One hundred and five bands! One hundred and twenty performances! Ten years!
Award-winning festival Summer’s End is now the longest-running celebration of progressive music in the UK. Festival founder Huw Lloyd-Jones and co-promoter Stephen Lambe take us through the venues, the line-ups and the various up-and-downs that have shaped this friendly event since its conception in 2005.
Some of the biggest names in progressive rock music have played the festival’s various stages at Gloucester, Bilston, Lydney and Chepstow, including Steve Hackett, Caravan, Gordon Giltrap, The Enid, Curved Air and It Bites.
The festival has also been graced by some of the more recent legends of the genre with IQ, Pendragon and Pallas all making appearances, but the festival also actively supports new music, giving dozens of artists their first exposure to a large audience. Illustrated with 150 stunning full-colour pictures by photographer Chris Walkden and others, this is a delightful celebration of a much-loved fixture in the progressive rock calendar.
|235 x 165 mm
|15 December 2015
|143 colour photographs