All Tomorrow’s Parties festival axed after 14 years


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British music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties has been axed after 14 years.

The event, which is staged at a family holiday camp on the south coast of England and has no sponsorship backing, was launched in 1999 as an antidote to traditional rock festivals. It began as an annual event, but organizers later expanded its calendar, and at its peak in 2010 they staged five All Tomorrow’s Parties events in one year.

Festival bosses announced on Friday that a two-headed event in November, dubbed “End of an Era,” will be the final shows. The closing weekends, which will take place Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, will include performances by veteran post-punk band Television, Dinosaur Jr., and reformed rockers Loop.

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