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Rodney Matthews and Oliver Wakeman lined up for Trinity 4

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Artist Rodney Matthews and musician Oliver Wakeman have been added to this year's Trinity 4 line-up.

Matthews’ artwork will appear on display in a special showcase titled The Art Of Prog, alongside two solo performances from former Yes keyboardist Oliver Wakeman. There will opportunities to purchase Matthews’ artwork, as well as 12 800x800mm prints of prog album covers, also available to purchase on the day. The Art of Prog will also see Matthews and Wakeman taking part in an intimate Q&A panel with festival attendees!

“I am incredibly excited to have been asked to exhibit my art at Trinity, particularly as my friend Oliver Wakeman will be participating. Oliver has performed solo keyboard recitals at two of my exhibitions before with great effect, not forgetting that he also played a concert at my wedding to Sarah in Scotland in 2016. I expect the Q&A session will be fun and that some amusing anecdotes will come forth! Oliver and myself are working on an album together to be released later this year - so get your questions ready!”

The Art Of Prog will be open to festival attendees from 12pm until 7pm, apart from between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, at which point limited tickets will be required to attend one of two recitals from Wakeman, followed by a Q&A with both Wakeman and Matthews. Tickets for The Art Of Prog are free of charge for festival ticket holders, and available to reserve via See Tickets (opens in new tab). Matthews will also donate his artwork The Jabberwocky to Trinity’s charity auction, which is led by Prog Magazine Editor Jerry Ewing.

A charity event at heart, Trinity 4’s main event will be raising money for Mind, Help Musicians UK and Scope. For The Art Of Prog, however, proceeds raised during these sessions will be going to a fourth charity, chosen personally by Wakeman himself. The Friends of Alderman Knight School is a charitable trust which supports the main school, Alderman Knight; A very successful and well-established special school for children aged 4 to 19 with moderate and additional learning difficulties, complex needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The charity raises money to help the children go on day trips to places where neurotypical children are able to learn how to integrate into society.

Trinity 4 takes place at Leamington Assembly on May 11 and features Mostly Autumn, Godsticks, IO Earth, Alan Reed, That Joe Payne and The C:Live Collective.

Tickets cost £25 and are available here (opens in new tab).

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.