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We are very proud to present the 2018 line up ...


Much-loved French band Lazuli will make their third appearance at the festival following inspirational sets in 2011 and 2013, and recent tours with Fish that have seen the band massively increase its fan base, so we are thrilled to welcome them to the festival for a third time. www.lazuli-music.com


Another returning band are Magenta, making a record-breaking fifth appearance at the festival following their rapturously-received 2017 album "We Are Legend".  www.magenta-web.com


Moonparticle (International) will be a new name to most, but the band is awash with pedigree.  Led by Nico Tsonev (ex Steven Wilson / Lifesigns), the bands' debut album "Hurricane Esmeralda" features Adam Holzman, Theo Travis and Craig Blundell.  This exclusive performance may well  be the band's first gig! www.moonparticle.com

Tim Bowness

Making his debut at the festival will be art rock legend Tim Bowness and band, who released his latest solo album "Lost in the Ghost Light" in 2017 alongside a delux edition of No Man's remarkable "Returning Jesus" album.  www.timbowness.co.uk


We are also delighted to announce the return of Landmarq to the festival - and indeed to live performance - following the recent departure of Tracey Hitchings, now resident in Australia. Currently working on a new album, the band will showcase their new vocalist at Summers End. www.landmarq.net

Kaprekar's Constant

Also from the UK are emerging Prog collective Kaprekar's Constant, whose debut album "Fate Outsmarts Desire" has been very well received for its intricacy and history-based song writing, with favourable comparisons to Big Big Train.  The band will feature ex- VDGG woodwind legend David Jackson alongside his vocalist daughter Dorie and ex Level 42 drummer Phil Gould. www.kaprekarsconstant.com

Toxic Smile

Toxic Smile (Germany).  Following a rapturously-received performance at the Fused Festival in 2011, this German prog metal band - which features Summer's End favourite Marek Arnold - will make their debut at the festival in support of a new album in 2018.  www.toxic-smile.de

Frequency Drift

Frequency Drift (Germany).  Switching from Winter's End to Summer's End, German cinematic rock band Frequency Drift return to the festival after a spellbinding performance in 2014. Their new album "Letters to Maro" will be released in 2018. www.frequencydrift.com


Edensong (USA).  With a 13 year history, this New York-based prog band will make their debut at the festival.  Their latest album "Years in the Garden of Years" was released on Laser's Edge in 2016. www.edensongtheband.com

September Code

September Code (Greece).  Hailing from Athens, this excellent progressive rock band with a hard edge released their third album - "September Code III" - in 2016. www.septembercode.com

Golden Caves

Golden Caves (Holland).  Hailed as one of the best young Prog bands to emerge in recent years, Golden Caves' superb debut album "Collision" was released by Freia Music in 2017. www.goldencaves.com

When Mary

When Mary (Norway).  Combining art rock with electronica, When Mary - fronted by former White Willow vocalist Trude Eidtang, who played the festival with them band back in 2006 - released their 2nd album "Tainted" on Huw and Stephen's Sonicbond label in November 2017.  www.whenmary.no


If you are of a mind to further support Summer's End, donations to help us organise, promote and pay for the festival are always very much appreciated. Please note, though, that we are not a charity: your donation is simply added to the festival's income to help us continue booking bands, hiring/buying equipment etc.

The Summer's End Festival would like to offer sincere thanks to army of people who help to make the 2017 festival happen: you know who you are :)
Special thanks to Simon and the team at Headstock for providing Laney amplification and Tama drums,
JRS Lighting, Lydney Music School and the team at Chepstow Drill Hall.

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