Oct 06 2016

The domino effect and the door sales lottery

Something just wasn’t working out this year. And it didn’t begin with the surprising cancellation by Sound Struggle. We had been trying to set up a new Generation Prog Festival since late March, talking to several potential headliner bands. Nothing worked out. When our original plans for a two-day festival in November fell apart in July, Haken suggested doing something on the weekend of October 21, as they’d be in Europe to prepare for a gig at the ProgStage Fest in Israel the weekend before. With Conner and Diego living in the US and Mexico, that was an important factor for our decision to choose this date. We went ahead with the plan.

Sadly, as we learned last week, the ProgStage Fest isn’t happening as planned due to low ticket sales, with Haken definitely not going to Israel. This meant that we’d need to fly Conner and Diego in from the US and Mexico just for the one gig. We tried to find some solution for this problem, but in the end it was just too difficult to pull this off financially. We simply weren’t in a position to add more money to our band budget this year – the truth is, our own ticket sales were behind our expectations, too. We would have to bet on door sales to be far higher than they had been in the last two years. Without a significant improvement, we were looking at losses of several thousand Euros. And we felt that was too risky seeing how we’d already misgauged last year’s demand (despite our best lineup yet, the 2015 festival just barely broke even – without our sponsors we would’ve lost a lot of money). There wasn’t enough time left to find and sufficiently promote a new headliner, and without Haken as the main draw, our overall calculation wasn’t working out anymore. Promoting gigs is always a bit of a lottery, but in the end there were just too many obstacles for this to work. That’s why, with a heavy heart, we decided to cancel the festival in the end.

Oct 03 2016

Generation Prog Festival 2016 cancelled

Dear prog fans,

unfortunately we are forced to cancel this year’s festival. A longer statement about this will be published on our website soon, but we wanted to let you know about this as soon as possible. We will refund the costs for all tickets ordered directly from us in the coming days.

Aug 25 2016

Tickets are now available!

Poster_Yossi_Sassi_BandTickets for our concerts in the fall can now be ordered via our online store.

Due to the short lead time we do not offer shipping for the tickets, the effort it would take to handle that many tickets would just be too great for us. The tickets ordered directly from us will thus be deposited at the door in your name. There are no additional pre-sale fees or shipping costs.

If you want to pay via wire transfer or you’re having problems with the ordering process, please contact us under sales@generation-prog.com!

Order now!

Aug 08 2016

Generation Prog live at the Z-Bau: Concerts + Festival 2016

In collaboration with the Z-Bau we’ll be bringing several high-quality bands to Nürnberg in September and October:

Generation Prog live at the Z-Bau, Nürnberg

17.9.2016 Special Providence (HU) + Time Shift Accident (GER)

9.10.2016 Yossi Sassi Band (ISR) + Sechem (ESP)

21.10.2016 Generation Prog Festival 2016
23:00 Haken (UK/USA/Mexico)
21:40 Daniel Gildenlöw (SWE)
20:00 Andromeda (SWE)
18:30 Crystal Breed (GER)

You’ll be able to (pre-)order tickets for all concerts via our website.

Nov 25 2015

Festival T-shirts now available in our online store

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We still have some festival t-shirts left – if you forgot to buy one or if you couldn’t be there and would just like to support the festival, you can now order one via our online store! :)

Order T-shirt(s) now!

Nov 10 2015

Update regarding the ticket presale

10 days until the festival! Due to a lack of time, we won’t be offering shipping for the tickets after this weekend – so if you want to have your ticket sent to you, make sure to order it until November 15! Tickets that are to be deposited at the door will remain available beyond that. And of course we’ll still have more tickets available at the door.

Order tickets now!

Oct 31 2015

New band for Friday: MacLean / Schetter / Tinge

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We have a little line-up change on Friday:
Alessandro Bertoni will not perform at the festival after all, but we are proud to be hosting a performance by an exclusive band instead: MacLean / Schetter / Tinge brings together an international team of prog/fusion specialists from England, the Netherlands and Germany. They are preparing an exciting setlist with tracks by Planet X, On the Virg, Toto, Los Lobotomys, Alessandro Bertoni and more. The core trio will be supported by keyboardist Sebastian Halbig and Indian percussionist PV Bhaskar.

  • Tom MacLean (To-Mera, ex-Haken) – guitar
  • Michael Schetter (Relocator) – bass
  • Frank Tinge (Relocator) – drums
  • + Special guests:

  • Sebastian Halbig (Time Shift Accident) – keyboards
  • PV Bhaskar – percussion

Oct 30 2015

Free download compilation: The New Generation of Prog 2015

cover_the_new_generation_of_prog_2015As we’ve done a few times before, we are once again presenting you with a free download compilation of the festival artists, this time presented by [progrock-dt] – check out the bands you haven’t heard yet and help us spread the word about the festival by sharing the link with your friends!

The free compilation is available here:
http://generationprog.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-generation-of-prog-2015

Note: Subsignal, who will play on the second festival day, are not featured on the compilation. The Psion song is a bonus track as the band is not part of this year’s festival line-up. However, guitarist Tom MacLean and vocalist Paul Adrian Villarreal will perform at the festival with other bands.

Oct 15 2015

Last week for the hotel packages!

Hotelpaket_2015An update regarding the hotel packages: Only 13 rooms are left for Friday and 10 for Saturday. The last possible booking date is October 22, so only one week left! Until then they are available via our online store.

Order tickets or hotel packages now!

Sep 14 2015

Single-day tickets now available!

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As previously announced, single-day tickets for the Generation Prog Festival 2015 are available via our online store starting today! Here’s a list of which band plays on which day:

Generation Prog Festival 2015
November 20+21, 2015
Luise – The Cultfactory, Nürnberg

Friday, November 20:

23:15-01:00 The Aristocrats (USA/UK)
21:15-22:45 Panzerballett (GER/AT)
19:55-20:45 Alessandro Bertoni Keystone Quartet (USA/UK/NL/GER)
18:30-19:25 Counter-World Experience (GER)

Doors: 17:30

Saturday, November 21:

23:15-01:00 Leprous (NOR)
21:15-22:45 Subsignal (GER)
19:25-20:45 Circle of Illusion (AT)
18:00-18:45 Disperse (PL)

Doors: 17:00

Order tickets now!

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