ArcTanGent Festival, connoisseurs of all things “post” and “weird” in alternative music have announced 21 new bands for the lineup earlier today. The 3-day festival is set on Fernhill Farm, Bristol from the 16th to the 18th of August.
The following acts listed below join a host of already billed talent including headliners And So I Watch You From Afar, Glassjaw and Shellac next to emerging groups such as Zeal & Ardor and Black Peaks, in addition to big ATG names Arcane Roots, Alecst and so many more from all corners of the genre and similarly, the world.
Joining the bill today are:
- Mouse on the Keys
- Tides of Man
- Jean Jean
- Pijn & Conjurer: Curse These Metal Hands
- Boss Keloid
- Halo Tora
- Bad Sign
- Natalie Evans
- Death and the Penguin
- Black Futures
- Seven Colour Drive
- Only Echoes Remain
On the announcements, organiser James Scarlett says:
Today we’re announcing 21 bands and I’m excited that this adds a real strength in depth to the ATG line up. What am I most excited about? Well we’ve commissioned Pijn & Conjurer to work together on a top secret project. I’m certain it will be amazing. Also Taka from MONO is bringing his Behind the Shadow Drops project which features some truly spell-binding visuals. Everyone should head straight to our Spotify playlist now and check out the treats we have in store for themselves. My personal recommendations are Jean Jean, møl and Black Futures. Roll on the summer!
Conjurer collectively adds:
When ATG and Holy Roar approached us to do a collaboration, it was something that hadn’t really occurred to either band. We’d played a few shows together and were certainly mutual fans but we had to sit down and really think about whether this was feasible. After a pretty intense 12 hours of jamming and writing, we emerged with a track that will form the basis of our performance with the rest currently being written. This sounds nothing like either band and is arguably more expansive and ambitious than either of us have gone before. We’re honoured to have been asked to contribute to ATG 2018 and are excited to bring something new to the most exciting festival in the UK.
Check out the official ArcTanGent Spotify playlist and tickets on their official website. All variety of tickets and paying schemes are available now, including an awesome additional option with partner festival 2000 Trees. More details to follow.