The event was originally scheduled for Dec. 2-4 in Minehead, United Kingdom, at Arena At Butlins. Last month the festival was postponed to March 9-11 (in the same location) because of “a set of extremely unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances.” ATP explained that the decision to postpone the fest was not Mangum’s.
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s go with the good news. Along with Mangum, the lineup still includes Joanna Newsom, Boredoms, Sebadoh, Low, Scratch Acid, Thurston Moore, Yann Tiersen, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Fall, Young Marble Giants, Robyn Hitchcock, The Raincoats, Magic Band, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples In stereo, Tall Firs, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise, and Lost In The Trees.
Acts joining the lineup are The Magnetic Fields, Versus, The Music Tapes, Group Doueh, and Mike Watt & George Hurley performing the songs of the Minutemen.
Here’s the bad news. Panda Bear, Tinariwen, Superchunk, Group Inerane, The Mountain Goats, and Colin Stetson can’t make the rescheduled dates.
The festival is still nailing down whether or not Fleet Foxes, The Sun Ra Arkestra, and Micachu & The Shapes will be able to still make it.
More artists will be added in the coming weeks.
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.
For more information, click here for ATP’s website.