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News : Progfest 2012 dates announced; Ne Obliviscaris headlining all shows

By on August 6, 2012

The annual Progfest event will hit a whole bunch of states this year, and while the lineups haven’t been announced for any except for Melbourne (although Ne Obliviscaris are headlining each one),  we do now have the dates. As with the last few years, if you’re into progressive and generally interesting music, then these aren’t lineups you’ll want to miss. We’ll post all of the full lineups as they’re announced.

September [email protected] The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne

Jericco (Single Launch), Ne Obliviscaris, The Red Paintings (QLD), Circles, Branch Arterial, Chaos Divine (WA), Mushroom Giant, Quiet Child (SA), Glass Empire, A Lonely Crowd, This Is Your Captain Speaking, Okera, One, Teramaze, Toehider, Rainbird, Alithia, Jarek, Kettlespider, Bear The Mammoth, Glasfrosch, Harlequin

Tickets: $22 + bf on sale from, The Espy, Polyster Records (City & Fitzroy), Greville Records, Fist2Face or directly from the bands.

October [email protected] Enigma Bar, Adelaide

October [email protected] Beetle Bar, Brisbane

October [email protected] Annandale Hotel, Sydney

November [email protected] Civic Hotel, Perth

 “PROGFEST is a celebration of musicians creating progressive music.

Featuring bands of all styles and genres, from prog, post, psychedelic, art rock & metal and everything in between, PROGFEST is about showcasing artists who have decided to challenge themselves musically and create music with depth and vision. 

Headlining all national PROGFEST tour dates in 2012 are Melbourne’s progressive/extreme/violin-laden metallers NE OBLIVISCARIS who have, after many years of delays and setbacks, finally hit their stride upon the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Portal Of I’ in May this year. Their Australian album launch tour mid year saw them play to packed venues all across the country, and they’ve since stepped it up further gracing a magazine cover in Europe, getting their own video game song level on ‘Rock Band’, stacking up endless rave reviews from every corner of the earth, and preparing for an all out assault on the international metal scene. A band not to be missed for any progressive minded metal fan, they’ll be joined in each city by an array of progressive bands of all styles and genres coming together for what is always one incredible eclectic and exciting mix unlike any other event in Australia.”


Mitch Booth is the owner, designer and grand overlord of Metal Obsession. In the few seconds of spare time he has outside of this site, he also hosts a metal radio show over on PBS 106.7fm in Melbourne (Australia) and organises shows under the name Untitled Touring. You should follow him on Twitter.