“Fusion Festival” Bringing Prog back to the Midlands………. Update & Weekend Tickets

By now, some of you may know that ESP has backed out of this year’s festival. Needless to say, I am extremely saddened by this, but totally respect their wishes. All I’m saying is, it’s a very wise decision on their behalf and I thank them for letting me know so much in advance to give me time to sort a replacement. Now, I did toy with the idea of just absorbing their set, but NO – we sorted it last year when Leafblade had to drop out !! Therefore, I put wheels in motion, sent out scouts, spent some time on the interweb and thus I can now announce their replacement as I had final confirmation this morning – please welcome onboard (drum roll please) – The Blackheart Orchestra !!!! They will be taking the same slot as ESP, 1.25 – 2.10 pm on Saturday 21st………. WooHoo.

FRIDAY 20th March (Doors Open 6.45pm) – £20.00

Melltronanism – 7.20 – 8.00 pm
The Wood Demons – 8.25 – 9.25 pm
Lazuli – 10.00 – 11.30 pm

SATURDAY 21st March (Doors Open 11.45am) – £35.00

The Emerald Dawn – 12.15- 1.15 pm
The Blackheart Orchestra – 1.40 – 2.40 pm
Kyros – 3.00 – 4.00 pm
Maschine – 4.30 – 5.30 pm
BREAK (Solo performance from Marley Davidson – 6.00 – 6.45 pm)
Quill – 7.45 – 9.15 pm
Frank Carducci- 10.00 – 11.30 pm

SUNDAY 22nd March (Doors Open 11.45am) – £35.00

The Paradox Twin – 12.30 – 1.30 pm
Sky Architect – 1.55 – 2.55 pm
Leafblade – 3.20 – 4.20 pm
BREAK (That Joe Payne 5 -5:45 pm)
Magenta – 5.50 – 7.20 pm
Lifesigns – 8.00 – 9.30 pm

Weekend Ticket – £80.00

We look forward to welcoming you back to Stourport Civic for yet another 3 days of mind-blowing Prog !!
Steve Gould (aka Progmeister UK)

Camping For all Campers, Caravaners, etc

Lickhill Manor Caravan Park (book online)
https://www.hillandale.co.uk/our-parks/lickhill-manor-caravan-park
Phone: 01299 871041 – 300 pitches !!
E-mail: excellent@lickhillmanor.co.uk

Caravan/Motor Home/Tent
Hard standing pitch (with water and electric) – £26 per night, Grass Pitch – £22, Small Tent – (max capacity 2 persons) – £17. Non-Electric pitch – deduct £4.00 per night
Literally, a 15-20 min walk to the venue, along the river !!!

Blackstone Meadow
https://www.blackstonemeadow.co.uk/
Call: 07985 240002 – 20 pitches (Paul or Tracey)
https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Worcestershire/Bewdley/blackstone_meadow_holiday_park/
E-Mail: shirley.blackstonemeadow.co.uk

Tent/Caravan/ Motor Home – £20 per night with water and electric
A 5-minute drive to the venue or a 30 – 40-minute walk, along the river !!

Online Info
www.facebook.com/fusionmusicfestivals
www.fusionprogfestivals.com

Metallica Regretfully Cancels Sonic Temple & Louder Than Life Performances To Support James Hetfield’s Recovery; Red Hot Chili Peppers & Tool Join Slipknot As Sonic Temple Headliners

Metallica has regretfully had to cancel their headline performances at Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, OH (May 15 & 17) and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY (September 18 & 20) to allow singer James Hetfield to continue his road to recovery. 

Click here to read James Hetfield’s statementwww.metallica.com/news/2020-02-24-a-note-from-james.html

Metallica reassures its fans that Metallica will appear at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals Epicenter (May 1 & 3), Welcome to Rockville (May 8 & 10) and Aftershock (October 9 & 11) as scheduled.

Multiplatinum and Grammy winning bands Red Hot Chili Peppers (recently reunited with guitarist John Frusciante) and Tool have been announced as new headliners for Sonic Temple,joining Saturday’s multiplatinum, Grammy winning headliner, Slipknot for the May 15 – 17 festival at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OhioRed Hot Chili Peppers will headline Friday, May 15 while Tool will headline Sunday, May 17.

Danny Wimmer Presents founder and festival creator Danny Wimmer says“First and foremost, I want to say how much I respect and support James for taking care of himself, and for his commitment to getting healthy. At the same time, I am also deeply devoted to providing our festivalgoers with the biggest and best festival experience in the world. As disappointed as we all are to lose Metallica, I am thrilled that Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool, dear friends of both DWP and Metallica, are stepping up on short notice to join Slipknot, keeping Sonic Temple on track to be the greatest rock festival in America.”

Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life pass holders who would like to exchange their passes to see Metallica at another Danny Wimmer Presents festival, or would like to receive a refund, will be able to do so starting this Friday, February 28. An email will be sent out to purchasers from Front Gate Ticketing on Friday at 10:00 AM EST with complete exchange and refund details.

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and Louder Than Life are produced by Los Angeles and Louisville-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. They’re also the co-creators of Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which celebrated its 12th and final year in 2018 with 140,000 in attendance.

Red Hot Chili Peppers And Tool Announced As The New Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Friday & Sunday Headliners, Slipknot To Headline Saturday

Sonic Temple & Louder Than Life Pass Exchanges And Refunds Will Be Available Beginning Friday, February 28th At 10:00 AM EST

For more information on Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, visit:

Website: https://sonictemplefestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonictemplefestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonictemplefest
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sonictemplefestival

For more information on Louder Than Life, visit:

Website: www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ltlfest
Instagram: www.instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

Blank Manuskript confirmed for the 2020 Night of the Prog Festival

The Austrian band Blank Manuskript seems to be a musical chamber of wonder – internationally successful with uncompromisingly bizarre rock music, the ensemble gained a unique reputation.

Their music is characterized by its sophisticated symphonic arrangements as well as extensive psychedelic improvisations, thus rocking our everyday listening habits. Blank Manuskript creates music paired with mystical-vivid lyrics to transfer its audience into flamboyant musical spheres that have a unique effect on the listeners. Socio-critical escapism unites with creative excellence, creating contemporary programmatic rock music for insiders and seekers, far beyond the inhuman banality of the media-machine.

LINE-UP

Jakob Aistleitner – Saxophone, Flute, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Vocals
Peter Baxrainer – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Jakob Sigl – Drums, Percussion, Viola, Tape, Vocals
Dominik Wallner – Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Alfons Wohlmuth – Electric Bass, Flute, Bottles, Vocals

LINKS

Websitehttp://www.blankmanuskript.at
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/BlankManuskript/
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/blankmanuskript/
Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/1zmq2iYVCf1jp3ZrpOFZmB
Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/blankmanuskript
YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjKIz4Zf5aww2r_sKMNzfQFr

RoSfest opens Ticketing Counter for Gold Tickets this Saturday at noon!

Description

RoSfest Gold tickets go on sale October 19th at 12:00 noon EST.

Gold Seat tickets gives you admittance to three days of the festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be available for sale at the total ticket price of $355.00 each.

For credit card purchases, add an additional TBA.

Gold Tickets provide you with select premium seating, a special limited-edition Gold ticket wrist band and a 11″ x 17′ RoSfest autograph poster.

How to order tickets.
Step 1. TBA

For patrons that donated advance funds to Guardians of the Galaxy, non-for-profit status funding, call George Roldan directly to select your seats.
(484-432-7357)

Payment must be received within 10 days or your seat selection will be released.
Once payment is received, your tickets will be mailed out to you.
That’s it!

Refund Policy:
All sales are final. We are unable to offer refunds, exchanges, or receive ticket donations.

About RoSfest
The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSfest, is the Premier International Art Rock Festival in North America and has successfully featured 159 Progressive Rock Bands over the past 15 years from around the world. Now in our 16th year, RoSfest is an annual 3-day event showcasing 11 prominent live bands featuring ALL original music from around the globe. Our new home at the Sarasota Opera House (an audio-files dream) located in Sarasota, Florida raises the bar even higher as RoSfest delivers an incredible line-up to perform in a spectacular venue located in one of the best vacation destinations in the USA

2020 Lineup:
Cast – Big Big Train – Thank You Scientist – United Prog Fraternity – Pattern Seeking Animals – Arc Iris – Dilemma – Lobate Scarp – Moon Letters – The Tea Club

Festival Dates May 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2020

Follow RoSfest
http://rosfest.com
https://www.facebook.com/RoSfest/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rosfest/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692271961045972/

Thank You Scientist set to return to RoSfest as headliners

It is a sheer pleasure to announce that Thank You Scientist will return to RoSfest on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 as our third headliner since we feel they easily merit this position. The band had a killer performance when they played for us back in 2014 and we know their performance will be even better when they return in 2020.

