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Just some of what went on at ATG number 5 this weekend. Hope you had a blast and got home safe? We miss you all already. Let us know your highlights in the comments below – Ours were (in no particular order) Jambinai 잠비나이 Ho99o9 Brutus and of course Russian Circles Converge and Explosions in the Sky all absolutely smashed it. See you next year!??? Video by Capturing Adventure



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The Grove
Bristol,  BS1 4RB Map

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ArcTanGent 2018

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Aug 16, 1:00pm - Aug 19, 2:00pm

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  1. Toska were my highlight, along with The Physics House Band, Explosions, Tesseract, A Werewolf, Bossk, Hark, Listener, Russian Circles… so much good stuff.

    Definitely the best festival I’ve been to so far. Very big thank you to the organisers, stewards, and bands!

  2. Converge, Ho99o9, Boris, FOTL, St.Pierre Snake Invasion, Russian Circles, A Werewolfffff, Brutus, Big Lad, USA Nails, Wot Gorilla?, Britney, those beautiful bastards in Alpha Male Tea Party for making me (almost) cry. So much more.

  3. My 1st ever festival at the age of 40.I had no idea about the bands and who to see but i went with a great bunch of mates and i found werewolf to be my highlight.Tosac was great also.I love mud now…i meed it in my life

    Thanks ArcTanGent for the perfect memory

    Same time next year

  4. Gallops, Nordic Giants, Totorro, Lost in Kiev, God is an Astronaut, Sikth and explosions were the highlights for me, but in all honesty there was pretty much always someone playing who I wanted to see, even at 11am. Top quality line up this year – nice job 👌

  5. superlative festival… my 2 beloved Swiss friends & i had a wonderful time & heard an astonishing amount of quality music. Pin ‘s band SiKTh were my main interest of course, but i found some fab new bands to dig into…
    thanks ATG for putting together a veritable feast of a line-up!

    thanks also to Kathrin Hirzel
    Diins Decki &
    Rafi Neuburger

    you are all fabulously generous & genuine humans

  6. The Thursday this year was just incredible. Future of the Left, Nordic Giants and Russian Circles in a row… Converge were awesome on the Saturday too. I’m still bruised from Frontierer and I want more pad thai.

  7. Been to every single ATG so far and always have a great time – genuinely, thank you guys for putting it together. I don’t realise how lucky I am to have this festival within a day’s drive, until I see the comments section from overseas 🙂
    However, I had some grumbles about this year. Jambinai were absolutely incredible, and I’d never heard them before – but the quiet bits were spoiled by people screaming “WOOOOOOOOOOO!” at the top of their voices, which sort of spoils the effect of the quiet bit in the song. It happened during Yndi Halda last year, too, and people decided they wanted to have a chat right in front of the Her Name Is Calla acoustic set – and it pees me off. I don’t know if this is just a British festival thing, or related to the bands are on, or what.
    Also, considering the festival had sold out this year – the number of toilets seems to have roughly stayed the same. I know you guys were proud of your “best toilet” award a couple of years ago, and they were generally clean, but there weren’t that many of them!
    The bigger the festival gets, the more rubbish there seems to be around the campsite, which is a real shame, but I guess there’s nothing you can do about that. It just feels like the festival is losing its great-place-to-be vibe as it grows. Or maybe it’s just me!
    Finally, if you could sort out the weather so that it’s more like the first year, that’d be much appreciated. (Also, somewhere to sit undercover would be really nice – in the rain, all the tents were full and there wasn’t anywhere to stand except ankle-deep in mud and rain).
    (Also, despite leaving early, we missed Waking Aida – who really deserve a better slot at the festival!)

  8. Highlights for me were Boris, Converge, Russian Circles, Vasudeva and Totorro – Although to be honest I didn’t see a bad band all weekend! Arctangent sure know how to curate a line up. Roll on 2018…

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