Exhaustive Prog Festival List – 2018

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
 February 3-8 2018
Venue: Cruise Ship
City, Country: Florida, USA- Belize & Costa Maya

Bands: Yes, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Sons of Apollo, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull), Saga, Anathema, Gong, Haken, Focus, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Lifesigns, Knifeworld, Stick Men, Sound of Contact, Moon Safari, IO Earth, Bad Dreams, Dave Kerzner, Casey McPherson, Thank You Scientist, Baraka, Eric Gillette, Brook Hansen, Late Night Live and The Art of Roger Dean

Date: May 4-6 2018
Venue: Majestic Theater
City, Country: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania USA

Bands: Flor de Loto, District 97, Cell15, Perfect Beings, Shadow Merchant, Special Providence, Barock Project, PFM, Brand X, Threshold, Valdez, Lines in the Sky

Terra Incognita Prog Festival
Date: May 18-20 2018
Venue: La Chapelle
City, Country: Quebec, Canada

Bands: Annule, Time for Pink Floyd, Cirkus, Hamadryad, Wobbler, Cellar Noise, Aerostation, Moon Safari

Date: September 1-2, 2018
Venue: Storybook Farm
City, Country: Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Bands: Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores Geph , Karmic Juggernaut, Ovrfwrd , Pixie Ninja, Fernando Perdomo & The Out To Sea Band, Soften The Glare

Seaprog 2018
Date: June 1-3, 2018
Venue: Royal Room, Columbia City Theater
City, Country: Seattle, Washington USA

Bands: Bubblemath, Cantrip, Cheer-Accident, Clearly Beloved, Faun Fables, Free Salamander Exhibit, Himiko Cloud, Inner Ear Brigade, Moraine, Ocelot Omelot, Spontaneous Rex, The Mercury Tree

ProgPower USA XVIII 2018
Date: September 6-9 2017
Venue: Center Stage Theater
City, Country: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bands: James Labrie, Redemption, Labyrinth, Bloodbound, Persefone, Manimal, Voyager, Nocturnal Ritues, Gloryhammer, Ross the Boss, Angra, Dream Evil, Kingcrow, Cellar Darling, Tyga, Alestorm, Vuur, Soen, Eclipse, Triosphere

Progstock 2018
Date: October 5-7, 2018
Venue: Union County Performing Arts Center in .TBD
City, Country: Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Bands: Evership, Mystery, Orpheus Nine, Enchant, IQ, Accordo die Contrari, Ryche Clanda & Flying Dreams, Tom Brislin & Firneds, In Continuum (new Dave Kerzner project), Michael Sadler (of Saga), Stratospheerius, Dark Beauty, Steve Unruh

Progtoberfest IV
Date: October 19-21, 2018
Venue: Reggies Chicago
City, Country: Chicago, Illinois USA

Bands: The Ultimate Queen Celebration Feat. Marc Martel, Screaming Headless Torso, Oak, Escaper, Gramps the Vamp, The Nick D’Virgilio Project, Tempano, Inner Ear Brigade, No More Pain, Paul Wrtico and Friends, Soften the Glare, Bubblemath, The Cyberiam, Valdez, Farmhouse Odyssey, Ad Astra, Lybria, The Gabriel Construct, Neal Morse, Dinosaur Exhibit (feat Jerry Goodman), ABACAB- The Music of Genesis, Unreal City, Jeavestone, The Twenty Committee, Strange Changes, Alpha Lighting System, School of Rock, FM, Bill Brufort/Allan Holdsworth Tribute (featuring members of District 97, Lovely Little Girls, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Axon-Neuron, Westward, Ovadya, Coyote Man, Soft Machine, The Transonic Experience, Mobius Strip, The Chicago Zappa Collective, The Knells, Lucille Furs, Little Atlas, The Devil’s Staircase, Fischer’s Flicker


Complexity Fest
Date: February 23, 2018
Venue: Patronaat Haarlem
City, Country: Haarlem, The Netherlands

Bands: Carnifex, The Faceless, Blanck Mass, VOLA, John Drum, Oceano, Three Trapped Tigers, Employed to Serve, Aversions Crown, Dodecahedron, God Mother, PoiL, Disentomb, Ulsect.

Progdreams VI
Date: March 2-4, 2018
Venue: Boerderij Cultuurpodium
City, Country: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Bands: Steve Rothery Band, Tim Bowness, Magenta, Celestial Fire, Kaprekar’s Constant, Cairo, Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency, Lifesigns, Bent Knee, Golden Caves, Blind Ego

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

Bands: Uriah Heep, Magnum, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Mostly Autumn, Focus, Caravan, Von Hertzen Brothers, Magenta, Threshold, Hawklords, Heather Findlay, Edgar Broughton, Touchstone, David Cross Band, Krankshaft, IO Earth, The Fierce and the Dead, Godsticks, Multistory, Kepler Ten, Kyros, The Tirith, The Far Meadow, Wheel, Sonic Tapestry, Ghost Community, Third Quadrant, L’Anima, Cairo

