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Arc Festival

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Clark, The Black Dog, Martyn, James Holden, Skudge, Livity Sound, Will Saul Presents Close, Roman Flugel, Nathan Fake, Pinch, Tarrik Barri, Also, Marco Bernardi, Tom DeMac, Discreet Unit, Bass Clef, DJ Die, Arkist And Komon, Cheeba, Youandewan, Typesun, October, Joe Farr, Jake Williams And Nick Roberts, Flies + Flies, Uberdog + more.

For one day this April, a suburban park next to a motorway in Bristol will sprout a series of geodesic domes and marquees, full of beats and low frequencies. A new festival devoted to plunging an audience into a new audiovisual dimension, Arc is a collaboration between the Hypercolour and Applepips labels and the 'digital experience agency' Luma. They've created site-specific visual shows for the headliners, who include Martyn, James Holden and The Black Dog. Other up-and-comers – look out for Flies + Flies, Typesun and Nathan Fake – will perform AV sets. Best of all, since the whole festival is housed in a series of 'Recursive Function Immersive Domes' and lasts only a day, there's no chance that the West Country's occasional April showers could dampen the party spirit.

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