Loop - All Tomorrow's Parties Axed After 14 Years

British music festival All Tomorrow's Parties has been axed after 14 years.

The unique event, which is staged at a family holiday camp on the south coast of England and has no sponsorship backing, was launched in 1999 as an antidote to traditional rock festivals.

It began as an annual event but organisers later expanded its calendar, and at its peak in 2010 they staged five All Tomorrow's Parties events in one year.

However, festival bosses announced on Friday (26Apr13) that a two-headed event in November (13), dubbed 'End of an Era', will be the final shows.

The closing weekends, which will take place from 22-24 November (13) and 29 November to 1 December (13), will include performances by veteran punk stars Television, U.S. band Dinosaur Jr., and reformed rockers Loop.

All Tomorrow's Parties founder Barry Hogan says in a statement, "When we started all this 14 years ago, we had no idea how a festival curated by a single artist and based in a family holiday camp would play out. It was a mad idea that somehow came to fruition helped by the fact that people were looking for something different from the overpriced conveyor belt corporate rock sponsor-fests that populate the British summer.

"Looking back we have so many great memories - where else would you find Iggy Pop, Matt Groening, Patti Smith or Nick Cave holed up in a basic chalet at a Pontins Holiday Camp? The support from the artists and festival-goers alike has been incredible but it's time to move on and look towards the future..."


Contactmusic

Tags:

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

The 1990s marked a turning point for rap and hip hop, with plenty of artists...

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

It took about 400 years to make, but finally, Serena is here. Well, in the...

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track by Track Interview

Nicole Scherzinger talks us through the tracks on her second solo album 'Big Fat Lie', released...

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track By Track Interview Video

Sam Smith - Like I Can Audio

An audio for Sam Smith's super soulful love ballad 'Like I Can' has now been made available. The song is taken from his...

Sam Smith - Like I Can (Audio) Video

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]

With the forthcoming release of supernatural horror 'Ouija', the cast were joined...

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]

One Direction Announce U.S. Stadium Tour

Get ready America – One Direction have unveiled their schedule for U.S. leg of their world tour next year. The teen...

One Direction Announce U.S. Stadium Tour

With 100%, 'Big Hero 6' Is Pretty Much The Best Movie Ever

Well, we didn't see this one coming. Or did we? Disney's shadowy project...

With 100%, 'Big Hero 6' Is Pretty Much The Best Movie Ever

Pharrell Williams And T.I. Talk Song Writing

Almost every musical writer has their own way of working on a project, and now Pharrell Williams and T.I. have revealed...

Pharrell Williams And T.I. Talk Song Writing
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All