Our dearest prog fans, this will not come as a surprise. Given the current situation in The Netherlands and the rest of the world, we are forced to postpone Midsummer Prog for another year, to June 25th, 2022.
Although we are sad that our preparations again were in vain, we do have good news: We can stay at the same location, the beautiful Amphitheater in Valkenburg. And fortunately, we can take almost the entire line up with us to the new date. Leprous, Antimatter, Mystery, RPWL and Klone will be there!
Hang in there, better times are coming. We look forward to seeing you next year in the beautiful Openlucht Theater in Valkenburg. All ticket buyers will be informed by the Muziekgieterij and Eventix, and they will have the opportunity to request a refund. Although we hope you will stay with us. Mark June 25th, 2022 in your calendar.
Stay healthy and take care of each other!
Rob & Ingo
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Valkenburg aan de Geul is located in the south-eastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg (or Falkenburg). Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm. These days Valkenburg is especially known for its many tourist attractions, its chalk houses (locally called mergel or marl) and the attractive hilly countryside.
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Antimatter, a melancholic, progressive electro-rock band, is currently the project of longterm member, singer-songwriter Mick Moss. Current Antimatter albums and live appearances are based upon Moss' works, with a revolving door of one-time and regular session musicians.
From 1998-2005 Antimatter was the joint work of both Moss and ex-member/co-songwriter Duncan Patterson. Antimatter was founded in 1998 when Patterson assimilated the songs from Moss' existing solo project (founded in 1995) into his concept for a new project, to be joined with songs written by himself.
Having racked up a lot of interest on home soil after previous albums Here Comes The Sun and Unplugged, Klone are now looking to focus on and extend their international operations. They’ve performed in the UK with cult grunge heroes King’s X and French metal titans Gojira, toured with Devin Townsend and landed supports for Helmet, Orphaned Land and Anneke Van Giersbergen. They cite new labelmates Anathema as one of their biggest influences and right at the top of the list of bands they’d hope to tour with…
“Sometimes rock music has no soul,” explains Guillaume. “That’s why bands like Anathema are so important – they can go deep enough to touch their audience. We try to have the same sincerity of our music. I think you have to be reaching for something higher, possessed by something stronger and deeper…” Higher. Stronger. Deeper. When you hear the music, it all makes perfect sense.
For more than fifteen years, RPWL have been an integral part of the global artrock scene and have become an integral part of the world's stages. Originally founded in 1997 as Pink Floyd Coverband, RPWL has since gradually developed into the spearhead of the German Artrock.
In addition to a dozen releases and a wealth of charter sequences have RPWL but not only on the stages of Germany, France, Poland, Spain, Holland or Belgium caused by enthusiasm storms. No, even the United States, Canada or Mexico have already delighted southern Germans with their complex soundscapes. Here, virtuosity meets the joy of playing!
MIDSUMMER PROG HOUSE RULES
The instructions of the Midsummer staff should be followed up at all times.
There will be a security check at the entrance to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
The Midsummer Prog Festival applies to all daily social standards and values. Abusive language, (sexual) intimidation, discrimination etc will not be tolerated.
On the Midsummer Prog Festival it is forbidden:
- to bring drinks and food packages etc.;
- to bring professional film/video/photo camera’s without a permission;
- to spread leaflets, folders etc without permission;
- to bring any kind of drugs, weapons, fireworks etc.
Alcohol will not be served to those under 18 years of age.
All festival visitors should be able to display a proper ID if asked for.