My dream isn't dead yet. I saw this tidbit from the Coachella board and thought I'd share.
From a poster named mountmccabe:
"At Son Lux last night I spoke to Andy who many ATP NY-area folks will recognize as head (?) of security for all of the area festival incarnations (and many other shows around NYC). He said that they are working on planning a new one, looking at Long Island this time where they could go back to more of the holiday camp-type vibe after the problems of the in-city attempt. I don't know LI that well but I totally buy that there could be the right style of resort/hotel/venue clusters that would make a great off-season spot. Not necessarily 2014 but they are not abandoning the market.
He also mentioned a related (?) event is coming back (for 2014) but right now I am blanking on what that is."
I've never been to Long Island but IF this were to happen, I'll be all over it.
additions: Kurt Vile & The Violators (performing Thursday July 10th) Swans (performing Thursday July 10th) Fuck Buttons (performing Friday July 11th) The Haxan Cloak (performing Friday July 11th) Forest Swords (performing Saturday July 12th) Eaux (performing Saturday July 12th)
"Swans have to regretfully postpone ATP Iceland 2014. While not life threatening, Michael Gira has been ordered by his doctors to not fly or perform for a month due to an unexpected medical condition. With some rest and down time, the Swans anticipate touring again in Fall of 2014, and are already rescheduled to perform ATP Iceland 2015."
I'm shocked it didn't sell. That's an absolutely killer lineup.
The weekend tickets were almost sold out according to their twitter account, and the statement said they had "healthy" ticket sales. Sounds like they had some unattainable budget worked out. So bizarre to cancel a few days before a festival. Don't they have to wind up paying bands something even if they cancel? And they have to refund all the tickets anyway, right? I don't understand how it's more cost effective to cancel, but I guess it must be or they wouldn't have. Count me as baffled.
Dash Tickets have issued a statement expressing their disappointment at the cancellation, adding that their “trust in ATP seems to have been misplaced”. “We feel compelled to make it clear that Dash has given to ATP all funds that Dash received for ticket sales to Jabberwocky. In addition to giving ATP all the ticketing funds, Dash has made substantial advances to ATP which remain unpaid, as do considerable fees for the work we have undertaken on their behalf. They add: “It is important that everyone knows that Dash Tickets is in no way responsible for ATPs financial problems, nor with their conduct post cancellation. We are very keen to learn where the money has gone!” This seems slightly misleading, as Dash is the point of purchase and therefore should be responsible for refunds.
Post by crazykittensmile on Aug 13, 2014 11:25:49 GMT -5
Even more yuck.
ATP have issued another statement on refunds, asserting that Dash Tickets are indeed responsible for refunds:
“For the vast majority of people, Dash Tickets will be their point of purchase. It is their responsibility to refund the customer, as they were the company that took payments; not ATP. And if Dash are not being helpful facilitating this matter, your next point of contact should be directly with your bank or card provider to order a chargeback of your purchase amount.”
Ticketholders who booked through another agent can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions they might have.
Post by garageland on Aug 13, 2014 11:28:33 GMT -5
It's sad because for 10+ years they put on quality shiz. Then it came out about the bankruptcy. Then the ATP NJ move. Then the cancellation of the NMH in the UK. There was restructuring and seemed to put it all past them and then this. This is a huge blow to peoples confidence on if it really will happen or not. It would be a long time before I'd hand over money to them.
Post by crazykittensmile on Aug 13, 2014 11:29:12 GMT -5
Also, after looking at some comments on their FB page after that update... it appears people who paid via Paypal are outside of the dispute window. So, I'll definitely not be using Paypal to purchase any festival tickets in the future, that would suck.
Post by chicojuarz on Aug 13, 2014 11:31:44 GMT -5
what a cluster and the finger pointing is going to leave everyone looking bad afterwards. I saw the cancellation and thought man if that lineup had been here I probably would have had tickets. Sucks to be in the UK I guess.