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Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav will jointly curate ATP Nightmare Before Christmas at Butlins in Minehead from Dec 9-11. A spokesman for ATP said: “ATP Concerts are very excited to present a second festival weekend for December 2011 at Butlins, Minehead. This year the Nightmare Before Christmas will be curated by three of the most stunning live acts on the planet – Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav! Each of these groups are renowned for their live performances as well as their acclaimed recorded material and we take great pleasure in bringing them together for what will no doubt be an amazing line-up of live music. Each band will headline and choose a line-up of 14 artists for one day of the festival – starting with Les Savy Fav, then Battles, then Caribou.” In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 people. The event also includes DJs, Cinema and much more – we will start to announce the bands chosen by each of our curators in the coming weeks and months leading up to the event. All tickets include accommodation in private apartments. This festival follows the December 4-6 event, curated by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, featuring the likes of Superchunk, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Raincoats, The Magic Band and Young Marble Giants. An In Between Days event running between the two December festivals will be announced in the coming weeks with discounts available for those attending both weekends and those who book early.
Tickets for the festival, which cost £170-80, go on sale at 5pm (what a good idea!) tomorrow (Thurs March 3) via www.atpfestival.com Early bird discounts available.