ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2020 ANNOUNCES LINE-UP ADDITIONS INCLUDING SWANS, METZ, THE LOCUST, MAYBESHEWILL AND MORE
Adding to a line up that already includes main stage headliner Opeth, the outside Bristol based, award winning ArcTanGent Festival can today announce a very exciting further collection of bands and artists for this years event.
Emerging from the New York No Wave scene, the incredible Swans will be playing ArcTanGent for the very first time, bringing their post-punk, industrial, noise-rock to Fernhill Farm.
Joining them will be Californian grindcore legends The Locust, who will be playing their first UK show in over 5 years at the festival. Also making a long awaited return will be much loved and hugely impressive Belgian four piece Oathbreaker, whose show at ArcTanGent is a UK exclusive performance.
Also announced includes Canadian punks Metz, experimental instrumental Leicester 5 piece Maybeshewill (with a UK exclusive performance), highly acclaimed mighty Norwegian prog outfit Leprous and the incredibly impressive Icelandic rock band Agent Fresco.
A full list of bands announced today is below:
Swans / The Locust / Metz / Maybeshewill / Oathbreaker / Leprous / Agent Fresco / The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Car Bomb / Wear Your Wounds / A.A.Williams / Tides From Nebula / Jo Quail / The Samuel Jackson Five / PETBRICK / Herod / Teeth Of The Sea / The Hirsch Effekt / Bent Knee / Astrosaur / tortuganónima / Bolt Ruin / The Hyena Kill / Mutant-Thoughts / Coldbones / Skemer / Natalie Evans / Odradek / Heisa / The Mantis Opera / Last Hyena / Rainbow Slicer / Lack The Low / SEIMS / Elephant Tree / Kokomo / Thumpermonkey / TOTS / Bicurious / God Alone. / Land Wars / MIËT / Vogons / Straight Girl / Ogives Big Band / qariaq
ATG Festival organiser James Scarlett – “I’m so ridiculously excited about this announcement that it’s difficult to know where to start! I’m particularly hyped for Oathbreaker, The Locust and Maybeshewill, all of whom I thought might be gone for good. And we’ve also got Converge’s Jacob Banon back at Fernhill Farm with Wear Your Wounds plus the epic awesomeness of a 90 minute Swans Main Stage set will be incredible. I cannot wait! Word to the wise, we’re not increasing our capacity this year so tickets will sell out!”
“It’s been years since The Locust returned to the UK so we are tickled pink to play ArcTanGent! We’ve known for a while now that the world is fucked but before our species ends itself there are still epiphanies and solace to be had whilst the soundtrack to life on a fucked timeline continues.” – Bobby Bray, The Locust
For the FULL list of bands announced for ArcTanGent Festival 2020, see below:
Opeth (Friday Main Stage Headliner)
TesseracT / Swans / This Will Destroy You / The Locust / Amenra / Ihsahn
Metz / Perturbator / Maybeshewill / Rolo Tomassi / Leprous / Earthtone9 / Agent Fresco
Giraffes! Giraffes? / Frontierer / Car Bomb / Wear Your Wounds
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
GosT / Raketkanon / Quail vs Kenny / Scalping / OHHMS / A.A.Williams / Svalbard
Alpha Male Tea Party / Stake / Curse These Metal Hands / Boss Keloid / Body Hound / VASA / Tides From Nebula / Jo Quail / The Samuel Jackson Five / PETBRICK / Herod / Teeth Of The Sea The Hirsch Effekt / Bent Knee / Astrosaur / tortuganónima
Bolt Ruin / The Hyena Kill / Mutant-Thoughts / Coldbones / Skemer / Natalie Evans / Odradek / Heisa / The Mantis Opera / Last Hyena / Rainbow Slicer / Lack The Low / SEIMS
Elephant Tree / Kokomo / Thumpermonkey / TOTS / Bicurious / God Alone. / Land Wars
MIËT / Vogons / Straight Girl / Ogives Big Band / qariaq / Luo / BRIQUEVILLE / FES
TANKENGINE / The K. / Mountain Caller
Tickets for ArcTanGent Festival 2020 are on sale now from – HERE