The annual All Tomorrow’s Parties festival has been forced to move away from Minehead to its original location at Pontins’ Camber Sands after the Butlins company decided to end its association with the festival.
The future of the event, which this year is being curated by The National, was thrown into doubt yesterday (June 4th) when tickets were apparently taken off sale and a new event scheduled to take place on the same weekend.
However, organisers today have confirmed the festival will still take place as planned, but revealed it is to be held at a new location between December 7th-9th, during which The National will perform their only UK gig of 2012.
“Butlins have decided to end their six year relationship with the festival,” the statement reads. “In reaction to this ATP will move The National’s event to our original home – the recently refurbished Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands – on the same dates this December. The venue is just over an hour’s drive from the London area.”
“All original ticket bookings remain valid, and refunds will be available until the end of June for those who no longer wish to attend following this change. More info on the location including details of the refurbishments (including upgrades to accommodation and venues) is available here. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.”Just Published: