The festival had been postponed from May to November, but has now been pulled entirely
The Grizzly Bear-curated ATP event, I’ll Be Your Mirror, has been cancelled.
The one-day festival, which was due to take place on November 2 at London’s Alexandra Palace, was origionally postponed from May 5 after two of the headline acts pulled out. Now the event has been cancelled altogether.
As Clash reports, fans who had bought tickets for the event received the following email: “ATP and Grizzly Bear have sadly decided to cancel the planned I’ll Be Your Mirror London concert which had been postponed to November. Unfortunately there were problems with the venue and new date. Between us as promoters and the band it’s been decided that it would be wiser to cancel rather than disappoint fans by going ahead with an event that was not up to ATP and the band’s standards.”
ATP have confirmed to NME that all ticket-holders will receive full refunds.
Earlier this year (April 26), ATP announced that their regular weekender events would come to a close at the end of the year with two final End Of An Era events. ATP weekenders have taken place regularly since 1999, mostly in holiday camps including Pontin’s Camber Sands and Butlins in Minehead.
The two weekend-long End Of An Era event will return to Camber Sands with Television taking part in End Of An Era – Part 1, which happens on the weekend of November 22-24. Hosted in conjunction with Primavera Festival, the line-up also includes Chelsea Light Moving, Dinosaur Jr, Dinos Chapman, Les Savy Fav, múm, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hebronix, Mike Watt, Forest Swords and The Haxan Cloak.
Meanwhile, Loop will reform to play End Of An Era – Part 2, which takes place at the same venue the following weekend on November 29 – December 1. Loop split in 1991 but have reunited for the festival and will curate a line-up which so far includes The Pop Group, 23 Skidoo, Fennesz, The KVB, Dirty Beaches, Eaux, Hookworms and Thought Forms.
Issuing a statement on the end of ATP weekenders, co-founder Barry Hogan said: “When we started all this 14 years ago, we had no idea how a festival curated by a single artist and based in a family holiday camp would play out. It was a mad idea that somehow came to fruition, helped by the fact that people were looking for something different from the overpriced conveyor belt corporate rock sponsor-fests that populate the British summer… The support from the artists and festival-goers alike has been incredible but it’s time to move on and look towards the future, it may also be time to let Camber Sands rest in peace!”