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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

NEWS: Martin Barre added to HRH Prog in November

HRH have announced further acts, chosen by the HRH community, who’ll be rocking at HRH PROG VII between Thursday 15th-18th November 2018.

Thursday's headline act is Martin Barre. Martin Lancelot Barre became lead guitarist for the legendary Jethro Tull back in 1968 and remained with the group until Tull disbanded in 2012.

Martin Barre’s virtuoso guitar playing, and creative input to Tull’s tunes, contributed to the band’s phenomenal album sales of 60 million units! Martin Barre himself is a highly-respected guitarist:

Readers of both Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines (in the USA & UK) voted Barre’s signature solo Jethro Tull’s ‘Aqualung’ (1971) as an all-time great, whilst his guitar-work on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy in 1988.

Martin has also performed with giants like Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and worked with many other icons, such as Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Gary Moore, and Jo Bonamassa. HRH are delighted to have secured Martin Barre for HRH PROG VII.

Another nine bands have been added to the Prog Rock talent rosta: Jadis, Karnataka, Time Collider, GU-RU, Luna Rossa, The Osiris Club, Deafening Opera, Southern Empire, and Exploring Birdsong.

They join the 16 already announced: headliners Hawkwind and Pendragon; also The Strawbs, Martin Turner Ex Wishbone Ash, and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, not to mention Panic Room, Gandalf’s Fist, The Attack (Featuring Davy O’List), Tír na nÓg, Goldray, Jump, The Amber Herd, I am the Manic Whale, This Winter Machine, Final Conflict, and Gryflet.
More bands still to be announced.

“After HRH Prog’s storming success over the past six years, you’d expect another outstanding line-up for the seventh cycle of what’s got to be the planet’s biggest residential Prog festival,” says HRH’s CEO Jonni Davis, “Well, that’s what you’re getting. The HRH community knows what they like, and we deliver!”

HRH Prog VII will run between Thursday 15th-18th November 2018 at HRH’s favourite home base: Camp HRH, at the Hafan y Môr holiday park, near the seaside village of Pwllheli, in North Wales. 

One again, the festival will be taking over the whole site, to add in the ever-popular second arena, and providing state-of-the-art sound, lighting, along with quality accommodation and HRH’s trademark fun and shenanigans, including the Great Big HRH Prog Quiz, unplugged sessions, after-parties, psychedelic entertainment, and other fringe activities.

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