ArcTanGent Festival have announced 15 new bands for the 3 days festival, set on Fernhill Farm, 16th-18th August 2018 to joining headliners And So I Watch You From Afar, Glassjaw and Shellac. The day splits have also been announced.
British alternative rock band Anathema are one of the bands that have been added to ArcTanGent. They have been together for 28 years and have had 11 albums in their career. The band’s most recent release ‘The Optimist’ was released in summer of 2017.
Another huge one from the list is progressive metal band Leprous, following the release of album ‘Malina’ in August of last year. Hailing from Norway the band have also had an impressive career spanning 17 years and five albums.
“The Leprous album was one of my favourite records of last year so I’m so stoked that they’ll be headlining the Yohkai stage this year and Anathema playing just before Glassjaw will also be something very special.” says James Scarlett, organiser. “More than anything though I really urge people to investigate the other end of the line up where they can hopefully find their new favourite band. I’m really excited about some of the newer, smaller acts we’ve announced today like Astralia, Trigger Thumb, La Jungle and The Guru Guru – check them out!”
For a full list of bands announced, please see below.
NEW BANDS ANNOUNCED:
Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Mugstar / The Big Massive Orchestra
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Full list of bands announced so far:
Glassjaw / Shellac / La Dispute / Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor / Pelican (UK exclusive) / Black Peaks/ VENNART/ Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez / GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG /Mouse on the Keys / Plini / Tides of Man / OHHMS / Poly-Math / Jean Jean / Pijn & Conjurer: Curse These Metal Hands / Conjurer / Blueneck / Boss Keloid / møl / Orchards / Halo Tora / Bad Sign / Natalie Evans / Death and the Penguin / Coldbones / Black Futures / Seven Colour Drive / Codices / Only Echoes Remain / Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Mugstar / The Big Massive Orchestra
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A little bit about ATG
ArcTanGent is hosted on Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, BS40 6LD, only a short journey from Bristol city centre, Bristol Temple Meads Station and Bristol Airport. The entrance to the festival is on the B3134.
The award winning ArcTanGent is the world’s ultimate greenfields music festival for connoisseurs of Math-rock, Post-rock, Noise-rock, Alt-rock and everything in between. ArcTanGent has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.
Previous acts include Converge, Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Nordic Giants, American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons,Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.