COVID-19: ArcTanGent festival pushed back to 2021

This year’s edition was to be headlined by Swans, Tesseract and Chelsea Wolfe.

Michael Gira onstage with Swans

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This year’s eclectic ArcTanGent (ATG) music festival has been shelved due to COVID-19. Its organisers have issued a statement to announce that the festival will be pushed back to August 2021.

Like previous years, ATG 2020 was set to happen at Fernhill Farm in Somerset, England. This year’s line-up featured headliners Swans, Tesseract and Chelsea Wolfe – along with performances from METZ, Caspian, Giraffes? Giraffes!, The Locust and The Samuel Jackson Five.

On the festival’s website, an open letter was shared on the events cancellation, acknowledging that it was “finally time to call time on ATG 2020” and postpone the event to the following year.

“We tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic, but unfortunately, we have had to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone ArcTanGent until August 19th-21st 2021,” the organisers wrote. “We’re absolutely devastated that we won’t be able to party with you this August at Fernhill Farm.” Read their full statement here.

Although refunds have been guaranteed to ticket purchasers, the organisers have urged fans to consider rolling their tickets over to next year’s events – to offset some of the financial strains placed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a small business that’s been hit hard by the COVID-19 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.”

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