Exposé Online banner

RosFest 2017 Artists Announced

The Rites of Spring Festival has been going since 2004, and the 2017 edition is set for May 5-7, 2017 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The lineup features Änglagård, Neal Morse, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Unified Past, and The Fierce and the Dead, with more announcements to come as the schedule is filled out.

by Jon Davis, Published 2016-08-29

RosFest posterÄnglagård will be the festival's climax, headlining Sunday night. The veteran Swedish band has long been a favorite at progressive rock festivals, and their return to the US will no doubt be another epic event.

Neal Morse needs no introduction in the prog world, having been a part of two of the genre's best known bands, Spock's Beard and Transatlantic. His band features longtime collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George plus newcomers Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette.

We here at Exposé have been telling you about Aaron Clift and his Experiment for some time now, and now they can bring their intelligent new version of progressive rock to a wider audience.

With this festival appearance, Syracuse band Unified Past is sure to increase their profile. This progressive band is made up of veterans of various stripes, from session work to music education, and have released seven albums.

The Fierce and the Dead will make their North American debut as the Sunday opening act, and attendees will not want to miss this noisy, mathy band. From their press release:

“We’re so pleased to be playing in America and to play our first show at RoSfest is very exciting. Everyone I’ve spoken to who has been has said what a great festival it is and we’re really happy be involved” says guitarist Matt Stevens. “Events like RoSfest are willing to take chances and invest in the global scene they represent - we are beyond stoked to have been asked to play, a real honour” adds bass player Kevin Feazey.

RosFest 2017 is shaping up to be quite an event, and there's more to be announced. Check out the website linked below for more details.


Filed under: Festivals

Related artist(s): Änglagård, The Fierce and the Dead, Neal Morse, Aaron Clift

More info
http://home.rosfest.com

Latest news

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

José Luis Fernández Ledesma & Saena - Híbridos & Saena – Every new release by José Luis Fernández Ledesma seems to be like none before it, and his latest solo disc, Híbridos, is no exception. Primarily a solo venture, with singer...  (2008) » Read more

Ourself Beside Me - Ourself Beside Me – This oddly named band is a mainstay of the Beijing avant rock scene. They take their name (an old song title), and one of their members (guitarist Yang Fan), from Hang on the Box, a pioneering Chinese...  (2010) » Read more

Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground & Balaklava – A slice of the past, but certainly one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Pearls Before Swine was essentially the vehicle of guitarist / composer / poet / singer Tom Rapp, which over the course of...  (1998) » Read more

Iona - Heaven's Bright Sun - Live – Iona have lately been receiving a lot of attention from the prog community, particularly due to their association with such luminaries as Robert Fripp and Rick Wakeman. But that is not to say that...  (1997) » Read more

Rick Wakeman - Simply Acoustic – Recorded live at the Cavalry Chapel in Costa Mesa, CA in March 1994. Simply Acoustic is a solo piano retrospective through his career work with Yes, David Bowie, and even Cat Stevens. Modern radio...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues