It's freakin' hot outside, so why the blue-blazin' squad Christ are we talking about December? ATP, d'uh...
Further, quite brilliant, acts have been announced for the now annual Nightmare Before Christmas event, held over the weekend of December 8-10. Joining the already confirmed likes of The Stooges, Sonic Youth, Deerhoof and Bardo Pond are Gang Of Four (who were stunning at Wireless t'other weekend), Dinosaur Jr (literally OMG), Be Your Own PET (pictured, yay jailbait rockin'!) and Nurse With Wound.
Tickets are still available, although six-berth chalets are all but gone. Click your way to the official festival website, here, for more information.
This year's event will be held in Minehead, affording the regular Camber Sands site something of a break. The Butlins Holiday Camp's specifications mean that there are two types of accomodation available: self-catering and room-only, the latter being the cheaper by about twenty quid. Do see the official site for full details, though.
As well as a sandy beach, the new site offers visitors:
a supermarket, newsagent and cash points; Burger King, Pizza Hut, Finnigan's fish and chips; Sun and Moon, Skyline Café and Yacht Club Dining room; a cinema; Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, three flumes and also a flume-based raft ride; ten-pin bowling; an amusement arcade; and an array of sports including fencing (while drunk? AMAZING!), archery (ditto!), darts (absolute LMAO!), and crazy golf (crazy!).
All of which adds up to FUN in our book. And our book doesn't lie. It's like the dictionary. Just accept that it's correct.
So, the confirmed line-up so far is as follows:
Iggy Pop and The Stooges
Six Organs Of Admittance
My Cat Is An Alien
Sunburned Hand OF The Man
DKT MC5 Featuring Mark Arm
Gang Of Four
Be Your Own PET
Nurse With Wound
Picture of BYOP by Sonia Melot