JUNE 23RD 2018
MORE ARTISTS/SHOW TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
TICKET PRE-SALES FOR MIDSUMMER 2018!
The reactions we are getting from this year’s event are overwhelming. We want to thank everyone who turned this into an incredible day!
First of all, these great bands: Anathema, Gazpacho, Pain of Salvation, Iamthemorning and Caligula’s Horse. And of course thanks to the amazing audience! Next year’s edition will be on Saturday June 23rd 2018. RIVERSIDE are the first band announced and the pre-sale has already started!
MIDSUMMER 2017 ARTISTS
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The brand new Midsummer Prog Festival is an exclusive music festival experience not to be missed. Midsummer gives you the opportunity to see some of the world’s finest progressive rock bands take to the stage at the beautiful open air amphitheatre in Valkenburg, The Netherlands.
Tickets for Midsummer Prog Festival are priced at €58,50. Tickets are highly limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
More artists will be announced soon – be sure to follow the Midsummer Prog Festival social channels for updates!
2017 FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description.
Formed in the mid 90s, they have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands.
Gazpacho completely defy genre classification – they were once described as being “classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock”. The band have been working on their follow up to the critically acclaimed album ‘Molok’ and we are proud to welcome them to Midsummer in June 2017.
Pain of Salvation is known far and wide as one of the most vital bands in the resurgence of progressive music. Boasting incredible musicianship, a wide variety of influences, and a darkly poetic approach; Pain of Salvation has a reputation for being unpredictable, outside the box, and willing to experiment with styles.
Formed in 2010 in St Petersburg Russia, Iamthemorning features pianist Gleb Kolyadin and the charismatic vocals of Marjana Semkina. The band self released their debut album in 2012 before signing to Kscope and releasing Belighted, their first record for the label in September 2014.
Caligula’s Horse offers devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something unique. 2015 saw the band release their third record “Bloom”, their most vivid, vibrant, and emotional work to date, melding the group’s penchant for dramatic colour with the high-energy musical drive the band has become known for across the world.
PARKING AT MIDSUMMER PROG
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.
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.
For a more detailed description, please check the dutch house rules – link above.