Not long now ladies and gentlemen for PROGFEST 2018. If you haven’t got your progy juices dribbling yet then wrap your ears around this Spotify playlist. Discover new bands, hears some absolutely smashing tracks and flex your mind in preparedness for what will be, and always is, a fantastic PROGFEST. Feast on it.
The 2018 line up of Progfest
will be the strongest yet with Norway’s LEPROUS
confirmed to headline all 3 Progfest
festivals, plus headline their own sideshows in Perth and Adelaide!
A massive 24 bands will be taking part across the 3 festivals including some of Australia’s finest acts (on selected dates) such as: Voyager, AlithiA, Orsome Welles, Meniscus, Osaka Punch, Toehider, Breaking Orbit and Dyssidia
With that awesome line up in view, this year’s festival sees a growing number of women apart of the festivities; and rightly so!
Progfest events for Sydney and Melbourne will feature both a main stage and side stage. Respectively named the lost underwater city Atlantis and its God of the Sea ruler Poseidon.
The Poseidon stage starts first in both cities, so get down early and support the newer bands!
Saturday, January 20: The Factory Theatre
Poseidon Stage (Fusebox):
Genetics: 3.10 – 3.40pm
Mercury Sky: 4.00 – 4.30pm
Seims**: 4.50 – 5.20pm
Hemina: 5.40 – 6.10pm
Majora: 6.30 – 7.00pm
Dyssidia: 7.20 – 7.50pm
James Norbert Ivanyi: 8.10 – 8.40pm
Atlantis Stage (Factory Theatre – Main Room):
Osaka Punch: 5.20 – 5.50pm
Breaking Orbit: 6.10 – 6.40pm
Orsome Welles: 7.00 – 7.30pm
Meniscus: 7.50 – 8.20pm
AlithiA: 8.40 – 9.10pm
Voyager: 9.30 – 10.00pm
Leprous: 10.30 – 11.50pm
** Sydney noisemakers and discordant sound benders,, math-rock trailblazers Seims
have replaced Glass Ocean
who have had to pull out of the festival.
Sunday, January 21: The Triffid
He Danced Ivy: 1.50 – 2.20pm
Balloons Kill Babies: 2.40 – 3.10pm
Kodiak Empire: 3.30 – 4.00pm
Dyssidia: 4.20 – 4.50pm
Opus Of A Machine: 5.10 – 5.40pm
Orsome Welles: 6.00 – 6.30pm
Osaka Punch: 6.50 – 7.20pm
AlithiA: 7.40 – 8.10pm
Voyager: 8.30 – 9.00pm
Leprous: 9.30 – 10.50pm
Saturday, January 27: The Corner
Logic Defies Logic: 2.45 – 3.15pm
Enlight: 4.15 – 4.45pm
Dyssidia: 5.45 – 6.15pm
Branch Arterial: 7.15 – 7.45pm
Toehider: 8.45 – 9.15pm
Orsome Welles: 10.15 – 10.45pm
Fierce Mild: 3.30 – 4.00pm
Acolyte: 5.00 – 5.30pm
Meniscus: 6.30 – 7.00pm
AlithiA: 8.00 – 8.30pm
Voyager: 9.30 – 10.00pm
Leprous: 11.00pm – 12.20am
LEPROUS HEADLINE SHOWS
with special guests AlithiA
Friday, January 19: Badlands, Perth
Thursday, January 25: Jive, Adelaide
Progfest 2018 has expanded to include all three east coast capital cities, hitting Sydney and Brisbane along with returning to Melbourne, following its December 2016 sold out edition!
Featuring progressive bands of all styles and genres, from prog, post, psychedelic, art rock, metal and everything in between, PROGFEST is about showcasing bands that think for themselves;
bands who rather than following the latest trends, have decided to challenge themselves musically and create music with depth and vision.
Beginning life in 2008, Progfest has grown alongside Australia’s love of progressive music and has become the centrepiece of the nation’s burgeoning prog scene.
In the intervening years, the progressive scene in Australia has exploded and the bands associated with it are now a global force to be reckoned with. Many of the acts have gained huge followings from all over the world. Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, sleepmakeswaves and Twelve Foot Ninja have all headlined Progfest in the past, and each of them has gone on to crack the ARIA Mainstream chart and have global success.