The Gouveia Art Rock (GAR) 2019 festival, which will take place on May 04 and 05 in Gouveia, Serra da Estrela, includes the presentation of two albums by Loomings and Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill.
“Weirdo ‘by Loomings and’ In Amazonia ‘, by Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill’s “, said today.
The same source added that the work ‘In Amazonia’ was commissioned by the Municipality of Gouveia and by the festival itself, purposely to have its world premiere in this edition of the GAR, something that he believes to be “unprecedented in the level of progressive music”.
According to Gouveia Autonomy, the event that goes to the 16th edition is “an eclectic festival,” covering the 2019 edition of “traditional Japanese music, classical music and progressive music with great world musicians.”
The poster includes musicians Luca Stricagnoli (Italy) and Meg Pfeiffer (Germany), The Loomings (France), The Advent of March (Belgium), Isildurs Bane (Sweden), Peter Hammill (England), Courtney Swaine ), Wobbler (Norway), Karin Nakagawa (Japan), Filipe Quaresma (Portugal) and Salut Salon (Germany).
The GAR is “the only Portuguese festival” of the genre and one of “the best festivals in the world progressive music scene”, according to the promoter.
The concerts of the festival will take place at Teatro Cine de Gouveia.
Gouveia Art Rock had its first edition in 2003 and is entirely dedicated to progressive rock, being considered “one of the biggest and most important festivals in the world of progressive music”.
According to the organization, the festival “is based on the musical genre known as progressive rock (also abbreviated to” prog rock “or simply” prog “), a style … with influences from classical music and jazz, which emerged in the late 1960s in England and became very popular in the following decade, still relying on many supporters. “