The National to curate All Tomorrow’s Parties this December – Tickets On Sale Now [News]‏

January 31, 2012

ATP Concerts announce our annual UK holiday camp festival…

December 7th-9th 2012 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

On Sale Friday now via and

ATP are extremely excited to announce our annual December festival, this year the three day event at Butlins, Minehead will be curated & headlined by Cincinnati, Ohio’s THE NATIONAL – performing their only UK show of 2012.

Since their formation in 1999, The National have grown organically from indie cult heroes in their early years, to creating truly stunning LPs such as the amazing Alligator and Boxer, and more recently with the success of High Violet deservedly achieving crossover success to become one of the most acclaimed bands on the planet. Much of this success is based on their incredible live shows – ATP are very excited that the band have accepted our invitation to headline and to curate an exciting supporting bill featuring many of their favourite artists.

Today we can announce the first fantastic group of artists for the line-up:

The National

Kronos Quartet

The Antlers

Owen Pallett


Tim Hecker

Sharon Van Etten

My Brightest Diamond

Wye Oak

Lower Dens



Dark Dark Dark

Buke and Gase

In total the line-up will feature 40 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of just 5500 people. The event will also feature DJs until late, Cinema chosen by The National, Book Club curated by The National, and much more! All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends – tickets must be booked in groups of 2-7 people, see ‘About The Venue’ below for more details.

Tickets for All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by The National are priced at £170.00pp for room only apartments and £180.00pp for self catered apartments, and are on sale now via and

£20 and £10 off per person Early Bird tickets and a Ticket Deposit Scheme are available for a limited time, see below for details…

Need to find people to share an apartment with, or want to find a space in someone’s apartment? Check out the community at


We are offering a small amount of early bird tickets at a £20 per person discount (£150pp room only and £160pp self catering). These will be available from the general on-sale time from, until the end of Friday 27th January (unless they run out first). We will also have a £10 per person discount (£160pp room only and £170pp self catering), available from the general on-sale time, until the end of Friday 3rd February (unless they run out first).


ATP will again be running a deposit scheme for the festival to make it easier for some people to pay. We are offering a limited number of 4 berth apartments, both room-only and self-catering to be paid for with a deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of June. Both come with a booking fee of £7.50 per person (£30 per apartment). These apartments will be sold at full price; £170 per person room only or £180 per person self catered.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth room only, must pay a deposit of £70 per person, (£280 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp each (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by June 30th.

People who would like to hold a 4 berth self catering, must pay a deposit of £80 per person, (£320 for the apartment). The remaining £107.50pp each (£430 for the apartment) must be paid by June 30th.

As we will be holding the apartments for you, 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 June. You will be required to pay both instalments by either Paypal or Cheque. Please email deposit(at) with NATIONAL DEPOSIT in the email subject line if you would like to take part in the deposit scheme. Please include: your name, address, which type of room you want (room only or self catering) and which payment method you would like to use (paypal or cheque). You will then be given details of how to pay by your chosen method. 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.


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 (subject to weather conditions!).

Under 18s, children and babies are welcome at ATP if accompanied, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details and see below for info on reduced Family Tickets.

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)


A limited amount of tickets will be available via in 4 Berth Self Catered apartments which allow families to attend together, with tickets for children between ages 5-12 costing £50. Compared to the usual face value cost of this apartment at £720, the family ticket allows two adults & two children to attend for £460 (subject to booking fee). ID must be provided on entry to prove the age of any children attending.

If your family is of a different size (2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 or 3 children, etc) contact us directly at with FAMILY in the subject line and we will arrange for a suitable chalet at the reduced child price, subject to availability. If you would like to attend with a babysitter (who would pay a lower amount for a more limited weekend pass) – please get in touch to arrange it. Under 5s still attend ATP free. If children are in cots (and under the age of 5) they will not need a ticket. Cots can be hired from Butlins.

13-17 year olds are able to attend on a regular ticket accompanied by an over 18. Children under 13 will be allowed into the main Pavilion venue (if it being used for the event) until 10pm, and the other venues until 8pm. Butlins also has a number of other activities suitable for children including…

* 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
* Butlins Funfair
* Archery & Fencing (for children 8+ years – adults can also attend!)
* Bowling Alley
* Many other amusements & arcades…


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. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I’ll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London and Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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

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