ArcTanGent Festival have announced ten more acts who will play this August’s Fernhill Farm based festival in what is already shaping up to be the strongest line-up in the festival’s short history. Acts added to this years line-up include Tesseract, Sikth and a returning Bossk, along with Tricot, The Physics House Band, Employed To Serve, Lost In Kiev, Wot Gorilla?, Stobes and Gug. In a great blend of established names and bands who have yet to catch widespread attention.
James Leach, of metal veterans Sikth, shared his excitement at being part of ArcTanGent 2017 and performing new music – “We’re really excited to finally be playing Arctangent festival and playing material from our forthcoming new album. We will also be there checking out some of what will be yet another stellar line-up.”
British progressive metal band Tesseract released the following on joining the line-up – “We are very excited to be playing Arctangent 2017. With line-ups that have always been daring and experimental, it’s been great to watch Arctangent go from strength to strength over the years and it’s been on our radar for quite some time now. And with the added bonus of playing alongside the amazing Converge and Explosions In The Sky, and drinking the west country’s finest cider, it promises to be a very enjoyable weekend!”
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Bossk‘s Tom Bedgley spoke of the bands excitement upon returning to ArcTanGent, having performed at the embryonic event back in 2013 “We are very excited to comeback to ArctTanGent. We played this festival in its very early form and was really impressed with the calibre of bands playing it, and the great location and site that it’s held on. It has grown from strength to strength since then and we can’t wait to perform there again. We will return with our expanded lineup, additional keys and guitars for a show you won’t want to miss”
Amongst the other strong additions to the line up, artists like Japanese all female math rock group Tricot and Employed To Serve are a perfect embodiment of the ArcTanGent ethos of bringing together bands who exist outside the mainstream to put on some of the most exciting math, noise and post rock performances of the year.
The newly announced acts join 2017 UK exclusive headliners Converge and Explosions In The Sky, whose announcement back in January has seen a huge demand for tickets to the event. Organiser James Scarlett had this to say about the response to this year’s headliners – “We’re overwhelmed with the reaction to the announcement of Converge and Explosions in the Sky. In the space of the first three hours we sold as many tickets as in the first six weeks last year. We’re on course for our first ever sell-out and that makes me very happy!”
Tickets for ArcTanGent 2017 are available via the event website now.