PROGDAY Festival To Be Held Labor Day Weekend In Chapel Hill


CHAPEL HILL – The longest-running progressive music festival in the world celebrates its 19th anniversary this Labor Day weekend.

The annual ProgDay International Progressive Rock Music Festival – which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Storybook Farm outside of Chapel Hill – will again feature an assortment of national and international progressive rock bands.

Taking their cues from the likes of King Crimson, Yes, and Genesis, the groups offer a diversity of progressive music that has been a hallmark of previous ProgDay festivals.

Headlining the festival will be American band Oblivion Sun and Indonesian sensation smakDialog. Other bands will include Thank You Scientist, Miriodor, Corima, Out of the Beardspace, Herd of Instinct, and Mavaran (the first prog rockers from Iran).

The music starts at 10:30 a.m. on both Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1. The family-friendly and fun atmosphere also will include vendors who will provide rare opportunities to buy hard-to-get progressive rock recordings. Admission is $60 per day or $100 for a two-day festival pass for adults. Children under 15 are admitted free with an adult guardian; young adults 16-18 (with proof of age) and students (with student ID) are admitted at half price.

Complete festival information – including band summaries and ticket sales – is available online at

 ProgDay 2013 poster in Paint version 3

ProgDay 2013 Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 31, at Storybook Farm

10:30 a.m. Thank You Scientist

12:45 p.m. Miriodor

3:15 p.m. Corima
5:45 p.m. Oblivion Sun
Sunday, Sept. 1, at Storybook Farm

10:30 a.m. Mavara
1 p.m. Out of the Beardspace
3:15 p.m. Herd of Instinct
5:45 p.m. smakDialog

Also of interest to attendees, the Pre-Show that kicks off the Festival:
Friday, Aug. 30, at Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
8 p.m. 3RDDegree, Dreadnaught, Half Past Four

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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