Monday, 29 June 2009


In may I went to a music festival called ATP (All Tommorows Parties) in a Butlins holiday camp in Minehead, a rather bizarre setting you might think but in fact it was ideal for this kind of thing, plenty of accommodation, food outlets and multiple music stages. ATP organise these festivals 2-3 times a year and they are usually curated by a specific band/artist they are responsible for choosing the bands who play and generally get involved with the things that go on over the weekend, at this ATP it was the turn of the Breeders to be the hosts. For those who don't know the Breeders are an American indie rock/pop band who's lead singer is Kim Deal (who is/was also part of the Pixies) I saw lot's of bands both old and new over the weekend but here is my top 5

Throwing Muses
Blood Red Shoes
Gang of four

Despite them being very very old bands, Gang of four and Wire were very new to me, but extremely good.

Non music events also happened during the weekend such as an Art exhibition but most notably "Kelly Deal" (Kim's sister and also in the Breeders) was giving Knitting Demo's at lunchtime in the pub, Kelly is a prolific knitter and even has a book on the subject "Bags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal" I didn't attend the knitting sessions as it's not really my thing but when I bumped into Kelly later on I did try and get a copy of the book for Cath as she is really into knitting, Kelly didn't have any with her but gave me a hug to take back home with me.

So all in all ATP, it's not Glastonbury but we really enjoyed ourselves and I will definitley keep an eye out for more of them in the future.
I have put some pics up here:

ATP Day 1
ATP Day 2 and 3