From: Gianluca Renoffio <>
My name is Gianluca Renoffio and it's my first mail in the list. I'm in the editorial staff of the older and most important Italian progressive magazine: PAPERLATE. With this mail I'd like to present the 2nd Vigevano Prog Festival in Italy. It's organized in Vigevano, a very nice town near Milano, in the wonderful court of its ancient castle. It conceives three days with three bands every day. PROGRAM:
SUNDAY 11 JULY (open doors 6.30 p.m. - ticket L. 20.000)
PORCUPINE TREE (headliner - one of the most interesting band in Europe)
SATURDAY 17 JULY (open doors 6.30 p.m. - ticket L. 40.000)
ARTI E MISTIERI
JETHRO TULL (headliner - what can I say? Great)
SUNDAY 18 JULY (open doors 6.30 p.m. - ticket L. 27.000)
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO (headliner - the most important Italian band in progressive scene)
It is possible to have a cumulative ticket also.
further informations (hotels accomodation etc) contact me or:
Associazione GRANDI EVENTI
Via Ronchi,7 - Fraz.Sforzesca - 27029 Vigevano (PV)
tel.: (+39) 0381/299330 - (+39) 0338/6781720
fax: (+39) 0381/82335
For ticket: www.tks.it
gianluca renoffio ]
Yesterday evening I saw a Banco performance in Vigevano (for the second Vigevano prog festival). It was a wonderful concert in witch BANCO played live songs like Traccia e. Metamorfosis ... And now a news: the 21 of September BANCO will play in PERUGIA (in a theatre) the whole set of DARWIN after 15 years (with Mauro Pagani as guest star). A real event. I'll go without doubt. And now more info about the festival. It was great.
First night: Evil Wings - Porcupine Tree Great performance of PT, real close to their actual vein (more POP than in the past) without abandon their psychedelic approach, thedistorted sound and their attention to atmosphere.
Second Night: Arti e Mestieri - Flower's King - Jethro Tull wonderful three band. A&M with a great jazz approach, FK with a more easy listening and new prog approach and JT classical: great sound, great live performance, great new songs that will be issued in their new album (last week of august)
Third night: After Crying - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso AC for the first time in Italy. Marvellous. Perhaps a little bit academic in some parts but a real talent in composition and technical capacity. Of BMS I spoke before but it was a correct way to close the festival.
I was in the organization (as PAPERLATE Magazine ww.paperlate.gpa.it) and I had the interview of the bands and a lot of photos. I'll publish in the new Paperlate and in our site.