Exhaustive Prog Festival List – 2017

Music festivals are the best way to tackle your band bucket list.   Here at Proglodytes, we thought we would try and compile a list of all of the progressive rock/metal music festival that we knew of, in case there is one that is happening close to you. If you are aware of one that we left off, or if we need to update any details, please let us know, and we’ll make sure to keep it up to date.

North America

Cruise to the Edge 4
 February 7-11 2017
Venue: Cruise Ship
City, Country: Florida, USA- Cozumel, Mexico

Bands: Kansas, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy, Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, The Neal Morse Band, IO Earth, Spock’s Beard, Alex Machacek, Anglagard, Stick Men, Haken, Curved Air, Frost*, Electric Asturias, Scott Henderson, District 97, Focus, The Fringe, Dave Kerzner, Pain of Salvation, John Lodge, John Wesley

Date: May 5-7 2017
Venue: Majestic Theater
City, Country: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania USA

Bands: Kyros, Moon Safari, Prog Nation, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Unified Past, The Neal Morse Band, The Fierce and The Dead, Evership, Edensong, Anglagard

Massive Unnamed Metal Show in Philly (not really a festival, but a solid and proggy metal show)
Date: May 6, 2017
Venue: Electric Factory Outdoors
City, Country: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Bands: Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Eagles of Death Metal, Devin Townsend Project, Russian Circles

Terra Incognita Prog Festival
Date: May 20-21 2017
Venue: La Chapelle
City, Country: Quebec, Canada

Bands: Universe Effects, Edensong, Glass Hammer, Il paradiso degli orchi, Comedy of Errors, Hostsonaten

Date: September 2-3, 2017
Venue: Storybook Farm
City, Country: Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Bands: Sonar (with David Torn), Flor de Loto,  iNFiNiEN, Shylock, Bubblemath

Seaprog 2017
Date: June 2-4, 2017
Venue: Royal Room, Columbia City Theater
City, Country: Seattle, Washington USA

Bands: Cabezas de Cera, Chemical Clock, Fraktal Phantom, Human Ottoman, Ibex. Jack o’ the Clock, Jan Koekepan, Lupertazzi, Moon Letters, Omni, Paraesthesia, Pinto Wagonfire, Points North, Rainstick Cowbell, Super Z Attack Team, The Central Committee and Friends, The Machine That We Built, Zero Times Everything

ProgPower USA XVIII 2017
Date: September 6-9 2017
Venue: Center Stage Theater
City, Country: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bands: Mike Portnoy, Myrath, Angel Dust, Lords of Black, Distorted Harmony, Sunburst, Katatonia, Amaranthe, Pain, Snowy Shaw, Dynazty, Teramaze, Haken, Orphaned Land, Serenity, Power Quest, Metal Church, Between the Buried and Me, Vanden Plas, Twilight Force, Next To None

Progstock 2017 
Date: October 13-15 2017
Venue: Union County Performing Arts Center in .TBD
City, Country: Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Bands: Echolyn, Glass Hammer, The Tangent, Karmakanic, Randy McStine Presents: a Kevin Gilbert Retrospective, Aisles, 3RDegree, Circuline, Rachel Flowers, Francis Dunnery, Peter Jones, Resistor, The Tea Club, Cell 15, Rani Chatoorgoon, Jason Rubenstein, Echotest

Progtoberfest III 
Date: October 20-22, 2017
Venue: Reggies Chicago
City, Country: Chicago, Illinois USA
Websitehttp://www.reggieslive.com/show/progtoberfest-ii-4/ (last year’s event- will update as soon as new info appears)

Bands: Martin Barre, The Don & Bunk Show feat. Frank Zappa alums Don Preston, Bunk Gardner with Special Guests Ike Willis, The Alphonso Johnson Band, The Tangent, Karmakanic, Bruce Soord, Cast, Aisles, Wobbler, Dave Kerzner Band, Necromonkey, Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins, Thank You Scientist, District 97, Karcius, Luz de Riada, Randy McStine, Frogg Cafe, Discipline, XmarsX, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, King Llama, Wave Mechanics Union, Eye, Abacab, SchoolTree, Kinetic Element, Echoes of Giants, In The Presence Of Wolves, Five of the Eyes, Agori Tribe, NEW! Performing NEU!, Progger, Lost World Band, Amalgam Effect, Roswell, Mano, Sons of Ra


Complexity Fest
Date: February 25, 2017
Venue: Patronaat Haarlem
City, Country: Haarlem, The Netherlands

Bands: Ihsahn, Obscura, Agent Fresco, Gorod, Frontierer, Napoleon, Uneven Structure, Virvum, Disillusion, Exist Immortal, Mutiny on the Bounty, Arms, Kadinja, Aiming for Enrike, MNHM, Ruby My Dear, Beaten to Death, Extremities, Pelgrim (more to be announced)

Progdreams VI
Date: March 4-5, 2017
Venue: Boerderij Cultuurpodium
City, Country: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Bands: Huis, Barock Project, Karnataka, Frost*, Tilt, Tiger Moth Tales, Antimatter, Lonely Robot

HRH Prog V
Date: March 16-19, 2017
Venue: Camp HRH
City, Country: Pwllheli, North Wales

