17 March 2008

2 more bands signed for Summers End Festival

Summers End is delighted to confirm Quidam and Abarax as the latest additions to the Festival.

Quidam were one of the first Polish progressive bands to gain international prominence in the mid 90s. Their music has always been highly melodic, with flute a major part of their sound, but their recent material has introduced a strong contemporary feel, with great song writing accompanying epic instrumental passages. Their latest album, "Alone Together", released in 2007, has been hailed as their finest yet. The band will take the third Saturday slot, just prior to Magenta's appearance.

Having had to postpone their appearance at the festival for a year Abarax, from Germany, will finally take their place in the line up. The band play symphonic progressive rock with its feet in Pink Floyd territory, typified by the fabulous, fluid guitar of Dennis Grasekamp. Their album, the concept piece "The Crying of the Whales" is highly recommended. The band will play in the second slot on Saturday afternoon.

We also have exciting news about the headline appearance of the Tangent. Guy Manning will now take his place in the line up for the festival, meaning that Summers End is likely to be the only live appearance by the full band anywhere in 2008!

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