Carpenter Brut, the extraordinary synthwave artist whom draws influence from 80s TV shows and B-movies, will be making his ATG Festival debut.
Joining them will be Nordic Giants, and as those who have seen the live show will attest, it is a visceral experience that goes beyond the normal descriptors.
Each mind-blowing performance involves a chosen few short films, which are soundtracked live with atmospheric soundscapes. Two mythical creatures create an experience with bowed guitar, piano that is both haunting and rousing, and climactic and thunderous drums.
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!
“Of course none of this matters unless the sounds they produce are amazing, so I would urge people to go out and find their new favourite band. Maybe 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).”
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 ArcTanGent 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. Previous headliners include Glassjaw, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Explosion in the Sky, Converge and Shellac. It runs from the 15-17th of August.