Dear visitors of Midsummer Prog Festival! We have bad news to share with you. Due to the Coronavirus situation, we have been forced to postpone the 4th edition of Midsummer Prog Festival to June 26th, 2021.

Although the Dutch government currently forbids all events up until the 1st of June, we fear that this ban will be extended. The situation for the rest of the summer is looking highly unstable. Bands and fans have been asking us what to do, especially regarding travel plans. At least 60% of our fans travel from abroad and we have no idea how different countries will react to the virus threat in the near future.

As music lovers, we organise Midsummer Prog because we love music and we love creating something beautiful together with you. We feel truly sorry that the 2020 edition cannot happen. But of course, health always comes first.

We spoke with all the bands about trying to get 2020's lineup also in 2021. It seems very likely that we can keep the same lineup but we will know this for sure in a couple of months and we will keep you posted. Of course, we will hold the festival in the same beautiful setting - The OpenluchtTheater Valkenburg, The Netherlands!

Tickets purchased will stay valid for the 2021 event, so please hang on to them, but if you want a refund; our ticketing service (Eventix) will send you a separate email with a refund button.

We've made costs (apart from the many hours of work) and although these costs won't kill us, we do really appreciate if you would like to support us a little. We made a donation button (see below) for this.

Thank you in advance,

Rob & Ingo

Stay healthy, stay safe & take care of each other.

 

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ABOUT MIDSUMMER PROG 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 €61.50. 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!

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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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MIDSUMMER PROG 2020 ARTISTS

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These Norwegians will take you on an adventurous trip through a fantastically composed musical landscape in which technique, emotion and surrender come together. The songs will creep up on you after several listening sessions and won't let go. Live, the band guarantees a heavy and string tight performance with creative excesses to lick your fingers at.
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Canadian progressive rock band Mystery was founded in 1986 by multi-instrumentalist Michel St-Père. The band made their debut in 2013 in the Netherlands. Since then, our country is never missing in Mystery's tour schedule and these sympathetic musicians have been able to build a loyal fan base. Highly recommended for fans of neo-prog bands like Arena, Ayreon, IQ, and Frost*!
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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.

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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.

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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!

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Casey McPherson, from Austin Texas, is the emotive frontman and a songwriter for Alpha Rev and Flying Colors (Mike Portnoy/Steve Morse/Neal Morse/Dave Larue). In 2017 he also recorded a few songs and fronted the band “The Sea Within” (Marco Minnemann/Tom Brislin/Roine Stolt/Jonas Reingold) for their debut shows at Loreley and Cruise to the Edge. This fall Flying Colors did a sold-out tour in Europe, and currently Casey is planning a solo acoustic world tour this summer. We are honored to have him opening our festival!

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.

 
 

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