BEYOND THE REDSHIFT Festival Expands Line-Up With PG.Lost, Hark, Abraham & More

Cult of Luna

Saturday 10th May will see London host an audio-visual experience built around a concept and line up curated and headlined by Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA. An artist who for over a decade has helped mould and expand the notion of what heavy music can be, the diverse musicians they have put together should come as no surprise to those familiar with their music.

The third and final wave of bands announced focuses on some of the gems on our smaller stages that might just surprise those attending for the stellar line up of heavyweights in The Forum.

Those closely familiar with Cult of Luna will be aware of Kristian Karlsson’s “other” outfit, the instrumental experimentalists PG.LOST. Aptly opening this announcement, they bridge the gap from mellower elements to heavier sounds, which will not be forgotten once the incredible ABRAHAM hit the stage.

ESBEN & THE WITCH bring a dark sound that The Quietus describes as “haunting and lucid”, their shoegaze brushstrokes finding common ground with Bristol’s THOUGHT FORMS, touring partners of both 65daysofstatic and Portishead. Soundscapes, ambience and delicacy can be found in the music of both GREG HAINES and SHIELD PATTERNS, whilst Anathema collaborating PETTER CARLSEN will bring some cultured songwriting and a new, rhythmically focused album to the event.

The line up is completed by a triple-bill of contrasting but equally thrilling heaviness in the form of the new Taint incarnation and Clutch collaborators HARK, the engulfing onslaught of ATLANTIS and the Terrorizer endorsed “tumultuous, cathartic grooves” of CANAYA.

CULT OF LUNA – GOD SEED – GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT AMPLIFIER – JESU – AMENRA – THE OLD WIND – BOSSK- BLUENECK – SYNDROME – DIRK SERRIES SLEEPMAKESWAVES – ESBEN & THE WITCH – PG.LOST GREG HAINES – HARK – THOUGHT FORMS

PETTER CARLSEN – ABRAHAM

ATLANTIS – SHIELD PATTERNS – CANAYA

The cosmological redshift is caused by the expansion of space. The wavelength of light increases as it traverses the expanding universe. Unable to assume that we have a special place within this universe, the redshift suggests to us that everything is moving away from everything else…

We may not be able to go beyond the redshift, but we can certainly think beyond it. We are bringing together artists who expand within their space – artists who create something special within this space.

Tickets are priced at £30 + booking fee. 3 venues, 1 wristband, 12:00 p.m doors.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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