The incredible ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2017 (ATG) is GO!
Set on Fernhill Farm, only 10 miles from Bristol, tickets are now on sale and the dates are set, August 17th/18th/19th.
The 2017 headliners were announced exclusively last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, and they are:
Converge and Explosions In The Sky. The next announcement for the festival will be on February 10th 2017, where another 10 brilliant bands will be revealed.
Massachusetts pioneers of extreme, abrasive music, Converge are regarded as one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the punk underground. From Converge front man, Jacob Bannon –
“It’s a great honour for Converge to be performing at this year’s Arctangent Festival. Every year to date the lineup has been relevant and diverse, two great qualities that we like to see in festivals.”
Texas’ Explosions in the Sky are a band who somehow mix shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk without a hint of contrivance.
From festival booker, James Scarlet – “Once people have been to ATG, they seem to come back every year. It has this amazing sense of community and really feels like we’re all part of a secret club that the rest of the world doesn’t know about. Watching an unknown, but amazing, band play at midday to a thousand people really helps with my faith in humanity! But nothing compares to 5,000 people gathering to watch the headliners – Converge and Explosion in the Sky this year will be out of this world and I guarantee that ArcTanGent 2017 will be the best weekend of the summer!”
“The ArcTanGent ethos is all about championing bands that exist just outside of the mainstream music world. We guarantee you the best acts from the worlds of math-rock, noise-rock and post-rock/metal. We’ve got some amazing exclusives this year. The fact is that both Converge and Explosions in the Sky are playing their only UK shows of 2017 at ArcTanGent. So if you want to see them, Fernhill Farm in August is the place to be!”
A little bit about ARCTANGENT:
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.
A few recent videos of amazing bands performing at
Dillinger Escape Plan LIVE at Arctangent – HERE
And So I Watch You From Afar LIVE at Arctangent – HERE
Three Trapped Tigers LIVE at Arctangent – HERE
65daysofstatic LIVE at Arctangent – HERE