton Station and Minehead. This serv ice is available at an additional cost. On Mondays to Saturdays, there's approximately an hourly service, with the last bus leaving Taunton Railway Station at 10:15 pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays services run every 2 hours from 9:35 am - 9:35 pm. For general information call Southern National on 01823 272033. Please note that National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance.


  • Tickets for All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by The Breeders can be purchased directly through and are available in blocks of 2,3,4,5 or 6 Room Only accommodation and 4, 6 or 7 berth Self Catering accommodation.
  • ATP Weekend 1 for May 2009 running from 8th-10th May will see half the line-up chosen by ATP and the other half voted for by everyone that buys a ticket. Full info on ATP The Fans Strike Back available on our website.