Steve Hackett to headline next year's Night Of The Prog Festival

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Steve Hackett will now headline the Saturday evening at next year's Night Of The Prog Festival at Loreley. Hackett steps in after Ayreon could no longer make the rescheduled dates.

The XV Night Of The Prog Festival will take place from 16 to 18 July 2021 on the festival grounds of the Loreley Amphitheater in St. Goarshausen, Germany, which is part of the UNESCO world heritage.

“I’m thrilled to headline the 15th Night Of The Prog in 2021 with my Genesis Revisited: Seconds Out & More show,": says Hackett. "Genesis played a memorable gig at Loreley in 1976 which is a happy memory for me. I always enjoy returning with my own band. I hope to see many of you there on this magnificent festival site."

Like many events this year's Night Of The Prog Festival had to be postponed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival organisers have been busy trying to rebook the 2020 line-up for 2021. Thus far Renaissance, Pure Reason Revolution, Pendragon, Moon Safari, PFM, Jadis, RPWL, Blank Manuscript, Sentryturn and Cheetos' Magazine have all been announced.

“Steve Hackett and the Loreley share a lot of prog history," adds Night Of The Prog CEO Winfried Völklein. "Genesis played a legendary show in 1976 and Steve and his band delivered astounding performances at several Night Of The Prog Festivals in the past. Now he’s back after 6 years to headline the festival in 2021 and I am looking forward to seeing him performing the Seconds Out & More show on Saturday evening.”

Tickets for Night Of The Prog XV are available here.

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.