ATP (finally, actually) Shuts Down
ATP has run into a lot of trouble over the years, having had to recently cancel the Drive Like Jehu-curated edition in the UK. Before that, they had to cancel a Grizzly Bear one in 2013, and they stopped doing it in the US all together. They also filed for liquidation in 2012. Now, ATP has officially called it quits. The festival writes on Facebook:
ATP – R.I.P
It is with deep sadness we are announcing that ATP Festivals and live promotions are closing down. After months of speculation, our funding for Iceland has been pulled and we are no longer able to continue so will be closing down the entire live side of ATP festivals and live promotions with immediate effect and going into administration.
ATP Iceland festival is no longer happening, but all our other UK shows will have new promoters appointed and tickets transferred (all purchased tickets remain valid with the new promoter). We will post details of the administrators and what to do for festival ticket refunds over the next week.
We are very sorry we could not make this work and have tried to survive throughout all our recent losses but we are no longer able to trade and have to accept we cannot go on.
Thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us and incredible artists who have performed or curated for us over the years and made ATP so special while it lasted.
Even though it feels like a long time coming, it’s still a bummer. ATP put on some of the most creative festivals around. RIP ATP.