First Artists Confirmed For TV On The Radio/Deerhunter Curated ATP Festivals In 2013

posted November 8, 2012

First Artists Confirmed For TV On The Radio/Deerhunter Curated ATP Festivals In 2013

This year the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties music festival returns to their original home - the refurbished Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands. They have also recently announced the exciting return of their Spring/Summer festivals - curated by TV On The Radio and Deerhunter, and now can announce the first choices for their respective festival line-ups.

Weekend 1: ATP Curated by TV On The Radio - May 10th-12th 2013

Hailing from Brooklyn and responsible for some of the most mind-blowing, genre-exploding music of the last decade, ATP are extremely happy to invite TV On The Radio to curate and headline the first 2013 weekend. Their event takes place at Pontins, Camber Sands from Friday 10th - Sunday 12th May 2013.

Here is how the line-up currently looks with the first set of additions picked by our curators:

  • EL-P
  • CSS


Weekend 2: ATP Curated by Deerhunter - June 21-23 2013

Fom Atlanta, Deerhunter have also been one of the most exciting up and coming bands in rock music in the last decade - with side projects Atlas Sound from Bradford Cox and Lotus Plaza from Lockett Pundt also grabbing huge acclaim and helping to build their very dedicated fanbase. They are long time ATP regulars (and favourites) and we're very happy to have them head the bill. Their event takes place at Pontins, Camber Sands from Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Here is how the line-up currently looks with the first set of additions picked by our curators:

  • DEERHUNTER performing Cryptograms, Microcastle & Halcyon Digest
  • NO AGE
  • BLACK LIPS (officially pardoned by ATP)


The curators for each event will headline and choose the rest of the 35 band bill playing across their respective events on the venue's excellent indoor stages featuring award winning sound, also featuring DJs until late, Cinema and much more! Tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends - tickets must be booked in groups of 4-7 people. See below for info on the Instalment Payment Plan tickets for both events...

Tickets for ATP's 2013 UK events are priced at £180 per person and include festival entry + accommodation are on sale now via

ATP are running a deposit scheme for the festival to make it easier for some people to pay. We are offering a limited number of 4 & 6 berth self catered apartments to be paid for with a deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of January. These apartments will be sold at full price (£180) with a booking fee of £7.50 per person. For a 4-berth, this works out as: £320 deposit (£80pp) / £430 2nd installment (£107.50pp). And for a 6-berth: £480 deposit (£80pp) / £645 2nd installment (£107.50pp)

All deposits will be non-refundable, so please only apply if you are sure you can pay the remaining amount when it is due in January. You can pay by either Google Checkout (similar to Paypal), Cheque or Bank Transfer. Please email deposit(at) with TV DEPOSIT or DEERHUNTER DEPOSIT in the subject line if you would like to take part. Please include: your name, address, chalet size, and which payment method you would like to use. Chalets will be granted on a first come first served basis and you will need to pay your first deposit within one week of acceptance into the scheme.

The events takes place at Pontins Holiday Camp, East Sussex over three days from Friday - Sunday. Check in begins on Friday at midday/noon and Check out occurs on Monday morning at 10am sharp. The events are held in a holiday resort so all tickets include a pass to the festival + 3 nights accommodation in private apartments. Each chalet is self-catering and has a small kitchen with cooking/dining utensils included, bathroom with either a shower or bath and of course a sink & toilet. The TV area doubles as a bedroom with a roll out sofa bed, and then there will either be one or two bedrooms with the relevant numbers of beds. Bedding is included in the chalets.

So you stay on site in your own private accommodation with your friends for 3 nights and you ALSO get a pass to see all of the bands perform over 3 days, plus bar with DJs until early in the morning, free cinema programme, use of site facilities and much more! Apart from nursing a huge hangover, there is a swimming pool, go-karts which are both free of charge, arcades, a beautiful beach across the road, the local pubs and of course Rye Village where there are some very nice places to eat.

Camber Sands is easily accessible via train to Rye (followed by a short bus/taxi ride). High speed trains now run from London St Pancras to Ashford International and take just 37 minutes, then change at Ashford International for a train to Rye (18 minutes).

Need to find people to share an apartment with, or want to find a space in someone's apartment? Check out the community at

All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last thirteen years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, with events so far taking place in Tokyo, London and Asbury Park, New Jersey. ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD.