Mogwai, Godspeed, Low For ATP Festivals

Mogwai to close festival in December

ATP have announced that Mogwai, curators of the very first Pontins event back in 2001, will be closing their very final holiday camp festival, on the second weekend of their two-part End Of An Era festival.

They’ll be playing December 1 at Camber Sands, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Low added to the previous weekend’s bill.

Says Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: “It’s an incredible honour to be asked to close the final ATP holiday camp festival. We couldn’t have imagined when we curated in 13 years ago that the festival would have had the impact that it’s had. Back then festivals were moving further to the mainstream and I think the continued strength of underground music in the UK owes a big debt to the work done by ATP. I think getting to play with Loop, musical heroes of ours, will be a fitting way for us to close this event.”

The current line-ups for the two events now look like this:

ATP End Of An Era Part One – Camber Sands, East Sussex, November 22-24 – Television performing Marquee Moon, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Dinosaur Jr., Low, Tortoise, Les Savy Fav, Chelsea Light Moving (feat. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore), múm, Magik Markers, Har Mar Superstar, Dinos Chapman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Wolf Eyes, Il Sogno Del Marinaio featuring Mike Watt, Scout Niblett, Los Planetas, Hebronix, Standstill, Forest Swords, Refree, BEAK>, Headbirds, The Haxan, Cloak, Demdike Stare and Eraas.

ATP End Of An Era Part Two – Camber Sands, East Sussex, November 29-December 1 – Loop, Mogwai, The Pop Group, 23 Skidoo, Fennesz, Ty Segall, Balam Acab, Edan (DJ set), White Fence, Dirty Beaches, Föllakzoid, Tall Firs, Wolf People, Civil Civic, Eaux, Hookworms, New War, The KVB, Thought Forms, Kandodo and DJ Jonathan Toubin.

UPDATE – June 10: Goat, Michael Rother playing Neu! and Harmonia material, Om, Superchunk, the reformed Comets On Fire and Girls Against Boys have all been added to the line-up for the second weekend.

UPDATE – August 30: Shellac, The Dismemberment Plan, The Magic Band, UT, Dirty Three’s Mick Turner and Les Colettes have now been added to the line-up for the second week.

UPDATE – October 18: His Clancyness, along with DJ sets from Justin Spear, Declan Allen, Dr Kiko, Jamie and Manish and ATP have been added to the first weekend’s line-up, while Fuck Buttons and A Winged Victory For The Sullen join the line-up for the second.

Plus, to mark the end of the ATP weekend festivals, a new section of the site, ATP Memories, has been set up, charting the full history of every event. Head over there now to read an interview between ATP’s Barry Hogan and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite.

Part One is now sold out, but to get tickets for Part Two, head here.

In other Mogwai news, the band will be appearing on BBC 4’s Review Show this Sunday, May 19, at 8pm.

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