Stewart Lee reveals first acts confirmed for ATP Festival

ATPATP are excited to announce that Nottingham’s disaffected duo Sleaford Mods, Japanese noise legends Boredoms, and British folk icon Shirley Collins accompanied by Ian Kearey are set to play next year’s festival. They are joined by Welsh experimental group Datblygu; John Kirkpatrick with Trembling Bells performing No Roses; Jazz trio The Necks; The Raincoats; Wild Billy Childish with The Dear Watsons; Bardo Pond; The Heads; Richard Youngs; The Ex; Shonen Knife; The Bevis Frond; Stewart Lee;Trash Kit; Evan Parker with J​ohn Edwards,​ J​ohn Russell & Han Bennink; Shopping; and The Nightingales as the first wave of acts confirmed for All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 curated by Stewart Lee.

All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 curated by Stewart Lee tickets are on sale now: https://www.atpfestival.com/events/atp042016/tickets

Ordinarily overseen by musicians, 2016’s All Tomorrow’s Parties line-up is hand-picked by acclaimed comedian, writer and renowned music enthusiast Stewart Lee, who joins the few alternative cultural figures who’ve curated the festival in the past including the Simpsons’ Matt Groening (2010) and visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman (2015). Stewart Lee will also be performing stand-up comedy, interpreting John Cage and hosting panels over the festival weekend.

All Tomorrow’s Parties site of Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales – chosen for its easy reach for both international and UK customers – benefits from all the facilities you’d expect to find in a holiday camp, including an indoor swimming pool, football pitch, basketball and tennis courts, a crazy golf course, go-kart track, air hockey, a large arcade games area, and a beautiful sandy beachfront only a few hundred metres walk away. All attendees are provided with a chalet as part of the ticket price, which includes beds, a bathroom and a kitchen.

About ATP: 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 expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate events by staying intimate and fan-focused, whilst influencing countless other festivals along the way.

The holiday-camp weekenders offered something that was inimitable in a city. Some of the best weekends of ATP’s customers lives have taken place in these spaces. Places so removed from our everyday, busy, city existences. An out of season holiday-camp turned into a temporary town of like-minded music fans.

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