Festival lineup announcements are among my favorite bits of news in the music world, and today we have a real treat of an announcement! Be Prog! My Friend has unveiled their 2018 lineup and it’s a real standout! There is something for everyone in this lineup, and if you’re like me, you’ll want to see each one of these bands perform their set at the festival! Here’s the official poster!
The lineup: A Perfect Circle, Steve Hackett, Sons of Apollo, Baroness, Pain of Salvation, Burst, Gazpacho, Plini, Orannsi Pazuzu, and Persefone. Needless to say, this lineup is an amazing set of heavy hitters in the progressive music scene. With progressive twists on rock, metal, black metal being represented, this lineup has it all. With new material expected soon from many of these acts (*cough cough* A Perfect Circle) the buzz around these bands will simply grow between now and the festival. I know that I would gladly give up a kidney to see Orannsi Pazuzu and Persefone, so here’s to hoping you don’t have to. Also, as a special treat, the Burst reunion show will be a performance of their masterpiece Lazarus Bird in its entirety!
Start planning your trip to Barcelona, Spain now, you don’t want to miss this! You can find out more from the Be Prog! My Friend festival by following their Facebook Page, and find additional details on their Official Website.