Progdreams VIII (Day 2)
Progdreams VIII (Day 2)Gazpacho | IO Earth | Finch | Knight Area | The Dame
- Date: Saturday 21 Sep 2019
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 14:00
- Start: 14:30
- Presale: 38,50 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 39,-
In September 2019 the 8th edition of the Progdreams Festival will take place. The indoor festival has grown into an annual event that many prog fans from home and abroad look forward to. The prog scene seems livelier than ever and we received requests from bands from all over the world for a spot at the festival. Once again we managed to present you with an interesting selection and put together a versatile line-up.
We have a total of 12 bands performing over three festival days, including Gazpacho, The Watch, John Hackett Band, Sky Architect, Von Hertzen Brothers and many more. Both established names and newcomers get the chance to present themselves to fans of the genre. We have both day-tickets and passe-partouts for three days for sale. On Saturday, the following bands will take the stage: Gazpacho, IO Earth, Finch, Knight Area and The Dame.
The Norwegian band Gazpacho was founded in the 90s and is praised for its unique sound. The music of Gazpacho is difficult to describe, but comparisons with bands such as Radiohead, Marillion, Porcupine Tree and Anathema are frequently made. The band has several successful albums to its name. Their latest album “Soyuz” (2018) was released via the Kscope label (Steven Wilson, Anathema).http://gazpachoworld.com/
IO Earth is the band of keyboardist Adam Gough and guitarist Dave Cureton. They determine the sound that evokes associations with Iona, Blackmore’s Night, Magenta, Epica, Within Temptation, Mostly Autumn, Karnataka and Flaming Row. But IO Earth sounds different, unique. The band shows a multitude of styles. At the beginning of 2018 the fourth IO Earth album was released. On this new album, called “Solitude”, singer Rosanna Lefevre can be heard for the first time.http://www.ioearth.com/
Especially for Progdreams, Peter Vink and Cleem Determeijer, together with Mark Bogert and Pieter van Hoorn, will provide a set with material from legendary band Finch. This Dutch instrumental progressive rock band released three albums in the seventies.http://members.home.nl/gerser/dutchprog/finch.htm
Heavy guitars, a thundering rhythm section, smooth synths and melodic vocals, that’s what Dutch band Knight Area stands for. Founded in 2004 by composer/keyboard player Gerben Klazinga, Knight Area has grown into an established name in symphonic and (neo-) progressively tinted rock through successful albums and performances. The band now has six studio albums to its name. On their latest album “Heaven and Beyond” (2017) you can enjoy the dexterity of guitarist Mark Bogert, the strong rhythm section of Pieter van Hoorn and Peter Vink, the powerful voice of Mark Smit and mastermind Gerben Klazinga’s keyboard play will certainly not be lacking.
The Dame takes you back to the romantic era of the roaring 20’s: back rooms in smoky nightclubs, whiskey in coffee mugs … This Hague-based progressive rock band is busy making a name for itself. The voice of frontwoman Marian van Charante is clear and sensual. Their debut album “Losing Sight of What You Want” (2018) was immediately picked up by the renowned progmedia in Holland. “An album full of passionate, timeless music that is as honest as gold” according to Dick van de Heijde (Progwereld).http://www.thedameband.com/