ProgPower Europe

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ProgPower Europe
Location(s) Baarlo, Netherlands
Tilburg, Netherlands
Years active 1999–present
Date(s) October
Genre Progressive metal, power metal
Website progpowereurope.com

ProgPower Europe (formerly ProgPower) is a progressive and power metal festival held annually in the Netherlands since 1999. The last edition, the 15th, was held at Sjiwa in Baarlo from 4 October – 6 October 2013. Headliners were Shadow Gallery, Fates Warning and The Ocean.

History[edit]

The beginnings of ProgPower Europe started in November 1998 by René Janssen (mostly known from his activities for the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages) decided the time had come for a special event in the progressive metal scene. So he started looking around for other prog metal fans who would be willing to organise a festival with him.[1] The first ProgPower Europe took place in November 1999 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. All the follow on events have taken place at Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands.

ProgPower Europe Specials[edit]

Some special performances were given at ProgPower Europe:

  • In 2008 Wolverine played both on Saturday 4 October and on Sunday 5 October. On Saturday they played the same set they played 10 years before when they were headlining the first ProgPower festival. On Sunday they played their regular 2008 set.
  • In 2009 Evergrey surprised everybody with an acoustic set during the diner break.
  • In 2012 Persefone played Thursday night before ProgPower Europe in memory of Mikko Laine, who died in a truck accident the year before. Mikko Laine was the guitarplayer in the Finnish band Sole Remedy.
  • In 2013 Damian Wilson was doing an acoustic set and standup show (!). He also jumped on a table outside the venue during a break playing acoustic guitar and sing-a-long songs with the ProgPower family.

Lineups[edit]

year location Thursday / Friday Saturday Sunday
1999[2] 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands 14 November
2000 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 10 November 11 November
2001[3] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October
2002[4] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October
2003[5] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 4 October 5 October
2004[6][7] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October 3 October
2005[8] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 30 September
  • Mind Key (Italy)
  • Time Line (Netherlands)
1 October 2 October
2006[9] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 29 September 30 September 1 October
2007[10] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October 6 October 7 October
2008 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 3 October 4 October 5 October
2009[11] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 2 October 3 October 4 October
2010 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 1 October 2 October 3 October
2011 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 30 September 1 October 2 October
2012 Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 5 October

4 October

6 October 7 October
2013[12] Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands 4 October

3 October

  • Nehl Aëlin (France)
5 October 6 October
  • The Ocean (Germany)
  • Wolverine (Sweden)
  • The Omega Experiment (US)
  • Toundra (Spain)
  • Ramage Inc. (UK)
  • Malicious Dream (Netherlands)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20001018033526/http://www.progpower.com/pp1999/index.htm
  2. ^ "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 1999". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Vampster review of ProgPower Europe 2001". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Vampster review of ProgPower Europe 2002". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  5. ^ "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2003". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  6. ^ "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2004". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  7. ^ "PopFrontal.de review of ProgPower Europe 2004". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  8. ^ "ZwareMetalen.com review of ProgPower Europe 2005". Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  9. ^ "ProgPower Europe 2006". Archived from the original on July 18, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2007. 
  10. ^ "ProgPower Europe 2007". Archived from the original on December 25, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2007. 
  11. ^ "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2009". Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  12. ^ http://www.avenoctum.com/2013/10/progpower-europe-baarlo-holland/

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