Following years of delivering one vital album after the other, they are now headlining most of their tours and recently concluding a summer tour with Bent Knee who was opening for them. They are also touring internationally as they recently headlined a mini-tour in England, as well as opening for Coheed & Cambria while playing in the United Kingdom. In short, Thank You Scientist’s brand of eclectic, challenging and dynamic progressive rock is catching on towards an ever-increasing audience. Their most recent album, “Terraformer” (2019), hit the top 10 sales on iTunes earlier this year and they sold more copies of their special advance pre-order version of that album than most progressive rock bands have as total sales of their releases. Thank You Scientist is going places and doing so very quickly which is why they deserved a headlining spot at RoSfest. A festival should always conclude on a high note and with Thank You Scientist, we know that this will indeed be the case for the 2020 edition of RoSfest.

This rounds up the lineup for 2020.CAST – BIG BIG TRAIN – THANK YOU SCIENTIST DILEMMA – PATTERN SEEKING ANIMALS – UPF – THE TEA CLUB – lOBATE SCARP – MOON LETTERS – ARC IRISRoSFest / Thank You Scientist News Release
https://rosfest.com/thank-you-scientist-set-to-return-to-rosfest-as-headliners/

Thank You Scientist official – https://thankyouscientist.com/
Thank You Scientist Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist/
Thank You Scientist Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thankyouscientist/
Thank You Scientist Twitter – https://twitter.com/TYScientist

Thank You Scientist Terraformer official music video – https://youtu.be/OKKWQEpS8hI
Thank You Scientist “FXMLDR” Sunlab – https://youtu.be/rxrz6RPSww0
TYS – “Swarm” Lyric Video – https://youtu.be/u7ukvQZIgn8
TYS “Mr. Invisible” Sunlab – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=AmqUy5Jo9mo

PLATINUM SEAT TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT NOONTickets go on sale at 12:00 noon on September 14th, 2019The Platinum Seat ticket gives you admittance to three days of the festival with exclusive access and amenities and the best seats in the theater! Included are limited preproduction sound checks and exclusive meet and greet with the bands, plus VIP Lanyards and a RoSfest t-shirt. Limited Platinum select premium seats available for $505.00 for the three-day pass.For credit card purchases, add an additional 2.75% to the total purchase. Total $518.89How to order tickets.Step 1. Call George at 484.432.7357 to select your seats.Step 2. Pay by credit card or by check.
The credit card prompt will be available through square on the website.Visit https://rosfest.com/product/platinum-seat-ticket/ and follow the prompts

United Progressive Fraternity signed for RoSfest 2020

We are really happy to announce that United Progressive Fraternity have been signed for RoSfest 2020. Originally, revolving around the talents and vision of former Unitopia member Mark Trueack, United Progressive Fraternity has explored their visions about the human condition and the state of the environment on two albums to date; with a third in production. US multi-instrumentalist, Steve Unruh has joined the cause on a permanent basis and with him onboard, the musical nature of the band has developed as well. While initially more of a heavy progressive rock band, UPF is rather more expansive in terms of style as of 2019.

While not clearly defined as a band as such, the word, “fraternity” reveals a lot about how the band’s albums have been crafted. There are two musical sides to UPF: version 1 is a variation made up of musicians from around the globe. Version 2 UPF: Acoustic has been formed in Adelaide. UPF Acoustic will launch in 2021 and will perform new arrangements from both Planetary Overload Loss and the upcoming double package, HOPE.Those who like high quality, accessible progressive rock that covers multiple bases will have a lot to look forward to when United Progressive Fraternity hits the stage as the third band out on Sunday, May 10th. Those who are concerned about the environment and the current and future state of Mother Earth, can look forward to hearing kindred spirits sharing their concern using music and lyrics as the main tools to spread the word and their thoughts on these and related subject matters.

UPF – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UPFrat
UPF – Official website – http://unitedprogressivefraternity.com/site/
UPF Discussion Forum – https://www.facebook.com/groups/UPFrat/
UPF ON INSIDE OUT MUSIC – http://www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=796

Travelling Man (The Story pf ESHU) – the Movie (United Progressive Fraternity)

United Progressive Fraternity – Intersection (Lyric Video)

United Progressive Fraternity – The Water – BlueMountain Remix with Steve Layton – Video

RoSfest Dates: May 8th, 9th & 10th, 2020
Platinum Tickets go on sale September 13th, 2019.
Gold Seat Tickets on sale October 18th, 2019.
Regular Seat Tickets go on sale November 22nd, 2019.

RoSfest Website:  https://rosfest.com


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