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May 13th 2013katie

ATP: TV on the Radio

We booked on a bit of a whim to go to the TV on the Radio-curated ATP last weekend. There’s something so deliriously surreal about pitching up to an out-of-season family holiday park that’s definitely seen better days with a bunch of musicians that most people have never heard of and a few thousand other music fans for a weekend. Throw in a desolate beach, no phone signal let alone 3g, one hourly bus out of the place, no other entertainment except a really rubbish arcade, bars which basically only stock vodka VKs and Carlsberg… and you get the idea.

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What’s really great is you’re all lumped in the middle of nowhere staying in these hideously dated and depressing little chalets and the bands all stay there too so you’ll spot the artists wandering round around, watching the bands with you and visiting the local attractions. It’s now your last chance to experience the spectacular weirdness as after this year there’ll be no more holiday park ATP festivals, so grab some tickets for the June or November events while you can.

Here are some photos of my favourite acts from this time round.

Mykki Blanco

ATP: Mykki Blanco
ATP: Mykki Blanco
ATP: Mykki Blanco

doseone

ATP: doseone
ATP: doseone
ATP: doseone

Why?

ATP: Why?
ATP: Why?
ATP: Why?
ATP: Why?
ATP: Why?
ATP: Why?

Dark Dark Dark

ATP: Dark Dark Dark
ATP: Dark Dark Dark
ATP: Dark Dark Dark

EL-P

ATP: EL-P
ATP: EL-P

TV on the Radio

ATP: TV on the Radio
ATP: TV on the Radio
ATP: TV on the Radio
ATP: TV on the Radio
ATP: TV on the Radio
ATP: TV on the Radio

View them all nice and big on Flickr.

So that we didn’t go entirely insane, we took a couple of daytrips while the bands weren’t on which turned out to be pretty great. Post about Rye and Dungeness coming soon..

Comments (2)

  • Rhianne

    May 13th 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Ohhh I’m a little jealous, we’ve been to ATP a few times and I’ve loved it each time, I’m all about festivals near the beach where you don’t have to use a tent. Although I’ve only been to the Minehead ones, not Camber Sands, I have heard a few horror stories about Camber Sands.

    The line up was pretty great for this one though, I’m glad you took lots of photos :)

    1. Katie

      May 13th 2013 at 3:04 pm

      No tent/mud is a gigantic bonus! I liked the Butlins Minehead ones more. This one was even smaller and more isolated. But the lineup was pretty great, and the quietness meant I could get a good spot for photos.

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