Sadly this year's ArcTanGent Festival, which was set to take place from Thursday 19th until Saturday 21st August 2021 at Fernhill Farm, Cheddar, Somerset has been postponed.
The event will instead return next year from Wednesday 17th until Saturday 20th August 2022 with a line-up including Opeth, and Cult of Luna, headlining plus 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 for fans of math-rock, post-rock, noise-rock and everything in-between.
A 3rd headliner is to be announced as well as over 100 more acts playing across 4 days next August.
Organisers announced: "OK summer lovers, 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."
All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and early bird tickets have already sold out, and no more going on sale for 2022 Refunds are available but if you can, please carry your ticket forward to 2022. All refunds must be requested by the end of the month, 31st May 2021.
Explaining the decision to cancel, (full statement here), organisers explained: "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)."
Organisers Si, James & Goc added: "As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of ATG. You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same again we will love you forever and promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember!"
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