ArcTanGent, the festival that just keeps on giving. Despite announcing the likes of Leprous, Anathema and Toska only last month, the festival has also announced another 9 acts for the festival, as well as a very special additional set from one act already confirmed.
Joining the already stacked lineup today is Danish composer and recent Golden Gods winner Myrkur, experimental DIY duo Cassels and noise and math tinged grungers Soeur. Also joining the bill are God Mother, Ilenkus, Mr. Marcaille, Bearfoot Beware, Modern Rituals and Blanket.
As for that aforementioned special set? The one and only Arcane Roots will be treating the festival to a special electronic and synth set, recreating their innovative art in ways previously unheard. On the subject, the band states:
"Over the last couple of years, we have developed a healthy addiction to pushing our little boat out into the wider sea. At first it was tentative, but once we started releasing music without repercussion, it became something we soon felt we couldn't be without. We began to open doors that had previously felt closed off to us and set about exploring music that we had never imagined being part of. Slowly, (very slowly) we managed to find some comfortable new ground. Nothing felt more rewarding than opening ourselves up to that risk and choosing to embrace everything that came our way, so at a farm near Bristol, we'd like to open that experience up to everyone else. It's certainly still an experiment, and certainly still a risk, but i don't think there is anywhere better than ArcTanGent to present these new and challenging facets of our band."
ArcTanGent takes place between the 16th and 18th of August in Compton Martin, just a short journey from Bristol city center. But for now, take a look at that lovely full lineup below. We'll see you down the farm in a few months.