13 March 2008

2 more bands announced for Summers End

We are delighted to confirm The Tangent and Magenta as the latest major additions to the Festival.

The Tangent have just released their fourth album Not as Good as the Book, which is being hailed as their finest yet. This Summers End appearance will feature a five-piece line up of Andy Tillison (keyboards, vocals), Jakko M. Jakszyk (guitar, vocals), Jonas Reingold (bass), Jaime Salazaar (drums) and Theo Travis (flute, sax). The band will headline the Sunday night of the Festival, September 28th.

Magenta have released 3 albums to wide critical acclaim since forming in 2001, and their latest, the remarkable Metamorphosis, will be released on April 21st. Well known for their high energy live performances, the band have thrilled audiences all over the world, including appearances at Baja Prog, Rosfest and Nearfest. The band will occupy the Special Guest slot on Saturday 27th September just prior to IQs headline appearance.

The current festival line up now looks like this, with 7 bands still to be announced:

Friday 26th September - Threshold (headliner) www.thresh.net
Saturday 27th - IQ (headliner) www.gep.co.uk/iq
Saturday 27th - Magenta (special guests) www.magenta-web.com
Sunday 28th - The Tangent (headliner) http://tangent.org
Sunday 28th - Frost* (special guests) http://thenewcube.blogspot.com/

The 2008 festival will take place on the evening of Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of September, at the Hall, Lydney, with 1, 2 or 3 day tickets available. There are no age restrictions.

More details of the festival, including further bands, ticket sales, accommodation, and sponsorship packages will be released very soon.

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