ArcTanGent festival announce more acts

The brilliant ArcTanGent Festival 2017 can today reveal 24 more bands for their event this year.

Russian Circles / Nordic Giants / Jambinai / Heck / Gallops / Totorro / Thought Forms / USA Nails / Big Jesus / VOLA / Alpha Male Tea Party / Town Portal / Bearded Youth Quest / Vasudeva / FALL OF MESSIAH / Waking Aida / Spectres / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / LICE / Poisonous Birds / Hoggs Bison / Landscapes / Madilan / Chiyoda Ku

Brian Cook of Russian Circles says:
“Playing ArcTanGent back in 2014 was such a positive surprise. I tend to be a bit cynical of festivals because so many of them seem to pick from the same pool of artists. It’s always a couple of big-name industry- standard headliners buoyed by all the recent critics darlings who haven’t been road-tested. There’s nothing exciting about it; it’s all geared towards high-visibility stuff that makes the sponsors happy. The attendees at festivals like Coachella don’t really care who’;s playing– they just want to go and hang out at a festival. Why is ArcTanGent awesome? Because it’s a festival coordinated and curated by people who are more interested in doing something artistically awesome than in doing something high-profile to attract beer companies to throw money at them. And the people that show up are genuine fans. It’s such a positive environment. We’re very excited to be back.”

From festival booker and organiser, James Scarlett:
“The ArcTanGent Thursday is always my favourite day of the whole festival. We let about half the audience in early and invite back bands that people have loved at ATG in the past. The atmosphere is always incredible and for our 5th birthday we’ve really gone big –  Russian Circles will headline the Yohkai Stage and Nordic Giants will headline the PX3 so it’s going to be spectacular. The best bit is that there are no clashes on the Thursday so if you want to see all 14 bands you can. One word of warning though, the early entry tickets will sell out, so don’t hang around if you want one!.”

All of these bands join the already stellar lineup below:
Explosions in the Sky / TesseracT / Converge / Sikth / Boris / God Is An Astronaut / Defeater / Future of the Left / Devil Sold His Soul / TTNG / Tricot / Listener / The Number Twelve Looks Like You / sleepmakeswaves / Tall Ships / Employed to Serve / Bossk / Hark / OHHMS / The Physics House Band / Strobes / Brutus / Stearica / Hemelbestormer / Lost in Kiev / Hikes / Right Hand Left Hand / HCBP / Future Horizons / Boss Keloid / Pijn / Gilmore Trail / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Frontierer / Wot Gorilla? / GUG / Living Body / Jardín de la Croix / You Break, You Buy / worriedaboutsatan / Britney / a-tota-so / He Was Eaten By Owls / Toska / Halo Tora / The Evil Usses / Irk / Nitkowski / Death Pedals / Real Terms

The 2017 headliners, Converge and Explosions In The Sky, were announced exclusively on the Radio 1 Rock Show in January, which was met with unprecedented demand for tickets. These headline acts are playing their ONLY 2017 UK show’s at ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL.

Link to the festival homepage, where all day splits can be seen –

A little bit about ATG:
In recent years, 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 American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, And So I Watch You From Afar, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, The Fall of Troy, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons, Maybeshewill, Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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