Event Information

http://www.atpfestival.com/files/img/events/20111209-nightmarefnposter.jpg

Nightmare Before Christmas
curated by Battles, Caribou & Les Savy Fav
9th-11th December 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

On Sale Now

ATP Concerts are very excited to present a second festival weekend for December 2011 at Butlins, Minehead. This year the Nightmare Before Christmas will be curated by three of the most stunning live acts on the planet - Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav! Each of these groups are renowned for their live performances as well as their acclaimed recorded material and we take great pleasure in bringing them together for what will no doubt be an amazing line-up of live music. Each band will headline and choose a line-up of 14 artists for one day of the festival -

Les Savy Fav on 9th December
Battles on 10th December
Caribou on 11th December

In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 people. The event also includes DJs, Cinema and much more - we will be announcing the bands chosen by each of our curators in the coming weeks and months leading up to the event - check the line-up page for the latest! All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends.

Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Battles, Caribou & Les Savy Fav are priced at £170.00pp for room only and £180.00pp for self catering and are on sale now via this website.

Need to find people to share an apartment with, or want to find a space in someone's apartment? Check the All Tomorrow's People community page.


ABOUT THE VENUE

 

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, children and babies are welcome at ATP, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details.

 

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)

 

ABOUT ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

 

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 www.ourtrueintent.com

 

Press requests - please email press@atpfestival.com