All Tomorrow’s Parties Officially Shuts Down

Really sad news today out of beloved UK-based festival promoter All Tomorrow’s Parties: The legendary company, famed for their meticulously curated events and festivals, have officially shut their doors.

The news comes along with the announcement that the upcoming ATP Iceland, which was supposed to kick off in two weeks.

Since its inception in 1999, the events have long been revered for their incredible musical selections and unique locations However, they have been plagued by artist cancellations and funding problems for years. This includes the recent cancellation of an event in Wales, which had been tarnished by a late cancellation from John Cale, and a Drive Like Jehu event which was cancelled before kicking off in April. New York’s Jabberwocky Festival, which was meant to feature Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake and more was cancelled back in 2014, and prior to that, other NYC events, as well as festivals in London and Tokyo, similarly succumbed to cancellations.

Known for their artist-curated events, obscure lineups, and one-off performances of artists playing albums in full, ATP have long been considered an important event for many. It visited Australia in 2009, with Nick Cave at the helm. The event took place on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island and featured The Saints, Fuck Buttons, Michael Gira, Bridezilla and many more.

The company have announced that planned events will not be cancelled, but will be distributed to other promoters. Refund information and other details will be announced shortly.

Read All Tomorrow’s Parties’ full statement here:

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.

You will be missed.

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