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Leprous confirmed to play at Midsummer Prog 2020

Leprous
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Midsummer Prog have announced Leprous as the final addition to this year's line-up. The Norwegian band are to headline the event at Openluchttheater in Valkenburg, in the Netherlands on June 20.

Says founder Rob Palmen: "We also have Antimatter fronted by the amazing Mick Moss, Canadian prog pride Mystery, German art-rockers RPWL with a best-of-show, Klone from France, who just released a majestic new album and Casey McPherson, frontman of Flying Colors and Alpha Rev."

The annual all-dayer, now in its fourth year, has previously been headlined by Anathema, Riverside and IQ. This year's open-air event is already on course to sell out.

Festival tickets are available now via Eventix.

Midsummer prog 2020 poster

(Image credit: Midsummer Prog)
Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.