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ProgPower Europe

ProgPower Europe
Baarlo - The ProgPower City.jpg
Genre Progressive metal
Dates October
Location(s) Baarlo, Netherlands
Tilburg, Netherlands
Years active 1999-present
Website www.progpowereurope.com

ProgPower Europe (formerly ProgPower) is a progressive metal festival held annually in the Netherlands since 1999. The latest edition, the 19th, was held at Sjiwa in Baarlo from 6 October – 8 October 2017. Headliners were Voyager, Soen and Tesseract.

History

The beginnings of ProgPower Europe started in November 1998 by René Janssen (mostly known from his activities for the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages) decided the time had come for a special event in the progressive metal scene. So he started looking around for other prog metal fans who would be willing to organise a festival with him.[1] The first ProgPower Europe took place in November 1999 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. All the follow on events have taken place at Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands.

ProgPower Europe Specials

Some special performances were given at ProgPower Europe:

  • In 2008 Wolverine played both on Saturday 4 October and on Sunday 5 October. On Saturday they played the same set they played 10 years before when they were headlining the first ProgPower festival. On Sunday they played their regular 2008 set.
  • In 2009 Evergrey surprised everybody with an acoustic set during the diner break.
  • In 2012 Persefone played Thursday night before ProgPower Europe in memory of Mikko Laine, who died in a truck accident the year before. Mikko Laine was the guitarplayer in the Finnish band Sole Remedy.
  • In 2013 Damian Wilson was doing an acoustic set and standup show (!). He also jumped on a table outside the venue during a break playing acoustic guitar and sing-a-long songs with the ProgPower family.
  • In 2014 Pain of Salvation played the whole of Remedy Lane, in addition to a regular set.

Lineups

Year Location Thursday / Friday Saturday Sunday
1999[2] 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands 14 November
2000 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 10 November 11 November
2001[3] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October
2002[4] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October
2003[5] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 4 October 5 October
2004[6][7] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October 3 October
2005[8] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 30 September
  • Mind Key (Italy)
  • Time Line (Netherlands)
1 October 2 October
2006[9] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 29 September 30 September 1 October
2007[10] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October 7 October
2008 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 3 October 4 October 5 October
2009[11] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October 3 October 4 October
2010 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 1 October 2 October 3 October
2011 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 30 September 1 October 2 October
2012 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October

4 October

6 October 7 October
2013[12] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 4 October

3 October

  • Nehl Aëlin (France)
5 October 6 October
  • The Ocean (Germany)
  • Wolverine (Sweden)
  • The Omega Experiment (US)
  • Toundra (Spain)
  • Ramage Inc. (UK)
  • Malicious Dream (Netherlands)
2014[13] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October
  • Heavy Hoempa

3 October

4 October 5 October
2015 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October 3 October 4 October
2016 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 30 September 1 October 2 October
2017 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October

6 October

7 October 8 October

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