John Cale Pulls Out Of Beleagured ATP Fests: “They Let Us All Down”
All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 was supposed to take place at Pontins holiday came in Prestatyn, North Wales this weekend and the following, but back in March the festival landed in some hot water and ended up moving the event to Manchester (roughly 65 miles away from the original location). The Welsh composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale was slated to play, but today he announced that he will no longer be performing via Twitter:
regrettably, @therealjohncale's ATP shows now canceled."we did our best to believe in the organizers, in the end, they let us all down" – jc
— John Cale (@therealjohncale) April 15, 2016
Cale was slated to play tomorrow (4/16) and next Friday (4/22) at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. This isn’t the first time that ATP promoters have fudged crucial event details; back in 2014 they were forced to cancel London’s Jabberwocky Festival three days before it started.