All Tomorrows Parties - The Fans Strike Back 2009

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2009
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH, England MAP
from £150 per person (bookings per room or chalet)
last updated: Wed 22nd Apr 2009

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The Fans get a chance to prove themselves by curating and choosing their favourite performers to play on half the line-up in, "The Fans Strike Back". So who knows what acts will end up playing! Expect indie, rock, and alternative acts.

All Tomorrows Parties - The Fans Strike Back will be held from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th May 2009 at Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset. ATP is a sponsorship free festival where the organisers and artists stay in the same accommodation as the fans.

The event will see half of the festival line-up chosen by ATP and the other half voted for by everyone that buys a ticket. In at least the first round of voting, which has now opened, no bands can be picked that have ever played a UK ATP event before.

The confirmed bands chosen by ATP are: Devo, Spiritualised, Young marble Giants performing 'Colossal Youth', Anti-pop Consortium, Sleep ( performing 'Holy Mountain', selections from 'Dopesmoker', and more), Grizzly Bear, Edan (DJ), Grails, Qui, Liam Finn, This Will Destroy You, Hush Arbors, Grouper, Nico Muhly, and Sian Alice Group.

The acts chosen by the fans are: Killing Joke, Fuck Buttons, The Mae Shi, Harvey Milk, School of Seven Bells, Beirut, Electric Wizard, M83, Marnie Stern, and Future Of The Left, Errors, Parts & Labor, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Jesu, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Lords, !!!, and Andrew W.K. Special Solo Show.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

Continuing their tradition of mixing artistic fields; ATP have also invited Pete Fowler (most famous for his work with Super Furry Animals) to present an exhibition of his work at this event.

This year the Spoken Word Stage curated by Lydia Lunch will include performances by Lydia Lunch, Martyn Waites, Jake Arnott, Cathi Unsworth, John Tottenham, and Bibbe Hansen.

Room Only accommodation offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. Self Catering accommodation offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. Tickets are selling fast, and Room Only accommodation is now only available in 4, and 5 berth rooms, and Self Catering accommodation is also available in 4, and 6 berths.


To buy tickets, click here.

All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 40 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late.

eFestivals is running a competition to win tickets to All Tomorrows Parties - The Fans Strike Back, to find out more, click here.

Butlins Minehead looks out across a sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include an ATP programmed cinema, Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride - Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.

Getting There by Road
Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5, you can follow the signposts for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins Minehead Holiday Camp is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.

Getting There by Train
If travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton Station and Minehead. This service is available at an additional cost. On Mondays to Saturdays, there's approximately an hourly service, with the last bus leaving Taunton Railway Station at 10:15 pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays services run every 2 hours from 9:35 am - 9:35 pm. For general information call Southern National on 01823 272033. Please note that National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance.

There'll be more information here when available.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2009
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH, England MAP
from £150 per person (bookings per room or chalet)
last updated: Wed 22nd Apr 2009


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