When RoSFest 2020 was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic and festival founder, George Roldan, went on to announce that he would no longer be organizing the festival, many bands and musicians thought they had seen the curtain come down on their dreams of playing at the beautiful Sarasota Opera House, none more so than those who had been scheduled to play that year.
One such band is Lobate Scarp, and we are delighted to announce that we were able to reschedule their performance for 2022.
We look forward to finally welcoming Adam Sears, Andy Catt, Peter Matuchniak, Lance Crane, and Emer Kinsella to Sarasota, and we can’t wait to hear their live performance. Watch the trailer.
RoSFest: Music. Culture. Community.
Lobate Scarp will kick off the 2nd day’s festivities on Saturday, April 16th, 2022. Lobate Scarp’s twist on Progressive Rock music will take you on a unique musical journey. Their music has given delight to fans of Yes, Rush, Queen, 80’s pop, and musical theater alike.
Video by: Adam Sears Song: Nothing Wrong from the Spirals and Portals (EP) 2019
King’s X will be headlining on Sunday April 17th, showing that RoSFest’s new Board of Directors has every intention of bringing its first edition of the festival to a magnificent close.
Video by Shelby Logan Warne
The US rock trio, whose latest album is currently being finalized at the Bernie Grundman Mastering facility in California, is eager to get back on the road after their 2019 touring plans had to be canceled and the covid-19 pandemic plunged the entire live music scene into a forced hiatus throughout 2020 and the best part of 2021. With their thirteenth studio album promising to be a powerful blend of sounds ranging from “’Penny Lane’ to the heaviest MESHUGGAH’”, according to frontman, Doug Pinnick, RoSFest organizers felt they couldn’t let their patrons miss out on what promises to be a spectacular show.
3/4/5 SEPTEMBER 2021 Every evening concerts starting at 18:00 Piazzetta della Musica GATTICO-VERUNO (NO)
It is difficult to explain with what joy we write and distribute this press release. Finally, after a year of forced stop, live music is back, and with it, one of the most important progressive rock festivals at an international level: 2 DAYS PROG + 1 Festival is back!
Although the period we are facing has accustomed us to changes, our Festival returns as you have always known it: three evenings animated by four bands each, twelve names in all. The only difference from previous years is that, contrary to the golden rule of the Verunese review, some artists have already been our guests before. This is not a permanent change, but only an exceptional case dictated by (fortunately) exceptional conditions. That said, our deepest gratitude goes to the groups that will return to the Veruno stage, and – we are sure – the warm affection of the public will also go!
So, are you ready to discover the incredible line-up of the 2021 edition ?!
It starts in style on Friday 3 September with RØSENKREÜTZ, a neo-progressive project band that combines classic British-derived prog with modern influences. Followed by METAMORFOSI, pioneers of Italian prog as well as exceptional performers. Finally, two really unmissable names for prog-amateurs conclude the evening: GOBLIN REBIRTH and LE ORME! The former is strongly discouraged for the faint of heart (get ready to relive the gothic atmosphere that so excited Dario Argento), while the latter – together with PFM and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso – have a rightful place in the Olympus of Italian prog. A simply unmissable evening.
Speaking of BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO … What if we told you that Banco will be the headliner of the second date? That’s right: the evening of Saturday 4 September will be closed by the legendary B.M.S. But, since quality music in Veruno is never enough, they will play before the Banco three other exceptional names: THE TRIP directly from the Anglo-Italian scene of the 70s, followed by the anarcho-psychedelic rock of THE WINSTONS and, in order not to miss anything, the REVERSE OF THE MEDAL! In short, two evenings that fully pay homage to the history of Italian prog.
We conclude our review with the third and last day of the Festival, Sunday 5th September. IL PORTO DI VENERE (which will present the songs of the debut album) and NOSOUND (from the parts of Porcupine Tree, to be clear) open the dances, while to close them there will be a more unique than a rare event: two great names of Italian music of the caliber by ALBERTO FORTIS and OSANNA will play with the VERUNESE SEPTEMBER MUSIC ORCHESTRA! A concert that will see rock and classical sounds intertwine, two souls only apparently distant, as prog has always taught us.
