Comedian Stewart Lee to curate ATP Festival in 2016

The festival will take place in Prestatyn, North Wales

Comedian Stewart Lee is set to curate ATP Festival next year.

The comic has written for NME in the past, interviewing Sleaford Mods last year and reviewing single releases in 2010.

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Now, Lee is set to pick the line-up for an edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties (rebranded as ATP 2.0) at a Pontins camp in Prestatyn, North Wales from April 15-17, 2016.

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, Eightie hardcore, Seventies CBGBs 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.”

The festival’s line-up will be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, ATP recently announced the return of its UK holiday camp events, having originally discontinued the events in 2013.

ATP 2.0 Nightmare Before Christmas will run from November 27-29. It will be curated by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, who previously helmed the event in 2004.

Among the acts confirmed so far are Loop, Iceage, Max Richter, The Notwist, The Album Leaf, Holly Herndon, Dinos Chapman, Death, Ought, Blanck Mass, Fumaça Preta, Andrew Hung, Sculpture, Younghusband, Vision Fortune and Grimm Grimm.