Whispers of a cancelled festival have been quelled by a venue change
As previously reported, ATP has come under fire this year for a series of missteps and miscommunications that led guests to believe the Pontins-based festival was cancelled.
Now, the festival has confirmed that the festival’s Drive Like Jehu-curated edition will be shedding its holiday camp origins in favour of Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, also home to the Warehouse Project.
The Facebook post announcing the change explains that “after discussions with Pontins for 22-25th April weekend, we had planned to run the festival as a shared occupancy of the site – however, it has now been decided by Pontins that they do not feel it is possible to have ATP Festival attendees onsite alongside those customers who are there for a regular family break.
As a result of this, we feel that it is necessary to move our event and the festival will now be taking place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.”
The organisers of the event have offered new accommodation and transport links for those who have already bought tickets.
See full details of the new venue here.