Be Prog! My Friend have confirmed the final bands for next year’s festival!
Following the announcement on Tuesday that BARONESS will perform at next year’s festival, now, the final bands for 2018’s event have been announced. Serving as the the Saturday headliner, former GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett will perform a headlining set whilst Swedish progressive metallers BURST, who split in 2009, will perform a reunion show which rounds off the bands confirmed for next year’s festival. Speaking about the bookings, the festival organisers say, “Steve Hackett is coming to Be Prog! My Friend 2018 and will be playing a mix of tracks from the GENESIS back catalogue as well as his solo material. Hackett has released more than 30 solo albums in addition to the 7 he did with GENESIS. His set is not to be missed! Musicians playing with Steve will be Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums & percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes & flutes), Nick Beggs (bass) and Nad Sylvan on vocals. We wanted to see BURST at Be Prog! We needed to see BURST in Poble Espanyol. Although they broke up in 2009, following their masterpiece Lazarus Bird we decided that this didn’t matter. BURST will join forces again to play for us. Despite their short life as a band, they have one of the finest discographies for fans of progressive music. You will love BURST. They are just the perfect band to complete 2018’s line up and we could not be more happy and honoured for having BURST play such a special show for Be Prog! My Friend 2018.”
The full lineup for Be Prog! My Friend 2018 is as follows:
- A PERFECT CIRCLE
- Steve Hackett
- SONS OF APOLLO
- PAIN OF SALVATION
- ORANSSI PAZUZU
Be Prog! My Friend takes place at Poble Espanyol, Barcelona from June 29-30th 2018. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
For more information on the festival like their official page on Facebook.