Norwegian prog rockers Magic Pie added to Prognosis Festival bill

Magic Pie
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Norwegian prog rock quintet Magic Pie have been added to the bill for this year's Prognosis Festival.

The twice-delayed indoor event will be held at De Effenaar in the Netherlands between April 15-16, 2022 and will be headlined by UK prog rockers Haken and Swedish proggers Katatonia, with performances from Focus, Enslaved, The Ocean, Long Distance Calling, Cellar Darling, Wheel, The Fierce And The Dead and more.

"Last month we announced that we had two slots to fill at Prognosis ’22. With Klone being the first to announce, we’d like to announce the final name for Prognosis ’22: Magic Pie," say the organisers.

"The Norwegian band saw the light early in 2001 and a period of being a cover band followed. However, a few years later, they recorded their own music and released their debut album: Motions Of Desire. Magic Pie creates a progressive and energetic sound which is inspired by ‘70’s band like Dream Theater, Genesis, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.

"Even though the band gets their inspiration from many other bands, they’re not a simple rip-off and are a unique group of progheads. We’re looking forward to seeing every single one of you at Prognosis ’22!"

Magic Pie released their fifth album, Fragments Of The Fifth Element, in 2019.

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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.