Sleaford Mods and The Raincoats among first acts announced for Stewart Lee’s ATP festival

19 acts due to take place in Pontins holiday camp, Prestatyn, North Wales during April 2016

The first acts have been announced for the upcoming ATP festival curated by comedian Stewart Lee.

All Tomorrow’s Parties have confirmed the first 19 acts due to perform at the holiday camp weekender (rebranded as ATP 2.0) in April 2016.

Sleaford Mods, The Raincoats and Boredoms are among those scheduled to play, along with folk singer Shirley Collins and ’90s psychedelic rock trio The Heads.


Stand-up comedian and musician Lee, who has previously interviewed Sleaford Mods for NME, was recently announced as ATP 2.0’s curator, and has since said he will also be performing stand-up at the festival.

Also due to perform are ’80s Welsh group Datblygu, Aussie jazz trio The Necks, John Kirkpatrick and The Trembling Bells, Richard Youngs, Shonen Knife, Wild Billy Childish & The Dear Watsons, The Bevis Frond, Evan Parker, John Edwards, John Russell & Han Bennink, Trash Kit, Shopping, The Ex, Bardo Pond and The Nightingales.


Lee said of the news: “Of all the ATPs I’ve attended, the 2001 weekend, when Tortoise curated it and laid American free jazz, European improv noise, alternative country rock, alienating stand-up comedy, ambient electronica, ’80s hardcore, ’70s CBGB nostalgia, smart-arse post-punk, Dutch anarcho-jazz and all manner of unexpected cross-currents on curious young people, remains a pivotal point in my musical education.”

“It’s a great honour to be allowed to attempt something similar. Bring bucket, spade, swimwear and an open mind.”

Stewart Lee’s ATP 2.0 festival will be held in Pontins holiday camp, Prestatyn, North Wales from April 15-17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.