FESTIVAL NEWS: ArcTanGent Festival Postpones 2021 Event And Announces First Bands For 2022
ArcTanGent Festival have announced the postponement of their 2021 event, with the festival now taking place 17th – 20th August 2022.
The festival organisers have shared further details in an official statement:
“We’re gutted to have tell you that we are finally calling time on ATG 2021. We tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic but unfortunately, like so many other festivals & events who have already cancelled this year, we have had to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone ArcTanGent until August 17th-20th 2022.We’re beyond devastated that we won’t be able to hang out with you for another year.
“The good news is that all tickets are automatically valid for next year’s event and if you already have your ticket, you don’t have to do anything to reserve your place at ArcTanGent 2022. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.
“You are of course entitled to a refund, but it would be super amazing if you either rolled your ticket to 2022 OR delayed your refund request until our full line up is finalised (sometime around February). We’d like to think that we’ll be able to convince you to come party next year with all these amazing bands we’ve got in the ATG pipeline!
“Every single festival in the U.K. has been asking for months for a Government backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host events this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now, but they simply keep ignoring our requests and without it a festival this year is just too risky. This has become even more important over the last few weeks after many in the scientific community have expressed serious concerns over the new Indian variant and step 3 of the roadmap proceding, (let alone step 4).
“Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.
“In addition to all of the above, don’t forget that ATG has an extremely international line up of bands from Europe, America, Japan and beyond. At this stage, there is no way we can guarantee which bands, if any, would be able to make it over this August. Not to mention the fact that a large chunk of our wonderful audience also come from overseas.”
However, it isn’t all bad news today as they have also confirmed a number of bands for the 2022 event. Appearing next year will be Opeth, Cult of Luna, TesseracT, MONO, Amenra, Maybeshewill, Alcest, Perturbator, Leprous, Enslaved, Caspian, The Locust, Agent Fresco, Oathbreaker, Intronaut, A.A.Williams, Bell Witch, Jo Quail, Svalbard, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs and Blodet. The third headliner is yet to be announced as well as over 100 more artists across the weekend.
Head to the ArcTanGent website to read the statement in full and for further details.