Progfest recently announced their first line up and expansion to include all three East Coast capital cities in 2018, 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 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‚Äôs Horse, sleepmakeswaves and Twelve Foot Ninja have all headlined Progfest in the past.

The 2018 line up of Progfest looks to be their strongest yet with Norway’s Leprous confirmed to headline all 3 festivals, plus headline their own sideshows in Perth and Adelaide.

Stepping out of the shadows, Leprous have come into their own this year, performing to packed crowds on their European tour with Devin Townsend and featuring heavily in the Euro summer season. The band released their album ‘Malina‘ in August.

Joining Leprous are some of Australia’s finest acts including Voyager, AlithiA, Orsome Welles, Meniscus (Syd & Melb only), Dyssidia and many more you can see below.

The festival happens on Saturday 20th January at The Factory Theatre in Sydney where you can catch Leprous, Voyager, AlithiA, Meniscus, Orsome Welles, Breaking Orbit, Glass Ocean, James Norbert Ivanyi, Osaka Punch, Dyssidia, Majora, Hemina, Mercury Sky & Genetics.

On Sunday 21st January at The Triffid in Brisbane you’ll see Leprous, Voyager, AlithiA, Osaka Punch, Orsome Welles, Opus Of A Machine, Dyssidia, Kodiak Empire, Balloons Kill Babies & He Danced Ivy.

On Saturday 27th January at The Corner in Melbourne the bill features Leprous, Voyager, AlithiA, Orsome Welles, Toehider, Meniscus, Branch Arterial, Dyssidia, Acolyte, Enlight, Fierce Mild & Logic Defies Logic.

Leprous headline shows are set for Friday 19th January at Badlands in Perth and Thursday 25th January at Jive in Adelaide.

Tickets are on sale now.


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