16TH /17TH / 18TH AUGUST 2018, BRISTOL


ArcTanGent Festival

ArcTanGent Festival

ArcTanGent Festival is nearly upon us. The 3 day festival, set on Fernhill Farm, runs from 16th-18th August 2018 with headliners And So I Watch You From Afar, Glassjaw & Shellac.  High res art can be found HERE

Playing alongside those legends are a whole host of incredible bands. Some you may know, some you may not, so have a look at the ‘For Fans Of’ chart to help you decide.  The team spend all year curating the best possible line up and we can guarantee you that your new favourite band is out there waiting to be discovered. Check out the ATG spotify too.

The beloved Silent Disco will be back but with a few changes, James Scarlett explains-
“We’ve gone big this year on our late night silent disco and it will honestly need to be seen to be believed! And all you need is a pair of headphones to enjoy all the fun. On Thursday in the Yohkai Stage we’ll have a never before seen silent live set from Gallops and I’ve heard they’ve got massive things planned. This will then be followed by a world first… Old Blue Last Silent Karaoke & DJs. This will be bonkers fun after a day of beard stroking so don’t miss it. Then on the Friday and Saturday we’ll have the brilliant Arc Stage silent disco battles as normal. And never fear, the Mars Volta channel will return on all three nights!”  

The site will be having one notable change – we’ve upgraded our main stage and it will now be housed in a beautiful big-top providing cover whatever the weather. Looking at the forecast, you’ll be using it mostly for shade from the blazing sunshine this year! We also have some of the worlds very best independent food traders – from firm favourites Smokin Hot Tamales with their stunning burritos to new additions Paelleria & Squid Inc. For all you veggie vegans we have returnees Manjula Catering & brand new Seitans Grill. Both these guys will be bringing the veggie/ vegan delights (but most stalls include veggie/ vegan & gluten free options).  Smokey Tentacles are running a Shisha lounge and there will be mobile phone charging available on site at the ChargeShed.

Signature Brew will be onsite and brewing beer right in the field! Keep a check on their socials to see how you can get involved.

Full list of bands:

Glassjaw / Shellac / La Dispute / Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor / Pelican (UK exclusive) / Black Peaks/  VENNART/ Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez / GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG /Mouse on the Keys / Plini / Tides of Man / OHHMS / Poly-Math / Jean Jean / Pijn & Conjurer: Curse These Metal Hands / Conjurer / Blueneck / Boss Keloid / møl / Orchards / Halo Tora / Bad Sign / Natalie Evans / Death and the Penguin / Coldbones / Black Futures / Seven Colour Drive / Codices / Only Echoes Remain / Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Mugstar / The Big Massive Orchestra / Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Chiyoda Ku / The Big Massive Orchestra / Myrkur / Arcane Roots (electronic) / Cassels / God Mother / Ilenkus / Mr Marcaille / Bearfoot Beware / Modern Rituals / Soeur/ Blanket

ArcTanGent is proud to be part of the Association of Independent Festivals initiative where 61 festivals are pledging to be single use plastic free by 2021.

A little bit about ATG


ArcTanGent is hosted on Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin. Check the map link for entry HERE.  Only a short journey from Bristol city centre, Bristol Temple Meads Station and Bristol Airport. The entrance to the festival is on the B3134.


The award winning ArcTanGent is the world’s ultimate greenfields music festival for connoisseurs of Math-rock, Post-rock, Noise-rock, Alt-rock and everything in between.  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 Converge, Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Nordic Giants, American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons,Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.





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