Four Tet, Underground Resistance, Wild Flag + more for Nightmare Before Xmas Festival

Wednesday 18th May, 2011

ATP Nightmare Before Christmas

Four Tet, Underground Resistance, Wild Flag
+ 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 the third set of additions with more yet to be chosen by all three curators...

UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE presents Intersteller Fugitives (bio)
(featuring members of Sleater Kinney) (bio)

Wild Flag, Oxes, Surfer Blood and Total Control were picked by Les Savy Fav, Underground Resistance were picked by Battles, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, Orchestra Of Spheres and Toro Y Moi were picked by Caribou.

That means that the line-up so far now looks like this...

Les Savy Fav / Archers Of Loaf / Holy F**K / No Age / The Dodos / Marnie Stern / Wild Flag / Oxes / Surfer Blood / Total Control / Battles / Flying Lotus / Gary Numan / Bitch Magnet / Washed Out / The Psychic Paramount / Thank You / Nisennenmondai / Walls (Live) / Phil Manley's Life Coach / Dead Rider / Underground Resistance Presents Intersteller Fugitives / Caribou / The Ex With Getatchew Mekurya / Junior Boys / Omar Souleyman / Factory Floor / Four Tet / Theo Parrish (4 Hour DJ Set) / Toro Y Moi / Orchestra Of Spheres

In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 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 via this link.

Our curators BATTLES release their ICE CREAM single this coming Monday 23rd May on 12". You can check out the Ice Cream video now at HTTP://WARP.NET/-/WATCHBATTLESICECREAM. The track is taken from their stunning new LP GLOSS DROP out 6th June on Warp. Keep up to date with the band at

The week before the Nightmare event from December 2nd-4th, ATP Weekend 1 curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) will take place, with the line-up so far featuring Fleet Foxes, Superchunk, Scratch Acid and many more - new announcements for this event will follow next week! Full info at


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. (£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)


All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise. This year ATP launches a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, which starting in Tokyo in February, and continues in London in July and Asbury Park, New Jersey in September.

For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD. For more information and the trailer visit