Easily one of the most popular events on the entire heavy music calendar, ARCTANGENT have unveiled their first wave of acts for 2020 and it includes some BIG names. At the forefront of the announcement is OPETH being unveiled as their first of three headliners.

Full list of bands announced:

Opeth (Friday Headliners)
This Will Destroy You
Rolo Tomassi (Performing TWO full album sets over the weekend)
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Quail vs Kenny (Special ATG commissioned set featuring a collab between Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny)
OHHMS (Performing TWO sets over the weekend, one to be a specially commissioned film called 'SUBJECTS')
Alpha Male Tea Party
Curse These Metal Hands
Boss Keloid
Body Hound
The K.
Mountain Caller

Commenting on Opeth's addition as the first of three headliners for 2020, festival organiser James Scarlett stated, "Opeth's Ghost Reveries is one of two albums (the other being the Mars Volta's Frances the Mute) that I always credit with setting me on the leftfield musical path that has led to the line ups I book every year at ATG. In 2005 I'd never heard anything like it and from there onwards my musical tastes just took off and led me to all my favourite bands. Essentially what I'm saying is that Opeth was part of the original ArcTanGent DNA and so I couldn't be happier to announce that they're joining us at Fernhill Farm for a Friday Main Stage headline set! I also just realised it will be almost exactly 15 years since Ghost Reveries was released - amazing!" Vocalist/Guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt shared James' excitement, "We're excited to play the ArcTanGent festival in Bristol on the 21st of August 2020. Been to Bristol a few times and it's always a pleasure. It'll be one of the last festivals we play that summer, so we wanna "go out with a bang" and need your help and participation to do so."

Ticket packages for ArcTanGent 2020 are on sale now. Head over to https://arctangent.co.uk/tickets/ to make your purchases!