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News : Progfest 2018 full line-up announced

By on November 9, 2017

Progfest is back and features its strongest line-up yet with Norway’s Leprous headlining all three festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in 2018. The festival also features some of Australia’s best progressive acts including Voyager, Orsome Welles, AlithiA and Dyssidia to name a few. The full national lineup has been revealed and features 24 solid bands.

Rounding out the Progfest 2018 line up includes Acolyte, Opus Of A Machine, Majora, Kodiak Empire, Hemina, Enlight, Balloons Kill Babies, Fierce Mild, Mercury Sky, He Danced Ivy, Logic Defies Logic and Genetics. 

Tickets on sale now via

Saturday, January 20: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Voyager | AlithiA 
Meniscus | Orsome Welles | Breaking Orbit
Glass Ocean | James Norbert Ivanyi | Osaka Punch 
Dyssidia | Majora | Hemina | Mercury Sky | Genetics
Sunday, January 21: The Triffid, Brisbane
Voyager | AlithiA
Osaka Punch | Orsome Welles | Opus Of A Machine
Dyssidia | Kodiak Empire | Balloons Kill Babies | He Danced Ivy
Saturday, January 27: The Corner, Melbourne
Voyager | AlithiA
Orsome Welles | Toehider | Meniscus
Branch Arterial | Dyssidia | Acolyte
Enlight | Fierce Mild | Logic Defies Logic 
with special guests AlithiA
Friday, January 19: Badlands, Perth
Thursday, January 25: Jive, Adelaide
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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 along side 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 ObliviscarisCaligula’s Horsesleepmakeswaves 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.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook