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Prog takes a bow at this year's Louder Than Words music writing festival

Louder Than Words

This year's music writing festival Louder Than Words will feature a performance from Pink Floyd/Saucerful Of Secrets bassist Guy Pratt as well as a panel entitled Glam vs Prog, on which Prog writer and Peter Gabriel author Daryl Easlea will boldly fight progressive music's corner.

Other panellists include crime author and prog fan Ian Rankin, OMD's Andy McClusky, The Wedding Present's David Gedge, Squeeze's Chris Difford and music photographers Kevin Cummins and Sheila Rock.

This year is the sixth Louder Than Words which takes place between November 9-11 at Manchester's Principal Hotel. it will be launched with a performance from Guy Pratt and features a multitude of panels and Q+As concerned with music writing over the entire weekend.

Tickets are available from the Louder Than Words website.

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.