FOUR NEW ADDITIONS TO ATP SIDE OF LINEUP

Monday 5th January, 2009

Today sees the addition of SIX new band s to the two ATP Festival weekends taking place in May 2009, both taking place at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, England. Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast! Many chalet options are running low and small 2 and 3 berth chalets are expected to sell out within the next few days.

From the 8th – 10th May, The Fans Strike Back weekend will see half of the festival line-up chosen by ATP and the other half voted for by everyone that buys a ticket. The latest additions to the ATP side of the line-up as of today are:

HEALTH
Shearwater
The Acorn
Pink Mountaintops

That means that the full list of ATP curated bands so far is:

THE JESUS LIZARD / DEVO / SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, selections from Dopesmoker + more / SPIRITUALIZED  / YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS perform Colossal Youth /ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM / GRAILS / SLEEPY SUN / THE CAVE SINGERS / RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR / HEALTH / SHEARWATER / THE ACORN / PINK MOUNTAINTOPS

So far the Fans have picked BEIRUT, and offers to play have been sent to My Bloody Valentine, Flight Of The Conchords and Electric Wizard.

Tickets to the event are on sale NOW from the buy tickets link on the site menu.

From the 15th – 17th May, ATP will be curated by the legendary BREEDERS. The latest additions to their line-up as of today are:

CSS
Supersuckers

The full list of bands chosen by them so far:

THE BREEDERS / THROWING MUSES / BON IVER / FOALS / TEENAGE FANCLUB / HOLY FUCK / KIMYA DAWSON / PIT ER PAT / DEERHUNTER / GANG OF FOUR / SHELLAC (House Band) / ZACH HILL / THE SOFT PACK / THE HOLLOYS / STYROFOAM / CSS / SUPERSUCKERS

Tickets to the event are on sale NOW from the buy tickets link on the site menu.

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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)

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 chalet or room only accommodation all with private bathroom suites and TV’s.

Butlins Holiday Resort 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 Resort is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.

By train or rail: If you are trave lling 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 service 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 ON-SALE NOW - www.atpfestival.com