The National confirmed to curate December ATP festival

The National will curate the ATP festival at Butlin's Minehead, Somerset on December 7-9.

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The National will curate the ATP festival at Butlin’s Minehead, Somerset on December 7-9.

The Brooklyn-based band will be playing their only UK show of the year at the event. Other acts set to play across the three days include Kronos Quartet, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Boris, Tim Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, My Brightest Diamond, Wye Oak, Lower Dens, Megafaun and Suuns.

In total 40 bands will play over the weekend, with more additions to the line-up to come. The event will also feature films chosen by The National playing in the cinema, as well as a book club, also curated by the band.

Tickets – which must be booked in groups of between two and seven – go on sale at 10am on January 20 at 2pm (GMT).

ATP‘s next three day event will be the Jeff Mangum curated ATP festival in Minehead on March 9-11, which was postponed from last year.

The festival will see sets from The Magnetic Fields, Joanna Newsom, Thurston Moore, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Fall, Low, Young Marble Giants and more. For a full line-up, see


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