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Magenta return to Trinity bill

Magenta will play the Trinity prog charity show later this month after vocalist Christina Booth's cancer treatment left her well enough to perform.

The original Trinity concept was for Magenta, Touchstone and The Reasoning to perform a triple-header touring festival – but that was abandoned after Booth announced she needed time off to deal with her health issues.

Only one show was kept on the schedule, at the Leamington Spa Assembly on May 18. It was turned into a cancer charity fundraising event with Touchstone and The Reasoning remaining on the bill. Special guests were to include Alan Reed, Matt Stevens, Heather Findlay, Lost In Vegas and Arena.

Now it’s been confirmed that Booth and co will play alongside their colleagues. She says: “I’ll be performing a short set with Magenta, and hopefully a surprise duet too, as my treatment is going well.

“Initially we cancelled as we were uncertain how ill I would feel – but I’m very lucky not to have suffered too many side effects. I’m so excited about getting back up on stage. I can’t thank everyone enough for the support I’ve received.”

Some tickets for the Trinity event on May 18, proudly sponsored by Prog, remain on sale, with the show expected to sell out.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.