Event Information

After the enormous success of last year’s sold out and mind-blowing UK tour and a brilliant turn as the inaugural curators for ATP New York, we are very pleased to announce that the curators for ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009 will be: my bloody valentine!

The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th - 6th, 2009.

my bloody valentine will headline and chose around 40 other other bands to play with them.

The festival is now SOLD OUT.


If you are planning to come to both December ATP weekends, or wish to stay on after weekend 1 (or come early to weekend 2!) we have limited availability for people to stay on site during the week in between. This will cost £100 per person for the four nights, and is only available as 4 berth self-catering. If you book a 4 berth self-catering apartment for both weekends you will be able to stay in the same apartment. If you have booked other accommodations for weekend 1, you will need move into a 4 berth self-catering from Monday to Thursday or Monday to Monday if you book a 4 berth self catering apartment at weekend 2. To book, please contact feedback@atpfestival.com with IN BETWEEN DAYS in the subject line and include your booking references and the type of accommodation you have booked.
All apartments are to be charged at £400 for four people for the four days. People staying can be people who are staying from weekend one, people who are arriving early for weekend two, or people who are not attending either event but wish to come for the week in between. Please note, it is the responsibility of the ticket buyer to ensure the correctly wristbanded persons are sleeping in the apartment at any one time.
If you only have 2 people in your party who wish to stay, we can place you in a share-a-chalet for the 4 days with another 2 people, so you don’t have to pay for the empty beds.
Please note people who are not attending either of the weekend events but wish to come should contact feedback@atpfestival.com for a full list of terms and conditions.
During the week Crazy Horse will be open and we’ll be putting on light entertainment including bands and djs.


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.


Please see below for information from Festival Tour Bus regarding new bus services from a number of locations in GB to both of our Christmas festivals. We hope that this will provide an easier service for many of you in further off places to get to the events!

ATP and the Festival Tour Bus have teamed up to offer affordable environmentally friendly coach travel to this year’s ATP festivals;
Nightmare Before Christmas and 10 Years Of ATP.

Forget about those worries of trying to book and navigate train stations, crowded carriages and stacking rucksacks in the over flowing luggage rack. Leave the car at home and avoid traffic jams and a sober weekend.

Instead why not recline your seat and relax with our onboard entertainment in a cool air conditioned luxury coach. Our dedicated festival tour rep will cater to your every need with a range of onboard facilities, sip a chilled drink and snack on finger food. Your seat will be guaranteed for a return journey and our drop off point is at the festival door.

Offering 10 centralized city pick up points, and a return ticket starting from £37 per person, we guarantee to get you to the festival on time.

Coach travel is the most environmentally friendly form of public transport and in 2006 an estimated 285,000 tCO2e were saved from using coaches instead of cars (data ECCM). - This is equivalent to reducing up to 16 cars on the road per coach travelling.

So by choosing to use the FESTIVALTOURBUS instead of a car/train to get to Butlins Minehead, you are helping reduce congestion on local roads, reduce your carbon footprint and you get to travel with likeminded festival goers to the parties of 2009.

To book your festival coach travel tickets, please visit us at www.festivaltourbus.co.uk