ATP Curated by The National moves to Camber Sands

Monday 4th June, 2012


ATP Concerts announces location change for
December 7th-9th 2012 - now taking place at Pontins, Camber Sands, UK
Remaining Tickets On Sale Thursday 10am via

Earlier this year, ATP Concerts announced our annual December festival - this year the three day event will be curated & headlined by Cincinnati, Ohio's THE NATIONAL - their only UK appearance of 2012.

Butlins have decided to end their six year relationship with the festival. In reaction to this ATP will move The National's event to our original home - the recently refurbished Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands - on the same dates this December. The venue is just over an hour's drive from the London area. All original ticket bookings remain valid, and refunds will be available until the end of June for those who no longer wish to attend following this change. More info on the location including details of the refurbishments (including upgrades to accommodation and venues) is available here. If you have any questions, please email us at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

The last few remaining tickets for the event will go up on sale via this Thursday at 10am.

We look forward to returning to the festival's spiritual birthplace for an incredible weekend - currently the line-up features 31 artists, 23 of whom make their UK ATP Festival debuts at the request of our curators The National. Here is how the line-up currently looks, with some major names to be added in the coming months:

The National / Kronos Quartet / The Antlers / Deerhoof / Owen Pallett / Michael Rother presents the music of Neu! & Harmonia / Menomena / Local Natives / Boris / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Nico Muhly / Stars Of The Lid / Tim Hecker / Perfume Genius / Sharon Van Etten / Bear In Heaven / Youth Lagoon / Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) / My Brightest Diamond / Wye Oak / Kathleen Edwards / Lower Dens / Hauschka / Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) / Megafaun / Suuns / Dark Dark Dark / Buke and Gase / This Is The Kit / So Percussion / Hayden

The event will feature around 40 live acts playing across the weekend on the venue's excellent indoor stages featuring award winning sound, as well as DJs until late, Cinema and Book Club both curated by The National, and much more! Tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends - tickets must be booked in groups of 2-8 people. Many accommodation options are now sold out with limited tickets remaining.

Tickets for All Tomorrow's Parties curated by The National are priced at £180 per person for festival entry + accommodation in self catered apartments, on sale this Thursday via

Self Catering accommodation is available in 2-8 berth apartments and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, with kitchen. (£180 + booking fee per ticket per person)

Need to find people to share an apartment with, or want to find a space in someone's apartment? Check out the community at


All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last twelve 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. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London and Asbury Park, New Jersey.

For over 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

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