Event Information - ATP Curated by The National

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ATP Concerts announces third wave of new bands for:


December 7th-9th 2012 at Pontins, Camber Sands, UK

-Wild Beasts performing ‘Smother’, The Philistines JR, Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus and Ethan Lipton’s ‘No Place To Go’ added! -

Earlier this year, All Tomorrow's Parties announced a three day event curated & headlined by Cincinnati, Ohio's THE NATIONAL. ATP are very excited that the band have accepted our invitation to headline and to curate an exciting supporting bill featuring many of their favourite artists.

Today we can announce a third wave of artist’s to the bill, including a performance of one of last year's most highly rated albums, as well as other influential underground artists…

Wild Beasts performing ‘Smother’ in it’s entirety

The Philistines JR

Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus

Ethan Lipton’s ‘No Place To Go’

The event recently moved to ATP’s spiritual birthplace of Pontins, Camber Sands and has since sold out. Currently the line-up features 35 artists, 26 of whom make their UK ATP Festival debuts at the request of our curators The National. Here is how the line-up currently looks:

The National / Wild Beasts performing ‘Smother’ / 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) / Suuns / Dark Dark Dark / Buke and Gase / This Is The Kit / So Percussion / Hayden / The Philistines JR / Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus / Ethan Lipton’s ‘No Place To Go’

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!


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 www.ourtrueintent.com

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