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ATP announce end of UK holiday camp festivals, Television & Loop to play final winter events

26 April 2013, 12:10 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

UK booking giants, All Tomorrow’s Parties have confirmed that two upcoming festivals in November and December will be the last of their renowned weekend events.

Television, Dinosaur Jr, Chelsea Light Moving and more are set to play Camber Sands between 22-24 November, while (newly-reformed) Loop will headline the following weekend (29 November – 1 December) alongside The Pop Group.

The gigs have been dubbed the ‘End of the Era’ festival, parts one and two. ATP’s founder Barry Hogan released the following statement on the decision, called the concept a “mad idea” and that they’re “look towards the future”.

“When we started all this 14 years ago, we had no idea how a festival curated by a single artist and based in a family holiday camp would play out. It was a mad idea that somehow came to fruition helped by the fact that people were looking for something different from the overpriced conveyor belt corporate rock sponsor-fests that populate the British summer. Looking back we have so many great memories– where else would you find Iggy Pop, Matt Groening, Patti Smith or Nick Cave holed up in a basic chalet at a Pontins’ Holiday Camp? The support from the artists and festival-goers alike has been incredible but it’s time to move on and look towards the future, it may also be time to let Camber Sands rest in peace!”

Also confirmed for the first outing are the likes of Les Savy Fav, Oneohtrix Point Never and Forest Swords, while Dirty Beaches, Eaux and Hookworms having been confirmed for the latter – with more acts to be added.

[via Pitchfork]

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