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PROGFEST Sideshow Supports Announced

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Progfest is the ultimate annual gathering for progressive music fans, and prog as a genre is one of the nation’s fastest growing.

The 2019 line up of Progfest is definitely their biggest yet with three colossal internationals announced. Germany’s legendary post-metal act The Ocean and UK’s djent-groove metal pioneers Monuments will share headlining duties across all 3 Progfest festivals, along with India’s finest progressive rock export Skyharbor, who will be making their first ever appearances on Australian shores.

The Ocean and Monuments will be playing special Progfest sideshows in Perth and Adelaide, to complement their New Zealand sideshows in AucklandWellington, and Christchurch (The Ocean only).

The full line ups for these sideshows can now be revealed and include some incredible acts.

Thursday, January 24: Badlands, Perth
with Chaos Divine & Toehider

Friday, January 25: Jive, Adelaide
with Chaos Divine & Toehider

Thursday, January 31: Valhalla, Wellington
with Spook The Horses, Claemus & Eight Eyed Orchid

Friday, February 1: Club Tavern, Christchurch
with Spook The Horses, Elidi & Via Kaleidoscope

Saturday, February 2: Galatos, Auckland
with Spook The Horses, Claemus & Elidi

Wednesday, January 23: Valhalla, Wellington
with City Of Souls, Opus of a Machine & Precursor

Thursday, January 24: Galatos, Auckland
with City Of Souls, Opus of a Machine & Crooked Royals

Tuesday, January 29: Jive, Adelaide
with Opus of a Machine & Dyssidia

Wednesday, January 30: Badlands, Perth
with Opus of a Machine & Statues


Saturday, January 26: The Croxton
The Ocean | Monuments
Skyharbor | Circles | Chaos Divine | City Of Souls
Toehider | James Norbert Ivanyi | Glass Ocean | Opus Of A Machine
Bear The Mammoth | Transience | Muchroom Giant | Figures | Khan
Ebonivory | The Valley Ends | Red Lotus | M0DAL1TY | Neo Relic

Sunday, January 27: The Factory Theatre
The Ocean | Monuments
Skyharbor | Circles | Chaos Divine | City Of Souls
Toehider | James Norbert Ivanyi | Glass Ocean | Opus Of A Machine
Lo! | Hemina | Red Bee | Anubis | SEIMS
Hashshashin | Sevsons | Shanghai | Numidia

Monday, January 28: The Valley Drive In / The Brightside, (Public Holiday)
The Ocean | Monuments
Skyharbor | Circles | Chaos Divine | City Of Souls
Toehider | James Norbert Ivanyi | Glass Ocean | Opus Of A Machine
Aerials | Kodiak Empire | Hazards Of Swimming Naked | Magenta Voyeur | Flynn Effect
Mass Sky Raid | Sum Of Us | The Stranger | Therein | Seraphic

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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 December 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 have gone on to crack the ARIA Mainstream chart and have global success.

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