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Rain replace Cyan at Summer's End Festival

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New melodic prog rock quartet Rain have replaced Cyan at this year's Summer's End festival after keyboard player Rob Reed came down with Covid during the week before the event.

"Huge apologies from the band," says Reed. "We’re gutted that we can’t do the show, having been preparing and rehearsing our set for a while. We were really looking forward to the gig."

Rain, who feature former IQ men John Jowitt on bass and Andy Edards on drums, alongside vocalist Mirron and guitarist, keyboard player and vocalist Rob Groucutt, released their debut album Singularity last November.

A new-look Cyan released  a reworked version of the band's 90's debut album For King And Country through Tigermoth Records last week. Summer's End was to be the very first show from the band, who also feature vocalist Pete Jones (CamelTiger Moth Tales), guitarist Luke Machin (MaschineThe Tangent), and bassist Dan Nelson (Godsticks, Magenta).

This year's event is headlined by CosmografThe Enid and The Moulettes with apperances from Rob Reed's new-look CyanThe Blackheart Orchestra, Antimatter, JumpWarmrain, I Am The Manic Whale and more. The event takes place next weekend, from October 1- 3 at Chepstow Drill Hall.

Full details of line-up, stage times and Covid protocols can be found here.

Jerry Ewing
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, 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.