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The Moshville Times

ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

ArcTanGent Festival announces its first main stage headliner for next year, as a UK 2020 exclusive, it is the incredible Opeth!

Joining Opeth will be Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets – Grievances and Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Fronterier, OHHMS (performing two sets including commissioned film “Subjects”) and many more…

The festival will take place on August 20th-22nd 2020 at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin near Bristol, and tickets are on sale now – here

Taking place at Fernhill Farm near Bristol, the award-winning, best small UK music festival (2018) ArcTanGent Festival returns in 2020, and can now announce its first main stage headliner, as well as a further 27 more acts for the event.

As a UK exclusive show, the incredible Opeth is the first headliner for ArcTanGent, which will be held on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of August 2020. Festival organiser James Scarlett explains a bit about this first announcement and the importance of the first headliner for him and ArcTanGent –

“Opeth’s Ghost Reveries is one of two albums (the other being the Mars Volta’s Frances the Mute) that I always credit with setting me on the leftfield musical path that has led to the line ups I book every year at ATG. In 2005 I’d never heard anything like it and from there onwards my musical tastes just took off and led me to all my favourite bands. Essentially what I’m saying is that Opeth was part of the original ArcTanGent DNA and so I couldn’t be happier to announce that they’re joining us at Fernhill Farm for a Friday Main Stage headline set! I also just realised it will be almost exactly 15 years since Ghost Reveries was released – amazing!”

From singer/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth:

“We’re excited to play the ArcTanGent festival in Bristol on the 21st of August 2020. Been to Bristol a few times and it’s always a pleasure. It’ll be one of the last festivals we play that summer, so we wanna “go out with a bang” and need your help and participation to do so.”

Joining Opeth include UK prog giants TesseracT (as a 2020 UK festival exclusive), American post rock legends This Will Destroy You, Emperor vocalist Ihsahn, post-metal Belgians Amenra (as a 2020 UK exclusive show) and British undefinable 5 piece Rolo Tomassi, who will be playing two full album sets across the weekend, performing both Grievances and Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It.

For a full list of bands announced for ArcTanGent Festival 2020, see here

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JohnH

Aside from listening to metal and going to gigs, I spend my spare time watching movies (particularly horror and sci-fi), playing board games, cycling, and going on adventures with my wife and my dog.

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