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JUNE 24TH 2017

OPENLUCHTTHEATER VALKENBURG

BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR MIDSUMMER PROG FESTIVAL HERE

Tickets for Midsummer Prog Festival are priced at €58,50. Tickets for the festival are highly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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.

Headlining the festival is none other than Anathema, hailing from Liverpool, UK. Formed in the mid 90’s, they have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description, and they will deliver a beautiful and powerful headline set at Midsummer.

Also appearing are Gazpacho, who 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 can’t wait for them to perform at Midsummer.

We are thrilled to have Pain of Salvation performing, 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.

We are also proud to welcome Iamthemorning, hailing from St. Petersburg in Russia. Featuring pianist Gleb Kolyadin and the charismatic vocals of Marjana Semkina, they have gone from strength to strength in recent years, winning the coveted “Album of the year” at the Progressive Music Awards in 2016 and performing headline shows with Tim Bowness.

Channeling the raw honesty of rock and the skill of progressive metal into a seamless voice at once energetic, grand and forthright, Caligula’s Horse offers devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something unique. We are very excited to welcome them to the stage at Midsummer Prog.

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!

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.

LOCATION

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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