Artrock Festival V
Date: April 6-8, 2018
Venue:Neuberinhaus Reichenbach
City, Country: Vogtland, Germany

Bands: Dana Fuchs, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Mostly Autumn, Huis, Ken Hensley, Lazuli, Anima Mundi, Siena Root, Jadis, IO Earth, Asgard, Barock Project, Collage, Crystal Palace, Lift, Toxic Smile, Ubi Major

The Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival 2018
Date: April 27-29, 2018
Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow
City, Country: Chepstow, England

Bands: Gordon Giltrap, Carrie Martin, Arena, Mystery, Lifesigns, C: Live Collective (featuring Clive Mitten), Presto Ballet, Frequency Drift, Galahad, Verbal Delirium, Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency, MultiStory, Hekz, L’Anima, Karmamoi

Gouveia Art Rock Festival
Date: May 4-6, 2018
Venue: Teatro-Cine
City, Country: Gouveia, Portugal

Bands: Bent Knee, Camembert, Flairck, David Cross Band+David Jackson, Jose Cid, Magna Carta, Steve Hackett

Close to the Rain
Date: June 7-9, 2018
Venue: Garage Bergen
City, Country: Bergen, Norway
Website: https://www.facebook.com/closetotherain.no/

Bands: Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Tusmorke, Saluki, Arabs in Aspic, Alwanzatar, Jordsjo, Ring Van Moebius, Pixie Ninja, Kabaret Makaber, Det Skandalose Orkester

Midummer Prog Festival
Date: June 23, 2018
Venue: Openluchttheater
City, Country: Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Website: http://midsummerprog.com/

Bands: Riverside, The Gathering, Amplifier, Lazuli, Lesoir

Be Prog! My Friend
Date: June 29-30, 2018
Venue: Poble Espanyol
City, Country: Barcelona, Spain

Bands: A Perfect Circle, Pain of Salvation, Gazpacho, Oranssi Pazuzu, Persefone, Katatonia, Sons of Apollo, Plini

Night of the Prog Festival XIII
Date: July 13-15 2018
Venue: Loreley Amphitheater
City, Country: Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Bands: Riverside, Big Big Train, Threshold, Antimatter, Retrospective, Camel, The Sea Within, Mystery, Wobbler, Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungly, Smalltape, Steve Hogarth & Isildurs Bane (with special guest Richard Barbieri), Ange, Tiger Moth Tales, Gentle Knife, Anubis

Festival Rock au Chateau de Villersexel
Date: August 4, 2018
Venue: Château de Villersexel
City, Country: Villersexel, France

Bands: Karma Rassa, Karcius, Jack Dupon, Raymod

A New Day Festival 2018
Date: August 3-5 2018
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens
City, Country: Faversham, UK

Bands: Atomic Rooster, Bemis, Bernie Torme, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Caravan, Curved Air, Gerry Colvin Band, Gong, Hawkwind, Hugh Cornwell, John Coghlan’s Quo, John Otway, Kanda Bongo Man, Martin Barre and Band, RutsDC, Son of MAN, Syd Arthur, Ten Years After, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Gift, The Mentulls, Tygers of Pan Tang, Vikki Clayton

Date: August 18-21, 2018
Venue:  Esplanade du Concié
City, Country: Saint Palais Sur Mer, France

Bands: Ars Nova, Akiko’s Cosmic Space, Tryo, Galaad, On The Raw, Yang, Julian, Electric Swan, Karcius, Mörglbl, Franck Carducci

2Days Prog +1 Festival
Date: September 7-9 2018
Venue: Piazzetta della Musica
City, Country: Veruno Novara, Italy

Bands: Amon Duul II, Threshold, Vanilla Fudge, Ange, BMS, Van Herzen Brothers, Kyros, Panther, Magic Pie, The Universe By Ear, Smalltape

Euroblast 2018
Date: October 5-7, 2018
Venue: Essigfabrik
City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Website: http://www.euroblast.net/en/

Bands: Monuments, VOLA, Hypno5e, Destiny, Potato, Vitalism

ProgPower Europe
Date: October 5-7 2018
City, Country: Baarlo, The Netherlands

Bands: Major Parkinson, Need, The Thirteenth Sun, Ramage Inc, DVNE, more TBA

The Summer’s End Festival
Date: October 4-7, 2018
Venue: The Drill Hall
City, Country: Chepstow, England

Bands: Lazuli, Magenta, Moonparticle, Tim Bowness, Landmarq, Kaprekar’s Constant, Toxic Smile, Frequency Drift, Edensong, September Code, Golden Caves, When Mary

Very Prog Festival
Date: October 12-13, 2018
Venue: 2, Rond-point Madame de Mondonville
City, Country: Toulouse, France

Bands: Sons of Apollo, Persefone, Caligula’s Horse, DGM, Spheric Universe Experience, Soul Secret, Taotopia, Amon-Sethis, Metronum



  1. You’re missing SeaProg June 1-3, guys. And ProgDay, Sept 1-2, bands tba. Yang is booked at the Chateau & Crescendo 🙂


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