Marillion to headline Friday night at Be Prog! My Friend

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Marillion have been announced as the Friday night headliner at this year’s Be Prog! My Friend festival in Barcelona.

The UK prog rockers, currently riding high in the charts with new album FEAR, the band’s highest charting UK album since 1987’s Clutching At Straws will perform on Friday June 30. They join fellow headliners Jethro Tull, who perform on Saturday July 1 and Ulver, Anathema, Animals As Leaders and Caligula’s Horse who have previously been announced.

Festival organisers say: “Marillion’s music is, by its nature, tough to sum-up but perhaps can be described as experimental-yet-emotional rock, married to thought provoking, soulful lyrics - a powerful and moving cocktail which, for those who “get it”, elicits extraordinary devotion.

“After over thirty years, the band shows no signs of slowing down; this last month they released FEAR (Fuck Everyone And Run); an album that has been called “the best album by Marillion in twenty years”.

Steve Hogarth adds, “We don’t know how many more albums we’ll make, or how long we’ll live. Everything has to be the best it can be”.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.