All Tomorrows Parties Presents Nightmare Before Christmas

at Butlins, Minehead

This event has been and gone.

This year the Nightmare Before Christmas will be curated by three of the most exciting live acts on the planet - Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav!

Each band will headline and choose a line-up of 14 artists for one day of the festival – taking place from December 9th to 11th.

In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages. The event also includes DJs, Cinema and much more.


Les Savy Fav

Les Savy Fav appearing at this event

Unmissable cult art-rockers straight out of the Rhode Island School of Design. Intellectual lyricism versus abrasive, melodic guitar work in a live show that sees frontman Tim Harrington's wild performance bringing the band to life. Their fourth album, 'Let's Stay Friends' was released in 2007.

See Les Savy Fav tour dates


Battles appearing at this event

From Brooklyn, New York, Battles are an angular and highly experimental band concisting of John Stanier (drums) of Helmet and Tomahawk and Ian Williams (guitar/lkeyboards) of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress. Together they push the sonic limits of how conventional instruments and electronics meld. Their reputation as some of the most skilled and innovative musicians of their time has helped to garner them a worldwide audience. Battles has been anything but a conventional band. As result of its constant forward-momentum – musically and conceptually – Battles albums have placed the band amongst the most innovative of Warp Records' roster. Battles stand out on their own more than ever as THE band that can unite techno lovers, progressive rock aficionados and experimental enthusiasts of all stripes.

See 6 tour dates featuring Battles

Silver Apples

Silver Apples appearing at this event

Silver Apples were formed in 1967, famously known for their pioneering usage of electronic music techniques within psychedelic rock. Having had such revered influence on so many PZYK artists of today, it would be fair to regard Silver Apples as nothing short of legendary. Sole remaining member Simeon Coxe III has toured extensively since reforming Silver Apples in 1996, bringing with him the notoriously primitive and captivating synthesizer known only as ‘The Simeon’.

See Silver Apples tour dates


  • Minehead
  • TA24 5SH

0870 242 0870