“Flor De Loto has continued to grow as a musical entity, which means that thanks to them, Peru’s progressive scene remains an interesting point of reference regarding the healthy state of the affairs for current progressive rock around the globe.”
– Cesar Inca, Progarchives.com
Hailing from Lima, Peru, FLOR DE LOTO began in 1998. However it was years later before the band released their eponymous debut. Taking more than six months to record, Flor De Loto was a great success and is regarded by many as one of the best Latin American prog albums of 2005. Since then, the band has become the most well-known proponent of progressive rock from Peru. Often compared to Jethro Tull because of their flute/rock mix, their style also encompasses fusion, psyche, metal, folk (particularly Andean folk music) and film music.
ProgDay is happy to present FLOR DE LOTO for their first performance in the United States.
“…a revolutionary shot across the bow for what we might consider to be the possibilities of modern day guitar music… With so many forms of contemporary music seemingly satisfied to simply regurgitate weary and weathered tropes, Sonar has defied the norm by crafting something singular and magical.”
– Jeff Miers,The Buffalo News
SONAR is a avant-progressive, post-minimal band from Switzerland. Fusing a rigorous minimal esthetic with the power of a rock band, SONAR creates sonic rituals unlike anything you have ever heard before. While pointing to King Crimson, the compositional rigor of Nik Bärtsch, and minimalist composer Steve Reich as some of the band’s more obvious touchstones, the music comes out of the gate sounding like none of them. At a time when most guitarists are measured in notes per second, SONAR is, instead, the meeting place of rigorously considered writing, collective restraint, and a sound instantly recognizable as much for what is not there as for what is.
The band’s new release, Vortex, produced by David Torn, is scheduled to be available at ProgDay 2017.
“Light at the Endless Tunnel takes the listener into a wide-range of directions, blending the familiar with unexpected Middle Eastern elements, Indian vocal percussion, soul and lots more. The band features extremely talented musicians who showcase their talent with looped guitars, creative bass lines, imaginative drum patters, Ethiopian scales, spectacular guitar solos, exquisite keyboard ambience, epic intensity, and Canterbury-ish keyboards… In other words, state of the art progressive rock… Every year, there is at least one progressive music act that stands out from the rest and iNFiNiEN is undoubtedly one of the best. This is one of the progressive rock gems of the past few months. Highly recommended.”
– Angel Romero, ProgressiveRockCentral.com
Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the band plays intricately composed songs with a focus on the exploration of new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. A centerpiece of the band’s sound is the expressive voice of Chrissie Loftus, whose evocative and emotional vocals provide the lyrical glue that binds the widely-ranging compositions together. The band has hit a new peak with their latest release, Light At The Endless Tunnel, which found it’s way onto many “Best Of The Year” lists for 2016.
Join FLOR DE LOTO (Peru), SONAR (Switzerland) and iNFiNiEN (US) for the twenty-third edition of ProgDay. ProgDay 2017 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, please visit us at www.progday.net.
Seven days left until three day passes will no longer be available. Please don’t put off your purchase before it’s too late!
We’re pleased to announce that single day tickets will be on sale April 7th at 12:00 noon.
Single day ticket prices are:
Friday Night showcase – $70.00 Saturday Pass – $95.00 for full day lineup. Sunday Pass – $95.00 for full day lineup.
These prices include the 10% Gettysburg Entertainment tax and a $1 Historic Fee. FYI, anyone who pays with a credit card will also pay $2 more per ticket in service fees.
Regular seat tickets may only be purchased on the Majestic Theater website or through the box office by calling (717) 337-8200, or in person at 25 Carlisle Street during box office hours (Sunday: 3-7:30 pm, Monday-Saturday: 12 noon-7:30 pm).
Regular Seat tickets for RoSfest are on sale now thru the Majestic Theater Box Office. Only combination weekend tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available for sale at the total ticket price of $231.00.
Regular seat tickets may only be purchased on the Majestic Theater website or through the box office by calling (717) 337-8200, or in person at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA during box office hours (Sunday: 3-7:30 PM, Monday-Saturday: 12 noon-7:30 PM).
Swedish band MOON SAFARI to headline at ROSfest 2017
Moon Safari was formed back in 2003 and have steadily built an audience through memorable albums and live performances. With more than half a dozen albums to their name so far, two of which celebrate the strength of their live performances. The first of these, “The Gettysburg Address” from 2012, documenting their most excellent concert at our festival in 2011.
It is not customary for us to bring back bands that have played here on numerous occasions before, but Moon Safari is one of those bands that really makes a strong impression. They blew us away in 2009, even more so in 2011, and as six years have passed since they played here last so we found that it was a good idea to bring them back again now. They are a solid band, a high quality live unit, and has the stature required to be a headliner. We know that many people will be extremely happy so see their name on the roster again for 2017, eagerly waiting to yet again hear their impressive, positive and uplifting take on contemporary progressive rock. And as they have been working on a new album for some time now, tentatively called “Himlabacken II”, we might expect this one to be ready in time for ROSfest as well.
We know that for some of our audience, it is difficult to make it to the Friday night event, but with Moon Safari as the headliner, we are certain that quite a few will make an extra effort to get here in time for a full weekend stay. A beautiful experience is coming our way on May the 5th of 2017, and a guaranteed contender for the best ever ROSfest concert!
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, this is a band formed around the talents of composer and musician Shane Atkinson. Although an active presence in the music scene in the 1990’s, Shane took an extended break away from music but found himself steadily writing new material. Eventually, he concluded that he really had a solid need to record and release these compositions in a proper manner. He managed to solidify this project into a genuine band venture in 2016, after developing it slowly over a number of years. In July, he self-released the Evership CD, a production that has received high praise from both regular fans in the know and progressive rock insiders.
The live band to perform at ROSfest 2017 consists of Shane Atkinson (keyboards, background vocals), Beau West (vocals), James Atkinson (guitars), Jaymi Millard (bass, pedals, background vocals), Jesse Hardin (guitars, background vocals), and Joel Grumblatt (drums, background vocals). We expect quite the experience from this band, set to play second on Sunday, especially for those who enjoy epic length songs, plenty of keyboard leads, and a band that follow in the footsteps of the accessible symphonic progressive rock bands of the 1970’s.
Made in the USA is still a quality trademark, and as far as progressive rock is concerned Evership is one of the many recent bands to appear that documents this quality firmly and with distinction.
Roldan Entertainment are happy to announce the return of UK band KYROS to ROSfest 2017!
For those of you who don’t recognize the band name, they performed with us as Synaesthesia in 2015.
This young British band went down a storm when they played for us in 2015, both their music as well as their performance making them one of the standout bands of the festival. Not too long after their ROSfest appearance, the band chose to sever ties with their record label, subsequently releasing an EP that marked both their transition between band names as well as their first independently released production.
Come 2016, KYROS returned with the double album “Vox Humana,” opting to again release independently. Fans and critics alike have been heralding its superior quality, and when we had the chance to book them for ROSfest 2017 we jumped at the opportunity. We said that this was a band that would be going places when we booked them the first time around, and from what we can see and hear that prediction is as sound in 2017 as it was in 2015.
Adam Warne, Sam Higgins, Joey Frevola, Robin Johnson, and Peter Episcopo are a very talented group of young men that together form KYROS. We have selected them to play on the first slot on Friday, to open the festival in 2017.