Slint reunite for rare headline slot at End Of An Era Part 2 - our final holiday camp festival

Tuesday 23rd July, 2013

All Tomorrow's Parties confirm very special headliner for...

The End Of An Era Part 2: curated by ATP & Loop

Tickets On Sale Now from this link!

All Tomorrow's Parties was founded in 2000, with Mogwai invited to curate the line-up in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large corporate events by staying intimate and fan-friendly, whilst influencing countless other festivals along the way. Two special December festival events at Camber Sands will be the last ever UK Holiday Camp festivals - two consecutive weekends under the title The End Of An Era. Weekend 1 is now completely sold out, making Weekend 2 the last chance fans will have to attend this very special festival in it’s original holiday camp home.

Weekend 2 running from November 29th - December 1st will be curated by ATP and Loop. Loop released three mind-blowing albums in the late 1980s highlighted by 1990's A Gilded Eternity and ATP are very pleased to invite them to collaborate with us on the line-up which also sees Mogwai return to play the closing set of this final holiday camp festival. Today we can announce another very exciting headliner:


SLINT, hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, released two incredible albums on the Touch & Go label -  1989’s Tweez and 1991’s Spiderland. Spiderland left an unmistakeable imprint on the burgeoning ‘post-rock’ genre and gained many avid listeners across the next two decades. One of those listeners was ATP’s Barry Hogan:

“I'll never forget the first time I heard Spiderland. It’s one of those records that changed my life and even inspired me to reform the band in 2005 by flying to Louisville, and bringing all the original members together for the first time in 13 years. Spiderland still excites me now as much as the first time I heard it. To say we are fortunate to have this incredibly influential band play the final ATP is a huge understatement.”

After Hogan’s trip, Slint ultimately reformed to headline All Tomorrow’s Parties UK in 2005, then performed the Spiderland album in full for the first time at another short series of live appearances in 2007. ATP are very excited to be able to invite Slint back to make a very rare live appearance as one of the headliners of the last ever ATP holiday camp festival. A message from the band:

"Heartfelt thanks to Barry and ATP!! And to fans... LET'S DO THIS!!!"

The remaining tickets for the event are on sale now via this link – with more exciting names still to be added to the line-up. So far the line-up looks like this…

Curated by ATP:

Girls Against Boys
Michael Rother presents the music of Neu! & Harmonia
Ty Segall
Balam Acab
Edan (DJ set)
Dawn Hunger
Tall Firs
Wolf People
Civil Civic
New War
Thought Forms
DJ Jonathan Toubin

Curated by Loop:

The Pop Group
Comets On Fire
23 Skidoo
Dirty Beaches
White Fence

+ more to be confirmed!


The event features an amazing line-up of bands playing on the venue's excellent indoor stages featuring award winning sound, also featuring DJs until late, Cinema and much more! Tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends - tickets must be booked in groups of 4-8 people. An Installment Payment Plan as well as Chalet Sharing are also available, see below for details.

Tickets for ATP's End Of An Era Part 2 including festival entry + accommodation are on sale now priced at £190 per person via this link.


ATP are running a deposit scheme for the festival to make it easier for some people to pay. We are offering a limited number of 4 & 6 berth self catered apartments to be paid for with a deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of September. These apartments will be sold at full price (£190) with a booking fee of £7.50 per person. For a 4-berth, this works out as: £360 deposit (£90pp) / £430 2nd installment (£107.50pp). And for a 6-berth: £540 deposit (£90pp) / £645 2nd installment (£107.50pp).

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. You can pay by either Google Checkout (similar to Paypal), Cheque or Bank Transfer. Please email deposit(at) with LOOP DEPOSIT in the subject line if you would like to take part. Please include: your name, address, chalet size, and which payment method you would like to use. 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 into the scheme.


If you wish to attend but can't find four people to fill a chalet, you can now buy a pair of tickets and we can match you up with another pair to share a chalet. Some testimony from previous chalet sharers:

"My boyfriend and I shared a chalet with two awesome ladies and had a blast! We came from the states, so it was a great way to meet new people and hang out." - Susan

"I hardly knew any of the guys I shared with at Shellac ATP, but loved the atmosphere. It actually turned out to be better than sharing with friends, and I'll surely be in touch with them for future gigs and festivals." - Grazia

For full details see this link!


The event takes place at Pontins Holiday Camp, East Sussex over three days from Friday - Sunday. 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.

So you 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! Apart from nursing a huge hangover, there is a swimming pool, arcades, a beautiful beach across the road, the local pubs and of course Rye Village where there are some very nice places to eat.

Camber Sands is easily accessible via train to Rye (followed by a short bus/taxi ride). High speed trains now run from London St Pancras to Ashford International and take just 37 minutes, then change at Ashford International for a train to Rye (18 minutes).

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