ArcTanGent Announce Opeth As 2021 Headliner And Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

The first headliner for next year's ArcTanGent has been announced, with the festival also launching a crowdfunding campaign.

ArcTanGent Announce Opeth As 2021 Headliner And Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

Following the postponement of this August's ArcTanGent, the festival has just announced their first headliner for 2021, as well as launching a new crowdfunding campaign.

Swedish progressive metallers Opeth – who were also originally scheduled to perform ArcTanGent 2020 before its postponement – will be headlining next year's bash, which will be taking place between August 19-21.

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“We’re very excited to announce that Opeth will be at ArcTanGent 2021 as our Main Stage Saturday night headliner,” says festival booker James Scarlett, “They are the biggest band we had booked for 2020 so it felt like a good way to let people know our intentions for next year are equally big, if not bigger! A little bit of inside info is that ATG 2021 will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some amazing extras on top. Watch this space!”

As well as the news of Opeth's inclusion, ArcTanGent have today launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get this independent business through such a difficult time.

“Today we’ve launched an ArcTanGent crowd funder with some amazing rewards for our fans and supporters,” explains James. “As people are already aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ATG has been postponed until 2021. This means that, as an independent business with no corporate backers, we have a whole year with little to no income. This crowd funder will secure the long term survival of ArcTanGent and help to support thousands of others that depend on ATG each year. If people are able to help out then they will be a hero not just to the three of us who work all year round on the festival, but our whole team and everyone else that loves ArcTanGent.

“All tickets bought for the now cancelled 2020 event will automatically be valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place at ArcTanGent 2021. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2021. 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.”

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