The three-day boutique festival will have less than 3000 people attending. Performances start in the mid-afternoon, with around 30 acts set to play live across the weekend along with DJ sets until late night. There is dining, bars and other onsite amenities, such as, an indoor swimming pool, tennis, and golf.
The first batch of three day festival passes are on sale Friday April 25th @ 10AM EST at http://www.atpfestival.com with and without accommodation. More tickets will be on-sale shortly after with accommodations in a nearby hotel. Shuttle buses will run between the second hotel and Kutshers.
Limited accommodations are available on-site in motel-like rooms that sleep 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 people. Accommodations are sold by the room in 3 day blocks only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday.) You are permitted to have any number up to the maximum occupancy in the room. For example, if you wish to purchase a 4 person occupancy room, you are permitted to have 1 - 4 people sharing the room during the event, and the price is the same for the room, regardless of how many people stay. Each person will still need a festival pass.
Accommodation only comes as a three-day package, you cannot buy just a single night. Check-in is from 11am on Friday September 19th and check out is 10am sharp on Monday September 22nd.
The following room configurations are available. Please note that these are all extremely limited.
Room Configurations Maximum Occupancy PRICE for 3 nights:
All rates subject to state and local tax. Rate for less than maximum occupancy is same.
You should work out ahead of time how many people you wish to buy tickets for and share accommodations with, then decide who is going to be the ticket buyer. You will be asked first how many festival passes you wish to buy. These cost $225 each and will gain you entrance into the three day festival including all performances, plus applicable booking fee.
You will then be asked whether you wish to purchase accommodations. If you choose yes, you will be asked which room you wish to purchase and how many people you intend on having sleep in it.
Please note that the person whose credit card is used to purchase the tickets will be required to be present at the site to collect the tickets in an effort to prevent scalping. If the person whose credit card is used cannot be present, a photocopy of the front and back of their card along with the email confirmation letter they received when purchasing the tickets will be required.
More acts and information will be announced shortly
All Tomorrow's Parties is an organization based in London that has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the UK and worldwide for almost ten years. It was founded by Barry Hogan in 1999 in preparation for the first All Tomorrow's Parties festival, the line-up of which was curated by Mogwai and took place in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year, and continues to set itself apart from festivals like Reading or Glastonbury by staying intimate, un-corporate and fan-friendly. Another vital difference is that the line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists, resulting in unpredictable and exciting events which combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The All Tomorrow's Parties festival has become more successful with every passing year, moving in 2006 to a larger holiday camp. It has taken place in both the UK and USA, and has been curated by the following artists:
Portishead, Dirty Three, Sonic Youth, The Shins, Sleater Kinney, Dinosaur Jr., Devendra Banhart, Mudhoney, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Vincent Gallo, Slint, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Stephen Malkmus, Mogwai, Tortoise, Shellac, Autechre, Modest Mouse and Simpsons' creator Matt Groening.
In 2007 the curators allowed festival goers to pick the lineup by organising a voting process for all ticketholders in the months running up to the event. The festival now takes place three times a year in the UK (twice in May and once in December for the 'Nightmare Before Christmas'. In recent years the ATP organisations involvement in festivals has spread further; including curating stages at Barcelona's acclaimed Primavera Sound Festival, and at Pitchfork Magazine's Music Festival in Chicago in 2007 and 2008.
Significant past performances at ATP festivals include the reformation of The Magic Band, Television and Slint. All Tomorrow's Parties are also proud to be presenting the return of My Bloody Valentine with a series of nationwide live performances set for 2008.
ATP does not merely curate festivals; the company is also involved in organising other special events (such as 2007's halloween show Release The Bats), and promoting gigs throughout the year in London and other UK cities. Another major project is the Don't Look Back season, which since 2005 has seen ATP working to curate seasons in which artists perform famous or acclaimed albums in a live setting in album order. Past seasons have included legendary performances from The Stooges ('Funhouse'), Belle & Sebastian ('If You're Feeling Sinister'), Gang Of Four ('Entertainment'), Ennio Morricone (classic film soundtracks), Slint ('Spiderland') and Sonic Youth, whose series of performances of the classic 'Daydream Nation' earned the title of Time Out magazine's Gig Of The Year 2007.
In 2001, the organization spawned ATP Recordings, a record label originally created to bring out compilation albums related to its festivals. However the label eventually moved on from just doing compilations for the festival to sign and release singles and albums from bands including Threnody Ensemble, Bardo Pond, The Magic Band, Deerhoof, White Out, Death Vessel, The Drones, Fursaxa, The Scientists, Apse, Fuck Buttons and Alexander Tucker.
At the end of 2007, ATPR announced plans to release a new series of double 7" singles called Custom Made, which would feature bands choosing four songs; one something old, one something new, one something borrowed (a cover version) and one something blue (artists were free to interpret this as they feel). The first two bands to release singles in this series are Australia's The Drones and Alexander Tucker.
Other ATPR projects in 2008 include the release of Street Horrrsing from Fuck Buttons, which received an 8.6 rating from Pitchfork, a re-release of the album Spirit by Connecticut's Apse, and a third full-length release from Alexander Tucker named Portal.
Tickets on sale through www.atpfestival.com
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