ATP have released a statement regarding the panto-esque kerfuffle surrounding the April events' going-aheadedness.
The 'will they, won't they' of it all is over. They most certainly will.
Writing on Facebook, ATP explain that a tiny financial hiccup was blown out of proportion by The Internet:
The rumour which circulated online regarding our April festivals stems from a delayed payment from ATP to Pontins. This is something which we take full responsibility for, and are now resolving. The payment will be sent through to them tomorrow which Pontins will confirm when they receive. We apologise wholeheartedly for the concern and worry this has caused our customers, artists and curators.
ATP customers were given incorrect information by Pontins staff, which was shared online at a rate which we were unprepared for. The festival was never cancelled, which Pontins have now confirmed. Our delay in responding publicly regarding this is due to our wish to be as clear as possible as we are still in the process of negotiating some smaller organisational details, which we did not expect to be sharing with you at this point. These will be resolved in the next few days, of which we will keep you updated.
Unfortunately with the speed at which the internet moves these days, inevitable problems that can always arise in the course of delivering an event can be magnified and speculated about before they get a chance to be worked through calmly behind the scenes.
While discussion between parties involved can take weeks to be resolved, the internet demands minute by minute updates on everything and in turn that can end up causing more confusion by people answering based on a sense of urgency and not completion. This is something we want to avoid.
We will update you with more information as soon as it is available and we are grateful for your patience thus far.
Both take place at Pontins, Prestatyn (North Wales). Tickets are on sale now.