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Jeff Mangum curated ATP festival postponed to March

By | Published on Thursday 20 October 2011


ATP has announced that its festival curated by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, due to take place in December, is being postponed until March “due to a set of extremely unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances”.

In an email to ticketholders, ATP boss Barry Hogan said: “Having to reschedule an event like this is no small decision and we realise that many of you will be extremely disappointed, as are we. We try to put the community of ATP attendees first in every decision we make and hope that you will understand when we say that if the postponement was in any way avoidable, then we would not be rescheduling – disappointing the community that makes our events what they are is something we find very painful”.

Tickets for the event will remain valid and organisers are hoping to secure as many of the artists on the original bill as possible for the new dates, with the new line-up due to be confirmed on 10 Nov. Gigs in London by The Magic Band and Superchunk in the run up to the original dates will still take place as planned, though others from Jeff Mangum, Panda Bear, Olivia Tremor Control and Thurston Moore are as yet unconfirmed.

As previously reported, earlier this year ATP announced it would no longer be putting on its traditional spring festivals at Butlins in Minehead due to cost issues, choosing instead to concentrate on its December holiday camp weekenders and other city-based events, such as I’ll Be Your Mirror.

More information on the Jeff Mangum event is available on the ATP site.