In May 2011, the foremost contemporary progressive rock bands descended on Blackpool for the first ever progressive rock festival in the north-west uk.
The Tangent, Credo and Italy's The Watch who are well known on the US festival circuit, headlined a blistering 3 days of superlative prog rock. The festival brought progressive rock back to it's spiritual heartland which spawned bands such as Jethro Tull, Barclay James Harvest, Van Der Graaf Generator and Jon Anderson.
Including Seyes performing the complete and seminal Yes track 'Close To The Edge' this DVD documents the best of all 12 bands using 24 track digital sound and Screen Edge's usual top quality footage.
With progressive rock reaching a new younger audience on both sides of the atlantic, the prog metal band Dropshard from Italy performed their Anywhere But Home Suite while Nerve Toy Trio, a new Jazz Prog trio from the Burning Shed stable provided a complex and unique take on contemporary prog.
Abel Ganz and Also Eden's take on classic prog still has an original and fresh dynamic that had the crowd baying for more. Godsticks weave in and out of Zappa territory while Earthling Society's brand of psychedelic space rock has spanned 5 albums.
The Tangent performed a glorious finale with a superb rendition of Where Are They Now? from their award winning album 'Down and Out in Paris and London' bringing 3 days of classic and contemporary prog to a fitting and triumphant end.