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Prog For Peart charity show set for July in Oxfordshire

Sat, Jan 16, 2021@8:22PM | comments

UPDATE - 6/30@10:35AM: NOTE: the event has been postponed to August 13-14 with details available here.

Prog magazine is reporting that over a dozen progressive rock bands will hit the stage this coming summer in Oxfordshire, England to raise money for Glioblastoma research. Prog for Peart will take place at The Northcourt, a 200 capacity venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire the weekend of July 2-3. From

Solstice, The Far Meadow, 25 Yard Screamer, This Winter Machine, Rain, warmrain, The Paradox Twin, IT and Hats Off Gentlemen, It's Adequate are among the bands on the bill for a Neil Peart tribute concert, Prog For Peart, which will raise money to combat Glioblastoma Multiforme; the killer disease that claimed the life of the Rush drummer.

Prog For Peart is two concerts each featuring eight prog bands held on two days to be held at The Northcourt, a 200 capacity venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on Friday 2nd July and Saturday 3rd July starting at midday on both days and running through until midnight.

"I've been a Rush fan since the late 70s and 2112," explains organiser Mark Cunningham. "I decided, I can't let this pass without doing something and I had already booked the Bravado lads, who are a terrific three-piece Rush tribute band, for that July so they were my first port of call and asked them how they'd feel about turning it into a charity event. ...

Tickets can be purchased at this location. Thanks to John at for the heads up.