Last but not least: every day, about a couple of hours before the start of the concerts, at the Forum19 Auditorium a few steps from the stage, it will be possible to participate in the Meet & Greet. Not only meeting with the names of the Festival, but also an opportunity to listen to other artists, such as feat. Esserelà (3-4 September), KU.DA (4 September) and The Forty Days (5 September).
It seems to us a comeback in a big way, and to you? We are waiting for you! N.B. All concerts will take place outdoors, will have free admission and you will be able to take advantage of the catering service within the area.
3/4/5 SEPTEMBER 2021 Veruno, 28010 Province of Novara, Italy+39 371 376 9798 firstname.lastname@example.org
2 DAYS PROG +1 FESTIVAL3/4/5 SETTEMBRE 2021 Ogni sera concerti a partire dalle ore 18:00 Piazzetta della Musica GATTICO-VERUNO (NO)
Difficile spiegare con quanta gioia scriviamo e diffondiamo questo comunicato. Finalmente, dopo un anno di stop forzato, torna la musica dal vivo, e con lei uno dei più importanti festival di progressive rock a livello internazionale: 2 DAYS PROG + 1 Festival is back!
Sebbene il periodo che stiamo affrontando ci abbia abituati ai cambiamenti, il nostro Festival ritorna così come lo avete sempre conosciuto: tre serate animate da quattro band l’una, dodici nomi in tutto. L’unica differenza rispetto agli anni scorsi è che, contrariamente alla regola d’oro della rassegna verunese, alcuni artisti sono già stati nostri ospiti in precedenza. Non si tratta di una modifica permanente, ma solo di un caso eccezionale dettato da condizioni (fortunatamente) eccezionali. Ciò detto, ai gruppi che torneranno a calcare il palco di Veruno va la nostra più profonda gratitudine e – ne siamo certi – andrà anche il caloroso affetto del pubblico!
Allora, siete pronti a scoprire l’incredibile line-up dell’edizione 2021?!
Si parte in grande stile Venerdì 3 Settembre con i RØSENKREÜTZ, project band di neoprogressive che unisce il prog classico di derivazione britannica a contaminazioni moderne. Seguono i METAMORFOSI, pionieri del prog italiano nonché performer eccezionali. Infine, concludono la serata due nomi veramente irrinunciabili per i prog-amatori: i GOBLIN REBIRTH e LE ORME! I primi sono fortemente sconsigliati ai deboli di cuore (preparatevi a rivivere le atmosfere gotiche che tanto hanno entusiasmato Dario Argento), mentre i secondi – insieme alla PFM e al Banco del Mutuo Soccorso – hanno un posto di diritto nell’Olimpo del prog italiano. Una serata semplicemente imperdibile.
A proposito di BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO… E se vi dicessimo che il Banco sarà l’headliner della seconda data? Proprio così: la serata di Sabato 4 Settembre sarà chiusa dal mitico B.M.S. Ma, siccome la musica di qualità a Veruno non è mai abbastanza, prima del Banco suoneranno
altri tre nomi eccezionali: direttamente dalla scena anglo-italiana degli anni ’70 THE TRIP, seguiti dal rock anarco-psichedelico di THE WINSTONS e, per non farci mancare niente, il ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA! Insomma, due serate che omaggiano appieno la storia del prog italiano.
Concludiamo la nostra rassegna con la terza e ultima giornata del Festival, Domenica 5 Settembre. Aprono le danze IL PORTO DI VENERE (che presenterà i brani del disco di esordio) e NOSOUND (dalle parti dei Porcupine Tree, per intenderci), mentre a chiuderle ci sarà un evento più unico che raro: due grandi nomi della musica italiana del calibro di ALBERTO FORTIS e OSANNA suoneranno in compagnia dell’ORCHESTRA SETTEMBRE MUSICALE VERUNESE! Un concerto che vedrà intrecciarsi sonorità rock e classicheggianti, due anime solo apparentemente distanti, come il prog ci ha sempre insegnato.
Ultimo ma non ultimo appuntamento: ogni giorno, circa un paio d’ore prima dell’inizio dei concerti, presso l’Auditorium Forum19 a pochi passi dal palco, sarà possibile partecipare al Meet&Greet. Non solo incontro con i nomi del Festival, ma anche occasione di ascoltare altri artisti, come feat. Esserelà (3-4 Settembre), KU.DA (4 Settembre) e The Forty Days (5 Settembre).
A noi sembra un ritorno in grande stile, e a voi? Vi aspettiamo!
