Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more.
by Jon Davis, Published 2018-04-04
From the press release:
Close To The Rain- Bergen Prog Festival is an annual festival celebrating its second year. It takes place once again at Garage, Bergen over three days in June. It's a celebration of the great nordic progscene with 10 bands from Norway and the mighty Swedes Anekdoten !
It starts on Thursday 7/6 with: Det Skandaløse Orkester, Kabaret Makaber & Major Parkinson ( all from Bergen) & on Friday 8/6 it continues with Alwanzatar, Jordsjø, Saluki & Tusmørke ( all from Oslo) before ending on Saturday 9/6 with Anekdoten ( Sweden), Arabs In Aspic ( Trondheim), Ring Van Moebius ( Kopervik, Haugelandet, Norway) and Pixie Ninja ( from Rognan, Nordland, Norway) in that order. We look forward to see you all there !
See below for links to the Facebook page and ticket purchase page.
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