Fans of progressive rock music are expected to descend on the Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline for the inaugural Prog in the Park festival on Saturday 6th April.
This 12 hour marathon of progressive rock music will feature a range of well-known cover bands playing their tributes to some of the giants of this genre including Afterglow (Phil Collins vocal era Genesis), SeYeS (classic Yes), Noddy’s Puncture (ELP) and StillMarillion (Fish era Marillion). Also appearing is former Abel Ganz and Pallas singer Alan Reed (with his band the Daughters of Expediency). As well as music there will be special guest speakers, a raffle and an auction. Prizes include artwork by Charlie Roy and Mark Wilkinson (who designed various Marillion and Judas Priest album covers).
Prog in the Park was formed from an idea by Kevin O’Neil who is recovering from having a rare form of cancer and was looking for a way to thank those who have helped him and his family. Organiser Kevin O’Neil, 49, from Inverkeithing, had life-saving surgery in 2015 when surgeons removed a tumour the size of a bowling ball from his chest.
The father-of-one is one of just 15 people worldwide diagnosed with malignant myopericytoma and continues to suffer ongoing pain.
Kevin said; “I wanted to raise funds for Maggie’s, who gave fantastic support and friendship to me and my family, and also Sarcoma UK, which my condition falls under, to raise awareness of this condition.”
Along with his friend Brian Neeson, Kevin has arranged a great line-up of progressive rock bands with the profits going to two great charities.