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NEWS: Fabio Frizzi, Blanck Mass and múm pull out of July’s ATP Iceland

ATP Iceland takes place between 1st-3rd July, and will feature appearances from John Carpenter, Thee Oh Sees, Angel Olsen, Omar Souleyman and Ty Seagall among others.  Following the cancellation of Drive Like Jehu’s ATP in April, the Icelandic festival made moves to distance itself from the ATP company.

However, three artists have now pulled out of July’s event.  Icelandic experimentalists múm, electronic producer Blanck Mass and composer Fabio Frizzi have all cancelled.  Last month, múm explained that they would not be performing their Menschen Am Sonntag silent film score at the event on Facebook.  They stated: “Unfortunately the terms of the agreement with the festival have not been honoured and the band has been left with no other option than to pull out of the line-up.”

Frizzi explained his decision to pull out of the event on Twitter.  In a series of tweets, he said: “We’ve made every effort to make this show happen, but unfortunately the lack of communication and the failure to honour any of the agreements that we made with Barry Hogan (ATP), made it impossible for us to perform at this year’s ATP Iceland.  It is a great shame since as we were very excited about these shows.” 

Meanwhile, Blanck Mass mastermind Benjamin Power made a brief statement through Facebook.  He stated: “I hate to let anyone down, particularly people who have bought tickets to see me but it’s just not possible to be able to play this event.”

Despite the cancellations, the festival is still set to go ahead at the beginning of July.

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