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Plus many more added to both lineups


It was exciting times last year when Washingtonian post-hardcore band The Fall Of Troy announced their reformation after almost four years away.

They split up shortly after the release of fourth studio album In the Unlikely Event, and whilst the members went on to do other things – Thomas Erak was in Chiodos for a while, Andrew Forsman replaced Erak as drummer of The Monday Mornings, and original bassist Tim Ward (who left in 2008) released a bunch of demos from his home in Idaho – I’m not sure fans quite got over it.

Thankfully news of a reunion came in January last year, with the promise of a DIY attitude. Things have been slow as a result – they’ve been booking their own shows and likely writing a bunch – but things seem to be ramping up now, with overseas shows coming about. Two of those were announced today, and were quite exciting.

Announced simultaneously, The Fall Of Troy are confirmed for both Hevy Fest in Kent and ArcTanGent in Bristol. The former will get a special performance of debut album Doppelgänger in its entirety, whilst Fernhill Farm will presumably get a more varied set, perhaps including new material.

The festivals occur on consecutive weekends in August, and quite frankly both already looked outstanding, but this complicates matters even more for those who have to choose. Both have added more besides, however, to help you out.

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Hevy welcome some big names from hardcore circles: reformed New York punk veterans Judge, melodic hardcore old-timers Ignite and A Wilhelm Scream, Californian deathcore outfit Carnifex and Wyoming punks Teenage Bottlerocket. They’re joined byt the likes of Arcane RootsCrooksBroken TeethHang The BastardBlack Peaks (also appearing at ATG), Blood YouthTrash BoatYouth Man and Monolith favourites Press To Meco.

This is on top of two massive UK exclusives in the return of the mighty Thrice and Coheed and Cambria playing In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3, mathcore legends The Dillinger Escape Plan (also appearing at ATG), The Get Up Kids playing Something To Write Home AboutTouché Amoré, MonumentsBaby Godzilla and The Colour Line – to name only a few personal highlights. A good 34 acts so far, which is pretty good over two days.


ArcTanGent, by comparison, have added a modest handful consisting of Chicago’s Joan of Arc, instrumental quintet Maybeshewill, electronic types Vessels & alternative Lone Wolf Paul Marshall.

This adds to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Deafheaven, 65daysofstatic, Deerhoof, Marriages, The Algorithm, Latitudes, Polymath and many more – 61 acts all told, with a few more still to come I believe.

Whichever you can make it to,  both look guaranteed to be fantastic, so do go if you can. Hevy tickets start from £69 for the two days, and can be picked up here. ArcTanGent comes in at £75+, depending if you want to go on the Thursday or not, and can be bought from here.