ArcTanGent Festival 2023 Announces More Bands For August 2023

The brilliant ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2023 can today announce their next round of bands for this years event, following on from last years ATG Advent Calendar announcement week that happened in December 2022. The festival will be taking place between August 16th through to August 19th, at Fernhill Farm, a short drive from Bristol City Centre.

The acts announced today include the magnificent US NYC experimental rock band Swans, the newest ‘super group’ in town Empire State Bastard which features Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro and Mike Vennart ex of Oceansize, as well as Norwegian extreme metal legends Enslaved. Also announced include PETBRICK, A Burial At Sea, A-Tota-So, Copse and many more.

These brilliant acts join the already announced headliners Heilung, as well as other acts including Converge, Deafheaven (playing ‘Sunbather’ in full as a UK exclusive), Igorrr, Jaga Jazzist, Pigs7, And So I Watch You From Afar, Loathe, Cave In, Russian Circles and more.

From festival organiser James Scarlett – “ArcTanGent Festival has always been about championing the most exciting, experimental, left-field artists and this year will absolutely be no different. There’s zero chance you’ll find another line up like this anywhere in the UK – this is not to be missed!”

All the bands for this announcement:

Swans / Empire State Bastard / Enslaved / PETBRICK / A Burial At Sea / A-Tota-So / Copse / Dawn Ray’d / Din of Celestial Birds / fakeyourdeath / False Hope For The Savage / Haast / Joliette / LOS SARA FONTAN / Mt. Yonder / Other Half / Poisonous Birds / Project MishraM / Pruillip / Thought Forms / Wallowing.

Check out the full lineup on the festival poster below.

ArcTanGent 2021 Releases Majority Of Its Lineup

One of the worlds best and most loved underground music festivals ARCTANGENT has this week unveiled almost its entire 2021 band line ups for the event that will take place next year between August the 18th and 21st.

Teaming up with the likes of Audiotree, Kerrang, Riot Act Podcast and Louder (Metal Hammer/Prog Magazine) to announce the bands over the last 4 days, the main stage headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna (with one final main stage headliner still to be announced) were joined by an array of the finest heavy, out there, interesting, intricate, genius, epic and down right incredible bands currently making music.

Amongst the bands playing include British prog heroes Tesseract, a reformed Maybeshewill, a much anticipated return form the wonderful Oathbreaker, a double full album slot from Rolo Tomassi (who will be playing both ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ in full over two sets), ANOTHER hugely awaited return but this time from US noise kings The Locust and so so so much more.

Festival booker James Scarlett also spoke to the 101 Part Time Jobs podcast about both ARCTANGENT and his other festival, 2000trees, AND went on an Instagram Live chat with Blake Norris from Audiotree (US) to talk all things noisy and brilliant.

From James Scarlett – “I’m so stoked on the line up at ATG. It’s a mix of some of my favourite live bands, from the legends in Opeth and Jaga Jazzist to the brain melting insanity of returning heroes The Locust to some of the best underground heavy bands on the planet as well as Amenra, Rolo Tomassi and Jamie Lenman plus the return of the mighty Oathbreaker for what is likely to be their only show of 2021. Excited isn’t the word! To say the least, 2020 has obviously been a bit of a nightmare for everyone so we really wanted to bring some joy and some guitars to people’s lives. I’m so proud of the line up we’ve put together and can’t wait to see everyone at Fernhill farm in August 2021. See you all then!”

ALL currently announced acts for ARCTANGENT 2021 are:
Opeth / Cult of Luna / TesseracT / Jaga Jazzist / MONO / Maybeshewill / Alcest / Amenra / Oathbreaker / Rolo Tomassi / Leprous / The Locust / Perturbator / Caspian / Agent Fresco / Jamie Lenman / Enslaved / Intervals / Bell Witch / Rivers of Nihil / The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Intronaut / Earthtone9 / A.A.Williams / Tides From Nebula / Raketkanon / Quail vs Kenny / Chinese Football / Wheel / Car Bomb / Frontierer / OHHMS / Svalbard / Talons / Elephant Tree / Youthmovies / Jo Quail / The Samuel Jackson Five / Alpha Male Tea Party / Curse These Metal Hands / Castrovalva / Down I Go / Mass of the Fermenting Dregs / My Own Private Alaska / Boss Keloid / Fall of Messiah / Antethic / Arabrot / Kairon; IRSE! / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / Memory of Elephants / Phoxjaw / Luo / Bonnacons of Doom / Barrens / Blodet / VASA / The Hyena Kill / The Guru Guru / Psychonaut / FES / Axiom / Attan / Latitudes / Bear / Bicurious / Traps / Parachute For Gordo / Natalie Evans / Bolt Ruin / Coldbones / worriedaboutsatan / Rainbow Slicer / Qariaq / Wess Meets West / Odradek / BRIQUEVILLE / Heisa / Astrosaur / tortuganónima / The Mantis Opera / Body Hound / Stake / Mountain Caller / TANKENGINE / Binge / Last Hyena / Paranoid Void / Straight Girl / Jakub Zytecki / Lack The Low / Stoßzahn / Skemer / Pollyanna Holland-Wing / Kokomo / SEIMS / The Most / The Hirsch Effekt / Spook The Horses / TOTS / Thumpermonkey / Garganjua / Bent Knee / The K. / Herod / Land Wars / God Alone. / Sugar Horse / Ogives Big Band / Poisonous Birds / Modern Rituals / Mutant-Thoughts / Mother Vulture / Lightning Sharks / MIËT / Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out / Catbamboo / Wavey / Vogons / Beige Palace

