The event takes place at Pontins Holiday Camp, East Sussex over three days from, Friday 7th - Sunday 9th December 2012. Check in begins on Friday at midday/noon and Check out occurs on Monday morning at 10am sharp.
The event is held in a holiday resort so all tickets include a pass to the festival + 3 nights accommodation in private apartments. Each chalet is self-catering and has a small kitchen with cooking/dining utensils included, bathroom with either a shower or bath and of course a sink & toilet. The TV area doubles as a bedroom with a roll out sofa bed, and then there will either be one or two bedrooms with the relevant numbers of beds. Bedding is included in the chalets. The TV has a channel programmed by The National and ATP.
When you go on the ticket site you will see the options are described as Berths, for example 4 Berth Self Catered. What this means is that when you buy one of these, it provides you with the numbered amount of passes for the festival plus an apartment for those people to stay in for the weekend - so for example a 5 berth would give you 5 wristbands and an apartment for 5 people for the weekend.
Because of the venue licence unfortunately you cannot purchase tickets without accommodation or buy day tickets, so all tickets include a festival pass + accommodation. The smallest apartments are for 2 people, so this is the minimum amount of people you will need to book (although you could always be greedy and use a 2 berth for yourself if you're feeling rich!).
So you basically stay on site in your own private accommodation with your friends for 3 nights and you ALSO get a pass to see all of the bands perform over 3 days, plus bar with DJs until early in the morning, free cinema programme, use of site facilities and much more!
If you would prefer to stay in Rye you can obtain a list of Bed and Breakfasts from www.rye.org.uk or alternatively telephone the local tourist board on +44 (0)1797 226 696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a problem with your ticket, first you should go back to point of purchase with your enquiry. Here are the contacts details for the companies we sell festival tickets through:
Seetickets: Phone - 0870 060 0958 or Email - email@example.com
Yes, you can book over the phone from:
Seetickets - +44 (0)871 220 0260
We understand sometimes non UK customers have problems paying with their credit or debit cards with UK ticketagents - you can pay using Paypal via the ATP Store.
Tickets should be received at the latest by approximately one month before the event (depending when you buy). International (non-UK) guests tickets will be held at Willcall and can be collected with photo ID and the credit card used to pay for the tickets from the box office at the event.
Some ticket agents such as Wegottickets ONLY do box office collection so make sure to check your Order Email before emailing us in a panic because your tickets haven't arrived!
Also enclosed with the tickets will be a damages disclaimer form, which you will need to sign and bring with you. If there are any broken or missing items this will be charged to the credit card that made the booking. If, when you arrive in your accommodation and something doesn't work please inform the staff at the main reception and they will arrange for a replacement.
On this form you will also need to provide the full names of the guests staying in your accommodation. Please ensure that you have this form filled out before you check-in.
The reception area will open from midday/noon on Friday morning for check-in, however the venues will not be open until later in the day, please check the website nearer the time of the event for full details of venue opening times.
Latest checkout is by 10am sharp on Monday morning.
Unfortunately not, sorry. If you want to stay in Rye on that night you can obtain a list of Bed and Breakfasts from www.rye.org.uk or alternatively telephone the local tourist board on +44 (0)1797 226 696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to bring the following with you:
Towels: there are no towels available on-site so please don't forget
Food / Drink: (there are shops onsite where you can purchase things if you like)
And for some chalets you will need to buy...
Electricity: This can be purchased from one of the shops onsite, we would recommend buying a small amount between you all in the chalet at first and then work it out from there.
Check out www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp and put in your postcode. Camber Sands Holiday Park postcode is TN31 7RL.
By Public Transport:
The nearest train station is Rye. See further down for info on how to then get from Rye to Camber.
For train journey planners, timetables and fares check out the following websites:
Due to the large amount of people coming from the London area and it's respective airports (we get lots of attendees from oversea), here are some further details on travelling from London to Rye. We hope our Northern friends are not too offended...
London to Rye...
