The second wave of bands have been announced for the ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol this coming August.

The festival happening between the 16th and 18th August are pleased to announce that Glassjaw and Shellac will be headlining, but another 25 artists have been announced.

The award wining festival is the world’s best greenfield’s music festival for rock, metal and everything in between. ArcTanGent has built itself a great reputation, putting on exclusive performances from worldwide artists as well as supporting new and upcoming talent.

They have had a whole host of previous acts including the likes of Russian Circles, Animals as Leaders, Heck, and many more, some of whom will be returning for this year’s festival.

Glassjaw will be the Friday night headliners, and will be performing at the festival for their first time. Glassjaw have acclaimed critical support since they formed in the early 90s. They recently released a new album entitled Material Control, which has had a terrific response. They will be a festival exclusive for 2018.

That leads nicely onto the other headliners, Shellac.

They will also be a festival exclusive when they perform on the Saturday night. The legendary trio are one of the most dynamic bands around and are likely to have one of the most popular sets in the festival’s history.

Bob Weston, the guitarist in the band said, “Since we have never been to that festival, I’m not sure what we could say about it other than that we’re looking forward to playing Bristol. It’s nice there.”

There are plenty of other artists that will be travelling to Bristol. The festivals most requested band, And So I Watch You From Afar will be returning for the fourth time. The Northern Irish rock band will be playing all of their newest album The Endless Shimmering.

Metal band Pelican will also be returning to the festival after two years away from the UK. Popular drum and guitar due GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! will be playing at their first ever ArcTanGent festival.

Other bands that will be performing…

include Wren, VENNART, La Dispute and Arcane Roots. The latter two have played at the festival previously. The full artist list can be found at the bottom of the article.

The location of the festival means that camping is an option. This means you can get the full festival experience by bringing your own tent and supplies. It’s a very popular choice amongst the festival goers and this way you will never miss an act.

However, if you want to camp in a more glamorous way then do not fret. The festival offers a higher standard way of camping. It is of course more expensive, but it means that you don’t have to lug your massive bags and tents around.

All you have to do is book a place at Tangerine Fields, show up and be shown to your very comfortable home for the next few days. You can hire out a simple pre-pitched tent or even opt to go all out on one of their premium tents with sleeping bags, airbeds and rugs included.

People who buy VIP tickets will automatically have their own pre-pitched tent which are now equipped with showers. More information can be found at the festivals website (

The festival is the best way to see your favourite rock bands and find out about new talent. Book now to secure your place.

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