Welcome on the rock: THRESHOLD were formed in the leafy suburbs of Surrey, England in 1988. The band has released numerous studio and live albums. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records. THRESHOLD released their album “For The Journey” in 2014. It includes the 12 minute epic “The Box” and opening single “Watchtower On The Moon”, which was featured on the Roadkill video game. The album charted in several countries, peaking at no. 19 in Switzerland and no. 33 in Germany and Finland.
In 2017, their latest output was released: “Legend Of The Shires”, a double album which was well received by both, press and fans. Glynn Morgan, the band’s former vocalist from 1994 to 1996, replaced Damian Wilson on that album. “Legend Of The Shires” peaked at no. 14 in Switzerland and no. 13 in Germany – their biggest success so far.
For the first time on the rock: RETROSPECTIVE. The Polish band was founded approx. 10 years ago. They are not restricted to a particular music style, but often search for different kinds of rock, ranging from “art” to “hard”. Their most recent album is called “Re:Search” and was released by Progressive Promotion Records early last year. We are proud to welcome RETROSPECTIVE on stage on the Loreley on Friday, 13th July 2018.
TIGER MOTH TALES – an English Progressive Rock solo project from multi-instrumentalist Pete Jones is confirmed for sunday. Pete lost his sight at an early age but quickly latched onto music as a huge part of his life. Being a huge fan of Genesis and Steve Hackett it is easy to see that Pete wears his influences on his sleeve and his debut album, “Cocoon” turned into a real gem, with hints of Big Big Train and FROST*. TIGER MOTH TALES’ performance will be a unique experience for all fans of prog music.
Having Pete Jones on stage with Camel on Saturday 14th already, we decided to show his and his band mates’ talent on 15th of July 2018 as well.
The Tiger Moth Tales live shows have been amazingly well received and Pete has got some amazing musicians to back him up in the form of the band ‘Red Bazar’.
Tiger Moth Tales are delighted and excited to come to Germany to perform you all!
The Sea Within – a new art-rock supergroup formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin (Renaissance, Spiraling, Yes Symphonic, Deborah Harry) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, UK, Joe Satriani) will join us on the rock on July 14 to present their very first album – We are already thrilled to listen to the result of this unique collaboration!
STEVE HOGARTH & ISILDURS BANE (with special guest RICHARD BARBIERI) confirmed. Swedish Prog veterans ISILDURS BANE will perform their highly acclaimed last album “Colours Not Found In Nature” and other tracks together with Marillion vocalist STEVE HOGARTH exclusively on Sunday, 15th July 2018 at the Night of the Prog Festival.
After their outstanding performance during our 10th anniversary festival in 2015, CAMEL will perform their masterpiece “Moonmadness” in its entirety on 14th July 2018 at the Night of the Prog Festival at the Loreley Amphitheater.
Winfried Völklein, CEO: “The way the 2018 line-up grows makes me very confident that it will be one of the finest we’ve ever had.
Camel is one of my favorite bands, so – after getting the news that they will do “Moonmadness” live in 2018 I had to take the chance and the engagement makes me very happy.”
For more information about CAMEL, visit their official website.
From Down Under to the River Rhine…
ANUBIS will hit the Loreley Stage for the first time on 15th of July 2018. The Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia will perform on 15th of July 2018.
The band has released four studio albums so far: ‘230503’ (2009), the critically acclaimed ‘A Tower of Silence’ (2011), ‘Hitchhiking to Byzantium’ (2014) and the fourth album, “The Second Hand”, has been released earlier in 2017. For more information about the band, visit their band camp website or the official website.
You can find the current lineup here.
For the first time on the rock: GENTLE KNIFE. The progressive rock band from Norway will perform on 15th of July 2018. The band has 11 members, all from Oslo. Their sound dives deep into 70’s prog rock, resurfacing with a modern take on the genre. After “Gentle Knife” (2015) and “Clock Unwound” (2017), the band is currently working on their 3rd album. We are looking forward to hear tracks of all three albums during the festival. You can find the current lineup here.
For the Night of the Prog Festival we offer two different camping options: Festival Camping and the premium AAA Camping. Both tickets are valid from Thursday, July 12, 4pm until Monday, July 16, 12pm. Each person has to purchase a ticket whether they are staying in a Caravan or Tent. See Camping & Hotels for more information.
We are very proud to announce polish prog rock veterans RIVERSIDE
After a difficult year with the passing of founding member Piotr Grudziński, Riverside made a triumphant return on stage this year. A new album is scheduled for next year and Riverside will play the Loreley on Friday, 13th July 2018.