Be Prog! My Friend announces 2016 festival headliners

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson and Opeth have been announced as joint headliners of the 2016 Be Prog! My Friend festival in Barcelona.

They’re being joined by the likes of Agent Fresco, Magma, Between The Buried And Me, Anneke van Giersbergen, The Pineapple Thief, Textures, Obsidian Kingdom and Exxasens.

The festival is set to take place at the Poble Espanyol on Saturday the 2nd of July. Ticket holders will also be able to attend a free show on Friday the 1st of July at the nearby Sala Apolo.

Steven Wilson, who released his latest album Hand.Cannot.Erase earlier this year to critical acclaim, comments: “This is going to be a very special day, almost like a family event for me, with so many of my friends and favourite bands appearing on the same stage, and in such a beautiful location. I look forward to getting blown off stage by Opeth and Magma as expected!”

Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt, who recently celebrated the band’s 25th anniversary and headlined the festival in 2014, states: “We’re very happy to return to the Be Prog! My Friend festival. A beautiful site, great line-up with many friends there. It’ll be a memorable event for me as a musician but also as a fan. I mean Magma, Steven Wilson, Anneke and Bruce Soord and his posse. What can go wrong? Absolutely nothing! It will be great!”

The current lineup is as follows, with more acts to be announced:

SALA APOLO, FRIDAY the 1st of July
The Pineapple Thief
Agent Fresco
Obsidian Kingdom
Exxasens

POBLE ESPANYOL, SATURDAY the 2nd of July
Steven Wilson
Opeth
Magma
Between The Buried And Me
Anneke van Giersbergen
Textures

Tickets for the festival, priced at €90, are available now.

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