John Reis of curators Drive Like Jehu has issued a statement suggesting this event been cancelled. They made a statement saying, "All Tomorrow’s Parties CANCELS ATP curated by Drive Like Jehu in Manchester via Prestatyn.
After 4 months of a long and bumpy ride, the wheels finally fell off the wagon and crashed and burned. A search party was sent to Monkey Island to scan the wreckage for survivors and only found Barry Hogan/ATP collecting bits of luggage and body parts for his next show “ATP 3.0 The 90’s Deconstructed”.
It’s a uniquely cruel hoax to appeal to Drive Like Jehu’s ego and ask us to create a program based on personally inviting the bands and musicians that have inspired us and changed the way we hear music and then subject them and their supporters to this. We really wanted this show to happen more than anything. It had all the makings of a legendary weekend. We were so committed to seeing this through that we remained hopeful ( blind in retrospect) amongst the ritualistic turmoil and crisis and trusted their solutions that would ensure that the show would definitely go on and the attendees would be treated fairly and the bands would be respected and celebrated.
I realize people want answers. I have found out about most of the information involving the problems that plagued this from the start the same way as everyone else. And although the internet is hardly a reliable source for fact, this whole mess has the extra sting of this not being an isolated incident.
48 hours ago word started to trickle in that Barry hadn’t honored his agreement with many of the bands. These bands were not canceling, but rather did not have the promised means to attend. It was only then revealed that ATP was unable to honor the agreement with the ticket holders that purchased accommodation. ATP is out of funds. ATP offered to postpone the event until November as a solution. No thanks. We looked into trying to salvage the weekend by putting on our own free show in Manchester. But at this late date, no suitable venue is available.
This affects the Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake shows that were to follow ATP as well. We are unable to come over at this time.
To all the bands and ticket holders, I couldn’t feel more terrible that the fest isn’t happening. We were willing to come over under any circumstance even if it meant we would not get paid, just to see this show happen. I wish I could give you more answers at this point and advice what to do next."
Drive Like Jehu will curate All Tomorrows Parties 2.0 Weekend 2 happening from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April 2016, at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester having moved from Pontins, Prestatyn Holiday Centre, in North Wales.
As well as hand-picking the line-up, Drive Like Jehu will also be headlining the 2016 festival. Also confirmed are Betunizer, The Blind Shake, The El Vez Punk Rock Revue, The Gories, King Khan & The Shrines, King Khan & BBQ Show, Mission Of Burma,Rocket From The Crypt, Metz, Omar Souleyman, Nueva Vulcano, Dan Sartain, The Monkeywrench (featuring members of Mudhoney), The Ex, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, PyPy, Hot Snakes, Wire, Diamanda Galas, The Kids, Mrs Magician, The Flamin' Groovies, Holly Golightly, Martin Rev, The Spit, The Schizophonics, and Soulside (performing Hot Bodi-gram LP in its entirety).
Weekend festival tickets without accommodation remain on sale for this event now at the Victoria Warehouse at £100. Day tickets are available at £35 each
Additional info for ticket holders who bought tickets for Pontins
All tickets for All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 Curated by Drive Like Jehu are valid for the new venue. All ticket holders who purchased chalets will be provided with accommodation at hotels in Manchester in close proximity to the venue. Organisers will be contacting ticket buyers individually to advise on their specific accommodation - this information will be sent out during the week commencing 4th April. (To note - unlike Pontins arrangements - all accommodation will now of course include electricity and bed linen free of charge)
Organisers also want to make sure their customers aren't out of pocket due to transport changes and to limit the inconvenience that the venue change will cause in some cases, those who have purchased non-refundable train tickets to Prestatyn for that weekend, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th March 2016 with the subject JEHU TRAVEL and we will assist you in rearranging your travel.
Alternatively, should you wish to switch your chalet / tickets for Drive Like Jehu's weekender on 22nd-25th April for an equivalent chalet size / ticket for All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 Curated by Stewart Lee on 15-17th April please also contact the orrganisers at email@example.com by 25th March 2016 with the subject JEHU SWITCH.
If you no longer wish to attend this event, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th March 2016 with the subject JEHU REFUND.
There'll be more information here when available.
latest on this festival
citing that organisers of ATP are out of funds
those with chalets booked will now be provided with accommodation in Manchester
plus The Flamin' Groovies, Martin Rev, The Spit, and The Schizophonics