Pendragon, Solstice and Mostly Autumn head up Winter's End 2020

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Next year’s Winter’s End will have a very British theme. Headed up by Pendragon, Solstice and Mostly Autumn the line up also features Hayley Griffiths, Also Eden, John Hackett Band, Midas Falls, Last Flight To Pluto, Emperor Norton, Red Bazar and League Of Lights which features Threshold keyboard player Richard West.

“It’s a best of British,” says co-organiser Stephen Lambe, who also co-runs Summer’s End. “We always intended to do a British-themed line-up and it just worked out this time, although there are other bands still to be announced. 

“The headliners include Subsignal from Germany, and Mostly Autumn – they’ve been going for nearly 25 years but they’ve never played one of our festivals before so it’s about time we changed that. We’ve also got [co-promoter Huw Lloyd-Jones’ band] Also Eden playing. They’ll be re-forming with the line-up that played live in 2009.”

Winter’s End 2020 takes place at Chepstow Drill Hall from April 23-26. Three-day tickets for Winter's End 202 are on sale now.

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

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.