NOTP 2020 – Sunday, 19th July: MOON SAFARI confirmed

Moon Safari is a progressive rock band formed in Sweden. With five studio releases to date and touring across Europe, Japan and North America they have positioned themselves as one of the leading acts in 21th century progressive music. Most noteworthy is their performance in 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall supporting legendary British supergroup Yes.

While Moon Safari’s music is often categorised as classic progressive rock, with romantic storylines and long, dramatic, melody-driven instrumental passages, it is their multi-layered vocal arrangements in the style of American vocal groups the Hi- Los and Singers Unlimited that set them apart from other bands in the genre.

With three sons of an award-winning choir conductor in the band, and a shared love within Moon Safari for bands like the Beatles and Jellyfish, their focus on vocals and the desire for their songs to have an underlying accessible pop structure came natural from the start. This trait, easily lost within progressive music in general, is key to their success and remains at the core of the band’s musical philosophy.

The band will perform on sunday, 19th July 2020.


Petter Sandström – lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Simon Åkesson – lead vocals, piano and keyboards
Pontus Åkesson – electric guitar
Sebastian Åkesson – keyboards and percussion
Johan Westerlund – bass guitar
Mikael Israelsson – drums.



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