Andy Phillips - 25th April 2023 - Vine Messiah
Great news... Vine Messiah has been invited to kick off the Prog For Peart Festival this year. The band will be taking the stage at midday on the 7th July 2023..
This has been a massive shot in the arm for the band. Because of the lockdown we haven't had the opportunity to play live for so long, that when we were asked to become part of the Prog For Peart lineup for 2023 we jumped at the chance.
It's also really good timing as we are just in the last stages of completing the latest album. We have been beavering away at No Machine Studios recording tracks we've been writing and rehearsing for the las couple of years and needed a platform to perform them and there could be no better place than the 2023 Prog For Peart Festival in Abingdon.
We've been attending Prog For Peart for a few years now and it's a wonderful festival run by Mark Cunningham, a real lover of prog and a guy who works his ass of to get the festival on each year.
There have been some great bands who have played at previous festivals including Solstice, Tiger Moth Tales and a band that inspired us to to steel away their violinist to guest on our new album Lonely Apostate, that was of course Naomi Belshaw from The Wood Demons.
You can take a listen to Naomi's playing on our 20 minute track White Light below, she really did an amazing job and reall made that track something special
Prog For Peart is a two day prog rock festival in Abingdon, Oxfordshire raising funds for a fatal form of brain cancer in memory of the late Neil Peart of Rush & featuring 16 critically acclaimed original bands play from midday to midnight. Headlining this year are Cosmograf & Tim Bowness both fresh from releasing successful albums in 2022.
All music indoors with fully licenced bars, camping 100m from venue doors, food, record stalls, beer garden, ample free parking. Limited ticket availability on sale now for Weekend, Fri, Sat, Camping & Streaming from: HERE
Vine Messiah will be playing tracks from their new album Lonely Apostate as well as tracks for their first album Empire.