NOTP 2024 – Saturday, 20 July: BEARDFISH confirmed!

After eight years, Beardfish will return!
See them during the Final Night Of The Prog 2024!

Beardfish started in 2001 when schoolmates Rikard Sjöblom and David Zackrisson found out they had a mutual love for King Crimson. ”We should start a new band and make music in this style…” – so they did! After a couple of line-up changes the long standing combo of Sjöblom and Zackrisson on vocals, guitar and keys and guitar respectively together with bassist Robert Hansen and drummer Magnus Östgren was formed. After self-releasing two albums, the quartet signed with InsideOut music for the release of their third album, the first part of the Sleeping in Traffic series. It made the band some wide-spread ripples along with very nice reviews and caught the attention of one Mike Portnoy, who would have their albums in his yearly top ten list for two years in a row. The band continued to release albums and tour in Europe but also the USA and parts of South America. Then in 2016, after the release of +4626-COMFORTZONE, the band decided to call it quits.

However, in 2022, a spark reignited discussions among the members about reuniting. Rikard had penned new material that resonated deeply with Beardfish’s essence, leading to unanimous enthusiasm for a comeback. After a hiatus that left them yearning for live performances, Beardfish will return to the stages including a performance at Night of the Prog in 2024.

2024 Line-Up:
Rikard Sjöblom – Keyboards, guitar, vocals
Magnus Östgren – Drums
David Zackrisson – Guitar
Robert Hansen – Bass

Beardfish will perform on Saturday, 20 July 2024, during the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024.

Tickets for the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 are available in the WiV Ticket Shop