It’s official: we have the permission and also already 2 bands for the warm-up parties on July 20 and 21, 2022 in the courtyard of the Weinstübchen in St. Goarshausen. Admission is from 6 pm, it will end at 12 pm. The entrance fee is 25 € per day and only payable in cash at the box office. Since we have limited capacity, we ask all who definitely want to attend to send a reservation e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear friends of our NOTP Festival,
as you can see in the Header above and from our announcements on Facebook, the 15th edition of the Festival (3.0) will take place this year from 22nd to 24th of July. We had some cancellations from Bands due to various reasons, but could luckily replaced them with pretty cool new Bands.
Next to the regular organisational work, we are working on the 2 warm up partys on 20th and 21th of July, that will happen at the „Weinstübchen“ in St. Goarshausen. News will follow soon.
If we have to take care of a corona hygienic concept, depends on the authorities. We will post them approx. 4 – 6 weeks prior to the event. We hope there are none, cause we celebrate in the fresh air and occupy only 30% oft he capacitiy of 15.000 people.
Dear friends of our Night Of The Prog Festival,
After some time we want to get in touch again to give you some updates about the current situation. And we are still very impressed and grateful how great your support has been and still is. We are still living in strange times. A few weeks ago we already announced that we would contact you in April / May with news about the festival.
At the beginning of the year we were optimistic that the NOTP festival could take place. Of course, we were already aware at that time that there could be no guarantees and that if the festival were to take place, there would be special conditions that we didn’t have in previous years. So in the last few weeks we checked everything for feasibility – this concerns the logistics, possible corona-related conditions (tests, more security, distance on the festival grounds etc), but also everything around the organisation of the actual performances of the bands themselves.
In the end, it became clear that the uncertainties would continue beyond May. However, countless decisions have to be made now and the bands also need to make further plans. Besides the corona-related rules such as possible quarantines, there is also the Brexit, which makes touring difficult for many bands these days, and of course the fact that it is an international festival with bands and fans from all over the world is also an issue. So with a heavy heart we decided to move the festival another time.
It will now take place between 22 and 24 July 2022 – of course at the well-known location in the Loreley Amphitheatre.
We are trying to have as many bands as possible from the 20/21 line-up back in 2022 and some bands have already confirmed their participation. We will announce the line up for 2022 again individually (band by band) in the next weeks and months.
STEVE HACKETT is already confirmed for Saturday, 23rd July 2022 (Headliner).
Once again, we would like to ask you not to return your tickets. The tickets you have already bought will of course remain valid. Should we be able to offer further NOTP activities beyond the three days in 2022, ticket holders will of course receive attractive conditions.
Of course you can also support us by buying our merchandise
We are aware that many people are disappointed – others will think “that was to be expected”. We are all in the same boat here and we are sure that together we will get through this lean period. We know what the festival means to you and we will not give it up.
The band TRAUMHAUS was founded in 1994 by Michael Dorniak (drums), Bernhard Selbach (guitars, vocals) and Alexander Weyland (vocals, keyboards), In 2001 the debut album “Traumhaus- Ausgeliefert” was released, which was very positively discussed in the professional scene.
A message from Festival Founder Winfried Völklein on the this years Festival:
The ongoing Corona crisis also affects our Night Of The Prog Festival 2020. We regret to inform you that we have no choice (due to decisions made by our government) but to postpone this year’s festival to 2021 (16th – 18th July). We will be back shortly with more information about ticket issues etc. Please be patient until next week!
*** Only European Show in 2020 ***
Renaissance celebrate their 50th Anniversary and will be performing a retrospective of Renaissance classics. Their Loreley performance will be the ONLY European show in 2020!
Premiata Forneria Marconi (better known as PFM) are an Italian progressive rock band. The band was founded in 1970. They were one of the first Italian groups to enjoy international success and are up to date the most successfull Italian band, entering the Billboard Charts. In their early days, the group also recorded five albums with English lyrics between 1973 and 1977, which brought success in both, British and American charts. They also played at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the United States.
The Barock Project was founded in 2003 and have the goal to mix classical music (mainly baroque), rock and also jazz, substained by a pop structure to renew the beloved Progressive Rock of 70s.
The Austrian band Blank Manuskript seems to be a musical chamber of wonder – internationally successful with uncompromisingly bizarre rock music, the ensemble gained a unique reputation.
IZZ are, without question, one of the brightest lights on the American symphonic progressive rock scene. They meld classic and modern prog influences, strong melodies, complex male-female multi-part vocal harmonies, and stirring guitar, synthesizer, bass, and double-drumming work into a familiar yet refreshing musical sound.
COLOSSEUM were formed in the very late 60ies by Jon Hiseman and Dick Heckstall-Smith. They are a British progressive rock / jazz-rock band. Their first album “Those Who Are About To Die Salute You” was released in 1969. The band has worked with many other bands and musicians like Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin or Jack Bruce at the time.
Oslo-based band INFRINGEMENT came together in 2015, when Stig André Clason, Kristoffer Utby, and Hans Andreas Brandal all met for the first time. In springtime 2016, Espen Larsen joined on bass and they decided to write a concept album, “Transition”. Released in May of 2017, it follows the development of a local society through the last couple of centuries.
JADIS are a band hailing from the south of England and were formed in the 80ies. They fall into the category Progressive Rock/ Neo Prog / Classic Rock, although they have their own distinctive sound comprising crunching guitar riffs, melodic leads and solos, dramatic soundscapes, vocal harmonies as well as playing contrasting pastural acoustic pieces with flute, 12 string guitar and piano.
A progressive metal band, but at the same time radio friendly? Doesn’t exist in Germany? Now it does! Complex, energy-driven and catchy riffs, combined with a distinctive voice, that sings hooklines on progressive rhythms:
“Really enjoyed the new album! Some very bold and adventurous avenues taken with Modest Mussorgsky. I always enjoy listening to someone’s interpretations of otherwise well-known themes. I like that fact that you incorporated those ideas in your own way and varied them enough to make it your own. Well done!”
Marc Bonilla (recorded 4 albums with Keith Emerson)
„I can’t help but award this ambitious work of art with the highest rating. One can only guess what these talented artists have in store for us in the years to come. […] For now, all we can do is marvel at the sheer awesomeness of ‘Salutogenesis’.“ THE PROGSPACE – 5/5
Pavlov’s Dog is a progressive rock group with a decades-long history of musical storytelling behind the unmistakable voice of David Surkamp. Formed in 1972 by Surkamp and current drummer Mike Safron, Pavlov’s Dog released their debut album “Pampered Menial” in 1974.