Cosmograf replace Galahad at Prog For Peart

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Prog For Peart, the charity prog weekender which raises money to help combat Glioblastoma Multiforme, the rare form of brain cancer that Rush drummer Neil Peart died from, have announced that Cosmograf will now headline the Friday night at next year's event.

Robin Armstrong's prog outfit replace previously announced headliners Galahad, who have had to withdraw fur to "unforeseen circumstances". However Galahad guitarist Lee Abraham will appear, with his solo band, on the Friday night, as well as featuring in the Cosmograf line-up. "He's on double duty on Friday 7th," says organiser Mark Cunningham.

Other bands featuring over the weekend include Doris Brendel, Yuval Ron, Scottish prog rockers Long Earth, Abel Ganz, ZIO and Rain.

Prog For Peart takes place on the weekend of July 7 and 8 at The Northcourt in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Entry is £100 for the full weekend with admittance from Thursday at 3pm – weekend camping tickets are also available for an additional £15. Day tickets for Friday or Saturday are £65. 

Tickets are on sale from October 24 via the venue website (opens in new tab) as well as SeeTickets, WeGotTickets, Skiddle and Ents24. Bands will play from midday until midnight on both days with bars open from 11am until 2am.

Prog For Peart

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.