ZIO replace Tin Spirits at Winter's End


ZIO have been announced as replacement for Tin Spirits at next year's Winter's End festival after the latter sadly split up last week.

Jimmy Pallagrosi's new prog outfit will play in the 'special guest' slot on Sunday 7th April - just before Kayak - at the Drill all Chepstow. 'It was a major blow when we learned of the demise of the fabulous Tin Spirits," festival organiser Huw Lloyd-Jones told Prog. "From all the comments online we know how disappointed the band and their fans were. However, we have a very exciting replacement in ZIO. Although they are a new band, they are dripping with stature and with Jimmy, Hayley and Joe involved it should be a fabulous show, particularly as  'X-Ray' is so good. We can't wait to hear the album and see them live!"

Tin Spirits announced at the weekend that they had amicably decide to call it a day. In a post on the band's Facebook page they stated: "It’s with heavy hearts that we must let you know, after 10 years of making music together, Tin Spirits is no more. There’s been no dramatic fallout, we’re all still dear friends, but unfortunately the end can no longer justify the means. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us and been there for us through the years, everyone who’s turned up to a gig, it’s meant more to us than you could ever know. We wish all of you the very best xx
From Mark, Dave, Dan and Dougie"

Tin Spirits released two acclaimed albums, Wired To Earth in 2012 and Scorch in 2014, and were nominated for a Limelight Award at the 2013 Progressive Music Awards.

Tickets are available for Winter's End Festival from the event website. In addition, the dates for Summer's End 2019 have been announced as the 3rd to 7th of October 2019, and the participation of US band Phideaux have already been announced. Leap Of Faith tickets are already on sale from their website.

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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.