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Matthew and the Atlas


That’s right, the crowning cherry on top of Exeter’s edgiest arts event has been confirmed. Indie-folk quintet Matthew and the Atlas will be gracing Poltimore House’s hallowed halls come May.

Having just finished a sell-out European tour with Bear’s Den, Q Magazine has described the band as ‘the British Bon Iver’, and it’s hard to think of a more fitting headliner. Front-man Matthew Hegarty shares Poltimore’s love of paralleled art forms, with the recent album Temple released alongside a photography series based on abandoned buildings in rural settings. It’s almost too appropriate. It’s clear that the band will feel right at home at Poltimore, and with serene textures and a ruggedly tender vibe in the vein of Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, they’re sure to provide a mesmerizing crescendo to Poltimore’s milieu of talent.

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