ArcTanGent Festival have confirmed the first bands for this year’s festival!
Set for August this year, the festival that celebrates the best of post-rock, math-rock and everything in-between have confirmed the first bands for this year’s festival! Leading the charge in the first announcements is GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!, who will perform their first ever European show as a UK exclusive, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR will headline the main stage on the Thursday for the first ever time by performing The Endless Shimmering in its entirety. Speaking about performing at this year’s festival, guitarist Rory Friers says, “very year ArcTanGent makes a home for strange bands like us, our peers around the world and the amazing people who make it such a special scene to be a part of. We feel very lucky to be a part of that family, and to be headlining a night is something very very special for us.”
Also confirmed to perform at this year’s festival is ROLO TOMASSI, BOSSK, ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY, JAMIE LENMAN, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, FOXING, TALONS, GULFER, SVALBARD, BODY HOUND, GUG and GALLONS who will do something a little bit different and perform a full band set at the festival’s silent disco. Speaking about the set, Mark Huckridge of the band says “we are looking forward to returning to ATG this year. We will be premiering an all-new live show for a unique ‘live silent disco’ set, remixing our tracks on-the-fly alongside warped visuals. We are aiming this one at the dancefloor. It’s one for the wide-eyed dreamers.”
The full list of bands confirmed for this year’s festival are as follows:
- GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!
- AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
- PIANOS BECOME TEETH
- ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY
- ROLO TOMASSI
- JAMIE LENMAN
- BODY HOUND
ArcTanGent Festival takes place from 16-18 August 2018 at Fernhill Farm, Bristol. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
For more information on the festival like their official page on Facebook.