ArcTanGent Festival 2021 will take place August 18th – 21st 2021.

ArcTanGent Festival Announces 2021 Headliner, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Following the postponement of this year’s ArcTanGent festival, the organisers have announced the first headliner of next years event!

Sweedish metallers Opeth, who was originally set to perform this year before the postponement of the festival will be headlining in 2021. The festival is set to take play August 19th – 21st 2021.

In addition to this, the festival has launched a brand new crowdfunding campaign to help keep the festival alive, similarly to 2000Trees.

Festival Booker James Scarlett says:

“We’re very excited to announce that Opeth will be at ArcTanGent 2021 as our Main Stage Saturday night headliner,”.

“They are the biggest band we had booked for 2020 so it felt like a good way to let people know our intentions for next year are equally big, if not bigger! A little bit of inside info is that ATG 2021 will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some amazing extras on top. Watch this space!”

“Today we’ve launched an ArcTanGent crowd funder with some amazing rewards for our fans and supporters,” explains James. “As people are already aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ATG has been postponed until 2021. This means that, as an independent business with no corporate backers, we have a whole year with little to no income. This crowd funder will secure the long term survival of ArcTanGent and help to support thousands of others that depend on ATG each year. If people are able to help out then they will be a hero not just to the three of us who work all year round on the festival, but our whole team and everyone else that loves ArcTanGent.

“All tickets bought for the now-cancelled 2020 event will automatically be valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place at ArcTanGent 2021. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2021. As a small business that’s been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year.”

ArcTanGent Festival Adds New Names

Summer Festival Announcements are just piling up right now!

ArcTanGent Festival 2020 is the latest to announce more names including Opeth, Swans, Car Bomb and The Locust will join Tesseract, Swans, Rolo Tomassi and more on August 20th – 22nd at Fernhill Farm, Bristol.

Check out the full lineup as it stands below.


Tickets are on sale now.

ArcTanGent Festival Adds More Bands To Lineup

The upcoming ArcTanGent Festival has added even more names to their upcoming festival.

Palm reader, Nordic Giants, Sleep Token and more have been confirmed to be playing the 2019 festival which will take place August 15th – 17th at Fernhill Farm, Bristol.

For the full lineup, check out the Festival poster below.


AcrTanGent Festival Adds More Bands

This year’s lineup for ArcTanGent festival just got bigger, with 15 more bands joining the bill for the 2018 festival.

The latest editions are as follows: Anathema, Astralia, The Big Massive Orchestra, The Guru Guru, Hey Colossus, La Jungle, Leprous, Mugstar, Part Chimp, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Space Blood, Strobes, Tales From Nebula, Toska, Trigger Thumb.

The 2018 ArcTanGent Festival will take place August 16th-18th 2018 at Fernhill Farm, Bristol.



ArcTanGent Festival Adds More Bands

With more bands being added every week to more festivals, it’s just a question of when your favourite is making an announcement. Today, however, it is ArcTanGent Festival 2018 with the announcement that Tides of Man, Bad Sign, Halo Tora and more have been added.

Here’s the full list of added bands:

Bad Sign

Black Futures


Boss Keloid




Death & The Penguin

Halo Tora

Jean Jean


Mouse On The Keys

Natalie Evans



Pijn & Conjurer (Performing as Curse These Metal Heads!)


Seven Colour Drive

Tides Of Man




This year’s ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 16th – 18th 2018 at Fernhill Farm, Bristol.

Glassjaw & More Announced for Arctangent 2018

A new batch of bands to perform at the upcoming ArcTanGent Festival has been confirmed which already boasts acts such as Jamie Lenman and Rolo Tomassi.

The latest additions include Glassjaw and La Dispute as well as Black Peaks.


The festival takes place August 16th – 18th 2018 at Fernhill farm, Bristol.

Arctangent Announces First Bands

More festival news ahead! ArcTanGent Festival has announced the first bands for the three-day festival set on Fernhill Farm on 16th -18th August 2018.

UK Festivals this year are looking better than ever and there’s no exception for ArcTanGent Festival.

Here’s who’s playing.

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 and GUG have all been announced for the Bristol festival.

Tickets are on sale now from the following link.