The ATP festival was originally scheduled for Dec. 2-4 in Minehead, United Kingdom, at Arena At Butlins. Mangum had rounded up a lineup that included Panda Bear, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom, Thurston Moore, Scratch Acid, Low and Sebadoh.
The event will now take place March 9-11 in the same location. An announcement posted on ATP’s website apologized to fans and said that the festival was rescheduled “due to a set of extremely unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances.”
ATP organizers say that they are hoping many “if not all” of the acts on the original lineup will be able to make the rescheduled dates. More artists will also be added to the roster. The March lineup will be announced Nov. 10.
A second post from ATP added that the decision to reschedule the event “was not Jeff Mangum’s and he is as disappointed as everyone else that the festival is not taking place on the original date.”
Tickets are being automatically transferred to the 2012 dates. If fans can’t make the rescheduled dates, refunds are available through the ticket agency used to purchase the tickets. Fans must apply for refunds before the end of December. Seetickets and Gigantic will refund booking fees.
There is also an opportunity for fans (who don’t already have tickets) to purchase tickets for the rescheduled festival.
ATP wasn’t the only event put on hold this week. Julio Iglesias’ tour to South Africa has been postponed until further notice.
According to a Facebook post from South Africa live entertainment promoter Big Concerts, the tour was postponed “to allow Mr. Iglesias time to recover from a serious ear infection.”
The shows were originally scheduled in Johannesburg (Nov. 5-6) and Cape Town (Nov. 8).
Fans can either hold onto their tickets until the new dates are announced or receive full refunds through Computicket outlets.
Big Concerts apologized to fans for the inconvenience and said that a new itinerary is being discussed for 2012.
Click here for All Tomorrow’s Parties’ website.
Click here for Julio Iglesias’ website.
Click here for Big Concerts’ Facebook page.