Earlier this month, news broke that ATP Concerts LTD had gone into administration.
Creditors for the company responsible for the long-running series of All Tomorrow’s Parties and I’ll Be Your Mirror festivals, as well as a host of one-off concert events met on June 28 under section 98 of the 1986 Insolvency Act. A new company, Willwal LTD, was set up to manage upcoming events on May 31. At the time, a statement from ATP read thus: “To address the rumours going around, there are some changes currently happening within the company, however none of the currently scheduled events or future events will be affected. To reaffirm, there’s nothing to panic or worry about, all future shows definitely going ahead, more info to follow.”
ATP’s Barry Hogan has now made a more comprehensive statement on affairs:
“We have now completed a restructuring of the business of ATP Concerts Limited. This involved the Voluntary Liquidation of ATP Concerts Limited and transfer of its assets (including the rights to the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, label, and shows) to a new company called Willwal Limited. We will also be dividing the business into three different companies; ATP Festivals, ATP Recordings and ATP Shows.
The team however, remain the same, having been transferred over to Willwal Limited – and the festival is still called All Tomorrow’s Parties. All future events will continue as scheduled on the dates advertised and all tickets for those events are still valid.
ATP remains unwaveringly committed to hosting world class events. Since our inception it has been our mission to provide quality concerts for discerning music lovers around the world – our number one priority has always been the bands and the fans and we work hard, sometimes under difficult circumstances, to achieve the highest standards possible. It is a tough climate out there, but this restructuring will ensure that ATP is around for many more years to come. We thank the fans who have stood by us over the years and especially during this recent time of reorganisation.
Other news we are announcing today is that the U.S. event on September 21 – 23 is to be moved from Asbury Park, New Jersey to Manhattan, New York. This is due to logistical reasons and a full press release regarding the move will be posted here. Anyone unable to attend due to this change will be able to request a full refund.
We have many exciting developments and opportunities available to us that will be announced over the coming months. We will be continuing the work we have done over the past 13 years and would like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past week – we apologise that this statement has taken longer than anticipated to be released (due to needing certain legal clearances) – we thank you again for your patience and apologise for any unnecessary worry caused.
On Monday we will announce the first bands for this December’s Nightmare Before Christmas festival curated by Shellac.”
The following names have now been added to that Manhattan event: Philip Glass & Tyondai Braxton, Janeane Garofalo, Lightning Bolt, Lee Ranaldo, Chavez, Kurt Braunohler, Afterhours, Joseph Arthur, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Album Leaf, The Psychic Paramount, Braids, Tall Firs, Blanck Mass, Endless Boogie, Demdike Stare and DJ Jonathan Toubin.