ArcTanGent boasts the best festival line-up ever for fans of math, post and noise rock. The final five bands added to the bill include Crippled Black Phoenix, Ef, Luo, Karhide and Hark.
This completes the line up which includes a number of exclusives: Japanese instrumental behemoths MONO (European exclusive) are to headline the festival alongside This Will Destroy You (UK festival exclusive), Russian Circles (European Festival exclusive) and God Is An Astronaut.
Takaakira Goto of MONO says: “We are very honored to play at ArcTanGent Festival this year alongside so many incredible bands. Our new album is currently in progress for a release date later this year, so hopefully we will share a preview of it. As always, thank you for your support. Somewhere between the soundscapes on an open field, we meet again.”
The full and complete line up is as follows: Russian Circles, MONO, This Will Destroy You, God is an Astronaut, And So I Watch You From Afar, Tall Ships, Maybeshewill, Jamie, Crippled Black Phoenix, LITE, Tera Melos, Three Trapped Tigers, TTNG, Ef, El Ten Eleven, Mutiny on the Bounty, I Like Trains, Year of No Light, Mylets, The Physics House Band, Baby Godzilla, Nordic Giants, Tellison, Enemies, Her Name Is Calla, 100 Onces, Tangled Hair, Hark, Karhide, Luo, Alarmist, We Are Knuckle Dragger, No Spill Blood, BATS, Lost in the Riots, Cleft, Olympians, Shiver, Human Pyramids, Astrohenge, Diagonal, Rumour Cubes, Monsters Build Mean Robots, Blueneck, The Winchester Club, Suffer Like G Did, Charlie Barnes, Memory of Elephants, Big Joan, AK/DK, Adding Machine, Samoans, Waking Aida, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Theo, Wicket, Sleep Beggar, Howard James Kenny, Super Squarecloud, Flies Are Spies From Hell, Codes in the Clouds, Bear Makes Ninja, Alpha Male Tea Party, Iran Iran, Gunning for Tamar, FEN, Goonies Never Say Die, Broken Oak Duet.
A 2013 fans’ favourites line up has been previously announced for the Thursday “Early Entry” night of ArcTanGent. The special returning guests night is to be headlined by And So I Watch You From Afar with support from Three Trapped Tigers, TTNG, The Physics House Band, Baby Godzilla, Nordic Giants, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion and Theo.
Festival organisers Goc O’Callaghan, Simon Maltas and James Scarlett have confirmed that there are guests from all over the world coming to this years ArcTanGent festival. Goc O’Callaghan says “we’ve had fans from as far as Mexico, the USA, Canada, Australia, Egypt and China book tickets to come to ArcTanGent
this year, along with people from most of the countries in Europe. When we started ArcTanGent we hadn’t pre-empted the international draw our line up would have but we welcome our overseas guests with open arms.”
Hype for this year’s ArcTanGent is building. On June 13th, the World’s End in Finsbury Park will host an ArcTanGent & Signature Brew Live night. Axes, one of ArcTanGent 2013’s fans favourite bands, will headline the night with support coming from Samoans and Bear Makes Ninja. The night comes with a twist; music fans and beer lovers can enjoy a pint of ArcTanGent Pale Ale, which has been specially crafted by Signature Brew for the event.
Tickets for this year’s festival are selling well with high chance of a sell-out year if sales continue at the current rate. Festival organisers prompt fans to buy their tickets soon “to avoid disappointment”. Tickets are available from the website now priced at a meagre £70 for the weekend (including booking fee).