"ATP Concerts are very excited to present the return of Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum to headline and curate one of two festival weekends planned for December 2011 at Butlins, Minehead. After releasing what is now one of the most loved and critically acclaimed albums of the 1990s (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded before many of those who now love their albums had a chance to see the songs performed live, so Jeff's much anticipated return to the live stage this year will no doubt be a very special occasion for fans throughout the UK and worldwide.Ok, so Jeff is playing two Wordless Music shows in September followed by two NJ Portishead ATP-related shows at the end of September and the beginning of October (both sold out), and now at least two shows at his very own ATP in the UK in December. More shows are sure to come.
As well as headlining, Mangum will choose around 40 acts to play across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 people. Mangum will perform more than once in the more intimate Centre Stage venue, although entry to only one show is guaranteed - he will be performing a solo acoustic set."
Jeff's initial UK lineup (listed below) includes A Hawk and A Hacksaw who (also contain a Neutral Milk Hotel member and) are also on the lineup with Jeff in NJ.
The full initial UK ATP lineup and more details below...
We hope you ATP members are as excited as we are about today's announcement! ATP Gold members of course already have their tickets, but we're happy to be able to offer the pre-sale link (from 3pm) for the event to you Silver Members now so you can grab your chalets with the £20 off per person - CLICK HERE TO BUY
Here's a first look at the line-up as chosen by Jeff Mangum which already features a number of much loved performers/groups:
JEFF MANGUM (from Neutral Milk Hotel)
THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS
THE MAGIC BAND
THE RAINCOATS performing The Raincoats (debut LP)
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
THE APPLES IN STEREO
...with much much more to be announced! All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends, see 'About The Venue' below for more details.
Tickets for ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum are priced at £170.00pp for room only and £180.00pp for self catering and go on sale this Friday 18th February at 9am from www.seetickets.com
As mentioned, a second ATP Festival weekend with different curator(s) in December 2011 is being planned and will go on sale in two weeks, please bear this in mind when booking. Note if any ATP Gold members would like to switch their booking to the second weekend once we announce who will curate, please let us know and we will do our best to swap you over.
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS + GENERAL ON SALE
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 until Friday 25th February (unless they run out first). Also available will be a batch of early bird tickets at a £10 per person discount (early bird £160pp room only, £170pp self catering). These will be available until the following Friday 4th March (unless they run out first).
ATP will again be running a deposit scheme for the festivals 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 August. 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 August 31st.
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 August 31st .
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 August. If you are able to pay through a normal ticket agency upfront for your whole apartment, then please do so and leave the deposit scheme for those people who find it harder to get the full amount together in one go.
You will be required to pay both instalments by either Paypal or cheque. Please email deposit(at)atpfestival.com with MANGUM 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 so please try to pay quickly once we have given you the details so that you don't miss out (therefore we recommend Paypal over Cheque).
ABOUT THE VENUE
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.
Under 18s, children and babies are welcome at ATP, please see the FAQ section of our website for more details.
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)