Exhaustive Progressive Festival List 2020

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
 March 27-April 1, 2020
Venue: Cruise Ship
City, Country: Various

Bands: Yes, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Flying Colors, Jordan Rudess, Saga, Anathema, King’s X, Riverside, The Flower Kings, Haken, Nerve Bundle, Protocol, Stick Men, Pain of Salvation, Pendragon, Gong, Curved Air, Le Orme, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Lifesigns, Glass Hammer, Stu Hamm, Moon Safari, Dave Kerzner, McBroom Sisters, Alex Machacek Fernando Perdomo, Gabriel, Marbin, Brook Hansen

Date: May 8-10, 2020
Venue: Sarasota Opera House, Mandebille Beer Garden
City, Country: Sarasota, Florida USA

Bands: Big Big Train, Cast, Thank You Scientist, U.P.F., Pattern Seeking Animals, Dilemma, The Tea Club, Lobate Scarp, Moon Letters, Arc Iris

Terra Incognita Prog Festival
Date: May 15-17, 2020
Venue: La Chapelle
City, Country: Quebec, Canada

Bands: Anekdoten, La Maschera di cera,Professor Tip Top, Isproject, Sintonia Distorta, Quel Che Disse Il Tuono, 35 Tapes, Head With Wings

Date: TBA
Venue: Storybook Farm
City, Country: Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Bands: TBA

Seaprog 2020
Date: TBA
Venue: Royal Room, Columbia City Theater
City, Country: Seattle, Washington USA
Website:  http://seaprogfest.org/

Bands: TBA

DanFest 2020
Date: TBD
Venue: TBD
City, Country: Girard, Pennsylvania
Website:  https://www.thedanfest.com/?fbclid=IwAR1jXtNdkeWVv-udtBFcMTMkGm3j3x-3FXy_apwyXqI-Sz1eL-T_SbKxR7U


ProgPower USA XI 2020
Date: September 11-12, 2020
Venue: Center Stage Theater
City, Country: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bands:   Mindmaze, Zonder/Wehrkamp, Power Quest, Dream Evil, Darkwater, Northtale, The Ocean, Pain of Salvation, Stratovarius, more TBA

Progstock 2020
Date: October 9-11, 2020
Venue: Union County Performing Arts Center
City, Country: Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Bands: District 97, Mile Marker Zero, California Guitar Trio, IO Earth, more TBA

Progtoberfest VI
Date: TBA
Venue: Reggies Chicago
City, Country: Chicago, Illinois USA

Bands: TBA


Complexity Fest
Date: February 15, 2020
Venue: Patronaat Haarlem
City, Country: Haarlem, The Netherlands

Bands: And So I Watch You From Afar, Dragged Into Sunlight, Night Verses, Raketkanon, Stuff., Otoboke Beaver, Thank You Scientist, Goat, Vasa, Cold Night for Alligators, Pijn, Herod, Our Oceans, Ithica, Ni Zalm, Bieldermann, Beaten to Death, Astrosaur, Mary Fields

Prognosis Festival
Date: March 20-21, 2020
Venue: Effenaar Grote Zaal
City, Country: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Bands: Katatonia, Enslaved, Don Airey, Sermon, Dilemma, The Fierce and the Dead, Anathema, Sons of Apollo, Focus, Long Distance Calling, Masvidal, Bruce Soord, Voyager, Rendezvous Point, Scarlet Stories

Fusion 2020
Date: March 20-22, 2020
Venue: Stourport Civic Centre
City, Country: Stourport-on-Severn, England

Bands: Mellotonanism, The Wooddemons, Chloe Mogg, Lazuli, The Emerald Dawn, ESP Project, Kyros, Maschine, Marley Davidson, Quilll, Frank Carducci, The Paradox Twin, Sky Architect, Leafblade, That Joe Payne, Magenta, Lifesigns

Prog in the Park
Date: April 4, 2020
Venue: Glen Pavilion
City, Country: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Bands: The Scottish Pink Floyd, Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency, Long Earth, This Winter Machine, Clockwork Angels, Ali Ferguson Band, Jennifer Clark

Artrock Festival VII
Date: April 3-5, 2020
Venue:Neuberinhaus Reichenbach
City, Country: Vogtland, Germany

Bands: Carl Palmer ELP Legacy, Mostly Autumn, Mystery, Ray Wilson, UPF, Red Sand, Threshold, Abel Ganz, Tony MacAlpine, Huis, Comedy of Errors, Credo, Maschine, Overhead, Ubi Maior, Crystal Palace, Melli Mau and Martin Schnella, Amarok, AnTon, Polis, Retrospective, Broekhuis-Keller-Schonwalder

The Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival 2020
Date: April 23-26, 2020
Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow
City, Country: Chepstow, United Kingdom

