UPDATE: ATP have issued the following statement:


All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 Curated by Drive Like Jehu will no longer be going ahead. Full refunds will be issued to all customers.

After working through all options, including moving the event from Prestatyn to Manchester, we have had to accept defeat due to its lack of financial viability. We would like to apologise to everyone involved, especially to our customers who were planning to attend the event.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the curators and artists for their involvement, and we are so sorry that we will not be able to stage this event.

As a result of the festival cancellation, the following shows will not be going ahead:
21st April - Soulside - ATP Pop Up Venue
26th April - The Gories / The Monkeywrench - ATP Pop Up Venue

We have instructed all ticket vendors to issue full refunds to their customers as soon as possible, but if you have any further questions you can contact your relevant point of sale via the addresses below:

Skiddle: support@skiddle.com
Ticketline: customerservices@ticketline.co.uk
Ticketweb: customerresolution@ticketweb.co.uk
See Tickets: customercare@seetickets.com
Songkick: ticketsupport@songkick.com
Gigantic: customerservices@gigantic.com

All ATP Ticket Store refunds will be processed in priority order based on the original booking date of the customer. If you have any questions concerning this please direct them to feedback@atpfestival.com

As the organiser of this event, ATP will also be reimbursing all customers for any non-refundable travel and accommodation expenses. If this applies to you please get in touch at feedback@atpfestival.com with the subject line ‘DLJ EXPENSES', attaching your full booking confirmations including Terms & Conditions of sale.

Please note that ATP Iceland exists as a separate company and is unaffected by these changes.

Original story:

Calling the debacle a "uniquely cruel hoax", the group place the blame squarely at the feet of ATP and Barry Hogan: "48 hours ago word started to trickle in that Barry hadn’t honored his agreement with many of the bands."

Only last month the Drive Like Jehu ATP 2.0 event, was moved from its original home at Prestatyn, North Wales, to Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.

The first of two planned events - curated by Stewart Lee - took place over the weekend, although it was not without its problems: the legendary John Cale pulled out at the last minute citing problems with the organisers.

Drive Like Jehu's full statement via Facebook is below:

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”. Tickets on sale now at Gofundme.com

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.