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Sons Of Apollo To Headline France's Very Prog Festival

Mike Portnoy's latest prog rock supergroup Sons Of Apollo will headline a brand new two-day event in Toulouse, France on October 12 and 13.

Very Prog Festival is a new event which will take place At Le Metronum, a 600 capacity venue located in central Toulouse. It is the brainchild of Inepsys drummer Romian Castel who says "This event is unmatched in its genre in France, especially in the south. Our goal is to promote progressive metal through a quality and professional festival allowing music lovers to enjoy bands they would usually have to travel quite far to see."

Joining Sons Of Apollo on the bill are Asutralian prog metallers Caligula's Horse, Andorran's Persefone, both DGM and Soul Secret from Italy, and French acts Spheric Universe Experience,  Amon Sethis and Taotopia.

The day breaks are: Friday - Caligula's Horse, DGM, SUE, Amon Sethis and Saturday - Sons Of Apollo, Persefone, Soul Secret and Taotopia. Tickets for Very Prog Festival cost:

Weekend Tickets - €51.60 in advance, €60 on the door

Friday - €25.80 in advance, €30 on the door

Saturday - €35.80 in advance, €40 on the door.

Tickets are available from the event website.

Very Prog Festival

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.