Exhaustive Progressive Festival List 2023

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

Terra Incognita Prog Festival
Date: May 19 – 21, 2023
Venue: La Chapelle
City, Country: Quebec, Canada

Bands: Anekdoten, 35 Tapes. Sintonia Distorta, Progessor Tip Top, Quel Che Disse Il Tuono, La Maschera di Cera

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

Bands: TBA

Seaprog 2023
Date: TBA
Venue: Royal Room, Columbia City Theater
City, Country: Seattle, Washington USA
Website:  http://seaprogfest.org/

Bands: TBA

ProgPower USA XXII
Date: September 6-9, 2023
Venue: Center Stage Theater
City, Country: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bands:   Doro, Swallow the Sun, Cynic, Power Quest, Ice Age, Beast In Black, VOLA, The Halo Effect, Zero Hour, Seven Kingdoms, Kamelot, Caligula’s Horse, Green Carnation, Ad Infinitum, Wind Rose, The Cryptex, Myrath, Unleash the Archers, Delain, Visions of Atlantis, Shaman, Poverty’s No Crime

Progstock 2023
Date: October 6-8, 2023
Venue: Union County Performing Arts Center
City, Country: Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Bands: Evership, Unitopia, Dave Kerzner, more TBA

And, for a head start for 2024:

Date: Postponed until 2024
Venue: Sarasota Opera House, Mandebille Beer Garden
City, Country: Sarasota, Florida USA

Bands: TBA

Cruise to the Edge 2024
Date: March 8-13, 2024
Venue: Cruise Ship
City, Country: Miami, Jamaica, Grand Cayman

Bands: Marillion, Steve Hackett, Flying Colors, Big Big Train, Riverside, Adrian Belew, The FLower ings, Martin Barre, Symphony X, Queensrÿche, Haken, Lonely Robot, Protocol, Wishbone Ash, Gryphon, Airbag, Klone, Baraka, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, more TBA


Complexity Fest
Date: February 25, 2023
Venue: Patronaat Haarlem
City, Country: Haarlem, The Netherlands

Bands: Kayo Dot, Author & Punisher, Birds In Row, Neptunian Maximalism, Pound, Tuskar, Iron Jinn , Aiming for Enrike, Crown Compass, more TBA

Fusion 2023
Date: March 2-5, 2023
Venue: Stourport Civic Centre
City, Country: Stourport-on-Severn, England

Bands: Last Flight to Pluto, Ghost of the Machine, Kyros, Davey Dodds, The Wood Demons, The Emerald Dawn, Solstice, Sprigganmist, Fluctus Quadratum, Ebb, I Am The Manic Whale, Orpheus Nine, Viriditas, IQ, League of Lights, Drifting Sun, The Hayley Griffiths Band, The Reasoning, Cairo, Cyan, Mick Pointer’s Script.

The Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival 2023
Date: March 30- April 2, 2023
Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow
City, Country: Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.winters-end.co.uk/

Bands: La Villa Strangiato (Rush Tribute), Knight Area, The Tangent, Abel Ganz, Kinetic Element, Azure, C-sides, RPWL, Hayley Griffiths Band, Seven Steps To The Green Door, Ghost of the Machine, The Mighty Ra

Progdreams X
Date: April 7-9, 2023
Venue: Boerderij Cultuurpodium
City, Country: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Bands: Supersister Projekt, Lazuli, For Absent Friends, Ebony Buckle, Tony Patterson + Doug Melbourne, Milennium, Solstice, Yuval Ron, Kyros, Ranestrane, Galaxy, Icefish

HRH Prog 13
Date: April 14-15, 2023
Venue: 02 Academy Sheffield
City, Country:   Sheffield, United Kingdom

Bands: Asia, The Flower Kings, Ozric Tentacles Electronic and Friends, Stray, Monkeytrail, The Tirith, Blackheart Orchestra, Voda, Paradox Twin, Seas of Mirth, The Emerald Dawn, Mindspeak, Mobius

Artrock Festival VII
Date: April 14-16, 2023
Venue: Neuberinhaus Reichenbach
City, Country: Vogtland, Germany

Bands: Threshold, Icefish, Alex Carpani & Band, The Ancestry Program, Atomic Rooster, Mystery, Gabriel Agudo, Blank Manuskript, Oberhead, Dawnation, RPWL, Red Sand, Hayley Griffiths, Emerald Lies, Love God Chaos

Prognosis Festival in Eindhoven
Date: April 15-16, 2023
Venue: Effenaar Grote Zaal
City, Country: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Bands: Soen, Einar Solberg, Vitam Aeternam, Ithaca, Disillusion, PG. Lost, iamthemorning, Hippotraktor, Obsidious, Riverside, Soen (playing a second set), Voivod, Fixation, Astronoid, O.R.k., Lizzard, Rosalie Cunningam, Enma, more TBA

Prognosis Festival in London
Date: April 22-23, 2023
Venue: Indigo at the 02
City, Country: London, United Kingdom

Bands: Einar Solberg, Voivod, PG. Lost, Astronoid, iamthemorning, Fixation, Exist Immortal, Core of Io, Riverside, Soen, Rosalie Cunningham, Sylvaine, Ithaca, O.R.k., Lizzard, Cobra the Impaler, more TBA

We Låve Rock Festival 2023
Date: May 26-27, 2023
Venue: Grønsand Gjestegård
City, Country: Hurum, Norway
Website: https://www.hurumrock.no/

Bands: Pendragon, The Flower Kings, Io Earth, Franck Carducci, Pymlico, Dave Cureton, Avkrvst, Adventure, The Windmill

Comendatio Music Fest 2023
Date: 2023
Venue: Paço Da Comenda
City, Country: Rua de Coimbra, Tomar, Portugal
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/comendatiomf