N.B. Tutti i concerti si svolgeranno all’aperto, saranno a ingresso gratuito e si potrà usufruire del servizio di ristorazione all’interno dell’area.
3/4/5 SEPTEMBER 2021 Veruno, 28010 Province of Novara, Italy +39 371 376 9798 email@example.com
Hint: There are only about 200 seats in our theater this year…so, once these go on sale, don’t wait…act fast! No seats are being saved for Regular passes!
Early access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before regular attendees) Priority access to all artist meet-and-greets each day (after 5-Year Patrons) Priority access to all late-night events each day (if capacity is limited) A special merchandise package (festival t-shirt plus other cool freebies from us) An exclusive ProgStock 2021 Prog-Ducer wristband
NOTE: If you have any difficulty purchasing tickets, please contact us at (252) 402-5395 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting Saturday, July 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time ProgStock 2021 Regular 3-Day Pass: $225 USD (plus taxes & fees)
Access to all artist meet-and-greets each day Access to all late-night events each day (as capacity allows)
NOTE: If you have any difficulty purchasing tickets, please contact us at (252) 402-5395 or email@example.com.
Streaming Options (details to be determined):
Information about live-streaming ProgStock 2021 will be available in September. Information about on-demand viewing of ProgStock 2021 performances after the festival ends will be provided later this fall.
ProgStock Festival, the American Northeast’s Only International Progressive Rock Festival, will triumphantly return to the stage for its fifth year in 2021. As the world is still emerging from the pandemic, ProgStock 2021 has been designed as a hybrid event, allowing fans to experience the festival in a manner that suits their personal choice. In-person attendance passes include a seat in the theater, access to artist meet-and-greets, and participation in after-parties. For those who wish to (or must) participate virtually from afar, we will offer live streaming and the ability to view performances for a limited time after the festival concludes.
The festival will take place on the weekend of October 1-3, 2021, in the Hamilton Stage building of the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065 (a short walk away from the Main Stage theater on Irving Street). The Hamilton Stage theater is of much smaller capacity than the Main Stage theater, so please act quickly once passes are placed on sale!
Details of the festival lineup, event timeline, ticket pricing, and partner hotels will be announced over the next few weeks. Passes for 3-day in-person attendance will go on sale in June. Details of how to participate in other viewing options will also be provided this summer.
ProgStock Festival was founded to give artists and fans in the genre of progressive rock a place to play and experience their favorite music in a great environment. ProgStock’s main stage will feature music that most radio hosts would find to be too long and too complex to play on the air. Dancing in 7/8, indeed, is left to fans who are accustomed to calculating high math in their heads. However, the festival presents a variety of rock that can be enjoyed by any music lover.
ProgStock Festival provides the artists, attendees, and their families with a great place to share their talents and love for music in a family-friendly environment. Artists mingle with the fans and share experiences as well as music and art. The venue provides everyone with a comfortable place to listen to music with phenomenal sound. The City of Rahway provides everyone with a hub where they can enjoy the festival, enjoy great food and beverages, shop, relax and recover in a beautiful hotel room, and easily hop on a train from and to Newark International Airport or New York City.
First, and foremost the RoSFest team would like to thank their supporters for being so patient in awaiting further announcements with regards to new festival dates. As fans and supporters of music and festivals; we tried and consider the impact of our decisions on fans and try to minimize any disruptions to the best of our ability while still maintaining the best overall experience. These considerations are what have guided the RoSFest Team in deciding to move the 2022 festival dates to make sure fans and supporters won’t have to miss out on any great music.
The new RoSFest dates have been chosen as not to conflict with the new dates of the Cruise to the Edge (CTTE). We have decided it was in everyone’s best interest to not share the same dates. The RoSFest Team wants to wish the organizers and CTTE team the best of luck on the new dates for the cruise. To that end, we have moved RoSFest 2022 from May 2022 to April 15-17, 2022.
We continue to work diligently behind the scenes to sign contracts with hotels to secure the best possible rates for your accommodations and organize the best event we can. We hope to make some of those announcements soon and we are sure you can’t wait to find out who will be on the big stage, you won’t be disappointed, so stay tuned.
Thank you for your patience and support, we cannot say that enough, but most of all we look forward to mingling with our friends and meeting our many new supporters.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.