Haken and Periphery announced for Radar Festival

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UK prog rockers Haken and US prog metallers  Periphery have been announced for next year's Radar Festival, with Haken performing a special ten-year anniversary set of their album The Mountain.

Radar Festival, the UK's new progressive music festival, will take place at Manchester's BEC Arena from July 28-30 next year, having moved from it's original home in Guildford.

German post-rockers Long Distance Calling, Greek prog rockers Playgrounded, colourful German prog metallers Unprocessed and guitarists Owane and Jack Gardiner will also appear.

"It's been quite a week," exclains Festival co-organiser Joe James. "As well as our first line-up announcement, Radar has been shortlisted at the UK Festival Awards 2022 for 'Best New Festival' and 'Grassroots Festival Award' which is lovely recognition for the festival, our customers and everyone who has performed or worked at the events. We are so proud of the vibrant, contemporary event we created and it's wonderful to be recognised for that. 

"Radar 2023 is a big step up for us. We're booking a huge lineup and have some big ideas for our new venue, The BEC Arena in Manchester. We are super excited to release more information about our crazy plans for the site, so keep an eye on our socials for that and further line-up drops!" 

You can see a plan of how the new venue will look below, as well as a poster for next years event below.

Early bird tickets are now sold out. Weekend tickets are available at £133.75.

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Jerry Ewing

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.