RoSfest is pleased to announce this year’s new RoSfest artwork and design created by Beth Ellen Wilson

Beth Ellen Wilson has been our Official Artist of the Rites of Spring Festival first creating the Official 2016 RoSfest logo, followed by the stunning 2017 RoSfest artwork.

Beth has now created what I think is our most beautiful artwork to date. It captures our fifteen years of original music with a retro looking that’s sure to look great on our t-shirts and other merchandise.

Artwork and design will be used for all the official merchandise for ROSfest 2018. Plus, look for our new updated RoSfest.com website coming soon!

Italian legends Premiata Forneria Marconi aka PFM confirmed for ROSfest 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that legendary Italian progressive rock band Premiata Forneria Marconi, also known as PFM, have been signed for the 2018 edition of the Rites of Spring festival. They are obviously signed as headliners and will be the band that concludes the festival on Sunday, May 6th.

PFM was formed in 1970 and they released several albums in that decade that are considered classics and cornerstones of symphonic progressive rock in Italian and English. While later albums were met with less of a universal acclaim, the studio albums they have released in recent years have by and large been met with positive reactions from fans and reviewers alike. What has been well maintained all along are the qualities they have as a live band: A concert with PFM has always been an engaging and rewarding experience and many of their live albums are as highly regarded as their most popular studio productions.

The current incarnation of PFM consists of Franz di Cioccio (vocals, drums), Patrick Djivas (bass), Lucio Fabbri (violin, keyboards, guitars), Alessandro Scaglione (keyboards, Hammond, Moog), Marco Sfogli (guitars), Roberto Gualdi (drums) and Alberto Bravin (vocals, keyboards). We know that we are not alone in counting the days until we can see them perform live at ROSfest 2018.

PFM Rosfest http://rosfest.com/2018-artists/pfm-premiata-forneria-marconi/
PFM Official http://www.pfmworld.com
PFM FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/premiataforneriamarconiofficial/

Italian band BAROCK PROJECT confirmed for ROSFest 2018


We are excited to officially announce that Italian progressive rock band, Barock Project, has been signed to ROSfest 2018 and will appear as the third band on Saturday, May 5th. The band was formed by keyboardist Luca Zabbini and developed as a unit in the first half of the 2000’s. Their breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of their third album, “Coffee In Neukölln”. Since then, interest in the band has soared worldwide strengthened by the quality of their most recent albums “Skyline” (2015) and “Detachment” (2017).

The band aims to create material with a foundation in classical (baroque) music, incorporating jazz harmonies and rock instruments explored within a pop music structure: A reinvention of the approach used by the seminal progressive rock bands of the 1970’s. The result is subtly quirky, but accessible and melodic progressive rock of the kind that hits home with progressive rock fans of all ages and across multiple interest groups within the progressive rock universe.

The foursome of Luca Zabbini, Marco Mazzuoccolo, Francesco Caliendo and Eric Ombelli are a proven quality live band as firmly documented on their live album, “Vivo” (2016). We are excited to be able to bring this band to the US. We regard Barock Project as the new bearer for the coming generations of progressive rock bands and know that their music will thrill the audience at ROSfest 2018.

Barock Project official website:
http://barockproject.net/index.html
Barock Project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barockproject/

http://rosfest.com/italian-band-barock-project-signed-for-…/

Hungarian band Special Providence signed to RoSfest 2018

The promoters of RoSfest are excited to announce that Hungarian band Special Providence has been signed for the 2018 edition of the Rites of Spring Festival, and will appear as the third band on Sunday, May 6th.

Special Providence has had a successful history going back to 2004. They remained something of a secret for many years, with their first three albums “Space Cafe” (2007), “Labyrinth” (2008) and “Soul Alert” (2012) released through Hungarian label Hunnia Records. “Soul Alert”, regarded as being a true quality release, started a positive buzz that raised their stature and leads to name recognition. The momentum continued with the release of their fourth album, “Essence of Change” in 2015, when this production was issued by noted progressive rock label, Giant Electric Pea. A fifth album, “Will”, is set to be released in October 2017.

Special Providence has made a name for themselves as being experts at combining jazz, fusion and progressive metal. A band of this kind where the word Progressive is spelled with a capital P. Technically skilled, but also with a deft touch towards creating a strong feel, a good flow and a captivating atmosphere in their compositions. Special Providence is a seasoned live and recording band, and we know that their set will impress our audience. Hungarian progressive rock may not be all that well known in the US, but that interest will rise after 2018 edition of RoSfest.

OFFICIAL WEB : HTTP:/ /WWW.SPECIALPROVIDENCE.EU
FACEBOOK: HTTPS:/ /FACEBOOK.COM/SPECIALPROVIDENCE
YOUTUBE: HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/SPECIALPROVIDENCE
TWITTER: HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/SPECIALPROVID
INSTAGRAM: HTTPS:/ /INSTAGRAM.COM/SPECIALPROVIDENCE
BANDCAMP: HTTPS:/ /SPECIALPROVIDENCE.BANDCAMP.COM/

 

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