Godspeed You! Black Emperor to curate Nightmare Before Christmas, December 2010! - On Sale Now

Friday 9th April, 2010

All Tomorrow’s Parties announce a new event for December 2010...

The Nightmare Before Christmas curated by
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, 3rd - 5th December 2010

To conclude our yearlong celebrations of 10 Years of ATP, we are thrilled to be able to announce GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR as curators of our Weekend 1 Nightmare Before Christmas festival this December.

ATP Founder Barry Hogan: "Godspeed performed at the Bowlie Weekender as well as at some of our early ATP festivals, and so we are very proud to have one of our favourite bands back after a long break to conclude our 10th anniversary along with Bowlie 2."

The festival weekend will run from the 3rd-5th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead featuring around 40 bands picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who will also perform.

The group have released a statement about this reformation:


after a decade's retreat, god's pee has decided to roll again.

we are, as always, stoked, stubborn and petrified.

it's been awhile, and left in the rain, the brakes have rusted and seized- we'll have to go at it with hammers probably, with elbow grease and with fury, just like the old days all over again.  we look forward to it.  also, moya's back in the fold (hallelujah!)

what we've been up to since the last time= a handful of other bands, and solitary roadtrips and wanderings, a couple of recording studios built, and a restaurant and 3 live venues also.  a film soundtrack and 4 new kids and 3 new dogs.  dead-end jobs.  some farming and vegetable gardens.  a small record label.  acupuncture as a livelihood. and three of us just stayed on the road.  

current plans= a.t.p.u.k., a handful of british and european shows, and then 9 american towns.  
until further introspection, WE WILL NOT BE FIELDING ANY OTHER OFFERS.  nor will we be doing any interviews.  inquiries directed to band, record label, or bookers will not be guaranteed a reply.  alls we really want to do is the thing we do, heads down and leaned into the squall.

between now and the live-dates, there'll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster.  please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on.  and all that really matters is the shows.  and physical engagement in the world.  and folks like us and folks like you.  thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening.  

see you next winter.

xoxoxox godspeed you! black emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will not be doing interviews or other press for this event.

The first set of line-up additions are:

MIKE WATT (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform on all three nights in the Centre Stage venue. As this venue does not hold the entire festival capacity, ticketholders will choose one night for which they will receive a guaranteed entry wristband. Once wristbanded people have entered the venue each night, others will be allowed in on a first come first served basis allowing some people to see multiple shows.

Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at £165.00pp for room only and £175.00pp for self catering and are on sale now from THIS LINK.

See below for full information on Early Bird and Instalment Tickets...


We will also be offering a small amount of early bird tickets at a £20 per person discount (£145pp room only and £155pp self catering). These will be available until Friday 16th April (unless they run out first). We will also be releasing a batch of early bird tickets at a £10 per person discount (early bird £155pp room only, £165pp self catering). These will be available until the following Friday 23rd April (unless they run out first).


ATP will again be running a deposit scheme for the festivals 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 September 2010. Both come with a booking fee of £7.50 per person (£30 per apartment). These apartments will be sold at full price; £165 per person room only or £175 per person self catered.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth room only, must pay a deposit of £65 per person, (£260 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by September 30th.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth self catering, must pay a deposit of £75 per person, (£300 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by September 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 September. If you are able to pay through a normal ticket agency upfront for your whole apartment, then please do so and leave the deposit scheme for those people who find it harder to get the full amount together in one go.

You will be required to pay both instalments by either cheque or paypal. Please email deposit(at)atpfestival.com with GODSPEED 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 payment so please try to pay quickly once we have given you the details so that you won't miss out.


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. (£165 + 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. (£175 + booking fee per ticket)