PROGFEST is a celebration of musicians creating progressive music. Featuring bands of all styles and genres, from prog, post, psychedelic, art rock & metal and everything in between, PROGFEST is about showcasing artists who have decided to challenge themselves musically and create music with depth and vision.
Headlining all national PROGFEST tour dates in 2012 are Melbourne’s progressive/extreme/violin-laden metallers NE OBLIVISCARIS who have, after many years of delays and setbacks, finally hit their stride upon the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Portal Of I’ in May this year. Their Australian album launch tour mid year saw them play to packed venues all across the country, and they’ve since stepped it up further gracing a magazine cover in Europe, getting their own video game song level on ‘Rock Band’, stacking up endless rave reviews from every corner of the earth, and preparing for an all out assault on the international metal scene. A band not to be missed for any progressive minded metal fan, they’ll be joined in each city by an array of progressive bands of all styles and genres coming together for what is always one incredible eclectic and exciting mix unlike any other event in Australia.
PROGFEST is one event not to be missed by any open-minded music fan!
WELKIN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
2012 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
September 8@ The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne
FULL LINE-UP: JERICCO (Single Launch), NE OBLIVISCARIS, The Red Paintings (QLD), Circles, Branch Arterial, Chaos Divine (WA), Mushroom Giant, Quiet Child (SA), Glass Empire, A Lonely Crowd, This Is Your Captain Speaking, Okera, One, Teramaze, Toehider, Rainbird, Alithia, Jarek, Kettlespider, Bear The Mammoth, Glasfrosch, Harlequin
TICKETS: $22 + bf on sale from oztix.com.au, The Espy, Polyster Records (City & Fitzroy), Greville Records, Fist2Face or directly from the bands.
October 6@ Enigma Bar, Adelaide
October 20@ Beetle Bar, Brisbane
October 27@ Annandale Hotel, Sydney
November 10@ Civic Hotel, Perth