ATP launch End Of An Era - final Holiday Camp festivals curated by LOOP and Primavera Sound

Friday 26th April, 2013


All Tomorrow's Parties confirm...

ATP - The End Of An Era

ATP's Final Holiday Camp Festivals

Part 1: Curated by ATP & Primavera Sound - Nov 22nd-24th

Television performing Marquee Moon, Chelsea Light Moving, Dinosaur Jr.,
múm, Wolf Eyes, Mike Watt and many more already confirmed!

Part 2: Curated by ATP & Loop - Nov 29th-Dec 1st

Loop, The Pop Group, Fennesz, 23 Skidoo and many more already confirmed!

Reduced Price Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now - Weekend One (Primavera) / Weekend Two (Loop)

The original boutique festival, All Tomorrow's Parties was founded in 2001, with Mogwai curating in the then unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate events by staying intimate and fan-friendly, whilst influencing countless other festivals along the way.

Today we can confirm two very special December festival events at Camber Sands. These will be the last ever UK Holiday Camp festivals, two consecutive weekends with different line-ups going under the title ATP - End Of An Era. ATP will continue to promote curated events in the UK, but after our imminent TV On The Radio & Deerhunter curated spring weekends (tickets available now for both here), and these newly confirmed End Of An Era weekends, we will no longer be hosting them at our traditional holiday camp locations.

This is a chance for all of the ATP fans from over the years to reunite at Camber Sands for two huge final parties! We will be bringing back many fan favourites including many past curators and mixing them in with the latest and most innovative new artists around.

ATP's Barry Hogan:

"It gives me great pleasure to announce that the new curators for November will be our Catalan comrades that run the Primavera festival and the legendary band LOOP who I have to admit I never thought would return. All good things must come to an end and we have decided that the 2 weekenders this November are going to be the last ATP's staged in a holiday camp in the UK. 

If you'd like to join us to celebrate the end of an era then come along this November. ATP will still continue with other events but this is the last hurrah of the original boutique music festival."

Today we can confirm the start of both line-ups with many more past curators, ATP Recordings artists and friends of ATP to be confirmed for both events in the weeks ahead...

Weekend 1 running from November 22nd-24th will be curated as a collaboration between ATP and our friends at Primavera Sound. Since 2001 the Primavera organisation has been running amazing festivals in Barcelona (and now Porto), featuring ATP curated stages at each event since 2007. As kindred spirits in their choice of incredible music from any and every genre, we're very happy to have them on board to help us pick the line-up. Fra Soler of Primavera: ‘When we first started Primavera Sound, ATP was already running and we were always delighted by their amazing line ups curated by amazing people. Though our festivals are slightly different we always felt there was a lot in common between us. Then we met and it was clear that working together was the following step. ATP stage at Primavera Sound has been an essential part of the event for years now and curating a festival where we´ve been having so many (heavy) parties is a dream come true and one of the nicest things we've ever been asked to do.’

So far for this weekend we can confirm performances by:

Television performing Marquee Moon (UK exclusive)
Dinosaur Jr.
Les Savy Fav
Chelsea Light Moving (feat. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore)
Dinos Chapman
Oneohtrix Point Never
Wolf Eyes

Il Sogno Del Marinaio featuring Mike Watt
Forest Swords
The Haxan Cloak
Demdike Stare

+ many more to be confirmed!


Weekend 2 running from November 29th-December 1st is curated by ATP and LOOP. Hailing from South London, Loop released three mindblowing albums in the late 1980s highlighted by 1990's A Gilded Eternity. Reviewing their recently reissue discography, The Quietus wrote "These were stars that burned and shone with an intense brightness, and it's testament to Loop's vision and delivery that the mark they made is indelible." ATP are very pleased to reunite Loop for this event and also to ask them to collaborate with us on choosing the line-up of the very last ATP Holiday Camp festival.

Robert Hampson of Loop: "ATP is the only place this could happen and be done well. Who else would offer the chance not only to play but also curate some of the bands alongside Loop on the day. It's quite special to be able to do this and make it happen. Besides, Barry Hogan has pestered me for so long about this, it would seem rather unfair not to let him have his 5 minutes of fame getting Loop to play again." For a further statement by Robert on the reunion click here.

So far for this weekend we can confirm performances by:

The Pop Group
23 Skidoo
Edan (DJ set)
Dirty Beaches
Thought Forms

+ many more to be confirmed!


Each event features a 35 band bill 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 for Pairs are also available, see below for details.

Reduced Price Early Bird Tickets for ATP's End Of An Era events including festival entry + accommodation are on sale now priced at £170 per person via these links: Weekend One (Primavera) / Weekend Two (Loop)

There are a limited amount available at this price - when these are gone, we will also have a limited number of £180 per person tickets available. Any remaining tickets will then be available at the full price of £190 per person.


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 PRIMAVERA DEPOSIT or 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 these links: Weekend 1 (Primavera) / Weekend 2 (Loop)


The events 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 events are 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, go-karts which are both free of charge, 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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