Published Jun 16, 2016All Tomorrow's Parties has been bringing boutique artist-curated festivals around the world since launching back in 2001, but the good times are coming to an end. ATP has announced that its festivals and live promotions company will be shutting down.
Over the last few years, ATP has faced significant financial difficulties. In 2012, the events company was put into liquidation. Despite relaunching with a new firm, the troubles seem to have continued with recent events like those featuring Grizzly Bear and Drive Like Jehu getting axed.
An ATP event in Iceland was scheduled to take place this summer featuring a John Carpenter-led lineup, but that has now been cancelled. Upcoming ATP-affiliated events in the UK have also been transferred to other promoters.
An official statement about the ATP's closure reads:
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.
Since launching in 2001, All Tomorrow's Parties has featured artist-curated events and performances from the likes of Deerhunter, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the National, Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Battles, Caribou, Les Savy Fav, Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jim Jarmusch, Pavement, the Flaming Lips, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky, Portishead, Sleater-Kinney, Dinosaur Jr., Devendra Banhart, Mogwai, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse and many more.
A documentary about the company and its ensuing festivals was released in 2009, providing fans with an onscreen "kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival."