A Couple of Days at ArcTanGent Festival 2016Somerset, England
August 18th -20th 2016 was the date of the awesome ArcTanGent Music Festival in Fernhill Farm in the Medip Hills.
We stopped at Greenhills Campsite on the way. It was a pleasant site with two showers and glamping tents for hire. The farm sold what it called FREE Range eggs from cooped up chickens which are clearly NOT ranging free as you can see. Sad face here for the chickens aka prisoners.
The Thursday morning of the Festival was lovely and sunny but the farmer told us there was a weather warning for Saturday and Sunday. Sad face once again! We made our way through the cute villages of Somerset stopping off at the local Spar for a few supplies we had failed to pack and fresh bread.It was our intention not to leave the festival site for the full three nights.
We made our way to the ArcTangent site filled with excitement. We could see the tents in the distance and stopped to take a picture like pair of giddy teenagers!.
After a quick consultation with the organiser we were given a space in the VIP parking field overlooking fields,hedges and sheep in one direction with the stages and tents in the distance in the other.
We went for a wander around the pristine site and watched the final preparations before the music kicked off at 2.00 p.m.Here is the line up if you are interested. Arctangent line up.
We were most keen to see Mono, God’s Speed, Toe, Totorro, Vasudeva, ASIWYFA, Caspian, Nordic Giants, Body Hound, Poly Math , Agent Fresco, and in fact ALL the bands to be honest.
Which Way? Just head for Bristol
Stayed over on the Wednesday at Greenacers Farm Campsite
The ‘free range’ chickens aka prisoners.
Driving on the lanes to ArcTanGent… We spot the tents
This is where the magic happens
A good place to keep stuff.
We camped in the VIP car park near this upside down tree.
Welcome to ArcTanGent
It even has a corner shop!
All kicked off at 2pm on the Thursday with PolyMath………Liked!
A bit of waiting in the smallest stage……………
Sun shining, chilling out with beer and music
Rollo Tomassi……….er ,,,,,,,,,,,, they were a very nice bunch.
The walk down to the main stage
Hammocks if you need to take a rest
Yohkai Stage for Three Trapped Tigers…..grrrrrrrr
Can I have a go…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Wonderful goosebumps listening to Mono
The ‘VIP’ and band campsite That looks like an Agent Fresco with the magnificent hair!
I want to stay in this next year
Or in one of these………..the vans not the ruins.
Perhaps here as well! How cute?
Toe drummer Kashikura Takashi from backstage.Amazing!
Toe. Toe’s of Yamazaki Hirokazu with gaffer tape lace covers.
Totorro tune up time
Totorro one of my favourites…………..
It started to rain – a lot!
Must have festival kit: Waterproof jacket, plastic pants and wellies. Wear what you want under them.
A little bit more rain.
Drying out in the barn
Coffee and food time back at the ranch
Lots of music, lights and smoke
Boy did we need ear protection!
Especially as we ‘got the barrier’ for ASIWYFA (we were there 40 mins before to watch the set up and sound checks.)
And So I Watch You From A Far play a blinding set… Lovin it!
Evening snaps… lots to drink, finding it hard not to dance
American Football’s set next and then the silent disco.. Soooooo much fun!
The morning after
Sunshine after the rain
Take your shite home… You know who you are…
Dead tents flapping in the wind. Two gorgeous Mercedes campers and gypsy wagons in the background
A pair of old boots.Where have they been?
I founds two shiny stones………..
A before and after photo of ArcTanGent festival
We had so much fun. Thank you to all those who took part in festival.See you all next year.