ATP Festivals has announced it will be closing for business, having had its funding withdrawn for its Icelandic edition
All Tomorrow's Parties has announced that it will be closing down and going into adminstration. The news arrives after months of speculation and the mass of rumours of cancellation that preceded the Stewart Lee curated April weekender, based on claims that ATP had not paid for the venue, Pontin’s holiday camp in Prestatyn. The festival did go ahead but John Cale pulled out, announcing on Twitter that the organisers had “let us all down”.
The forthcoming Icelandic edition has been cancelled but ATP promises that its forthcoming UK shows will be handed over to new promoters, and they will to go ahead.
The official statement 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.”