Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shellac to curate ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in December


And yet another ATP festival in London to get excited about. As stated this morning on ATP’s website, Shellac will curate the upcoming annual Nightmare Before Christmas festival (Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav curated last year’s). Read more info below…
ATP Concerts, who last month announced our return to the festival's original home - the recently refurbished Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands - now announce a second festival weekend for this December to precede the now sold out weekend curated by The National. Following that event's sell out, Pontins have offered ATP a second weekend and after receiving many emails enquiring about whether we would run one of our traditional Nightmare Before Christmas events, we are very happy to announce the return of SHELLAC OF NORTH AMERICA to headline and curate from the 30th November-2nd December 2012 to help celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band.

SHELLAC curated one of ATP's earliest events 10 years ago this year, at which they introduced the Camber Sands audience to bands including Bonnie Prince Billy, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Smog and Low. As one of the most incendiary live rock bands on the planet, having released four stellar albums and having stunned crowds on every hemisphere, Shellac and ATP's long relationship has often seen them called the festival's House Band, and it gives us great pleasure to bring them back as curators for what is set to be a very exciting line-up, the first artists of which will be announced soon. Shellac Of North America are Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer.

We will undoubtedly have coverage of the festival so stay tuned for that. No lineup has been announced yet, but tickets go on sale tomorrow 10am London time.

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