Wishbone Ash This weekend's Prog Rock Festival at Camp HRH in Pwllheli, North Wales is an ever growing Prog Rock Festival at Haven Hafan y Mor Holiday Park on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The festival is on a mission to "the biggest and friendliest Prog Community in Europe" - with the numbers attending the festival are growing year-on-year from around 800-900 last year to several thousand this year....


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Hawkwind Hawkwind are one of those legendary bands that seem to have been around forever. Much of their reputation comes from their superb live shows, which are audio-visual extravaganzas, featuring psychedelic lighting and dancers. Their current tour showcases their classic 1975 album ‘Warrior on the Edge of Time’ – plus a few other old favourite songs.


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Gong After a couple of years in the dark one of Birmingham’s better live music venues - The Institute - is back in action and the old girl’s looking mighty fine. It’s a lovely old building (dating back to the turn of the last century it's one of the few that Birmingham City Council hasn’t knocked down over the years... wow... how did they miss the opportunity to build another car park or empty office block eh?) and whoever’s been in charge of the renovations deserves a huge pat on the back. I’ve yet to see a gig in The Library or The Temple (last night we were in The Institute itself) which are also part of the venue, but if the sound, lighting and general ambiance is as good as The Institute we could well have a contender for the best venue in the Midlands.


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