Mystery To Make Debut UK Appearance At Celebr8 2013
Canadian prog rock band Mystery, who feature ex-Yes vocalist Benoit David, will make their debut UK live appearance at next years Celebr8 festival.
The band, who also feature guitarist and keyboard player Michel St-Pere and drummer Nick D’Virgilio have recently released their latest album The World Is A Game through Unicorn Records. It will be the first time that David has been seen on stage in this country since touring with Yes on the band’s 2011 Fly From Here tour. He was replaced in the band by Glass Hammer vocalist Jon Davison, the subject of much internet conjecture.
UK proggers Arena will headline the Sunday night at Celebr8, which also sees Spanish prog rockers Harvest also make their debut UK live appearance, who feature both Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery and singer Alan Reed on their latest album Chasing Time. Reed will also appear with his The Daughters Of Expediency band on the main stage (following on from his well received acoustic slot earlier this year) with one further act to be announced for the Sunday.
Threshold, who have recently released their latest album, March Of Progress, on Nuclear Blast Records, will headline the Saturday night, with US band District 97 also making their debut UK appearance, and Frost* and IO Earth also appearing on the bill.
Matt Stevens, Simon Godfrey, Mark Spencer and Clive Mitten will all be appearing on the much vaunted acoustic stage throughout the weekend.
Celebr8 takes place on May 11 and 12, 2013 at The Hippodrome in Kingston upon Thames. Tickets are priced at £70 for the whole weekend, although Earlybird tickets are currently available at £50 from The Merch Desk (therese are limited and on a first come first served basis). Tickets can also be purchased at the forthcoming IO Earth/Tangent show at The Peel on November 2.