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 ARCTANGENT2021 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.
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.”