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Stewart Lee to curate ATP festival

By | Published on Thursday 25 June 2015

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee has been announced as the curator of next year’s ATP festival, which the comedian says will require attendees to bring “bucket, spade, swimwear and an open mind”.

As previously reported, earlier this year ATP announced plans to revive its holiday camp festivals, despite hosting its ‘last ever’ such shows back in 2013. With a new site at Prestatyn Pontins in North Wales, the first will be a Nightmare Before Christmas weekend at the end of November, with the Lee-curated bash to follow next April.

Commenting on his appointment, Lee said: “Of all the ATPs I’ve attended, the 2001 weekend, when Tortoise curated it and laid American free jazz, European improv noise, alternative country rock, alienating stand-up comedy, ambient electronica, 80s hardcore, 70s CBGBs nostalgia, smart-arse post punk, Dutch anarcho-jazz and all manner of unexpected cross-currents on curious young people, remains a pivotal point in my musical education. It’s a great honour to be allowed to attempt something similar. Bring bucket, spade, swimwear and an open mind”.

It’s alright, you’ve still got time to pack. This will all take place on 15-17 Apr next year.