Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ProgPower USA XXI has been postponed. The festival will return to Center Stage in Atlanta, September 8-11, 2021. Refunds for all four days will be available for the next thirty (30) days. Tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates after that. Any refunded tickets will immediately be placed back on sale for the sold-out event.
ProgPower USA promoters have worked hard over the past several weeks to ensure there is minimal roster disruption next year. We are pleased to announce 19 of 21 bands across all four days have confirmed their participation in 2021. For further details regarding the serious financial implications of the postponement, roster change details, and the possible effect on the future of the festival, please view a video message from promoter, Glenn Harveston. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this trying time for everyone.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Part of me feels that 2020 is over because touring event cancellations are no longer new news based on the continuing issues surrounding mass assembly and the still in progress viral outbreak. I continue to post updates about these happenings being cancelled or postponed for the year because the readership needs to be kept in the know and especially if they need the hard-earned expended funds back during this time. I know that I am close to being cash-strapped myself because of this mess and hope that all of our friends out there are being smart and staying careful. I look forward to seeing everyone in healthier times and I extend a virtual high-five to you all and raise the horns in your direction while sporting a protective mask. See you next time. Good luck to all those involved with the PPUSA event. We really hope to attend one of these days.
It was way back in early September when I shared the details about Day 3 & Day 4 of the ProgPower USA Festival for 2020 – Instead of repeating myself, I’ll just send you HERE to examine all of the details about those two days so you can scramble for tickets if you are only just now learning this news. Today I am here to share what is happening on Day 2 of this popular Metal Music Festival. I know, it seems weird that D3 and D4 get announced first but what can you do. I was not in the Marketing meetings. Though there were some Vimeo links to share, I had some issues with them in WordPress so am leaving you kind readers with just the poster for this alert.
At the time of our posting this, there are hundreds and hundreds of Metalheads making their way to a place called The Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia for the annual ProgPower USA Heavy Metal music festival which actually is starting later on today. While these fans are getting ready to rock, we caught wind of a promotional video for next years 3rd and 4th day and are sharing it with you below so you know what we are both missing out on at the moment and how excited we should be for next years happening. Watch the video to see clips of all the announced bands. It’s a bit long but I found it rather enjoyable so you should as well. Here we go.
The Lineup: Shattered Skies, Witherfall, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Night Flight Orchestra, Conception, Arion, Thank You Scientist, Jeff Scott Soto, Beast In Black, The Gathering, Ihsahn, Turilli/Lione: Rhapsody.
Now that the 2018 ProgPower USA Festival has ended and since we’ve shared the announcements about the 2019 Day 3 and Day 4 performing lineup, we can finish off the topic by revealing the recently announced Day 1 and Day 2 performers. Before we begin, I suggest that you peruse THIS LINK to see those weekend performers because a few of them are going to blow your Metal mind while some others will surely spark new levels of musical curiosity in you. This video isn’t as long as the other one, so just enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and be informed. I recommend letting it play in full and wear headphones if you are in a public space to not disturb those around you.
The Lineup: Iron Mask, Secret Sphere, Insomnium, Pretty Maids, Tomorrow’s Eve, Mayan, Galneryus, Evergrey.
Though placed on their Official Vimeo Page just the other day, I could not attend to this news until right now but not to worry, its nothing that’s late at all when it comes down to it. We’ve arrived at the time of the year where hundreds and hundreds of Progressive and Power Metal fans converge in a single location in Atlanta, GA for the annual ProgPower USA Festival. The four-day affair is ticketed as the first two days and then the second two days. Generally speaking, the weekend shows are the biggest draw and the announcement video is online for all to examine. I think they reveal this for the audience on the second day of the happening so let’s take a look at it. Please be advised that while this is a long clip, it’s got a lot of awesome music to enjoy so here we go.
The Lineup: Wind Rose, Subsignal, Barren Earth, Psychotic Waltz, Orden Ogan, Seventh Wonder, Sorcerer, Jad Panzer, Caligula’s Horse, Poets Of The Fall, Threshold, Demons & Wizards.