Joanna Newsom, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore & more for December ATP festivals!

Tuesday 26th July, 2011


First, ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum - then scroll down for the Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Battles, Caribou & Les Savy Fav...

Joanna Newsom, Thurston Moore, Sebadoh & more confirmed for
ATP curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)
2nd-4th December 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead


This December the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties will present the return of Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum to headline and curate one of our two festival weekends at Butlins, Minehead, UK. Tickets are selling fast - please note a small amount of extra 3 berth apartments have now been released - apartments are on sale via, and Today we can announce another group of fantastic line-up additions chosen by our curator Jeff Mangum...

First of all we're very excited to announce one of the most unforgettable live performers on the planet and an ATP favourite JOANNA NEWSOM. We can confirm a performance by Sonic Youth's THURSTON MOORE, who released a new solo album earlier this year. Playing one of their first UK shows since 2008, lo-fi legends SEBADOH also join the bill, as do the incomparable jazz collective the SUN RA ARKESTRA led by Marshall Allen. We are pleased to announce that Jeff has picked THE MOUNTAIN GOATS who will be making their long awaited ATP debut. Finally New York based electric folk group TALL FIRS will also appear.

The line-up so far for the event now looks like this...

Jeff Mangum (from Neutral Milk Hotel)
Fleet Foxes
Joanna Newsom
Yann Tiersen
Thurston Moore
Scratch Acid
The Fall
The Mountain Goats
Young Marble Giants
The Magic Band
The Olivia Tremor Control
Mike Watt & George Hurley perform the songs of the MINUTEMEN
Sun Ra Arkestra
The Raincoats performing The Raincoats (debut LP)
Robyn Hitchcock performs I Often Dream Of Trains
Group Inerane
A Hawk & A Hacksaw perform a new & original soundtrack to Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors
Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise
Half Japanese
The Apples in stereo
Tall Firs
Colin Stetson
Micachu And The Shapes
Lost In The Trees

...with much more to be announced! All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends, see 'About The Venue' further down for more details. All performance take place indoors with fantastic soundsystems.

Tickets for ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum are priced at £170.00pp for room only apartments and £180.00pp for self catering apartments and are on sale now via THIS LINK


HOT SNAKES reform, Pharoah Sanders, Cults
+ more for ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas Festival
curated by Battles, Caribou & Les Savy Fav

9-11 December 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

All Tomorrow's Parties second festival weekend for December 2011 at Butlins, Minehead is the Nightmare Before Christmas - this year curated by three of the most stunning live acts on the planet - Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav. As previously announced each band will headline and choose a line-up of 14 artists for one day of the festival. Today we can confirm a new set of additions with more yet to be chosen by our illustrious curators...

First up we are very excited to confirm that HOT SNAKES will reform for this event at the request of Les Savy Fav - this American rock group led by Rick Froberg (Drive Like Jehu, now of Obits) and John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, now of Night Marchers) formed in 1999 and were one of the most vital and exciting live acts of the era. ATP are very excited that Dan Snaith of Caribou has chosen PHAROAH SANDERS - a legend in Jazz circles due to his incomparable work with John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane and his own classic albums including the unforgettable Karma LP. Other additions are the SUN RA ARKESTRA, Brisbane based rockers VIOLENT SOHO, the much loved SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO DJs, acclaimed new indie pop group CULTS, plus two fantastic electronic artists in the shape of THE FIELD and MATIAS AGUAYO.

Hot Snakes, Violent Soho and SMD DJs were picked by Les Savy Fav; Cults, The Field and Matias Aguayo were picked by Battles; and Pharoah Sanders & Sun Ra Arkestra were picked by Caribou. That means that the line-up so far now looks like this...

Friday 9th Dec curated by Les Savy Fav

Les Savy Fav
Archers Of Loaf
Hot Snakes
Holy Fuck
No Age
The Dodos
Marnie Stern
Wild Flag
Violent Soho
Surfer Blood
Simian Mobile Disco DJs
Total Control
+ more tbc

Saturday 10th Dec curated by Battles

Flying Lotus
Gary Numan
Underground Resistance presents Interstellar Fugitives
Bitch Magnet
The Field
Washed Out
The Psychic Paramount
Thank You
Matias Aguayo
Walls (live)
Phil Manley Life Coach
Dead Rider

Sunday 11th Dec curated by Caribou

Pharoah Sanders
The Ex with Getatchew Mekurya
Sun Ra Arkestra
Junior Boys
Omar Souleyman
Factory Floor
Four Tet
Theo Parrish (4 Hour DJ Set)
Toro Y Moi
Orchestra Of Spheres
+ more tbc

In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of less than 6000 people. The event also includes DJs, Cinema and much more. All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends, see 'About The Venue' below for more details.

Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas are priced at £170.00pp for room only & £180.00pp for self catering - on sale now through Seetickets, Gigantic and Wegottickets via THIS LINK.


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 are welcome at ATP if accompanied, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details. Young children and babies are also welcome at ATP, full information is on our website FAQ.

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. (£170 + booking fee per ticket per person)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£180 + booking fee per ticket per person)