ArcTanGent Festival has today added a further 29 bands to the festival including Carpenter Brut, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Toska and Nordic Giants to the festival.
Carpenter Brut is the latest big act to join the festival, a synthwave artist who draws influence from 80s TV shows and B-movies.
Joining will be Nordic Giants, an auditory and visual instrument post-rock duo soundtracking short films with atmospheric soundscapes through the use of piano, drums, trumpet, and bowed guitar.
For the first time Arctangent will celebrate talent from 14 countries outside of the UK including USA, Sweden, France, Italy, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Taiwan, Belgium, Argentina, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Norway.
This was something James Scarlett, the festival booker really wanted to uncover, bands old and new from any many corners of the world as possible.
“For the line up this year I’ve really scoured the globe and we have acts coming to Fernhill Farm from 14 different countries. That really excites me. [We have] some math-rock from Taiwan (Elephant Gym), something dark and heavy from Denmark (Møl and LLNN) or if in doubt Belgium always seems to provide great bands (Cocaine Piss for instance).”
ANNOUNCED TODAY Carpenter Brut / Polyphia / The Ocean / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Toska / Covet / Yvette Young / Nordic Giants / Zu / GNOD / Sleep Token / Elephant Gym / Palm Reader / Matt Calvert / Cocaine Piss / BATS / Good Game / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / Ithaca / Puerto Austral / DJ Perro / Kaguu / DAGS! / DobleCapa / AMNT / All The Best Tapes / Clt Drp / Too Piste / RAD PITT
Full list of bands for ATG so far is: Meshuggah / Battles / Cult of Luna / Zeal & Ardor / 65daysofstatic / The Black Queen / Daughters / Caspian / The Contortionist / Carpenter Brut / Polyphia / The Ocean / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Toska / Covet / Yvette Young / Nordic Giants / Zu / GNOD / Sleep Token / Elephant Gym / Palm Reader / Matt Calvert / Cocaine Piss / BATS / Good Game / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / Ithaca / Puerto Austral / DJ Perro / Kaguu / DAGS! / DobleCapa / AMNT / All The Best Tapes / Clt Drp / Too Piste / RAD PITT / Three Trapped Tigers / The Algorithm / Frontierer / Conjurer / Bossk / The Physics House Band / Møl / GosT / AK/DK / Birds in Row / Car Bomb / Azusa / Pijn / Sithu Aye / LLNN / A.A.Williams / Letters From The Colony / Invalids / Standards / Collosal Squid / Aiming for Enrike / Floral / Cattle / Wild Cat Strike / Lost in the Riots / Big Lad / Voronoi / Ogives Big Band / Hexcut / Sugar Horse
ArcTanGent is a fully independent festival that grows organically year on year. Winners of Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards, the festival began as a celebration of post-rock, math-rock and noise-rock, but now crosses genres across the extremes of rock, metal, synth and much more. Previous headliners include Glassjaw, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Explosion in the Sky, Converge and Shellac.