Bands: Pendragon, The Enid, Gong, Jump, Hawkwind, John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest, Curved Air, The Pretty Things, David Cross Band, Davy O’List, Panic Room, Hexvessel, Dream Circuit, Credo, Maschine, Red Spektor, Wishbone Ash, IQ, Atomic Rooster, The Strawbs, Gandalf’s Fist, Karnataka, Heights, Verbal Delirium, Luna Kiss, Haze, The Gift, Konchordat

Artrock Festival V
Date: March 31- April 2, 2017
Venue:Neuberinhaus Reichenbach
City, Country: Vogtland, Germany

Bands: Omega, Stern-Combo Meissen & Leipzig Symphonic Orchestra+ Wilandes Choir, Chris Thompson, David Cross Band, Uli Jon Roth feat. Crystal Breed, Pain of Salvation, Mystery, Karnataka, Red Sand, Lazuli, Blind Ego, Sylvan, Jonas Reingold & Andy Bartosh, Seven Steps to the Green Door, Anton

Festival Prog-Réstiste 2017
Date: April 23, 2017
Venue: Centre Culturel de Soignies
City, Country: Soignies, Belgium
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/232517920494786/

Bands: Focus, Richard Pinhas, The Wrong Object, The Green Violinist- Several events

Gouveia Art Rock Festival
Date: May 6-7, 2017
Venue: Teatro-Cine (?)
City, Country: Gouveia, Portugal

Bands: TBA

Prog the Castle 2017
Date: May 27-28, 2017
Venue: Alte Wollfabrik
City, Country: Schwetzingen

Bands: Deafening Opera, Dante, Cheeto’s, Votum, The Watch, The Barstool Philosophers, Karibow, Franck Carducci, Credo, Vanden Plas

Midummer Prog Festival
Date: June 24, 2017
Venue: Openluchttheater
City, Country: Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Website: http://midsummerprog.com/

Bands: Anathema, Gazpacho, iamthemorning (more to be announced)

Harmonix Fest
Date: June 25, 2017
Venue: Robin 2
City, Country: Bilston, England
Website: http://oktopusuk.com/event/harmonix/

Bands: IO Earth, Circuline, Telescope Road, Oktopus

Be Prog! My Friend
Date: June 30-July 1 2017
Venue: Poble Espanyol
City, Country: Barcelona, Spain

Bands: Marillion, Jethro Tull, Anathema, Ulver, Mike Portnoy, Animals as Leaders, Caligula’s Horse

Night of the Prog Festival XII
Date: July 14-16 2017
Venue: Loreley Amphitheater
City, Country: Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Bands: Soul Secret, Blind Ego, Crippled Black Pheonix, Mike Portnoy, Eyevory, Ashby, Karibow, Ray Wilson, Franck Carducci Band, Gong, Chris Thimpson, Kansas

Festival Rock au Chateau de Villersexel
Date: August 5-6, 2017
Venue: Château de Villersexel
City, Country: Villersexel, France

Bands: Magma, Caravan, Lazuli, Gens de la lune, Light Damage, Tristan Decamps, Children in Paradise, La Fabricca dell’ assoluto

A New Day Festival 2017
Date: August 25-27 2017
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens
City, Country: Faversham, UK

Bands: The Martin barre Band, IO Earth, Big Country, Dr Feelgood, Del Bromham’s Blues Devils, Lindisfarne, Solstice, Edgar Broughton, Soft Machine, Kindred Spirit, Jackie McAuley Band, The Fierce and The Dead, Slade, Martin Turner x Wishbone Ash, The Yardbirds, Gryphon, Paradise 9, (more to be announced)

2Days Prog +1 Festival
Date: September 1-3, 2017
Venue: Piazzetta della Musica
City, Country: Veruno Novara, Italy

Bands: Comedy of Errors, Discipline, Frost*, Glass Hammer, Karfagen (more to be announced)

Euroblast 2017
Date: September 29-October 1, 2017
Venue: Essigfabrik
City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Website: http://www.euroblast.net/en/

Bands: Textures, Chimp Spanner, The Algorithm, Uneven Structure, Exivious, Jinjer, Voyager, Frontierer, Kadinja, Make Me A Donut (more to be announced)

ProgPower Europe
Date: October 5-8 2017
City, Country: Baarlo, The Netherlands

Bands: Tesseract, Voyager, Brutai, Kauan, Blindead (more to be announced?)

The Summer’s End Festival
Date: October 6-8, 2017
Venue: The Drill Hall
City, Country: Chepstow, England

Bands: Frost*, The Tangent, Karmaniac, Frank Carducci, Southern Empire, Maschine, Karibow, Elephants of Scotland, Midnight Sun, Half Past Four, Weendo

Prog en Beauce
Date: October 28-29, 2017
Venue: Salle Maurice Leblond
City, Country: Pierres, France
Website: http://www.progenbeauce.com/

Bands: Lazuli, Frank Carducci, Clepsydra, Gens de la Lune, JPL, Harvest, Weendo


  1. Thanks for this list, Thomas! The band I manage, Lines In The Sky, is playing RoSFest 2018 (just confirmed) and your list was a great help in looking for other festivals I hadn’t yet found. Thank you!


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