Music. Culture. Community. The festival’s motto. And never could it have proved to be more appropriate than now.
When King’s X found themselves forced to cancel, after realizing that even daily physio was not going to suffice to get Ty Tybor’s fret finger back into good enough shape to prepare properly for their performance at this year’s RoSFest, the festival organizers found themselves in a bit of a fix.
But ‘community’ is a keyword for the annual Rites Of Spring Festival, and a group of musicians, captained by Dave Kerzner stepped up to ensure that the weekend’s entertainment would not be marred by a gaping hole in the line-up.
Sunday night’s headliner spot will now feature Dave KerZner and his newly formed All Star Prog Band featuring world-famous session man, Fernando Perdomo (Carmine Appice, Out to Sea, Echo in the Canyon…), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Blue Pearl…), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Arc of Life, Circa, Asia…), Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard, The Fringe, Genesis…). Dave also promises to surprise the audience with a magnificent set-list and a few surprises, and special guests.
When Arc Iris found themselves forced to pull out of this year’s RoSFest, the Board of Directors went immediately to work on selecting a replacement act that wouldn’t leave attendees disappointed.
Described by Progradar as “storytellers of sound”, Connecticut band, Head With Wings, skillfully combine the ambitious progressive rock of the ‘70s with the alternative rock of the ‘90s/early 2000s, creating soundscapes which capture and envelope the listener. Stunning vocals flow over clever arrangements which will have you closing your eyes as you fly away on a musical journey.
Head With Wings represents a fantastic addition to a line-up of superb acts put together by six stalwart supporters of live music who fearlessly undertook to save RoSFest from the jaws of oblivion in a world plagued by uncertainty. The show must go on!