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New ATP “The Nightmare before Christmas” UK lineup announced

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, but the time has come for a foray into the dark side of All Tomorrow’s Parties. After 5 years of events in April, ATP Concerts add a new date to the UK festival calendar. Welcome to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Curated in its inaugural year by acclaimed British artists, Jake and Dinos Chapman, the event will be held at Camber Sands Holiday Centre, East Sussex on December 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2004. Headlining the festival will be the legendary Throbbing Gristle, Mercury Rev and Violent Femmes. Also confirmed are Shellac, Peaches, The Fall, The Minutemen, Carl Craig, Wolf Eyes, Lightning Bolt, a Skam Records room and a Mego Records room and many more to come. All Tomorrow’s Parties has been hailed as “Britain’s most inspired festival” by the Daily Telegraph, and the Christmas event promises to preserve the same eclectic spirit by retaining the concept of a curator. Jake and Dinos Chapman first rose to prominence with their three-dimensional recreations of Goya’s series of etchings, The Disasters of War. Since then, their experimental works have continued to push the boundaries in the art world and their curatorship of The Nightmare Before Christmas promises to be just as extreme. Tickets are priced at £120, including a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Like the annual April event, ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon with bars and DJ sets through till dawn, plus three nights in a self-catering chalet accommodation all with private bathroom suites. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, mini-golf, go-karting, restaurants & fast food outlets as well as a supermarket and off-license. Camber Sands is approximately 60 miles from London, or around an hour and half drive. Alternatively, a train into Rye Village and then a short bus journey can reach the site. Tickets for The Nightmare Before Christmas can be purchased directly through by clicking the Buy Tickets in the menu bar on this page or by telephoning + 44 (0)-115-912-9000 or online via or in person via Stargreen Box Office on + 44 (0)207-734-8932 or or from or by calling + 44 (0)161-832-1111