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.

The even better news is that things are already looking amazing for next year with tickets almost sold out already! What’s more, today we can officially announce that joining us in 2022 will be Opeth, Cult of Luna, 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.

We also have a super-exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across 4 days next August. So it’s time to get excited & stick August 17th-20th 2022 in your diaries now!

Please read the whole statement below for more details.

You are of course entitled to a refund, but it would be super amazing if you either rolled your ticket to 2022 OR delayed your refund request until our full line up is finalised (sometime around February). We’d like to think that we’ll be able to convince you to come party next year with all these amazing bands we’ve got in the ATG pipeline!

Thanks for reading and we massively look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Si, James & Goc


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).

Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.

It would have cost them next to nothing, unless the roadmap dates get changed (or there are further restrictions in place), and it’s the single most effective thing they could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.

The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID rules at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a massive financial risk. As you may know, all events have to pay out a huge amount of money in advance in artist and production deposits a couple of months ahead of the event. If the rules & restrictions change at the last minute we would essentially lose all of that money, which would obviously jeopardise our long-term survival.

In addition to all of the above, don’t forget that ATG has an extremely international line up of bands from Europe, America, Japan and beyond. At this stage, there is no way we can guarantee which bands, if any, would be able to make it over this August. Not to mention the fact that a large chunk of our wonderful audience also come from overseas.

In short, there is just too much stacked against us for 2021. So instead, we’ll just have make 2022 all the more awesome & we hope to see you all there!


All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.

That means you already have your tickets secured and at the best possible price as we hold our prices from this year to next.

With early bird tickets already sold out, and no more going on sale for 2022, it also means you already have the best deal and you will help secure the future of the event by agreeing to keep those tickets.

Refunds are available but we urge you, if you can, please carry your ticket forward to 2022. 

All refunds must be requested by 31st May 2021.

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!

Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.

Si, James & Goc



Instalment ticket holders must successfully make their final payment in June/ July for their tickets to be valid for a roll-over. You don’t need to do anything at this point, we’ll email you separately in June/ July to send you your tickets to 2022. But if you want to cancel your payments in the meantime & start them up again later in the year that is also totally fine. Please contact if you wish to do this.


If you can’t make next year’s dates we will happily roll your ticket to 2023 instead. If you want to book your place at the 2023 festival, please drop us an email at

If you can’t make either 2022 or 2023, then you can request a refund below (minus booking fees). Please select the relevant link for your ticket type below & we’ll be in touch shortly.

Eventbrite Tickets

Gigantic Tickets

Instalment Tickets (Go Cardless)


For refunds on glamping packages bought directly with Tangerine Fields please contact Tangerine Fields on

For glamping packages booked directly through Eventbrite / the ATG website please email us on

For coach refunds – please contact



– Couldn’t you have gone ahead with a line up of only UK-based bands?

We looked into this option, but the quality of bands just wasn’t available. And there still wouldn’t have been any COVID cancellation insurance.

– Why haven’t other festivals postponed?

Sadly, a lot have already postponed and loads more will very soon. This is particularly the case for independent festivals that don’t have the backing of corporate funding.

– A child in our group will be in a different age bracket on the new dates. Do I need to do anything? 

No – if they were eligible for a child or a teen ticket this year, we’ll honour that for next year no problem.

– I have bought a payment plan ticket. How do I use my ticket for 2022?

You do not need to do anything – your ticket will be emailed as soon as all your payments have cleared, or in any case at some point before August 2022.

– I have a question that isn’t answered above.

Please e-mail our team on who will be happy to help.

Messhuggah ArcTanGent 2019 📸 Credit Joe Singh / Snaprockandpop

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