Ten Years of the Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival

Author(s): Stephen Lambe and Huw Lloyd-Jones 

ISBN: 9781781554524
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A celebration in words and pictures of the first ten years of one of the world’s best-known progressive rock festivals.

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  • A celebration of the first ten years of Summer’s End, the UK’s longest-running and best loved progressive rock festival

  • Includes a detailed and sometimes humorous commentary by authors Huw Lloyd-Jones and Stephen Lambe

  • Of interest to those who follow progressive rock worldwide, whether they have attended the festival or not 

  • Superbly illustrated with 143 full-colour photographs

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.

BOOK ISBN 9781781554524
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 December 2015
ILLUSTRATIONS 143 colour photographs



Huw Lloyd-Jones is a professional designer and photographer running his own business in Aylburton in the Forest of Dean. His musical career spans over thirty years and he is currently lead vocalist in the rock band Midnight Sun.

Stephen Lambe is a publisher, promoter and author with four books to his credit, including the best-selling Citizens of Hope and Glory – A History of Progressive Rock (2011). He is a past chairman of the Classic Rock Society and lives in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.