Bands: TBA

Midsmmer Prog Festival
Date: June 23, 2023
Venue: Openluchttheater
City, Country: Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Bands: Haken, Frost*, MEER, Cobra the Impaler, Airbag, Von Hertzen Brothers, more TBA

Rock Imperium
Date: June 23-25, 2023
Venue: Parque El Batel
City, Country: Cartagena, Spain
Website:  https://www.rockimperiumfestival.es/en/

Bands: KISS, Deep Purple, Europe, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Skid Row, The Winery Dogs, Lordi, Stratovarius, Heat, Saratoga, Soen, The Night Flight Orchestra, Steve’n’Seagulls, Nestor, Evergrey, Metalite, Angel Witch, Tygers of Pan Tang, Suffocation, Leo Jimenez, Rotting Christ, Crisix, Aborted, Misery Index, Lepoka, Spirit Adrift, Venus 5, Chez Kane, Nordjevel, Secret Sphere, Jolly Joker, The Big Deal, Rise to Fall, Fixation, Cryptosis, Redshark, Headon, Bloodhunter, Siska, Ciclon, Iron Curtain, Death and Legacy, Angel Negro, The Black Tree, Elure, Alaenoctis, Skull Mania, Rainover, Der Weg einer Freiheit, Salduie

Night of the Prog Festival XVI
Date: July 14-16, 2023
Venue: Loreley Amphitheater
City, Country: Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Bands: TBA

Eppyfest 10
Date: July 29-30, 2023
Venue: Smokey Joe’s
City, Country: Cheltenham, UK

Bands: The Utopia Strong, Schnauser, Jerboah, Longstone, Richard Wileman and Amy Fry, Mitsune

Festival Rock au Chateau de Villersexel
Date: August, 2023
Venue: Château de Villersexel
City, Country: Villersexel, France

Bands: TBA

ArcTanGent 2023
Date: August 17-20, 2023
Venue: Fernhill Farm
City, Country: Bristol, UK

Bands: Igorr, Deafheaven, Jaga Jazzist, Pigs x7, And So I Watch Uou From Afar, Loathe, Cave In, Russian Circles, The Ocean, Elder, Brutus, The Fall of Troy, VOLA, Scalping*, Svalbard, Liturgy, Holy Fawn, Conjurer, Weigedood, LLNN, Attan, Barrens, Bear, Bicurious, Bones of Minerva, Briqueville, The Callous Daoboys, Catbabmoo, Cobra the Impaler, Curse these Metal Hands, Domkraft, DVNE, Five the Heirophant, Hidden Mothers, Hippotraktor, The K., La Bestia de Gevaudan, Lack the Low, Land Wars, Lawi Anywar, Madmess, The Most, Mountain Caller, Ogives Big Band, Ohhms Parachute for Gordo, Playgrounded, Psychonaut, Quietly, Satyr, Skin Failure, Spook the Horses, Straight Girl, Sugar Horse, Standards, Tankengine, Tortuganonima, Unprocessed, Wess Meets West, Year of No Light, Youthmovies.

A New Day Festival 2023
Date: August 18-20, 2023
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens
City, Country: Faversham, UK

Bands: Lindisfarne, Nine Below Zero, From the Jam, Pentangle, Zac Schulze Gang, Troy Redfern, Glenn Miller Official UK Orchestra, Pearl Handed Revolver, Culprum, Mythra, Splink

Date: August 18-20, 2023
Venue:  Esplanade du Concié
City, Country: Saint Palais Sur Mer, France

Bands: Space Depris, Agusa, Enneade, Andera Buaas, Asia Minor, G.o.l.e.m, Syland, Tryo, Minimum Vital, Inspierty

2Days Prog +1 Festival
Date: September 1-3, 2023
Venue: Campo Sportivo, Via Chiesa
City, Country: Veruno Novara, Italy

Bands: Big Big Train, District 97, Unitopia, Karmamoi, more TBA

Euroblast Festival
Date: September 29th- October 1st, 2023
Venue: Essigfabrik
City, Country: Cologne, Germany

Bands: Lineup TBA

The Summer’s End Festival
Date: October 5-8, 2023
Venue: Chepstow Drill Hall
City, Country: Chepstow, England

Bands: TBA

ProgPower Europe
Date: October 6-8, 2023
City, Country: Baarlo, The Netherlands
Website:  http://www.progpowereurope.com/

Bands: An Abstract Illusion, Chaosbay, Darkwater, Hei’an, Ihlo, Maraton, Obsidian Tide, Wheel

Ready for Prog? Festival
Date: TBA
Venue: TBA
City, Country: France

Bands: TBA

Date: November 9-12. 2023
Venue: Camp HRH
City, Country:   Shepherd’s Bush, London and Sheffield, United Kingdom

Bands: Tangerine Dream, Spock’s Beard, Steeleye Span, Airbag, Magenta, Focus, Gong, Galahad, IT, Rosalie Cunningham, Jump, Doris Brendel, Russ Ballard, Pearl Handed Revolver, Gandalf’s Fist, Solstice, Kepler Ten, Godsticks, Ryders Creed, The Amber Herd, Mother Black Cap, I Am The Manic Whale, Dadaxl, Apostle, DR Hasbeen, The Pearson Memmott Conspiracy, Codices, The Far Meadow, Marmrain, Grace and Fire, Stuckfish


  1. I’m sad to report that RoSfest announced on Facebook that the festival isn’t happening in 2023 due to the hurricane. They hope to return in 2024.


  2. I’m sorry to report that RoSfest announced on Facebook that the festival isn’t happening in 2023 but they hope to return in 2024.


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