Kayak, Threshold and RPWL to headline Winter's End 2019


Dutch prog rock legends Kayak will make their very first UK appearance as one of the headliners at next year's Winter's End festival, which takes place at Chepstow Drill Hall between April 5-7. They are joined by UK proggers Threshold and Germans RPWL.

Kayak originally formed in 1972, but called it a day in 1982 after which keyboard player and founder Ton Sherpenzeel joined Camel, with whom he has a long-standing connection. Kayak signed to InsideOut and released their latest album, Seventeen, earlier this year. Threshold released the acclaimed Legends Of The Shires with returning vocalist Glynn Morgan in 2017. And RPWL will be joined by Simeon Soul Charger vocalist Aaron Brooks for their set

Joining the headliners acts are British prog rockers Godsticks, Tin Spirits, Exploring Birdsong, Abel Ganz and Midnight Sun, German bands Cyril and Crystal Palace and multi-national proggers L'Anima.

A stand-alone Thursday night event, last year headlined by Gordon Giltrap, will be announced shortly.

Three day tickets go on sale today and are available from the winter's End website.

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.