Fresh from winning the Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards, ArcTanGent Festival has announced the first 39 bands for 2019. This follows on from the Saturday night headliner announcement of Swedish progressive metal pioneers, MESHUGGAH.Joining them between the 15 – 17 August 2019 will be Friday night headliners, and Warp Records’ finest, BATTLES. One of the UK’s most beloved live bands, 65daysofstatic will also be playing at the festival.
Also on the bill and their first UK performance since the release of their fourth full-length and debut for Ipecac Records, is DAUGHTERS. Alexis S.F. Marshall of Daughters says of the booking: “Arctangent consistently books bands that defy genre, something that speaks near and dear to Daughters. We are honoured to play a festival that champions bands that push themselves and music forward.”.
The man responsible for this stellar lineup, year on year is James Scarlett, whom once more has booked some of his favourite artists:
“Festival organisers always say it is their best line up ever. Well, this is our best line up ever! I really think people will be blown away by these 39 bands and there is much more to come.”
Full list of 39 bands for ATG announce is: Meshuggah / Battles / Cult of Luna / Zeal & Ardor / 65daysofstatic / The Black Queen / Daughters / Caspian / The Contortionist / 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. Previous headliners include Glassjaw, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Explosion in the Sky, Converge and Shellac.