April 27th marks a new addition to the electronic music calendar as Arc Festival touches down in Bristol.
Arc Festival is the brainchild of the forward-thinking minds behind festival favourite RFID, AV experts Luma and electronic tastemakers Hypercolour Records and Applepips. A one-day event taking place in Eastville Park, Bristol on Saturday April 27th, Arc promises to be “a fully immersive experience”, with a host of some of the world’s leading audiovisual artists alongside an impressive lineup of techno, house and bass music aficionados.
With a heavy emphasis on live sets, the musical bill is topped by Warp Records experimentalist Clark, UK techno legends The Black Dog, duo of the moment Skudge, German electronic veteran Roman Fluegel and Border Community favourites James Holden and Nathan Fake. Al Tourette’s performs in both his new live projects – alongside Will Saul as CLOSE, and with Appleblim as ALSO, and Bristol is further represented by the likes of Pinch, Livity Sound, DJ Die, Behling & Simpson, October and DJ Cheeba. Highlights also come from Glaswegian electro don Marco Bernardi, Luke’s Anger as both his Duke Slammer alter-ego and alongside Ben Pest as Bebop & Rocksteady, and Hypercolour’s own Tom Demac, Youandewan and Cedric Maison.
Staged across two blackout marquees and three geodesic domes, the event promises to be a playground of visual art, projection mapping and immersive environments. If you’ve ever spent time in the green fields of Shambala Festival or at Bloc’s reign over Butlins, you will probably have stumbled into the RFID (Recursive Function Immersive Dome) – an igloo-shaped haven of mind-blowing 3D visuals and equally tasteful beats. RFID director Ben Thomson explains their vision of the festival: “Arc is about bringing on board the amazing digital artists we always aspired to work with, and continuing to do something totally unique visually, alongside the very finest music the experimental electronic music scene has to offer.”
Head to the Arc Festival Facebook page to check the full lineup and keep updated with event news. Following a price reduction, tickets are now just £20 and can be picked up here. Hold tight for an exclusive Hyponik x Arc Festival competition giveaway – details coming soon.