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April 4th - 7th 2019
The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow

Kayak, Threshold and RPWL to headline Winter's End Festival 2019
We are thrilled to announce the complete line up for the Friday to Sunday of the Winter's End Festival at the Drill hall Chepstow on 5th to 7th April 2018. A headliner for the stand-alone Thursday night - April 4th - will be announced shortly.

Kayak (Netherlands)
Firstly, we are thrilled that legendary Dutch Progressive Rock band Kayak - led by keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel - will make their first ever appearance in the UK at Winter's End. The band have a long and illustrious history dating back to 1972, and released their magnificent latest album "Seventeen" in 2018.
www.kayakonline.info

Threshold (UK)
Making a very welcome return to our stage following inspirational sets at Summer's End in 2007 and 2008, plus the inaugural Fused Festival in 2011, Threshold are currently undergoing a new lease of life following the return of former singer Glynn Morgan - vocalist on 1994 fan favourite   "Psychedelicatessen" - and a rapturously-received new album "Legends of the Shires", released in 2017.
www.thresh.net

RPWL (Germany)
Following a great headlining set at Summer's End in 2016, RPWL from Germany will be undertaking an extensive European Tour in the spring on 2019 in support of the bands seventh studio album, which will include a stop off in Chepstow.  They will also be bringing along label mate Aaron Brooks, best known as the vocalist of Simeon Soul Charger, along to play a short solo set following the release of his solo album "Homunculus".
www.rpwl.net

Abel Ganz (UK)
The Scottish wizards are hard at work on their new album, following the huge success of their self-titled album in 2014 and will make a very welcome return to Chepstow following a great appearance at Summer's End in 2015.
www.abelganz.com

Tin Spirits (UK)
Also back with us after a superb set in 2014 are Tin Spirits, featuring Dave Gregory of Big Big Train, who are currently working on their third album.
www.tinspirits.co.uk

Godsticks (UK)
It is an amazing 10 years since Godsticks last played for us, but Darren Charles' Welsh outfit - which also includes Dan Nelson of Magenta on bass - continue to go from strength to strength followingthe release of their new album "Faced with Rage" www.godsticks.co.uk

Cyril (Germany)
This melodic prog band from Germany are yet another project that includes festival favourite Marek Arnold,and also features former Toxic Smile vocalist Larry B.  Their second album "Paralised" was released in 2016, and this appearance will be amongst the bands first live performances.
www.bside-music.de/cyril

Crystal Palace (Germany)
Following a well-received UK tour in 2017, German proggers Crystal Palace return to the UK for Winter's End.  Their eighth studio album "Scattered Shards" was released in 2018.
www.crystalpalacemusic.de

Weend o (France)
We are delighted to welcome back superb French band Weend o after a rapturously-received set at Summer's End 2017,which led to their second album "Time of Awakening" being released on the Sonicbond label.
www.weendo.fr

Midnight Sun (UK)
The band will be showcasing tracks from their as yet untitled debut album, due for release in autumn 2018. www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/

L'Anima (UK / Spain / Italy)
After a couple of false starts, L'Anima will at last be playing for us following a very well received debut album "Departures" and some great live shows. 
www.lanimaofficial.com

Exploring Birdsong (UK)
This young Liverpool-based trio are creating waves of interest with their piano driven songs and great melodies, propelled by the great voice of Lynsey Ward.  One of the best new progressive rock bands we have heard in many years, the opening slot should not be missed!
www.facebook.com/pg/ExploringBirdsong/

Weekend tickets are available priced £85 or £100 for the "long weekend" including Thursday night.  Sponsor tickets, which include a T shirt, are available at £105 or £120 for the "long weekend" HERE

We would like to offer sincere thanks to army of people who help to make the festivals happen: you know who you are :)
Special thanks to Simon and the team at Headstock for providing Laney amplification,
Lydney Music School and the team at Chepstow Drill Hall.