ProgDay, the yearly festival held in North Carolina, bills itself as the world's longest-running progressive rock festival. Maintaining a showcase for non-mainstream music is a challenge in today's world, not that it's ever been easy, so the organizers are to be applauded for keeping up the good work. This year's event will take place the weekend of September 3-4 at Storybook Farm near Chapel Hill. The schedule includes Nektar, Cheer-Accident, Mike Keneally, Infinien, Lux Terminus, Schwizz, Aziola Cry, and the Jon Stickley Trio.
Seattle's festival of progressive, psychedelic, and experimental music is back after a Covid-forced hiatus. There will be a single-day event on Friday August 5 at The Crocodile's Madame Lou's stage. The headliners will be Bent Knee and Cheer-Accident, with other artists to be announced. Since its beginning in 2013, Seaprog has hosted a wide range of artists from various streams of progressive music, focusing on contemporary avant-rock but also touching on classic styles. 2022 promises to be another stellar event, with two of the best American art rock groups on the bill.
SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more (Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-02-14)
Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25.
The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has started to produce casualties in the music world, and festivals are not immune. We've had word that both the Cruise to the Edge (originally slated for March 27 - April 1) and Seaprog (originally June 5-7) have been postponed to later dates, with those dates to be announced. » Read more (Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-17)
The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project.
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 (Posted by Jon Davis 2018-12-23)
Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more (Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-16)
As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more (Posted by Jon Davis 2018-04-05)
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.