ORIGINAL LINE UP KILLING JOKE + 5 more confirmed for
ATP: The Fans Strike Back festival, May 2009!
KILLING JOKE are one of the most exciting acts to be picked so far for this May’s forthcoming ATP: Fans Strike Back event. For this festival half of the line-up is chosen by All Tomorrow’s Parties and the other half is voted for by every fan that buys a ticket. Today sees the addition of six new artists to this event, which takes place from the 8th-10th May 2009 at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, England. Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast!
First are three new additions to the FANS voted side of the bill:
Legendary post-punk giants KILLING JOKE return with their original line-up. They are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time; not only being a major influence on the emergence of the Industrial genre, and having a much wider influence on many forms of rock music over their 13 album lifespan; but also achieving some popular success and major cult success worldwide. They have been covered by bands including Metallica and Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl later drummed on the band’s 2003 self-titled record). LCD’s Soundsystem’s Losing My Edge is arguably based on Killing Joke’s Change, and Nirvana famously gave up the royalties to Come As You Are after admitting they’d stolen it’s riff from Killing Joke’s Eighties. 2009 will be their 30th anniversary.
Other Fan voted bands this week are THE MAE SHI (who recently turned heads with a tribute song to Christian Bale) and SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS. Here’s what the fans have picked so far with many more to come:
KILLING JOKE / BEIRUT / M83 / ELECTRIC WIZARD / MARNIE STERN / FUTURE OF THE LEFT / ERRORS / PARTS AND LABOR / JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD / THE MAE SHI / SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS
In addition ATP have added LIAM FINN (son of Crowded House’s Neil), post-rock newcomers THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and alt-folk act HUSH ARBORS to their side of the bill. Here’s what ATP have chosen so far:
THE JESUS LIZARD / DEVO / SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, selections from Dopesmoker + more / SPIRITUALIZED / YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS perform Colossal Youth /
ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM / GRAILS / SLEEPY SUN / THE CAVE SINGERS / RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR / HEALTH / SHEARWATER / THE ACORN / THE PINK MOUNTAINTOPS / QUI / LIAM FINN / THIS WILL DESTROY YOU / HUSH ARBORS
Continuing their tradition of mixing artistic fields; ATP have also invited Pete Fowler (most famous for his work with Super Furry Animals) to present an exhibition of his work at this event.
Tickets to the event are on sale NOW from www.seetickets.com, www.stargreen.com, www.wegottickets.com, www.gigantic.com and www.lastminute.com.
All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 40 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late, plus three nights in a self-catering chalet or room only accommodation all with private bathroom suites and TV’s.
Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World – a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride – Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.
Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£150 + booking fee per ticket)
Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)
Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead, Somerset , TA24 5SH is located near Glastonbury.
By road: Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5, you can follow the signposts for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins Minehead Holiday Resort is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.
By train or rail: If you are travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton Station and Minehead. This service is available at an additional cost. On Mondays to Saturdays, there’s approximately an hourly service, with the last bus leaving Taunton Railway Station at 10:15 pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays services run every 2 hours from 9:35 am – 9:35 pm. For general information call Southern National on 01823 272033. Please note that National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance.
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW – www.atpfestival.com