Bands: Seyes, Paul Ford and Rob Wilsher (Multi Story), Subsignal, Red Bazar (feat. Peter Jones), Pendragon, Hayley Griffiths, Also Eden, Midas Fall, Last Flight to Pluto, Mostly Autumn, Solstice, The John Hackett Band, League of Lights, Emperor Norton, more TBA

Gouveia Art Rock Festival
Date: May 1-3, 2020
Venue: Teatro-Cine
City, Country: Gouveia, Portugal

Bands: TBA

We Låve Rock Festival 2020
Date: May 22-23, 2020
Venue: Grønsand Gjestegård
City, Country: Buskerud, Norway

Bands: Mystery, Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion, Infringement, Caravan, Lesoir, Sky Architect, Midnight Sun, more TBA

Comendatio Music Fest 2020
Date: June 6-7, 2020
Venue: Paço Da Comenda
City, Country: Rua de Coimbra, Tomar, Portugal

Bands: Monuments, Haken, VOLA, Voyager, Rendezvous Point, Godsticks, Catacombe, Poem, Subversive, Mobius, Rei Bruxo, Needle, Dream Pawn Shop, Fifth Empire, more TBA

Midsmmer Prog Festival
Date: June 20, 2020
Venue: Openluchttheater
City, Country: Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Bands: Kayak, Antimatter, Klone, RPWL

Rock the Night Festival
Date: June 25-27, 2020
Venue: Auditorio Miguel Rios
City, Country: Rivas Vaciamadrid, Madrid Spain
Website:  http://www.rockthecoastfestival.es

Bands: Avantasia, Heilung, Jinjer, Haken, Tygers of Pan Tang, Omnium Gatherum, Mercyful Fate, Devin Townsend, Doro, Cirith Ungol, Loudness, Beast in Black, Night Demon, Volbeat, Foreigner, Skid Row, FM, Dying Fetus, Takida

Night of the Prog Festival XV
Date: July 19, 2020
Venue: Loreley Amphitheater
City, Country: Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Bands: Pure Reason Revolution, Cheetos Magazine, Gabriel, Kayak, Pendragon, Ayreon, Moon Safari, more TBA

Eppyfest 8
Date: TBA
Venue: St. Margaret’s Hall
City, Country: Cheltenham, UK

Bands: TBA

Festival Rock au Chateau de Villersexel
Date: August 1-2, 2020
Venue: Château de Villersexel
City, Country: Villersexel, France

Bands: TBA

A New Day Festival 2019
Date: August 27-30, 2020
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens
City, Country: Faversham, UK

Bands: Focus, Tankus the Henge, Collateral, Stevie Simpson, Roger Chapman, Family and Friends, Strawbs, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Flor de Loto, Edgar Broughton, Osibisa, Kylver, Lapis Lazuli, Skids, The Blockheads, Inglorious, Praying Mantis, Mythra, Big River, Stonewire, Leatherat, The True Deceivers, more TBA

Date: TBA
Venue:  Esplanade du Concié
City, Country: Saint Palais Sur Mer, France

Bands: TBA

2Days Prog +1 Festival
Date: September 4-6, 2020
Venue: Piazzetta della Musica
City, Country: Veruno Novara, Italy

Bands: Retrospective, Lazuli, The Fierce & The Dead, Seven Steps to the Green Door, more TBA

Progdreams VIII
Date: TBA
Venue: Boerderij Cultuurpodium
City, Country: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Bands: TBA

Euroblast Festival
Date: October 1-3, 2020
Venue: Essigfabrik
City, Country: Cologne, Germany

Bands: Black Tongue, Dirty Loops, Khroma, Plini, Volkor, more TBA

ProgPower Europe
Date: October 2-4 2020
City, Country: Baarlo, The Netherlands
Website:  http://www.progpowereurope.com/

Bands: Green Carnation, Mother of Millions, Sunsless Dawn, Wilderun, Avandra, Obsidian Tide, Abraham Sarache

The Summer’s End Festival
Date: October 1-4, 2020
Venue: The Drill Hall
City, Country: Chepstow, England

Bands: TBC, Moulettes, Pallas, Cosmograf, Gungfly, Antimatter, Jimp, Cyan, Ms Amy Birks, Lesoir, I am the Manic Whale, Mt. Amber, Meer

Ready for Prog? Festival
Date: October 30-31, 2020
Venue: Le Metronum
City, Country: Toulouse, France

Bands: TBA

Date: March 28-29, 2020
Venue: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
City, Country:   Shepherd’s Bush, London and Sheffield, United Kingdom

Bands: Rick Wakeman, Dave Brock, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, Focus, The Spacelords, Nth Ascension, The Skys, Franck Carducci, Bram Stoker, The Room, Psychic Lemon


  1. A quick look at their website suggests your last entry should be HRH Prog IX and it’s in two locations: Shepherd’s Bush, London and Sheffield. Neither venue is anywhere near Pwllheli.


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