ArcTanGent Festival announce acts for 2018 line up

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As previously announced by the That’s Not Metal Podcast, the award-winning ArcTanGent Festival have today announced 17 new bands for the 3-day festival, set on Fernhill Farm, between 16th-18th August 2018 including headliners GLASSJAW and SHELLAC. GLASSJAW will be the Friday night headliners, and will be welcomed to the festival for the first time. Very few bands have the critical acclaim that GLASSJAW have had since they formed in the early 90s. They recently released the excellent Material Control album to a rapturous response. This will be a festival exclusive for 2018. Beck from the band simply said, “Shellac? Yes please,” when asked if they were excited to headline. So that brings us nicely onto the next headliner.

SHELLAC should need no introduction. The trio, which includes legendary producer Steve Albini [Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Mogwai etc] will be yet another festival exclusive when they headline the Saturday night of ArcTanGent Festival. “Since we’ve never been to the festival, I’m not sure what we could say about it other than that we’re looking forward to playing in Bristol. It’s nice there. Are there still a lot of road works going on?” says Bob Weston from the band. One of the most dynamic live bands around, their set will no doubt be one of most talked about in the festival’s history. “This feels like the biggest and best announcement we’ve ever done at ATG. Having Glassjaw and Shellac as main stage headliners will be amazing but, personally, I’m also very excited about Pelican’s first visit to Fernhill Farm – it’s certainly long overdue. I’d really urge people to check out our Spotify playlist. We put a huge amount of effort into curating a line-up that has strength in depth from the top to the bottom – so go check out Telepathy. Check out Scalping. Check out Zeal & Ardor if you don’t know them. Check out them all,” says James Scarlett, the organiser. As James mentioned, the mighty PELICAN will be playing Fernhill Farm after almost two years away from the UK. You won’t want to miss this exclusive.

Other incredible artists added to the already stellar line up are outlined below and you can listen to them here: ATG Spotify

LA DISPUTE / ARCANE ROOTS / ALVEST / ZEAL & ARDOR/ BLACK PEAKS / VENNART / DELTA SLEEP / TELEPATHY / PEOPLE LIKE MILK PRODUCTS [MEMORY OF ELEPHANTS & CHIYODA KU BIG BAND] / SCALPING / WREN / JO QUAIL / VLMV / VASQUEZ As previously announced, the main stage will be open on Thursday for the first time and headlined by ArcTanGent Festivals most requested band, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR. The Northern Irish instrumental rock band will be returning to the festival for the fourth time and will be playing The Endless Shimmering in its entirety. Full list of bands so to date: GLASSJAW / SHELLAC / LA DISPUTE / ARCANE ROOTS / VASQUEZ / ZEAL & ARDOR / BLACK PEAKS / PELICAN [UK exclusive] / VENNART / DELTA SLEEP / TELEPATHY / SCALPING / WREN / ALCEST / VLMV / PEOPLE LIKE MILK PRODUCTS [MEMORY OF ELEPHANTS & CHIYODA KU BIG BAND] / JO QUAIL / GUG / GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR / PIANOS BECOME TEETH / ROLO TOMASSI / ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY / JAMIE LENMAN / FOXING / GALLOPS / TALONS / BOSSK / SVALBARD / GULFER / BODY HOUND TICKETS ON SALE NOW: CLICK HERE

A little bit about ArcTanGent Festival LOCATION:

ArcTanGent Festival 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. GLAMPING INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION 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 Festival 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, Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Arcane Roots, Heck and many more.

 

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