Magenta to headline as Highway prog festival moves to Leeds

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Welsh proggers Magenta will headline the new look Highway Festival Of Progressive Rock, formerly Highway To Hull, which has moved from Hull on the country's east coast to Leeds in West Yorkshire, and will take place at Eiger Studios on September 21. You can watch a short video trailer for the event below.

Magenta, for whom the event is their only Northern date in 2024, are joined on the bill by Stuckfish, Simon Godfrey (ex-Tinyfish), This Winter Machine and Candacraig, and a short acoustic set from Paul Brunton from the Prog Exploration Plus Facebook group will open the proceedings.

"The decision to relocate was made because Leeds is easier to get to, and the venue is a short taxi ride from the centre (about 5 mins, or 1 mile)," the organisers explain.  "Parking is also much better. It's a non-residential area with plenty of room directly outside for parking, and easy roadside access to the ground-level venue. There are no stairs, so no restrictions for people with limited mobility."

Doors will open at 1pm on the day with the first act on stage at 2pm.

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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.