Next year's event, as ever at the Camber Sands holiday park in East Sussex, will be a super avant-garde all-star triple-weekend extravaganza with three different curators - industrial scare pioneers Throbbing Gristle, Warp Records troubadour Vincent Gallo, and rather fantastic experimental/modern art siblings Jake and Dinos Chapman, aka The Chapman Brothers.
Throbbing Gristle's RE-TG weekender next month (May 14th-16th), which was to feature TG's last ever live appearance, has been postponed due to “unexpected cost rises and scheduling complications”, so they will now oversee the first instalment of ATP2005. Rumours of poor ticket sales were scotched by promoters Foundation, however.
The dates in full are:
Weekend one: April 15th-17th - curated by Throbbing Gristle
Weekend two: April 22nd-24th - curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman
Weekend three: April 29th-May 1st - curated by Vincent Gallo
Throbbing Gristle are also compensating fans who bought a ticket for RE-TG with free admission to a special event at a secret London venue on Sunday May 16th, where they’ll be recording their new album live. Additionally, all tickets for RE-TG can be refunded at point of purchase, or transferred to the TG ATP weekend. Full details at the ATP site. Plus, all artists due to play at RE-TG – which included the likes of Coil, Matmos, Merzbow, Black Dice and Russell Haswell – have been invited to play the TG weekend next year. Phew.
Tickets for ATP 2005 go on sale soon, priced at £122.50 per weekend.