ATP has moved its Drive Like Jehu-curated festival from Pontins in Prestatyn to Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

The festival will take place as planned on the weekend on April 22-24, but fans will have to head to the huge city venue – formerly home to the Warehouse Project – to hear sets from the reformed post-hardcore band plus Omar Souleyman, Diamanda Galás, Wire and more.

ATP is now selling day tickets at £35 each with weekend tickets (without accommodation) on sale at £100 each. All ticket holders who purchased chalets will be provided with accommodation at hotels in Manchester in close proximity to the venue. More information will be sent out during the week of April 4.

Fans who have bought non-refundable train tickets to Prestatyn for that weekend can request assistance from ATP. Ticket refunds or switches for the Stewart Lee festival are also available – head to ATP for details.

The venue change comes after information from Pontins led fans to speculate that the festival had been cancelled. In a statement on its website today, ATP said that ticket holders have been emailed about the change of venue.

“After discussions with Pontins for 22-25th April weekend, we had planned to run the festival as a shared occupancy of the site – something which is common practice at the holiday camp for smaller capacity events,” ATP said. “However, it has now been decided by the management at Pontins that they do not feel it is possible to have ATP festival attendees onsite alongside those customers who are there for a regular family break.

“As a result of this, we feel that it is necessary to move our event from Pontins Prestatyn – in the absence of a suitable venue in the Prestatyn area – the festival will now be taking place at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. We tried to find the best place that would ensure the least disruption to our customers’ travel plans, and also a space in which would complement the visceral energy of Drive Like Jehu and their hand-picked line-up. Victoria Warehouse is a unique and iconic space situated in the heart of Manchester with the perfect set up for this event.”

The Stewart Lee-curated festival will go ahead as planned at Pontins in Prestatyn on April 15-17.

Check out the updated three-day line-up for Drive Like Jehu’s festival below.

Line-up

Friday 22nd April

Hot Snakes
Wire
King Khan and The Shrines
Soulside performing Hot Bodi-Gram
Mission Of Burma
The Spits

Saturday 23rd April

Rocket From The Crypt
METZ
Diamanda Galás
The Gories
Omar Souleyman
Martin Rev (of Suicide)
Holly Golightly
The King Khan and BBQ Show
Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates
The Kids
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Betunizer
Nueva Volcano

Sunday 24 April

Drive Like Jehu
Flamin Groovies with Roy Loney
The Monkeywrench
The Ex
The Blind Shake
The Schizophonics
The El Vez Punk Rock Revue
Dan Sartain
Claw Hammer
Mrs Magician
Wau Y Los Arrrghs
PyPy

All tickets for All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 Curated by Drive Like Jehu are valid for the new venue.

Please note that all ticket holders who have purchased chalets will be provided with accommodation at hotels in close proximity to the new venue, and ATP have contacted ticket buyers individually to advise on these changes on a case by case basis, assisting with transport changes where necessary. If you are an Drive Like Jehu ATP ticket holder and have not yet received contact from ATP, please email feedback@atpfestival.com.

The change for Drive Like Jehu’s festival does not affect Stewart Lee’s event on 15-17th April, where we have exclusive use of the Pontins site at Prestatyn, North Wales.

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