ATP are bringing an end to their British weekender festivals.
This winter will see the alt institution All Tomorrow’s Parties host their final two weekend events under the name End Of An Era. The first will take place between November 22nd and 24th and will feature Television, Oneohtrix Point Never, BEAK>, The Haxan Cloak and Demdike Stare amongst others. The second will take place from November 29th to December 1st and will be curated by the newly reformed LOOP and will feature the likes of The Pop Group, 23 Skidoo, Eaux and Hookworms. More bands are still to be announced.
ATP will continue their events in cities and internationally. Founder Barry Hogan said in a statement [via Pitchfork]:
“When we started all this 14 years ago, we had no idea how a festival curated by a single artist and based in a family holiday camp would play out. It was a mad idea that somehow came to fruition helped by the fact that people were looking for something different from the overpriced conveyor belt corporate rock sponsor-fests that populate the British summer. Looking back we have so many great memories— where else would you find Iggy Pop, Matt Groening, Patti Smith or Nick Cave holed up in a basic chalet at a Pontins’ Holiday Camp? The support from the artists and festival-goers alike has been incredible but it’s time to move on and look towards the future, it may also be time to let Camber Sands rest in peace!”
Whilst it may be the end for the ATP weekender, the British resort festival is far from over – this weekend will see Pleasure Principle land in Cornwall.