Nightmare Before Christmas 2009 curated by My Bloody Valentine! On Sale Friday!

Wednesday 15th April, 2009

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:


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

So far confirmed to join the legendary sonic sculptors are:

Sonic Youth

De La Soul


Sun Ra Arkestra

The Horrors


And of course, My Bloody Valentine themselves.


Tickets are £150 for room only accommodation and £160 for self-catering accommodation, BUT for 2 weeks we are slashing the prices so YOU can save money.



We know it’s hard out there right now, so in recognition of everyone tightening their belts we are offering a couple of early bird specials to help out your hip pocket.

Tickets for ATP Nightmare Before Christmas curated by My Bloody Valentine go on-sale this Friday April 17th at 9:00am. For one week only we have drastically reduced the price on a limited allocation of tickets. Everyone purchasing tickets for 7 days, until 9:00am on April 24th, or until the allocation runs out will receive a massive £20 off their ticket. So, if you are purchasing a 5 berth apartment, you will pay £100 less for 5 tickets! If you are buying a 2 berth that is £260 + bf instead of £300 + bf.

If you miss out on this first discount, don’t despair. When the first allocation runs out or for 7 days from April 24th – May 1st we will be offering tickets at £10 off. So instead of paying £150 for a room only ticket you will pay £140 + bf and instead of paying £160 for a self catering ticket you will pay £150 + bf.

To recap;

April 17th – April 24th *     Room only ticket - £130 Self-Catering ticket - £140

April 24th – May 1st *        Room only ticket - £140 Self-Catering ticket - £150

From May 1st*                    Room only ticket - £150 Self-Catering ticket - £160

*(or until allocation runs out)

Remember, a ticket gets you three nights accommodation with an actual roof over your head, a bathroom and
shower just for you and your friends as well as a pass into the festival – you can’t get better value than that!

Please note the discount tickets are only available through via Seetickets.


We’ve also spared a thought for those of you who can’t come up with the money in the next two weeks.  ATP will again 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 small deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of July. Both come with a booking fee of £7.50 per person (£30 per apartment).  These chalets will be sold at £150 per person room only or £160 per person self catered.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth room only, must pay a deposit of £50 per person, (£200 for the apartment). The remaining £430 must be paid by July 31st.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth self catering, must pay a deposit of £60 per person, (£240 for the apartment).  The remaining £430 must be paid by July 31st.

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 July.

If you are able to pay through a normal ticket agency upfront for your whole apartment, then please do so and don't use this scheme and leave the deposit scheme for those people who find it harder to get the full amount together in one go. Also, remember those using this scheme will not receive the two week discount tickets!

You will be required to pay both instaments by either cheque or paypal. Please note, that all cheques must be received and cleared within 5 days of you being accepted into the deposit scheme. If your cheque does not clear, or is not received, your application will go to the bottom of the queue which may mean you do not get to participate in the scheme this year.

Please email deposit (at) if you would like to take part in the deposit scheme including: 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 notified if your application was successful and details of how to pay by your chosen method, or if you are in a waiting line. Applicants in the waiting line may be accepted if earlier applicants fail to make the first deposit in time.

All emails will be answered within 48 hours. Deposit applications will be granted on a first come first serve basis.


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.

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. (£150 + booking fee per ticket)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)

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