RYE TO CAMBER
We've been contacted by a new crowdsourcing booking company called We Can Go Dutch, who have setup a scheme whereby people travelling from London to The National's ATP can group together to pay a cheaper rate for coach travel.
Please note this info is provided by us as a convenience to festival goers only. We aren't connected with this company and we do not make any representations concerning them.
Usually bands begin around 4pm or 5pm on the Friday. A full schedule of times for all performances will be posted up on this website nearer to the time.
Music usually finishes at around 3am on Monday morning with DJs continuing until around 4am most nights.
Apart from nursing a huge hangover, there is a swimming pool, go-karts which are both free of charge, arcades, Cinema (with films picked by The National and ATP), DJs, Book Club, a beach across the road, the local pubs and of course Rye Village where there are some very nice places to eat.
If you have any problem over the weekend with your accommodation, please go to the main reception firstly to see if anyone there can help. If they can't help or you have a more festival related problem or enquiry, head over to the ATP Production office and ask if you can speak to Barry, Rosalynde or Deborah from ATP.
Yes, there is a link machine in the main reception. If however this is not working there are machines in Rye Village, the addresses are as follows:
HSBC: 11a High Street, Rye
Lloyds TSB: 84 High Street, Rye
If you lose or break your wristband please come to the main reception. If you have the broken wristband please bring this with you so it can be replaced straight away.
If however you lose your wristband, please bring some form of identification with you so we can double-check your name on the accommodation listing. Photo ID would obviously be best.
If your wristband has been put on too tight please go to the main reception and we will swap it for you.
Sorry but all acts and DJ's playing ATP are selected by The National. The National have a list as long as their arms of acts they would like to invite. So if you haven't been invited it is not likely to happen. Sorry, maybe next year?
The only merchandise we currently sell is ATP merchandise like T-shirts and Posters, and also merchandise by artists performing at the event. All food and drink are provided by the venues so please do not contact us regarding food/drink vending.
For press related questions & accreditation requests, please contact press AT atpfestival.com with NATIONAL ACCREDITATION in the subject line.
We're sorry but there are no day tickets available for this festival.
As we have to hire the entire holiday camp site including all chalets for the festival weekend, room cost is factored into the ticket price and so we are unable to sell tickets without accommodation.
The venue requests that all festival attendees do not bring excessive quantities of alcohol onto the resort. The quantity that is deemed excessive will be at their discretion. If any ATP attendees ignores this, their alcohol will be removed and returned at the end of the weekend. If any attendees repeatedly ignore this, they may be asked to leave.
If the venue feel that this request is being ignored then further action might be taken, which could include the searching of vehicles entering the resort. Therefore, they, and we, do request that you try not to openly flaunt the policy on excessive amounts!
ATP will be running a deposit scheme for the festival to make it easier for some people to pay. We are offering a limited number of 4 berth apartments, both room-only and self-catering to be paid for with a deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of June. Both come with a booking fee of £7.50 per person (£30 per apartment). These apartments will be sold at full price; £170 per person room only or £180 per person self catered.
People who would like to hold a 4 berth room only, must pay a deposit of £70 per person, (£280 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp each (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by June 30th.
People who would like to hold a 4 berth self catering, must pay a deposit of £80 per person, (£320 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp each (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by June 30th.
As we will be holding the apartments for you, all deposits will be non-refundable, so please only apply if you are sure you can pay the remaining amount when it is due in June. You will be required to pay both instalments by either Paypal or Cheque. Please email deposit(at)atpfestival.com with NATIONAL DEPOSIT in the email subject line if you would like to take part in the deposit scheme. Please include: your name, address, which type of room you want (room only or self catering) and which payment method you would like to use (paypal or cheque). You will then be given details of how to pay by your chosen method. Chalets will be granted on a first come first served basis and you will need to pay your first deposit within one week of acceptance.
Sorry but no professional type cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the venues.
By entering the event site you agree to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
No sorry, as stated before you buy, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
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.
Yes, there will be a bar in each of the two venues as well as a pub on site called the Queen Victoria that will be serving drinks until dawn.