Bands pull out of ATP Iceland after festival ‘fails to honour agreements’

The promoters recently cancelled a Manchester-based festival following similar accusations

Three artists have pulled out of ATP Iceland citing the promoters’ “failure to honour agreements” as the reason for their cancellations.

Múm, Blanck Mass and Fabio Frizzi have all withdrawn from the line-up of the festival, which is due to take place in Àsbru, Keflavik between July 1-3.

As DIY reports, Frizzi posted a statement on his Twitter page.

It read: “We’ve made every effort to make this show happen, but unfortunately the lack of communication and the failure to honour any of the agreements that we made with Barry Hogan (ATP), made it impossible for us to perform at this year’s ATP Iceland. It is a great shame since as we were very excited about these shows.”

Múm also issued a statement last month, which said: “Unfortunately the terms of the agreement with the festival have not been honoured and the band has been left with no other option than to pull out of the line-up.

Blanck Mass was more ambiguous in his comments about cancelling, saying only “I hate to let anyone down, particularly people who have bought tickets to see me but it’s just not possible to be able to play this event.”

ATP recently cancelled a Manchester-based festival curated by Drive Like Jehu, while comedian Stewart Lee’s event went ahead, but was marred by last minute cancellations such as John Cale.