Well the rumors are true. Sad news today out of the All Tommorow’s Parties camp as it appears the financially struggling festival is picking up from its planned stakes in Asbury Park and is headed towards a move to Manhattan. With plans to build upon the shows staged last September feauring Portishead and Jeff Mangum, ATP was forced to file for liquidation with all of its promotions now handled by Willwal LTD. Along with some further logistical issues the result is I’ll Be Your Mirror will be staged at Pier 36 in New York City with recently announced acts Philip Glass and Tyondai Braxton, Janeane Garofalo, Lightning Bolt, Lee Ranaldo, and Chavez. The move also signaled that acts like Louis CK, Sharon Van Ettern, Reigning Sound, and Factory Floor will no longer be playing the fest as previously scheduled. Read the full statement from ATP below and check out the modified lineup here.
“We have now completed a restructuring of the business of ATP Concerts Limited. This involved the Voluntary Liquidation of ATP Concerts Limited and transfer of its assets (including the rights to the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, label, and shows) to a new company called Willwal Limited. We will also be dividing the business into three different companies; ATP Festivals, ATP Recordings and ATP Shows.
The team however, remain the same, having been transferred over to Willwal Limited – and the festival is still called All Tomorrow’s Parties. All future events will continue as scheduled on the dates advertised and all tickets for those events are still valid.
ATP remains unwaveringly committed to hosting world class events. Since our inception it has been our mission to provide quality concerts for discerning music lovers around the world – our number one priority has always been the bands and the fans and we work hard, sometimes under difficult circumstances, to achieve the highest standards possible. It is a tough climate out there, but this restructuring will ensure that ATP is around for many more years to come. We thank the fans who have stood by us over the years and especially during this recent time of reorganisation.
Other news we are announcing today is that the U.S. event on September 21 – 23 is to be moved from Asbury Park, New Jersey to Manhattan, New York. This is due to logistical reasons and a full press release regarding the move can be read here. Anyone unable to attend due to this change will be able to request a full refund.
We have many exciting developments and opportunities available to us that will be announced over the coming months. We will be continuing the work we have done over the past 13 years and would like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past week – we apologise that this statement has taken longer than anticipated to be released (due to needing certain legal clearances) – we thank you again for your patience and apologise for any unnecessary worry caused.”