Let There Be Prog South Africa’s premiere progressive music festival is happy to announce the line-up and stage times for this year’s edition.
The main event takes place on the 9th of November 2019 at the new Rumours Rock City. This event will host 8 bands as a showcase of some of the finest examples from the South African Prog Scene.
The History of Progressive Music in SA
South Africa has had a long and rich history with progressive bands and musicians, from Trevor Rabin in the 1970’s, who went on to join progressive rock giants Yes, to bands like Plum and Odball in the 90’s and early 00’s.
The last couple years has seen a definite growth in the scene with the likes of Deity’s Muse breaking into the international market with numerous UK and European tours under their belts and coverage in prestigious publication like Metal Hammer and Prog magazines.
For the second year of the festival the organizers have also decided to host a sister event on the 8th November named Prognosis. This will be going down at Railways Cafe in Centurion. The event will feature a selection of bands from the main line-up.
Austen from Savage Lucy had the following to say:
“We are extremely stoked to be part of the upcoming event “Let There Be Prog”. Danny Helsing is known for his hard-working nature and permanent positive vibes in the Johannesburg music scene, a couple years back he started LTBP, an event that is one of a kind in the progressive acts that are selected to play.”
“The entire line up of both events highlights interesting music in our country. Savage can’t wait for this bad ass lineup. Hopefully we see you there!”
Calvin de Swardt, manager for Cape Town’ Ohgod had these comments:
“The guys have been working hard on writing new material for their new album. They’ve been itching to hit the stage again, since our last show in May with Ukranian heavy weights, Jinjer. We are all looking very forward to performing for our PTA & JHB fans & are honored to be head lining both Let There Be Prog events on the 8th & 9th.”
“Expect to see an energetic Ohgod performance and see you all soon! Big shout out to Danny Helsing for organizing the events and making it happen”
8 November 2019 – Prognosis at Railways Cafe, Centurion – Featuring Ocean Giant, KOI, Ohgod and Savage Lucy. R50 gets you in. Take note that Railways Cafe is a cashless venue, so take your card along.
9 November 2019 – Rumours Rock City, Hillfox Centre, Johannesburg – Featuring Cluster Flux, Deep Spacer, Terramarda, Hokum, Ocean Giant, KOI, Ohgod and Savage Lucy – R100 cover charge. Tickets are available via Quicket or at the door.
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