ProgPower Europe (formerly ProgPower) is a progressive metal festival held annually in the Netherlands since 1999. The latest edition, the 18th, was held at Sjiwa in Baarlo from 30 September – 2 October 2016. Headliners were Jolly, Textures and Threshold.
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. 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
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.
- In 2014 Pain of Salvation played the whole of Remedy Lane, in addition to a regular set.
|Year||Location||Thursday / Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|1999||013 in Tilburg, Netherlands||14 November|
|2000||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||10 November||11 November|
|2001||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||5 October||6 October|
|2002||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||5 October||6 October|
|2003||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||4 October||5 October|
|2004||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||2 October||3 October|
|2005||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||30 September
||1 October||2 October|
|2006||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||29 September||30 September||1 October|
|2007||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||5 October
||6 October||7 October|
|2008||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||3 October||4 October||5 October|
|2009||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
|6 October||7 October|
|2013||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||4 October
|5 October||6 October|
|2014||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||2 October
|4 October||5 October|
|2015||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||2 October||3 October||4 October|
|2016||Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands||30 September||1 October||2 October|
- "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 1999". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "Vampster review of ProgPower Europe 2001". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "Vampster review of ProgPower Europe 2002". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2003". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2004". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "PopFrontal.de review of ProgPower Europe 2004". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "ZwareMetalen.com review of ProgPower Europe 2005". Retrieved September 5, 2008.
- "ProgPower Europe 2006". Archived from the original on July 18, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2007.
- "ProgPower Europe 2007". Archived from the original on December 25, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2007.
- "DPRP review of ProgPower Europe 2009". Retrieved October 6, 2010.
- PROGPOWER EUROPE 2014 official LineUp, accessed May 23, 2014.
- Pagan's Mind cancel announcement 2014
- Pain Of Salvation Remedy Lane Set, accessed Sept. 30. 2014