This year's festival will be held May 16-18 in Genova and features just about every Italian band of note that is active these days. From the 70s heyday of Italian prog (Osanna, Locanda delle Fate, Alphataurus) to the newest generation (Il Tempio delle Clessidre, Prophexy, Not a Good Sign), this event has it covered.
by Jon Davis, Published 2014-03-17
My understanding of Italian may be more or less nonexistent, but even I can tell this is a pretty amazing lineup. The festival is a cooperative venture of Black Widow Records and FIM, and designed to appeal to lovers of music, as well as those in the business who wish to sell and make contacts. This is the festival's second year of operations.
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Related artist(s): La Maschera di Cera, Le Orme, Il Tempio delle Clessidre, Osanna, Locanda delle Fate, Alphataurus, Il Balletto di Bronzo, Picchio dal Pozzo, Not a Good Sign, PropheXy, La Coscienza di Zeno, Fungus, Il Castello di Atlante, Elisa Montaldo
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