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).
Normally we don’t talk about “unlaid eggs”, but in view of the abstinence and our and your desire for live music, we can risk a preview: We are planning to do more gigs on the weekend before or after the festival in 2022 – so if it works out, it could also become a „two in one“ festival. We have a few ideas on how to organise such a “festival week” and are already in talks about this.
We are also exploring the idea of doing a smaller, national festival (possibly 1, 2 or 3 days) this year on the originally planned weekend (consisting of performances by German bands). We believe that a more regionally oriented festival could be feasible. Here, too, we are still rather at the beginning, but of course we want to come to a decision as soon as possible. Maybe we can offer our German fans (and possibly also some international fans) a small substitute.
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.