Big US acts announced for winter UK festival

The Nightmare Before Christmas has a new venue too

Iggy Pop And The Stooges and Sonic Youth are to play this year’s Nightmare Before Christmas bash.

The US rock giants are the first acts to be named for the event, which is curated by Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.

This year’s Nightmare Before Christmas takes place at the new venue of Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, Somerset between December 8-10.

Tickets go onsale on Friday (April 7) at 9am. For more information go to

Sonic Youth release a brand new album on June 4. ‘Rather Ripped’ is the follow-up to 2004’s ‘Sonic Nurse’.