Martin Barre has been unveiled as Thursday’s headliner at HRH Prog VII – the must-see British festival for all fans of progressive music.

Martin Lancelot Barre became lead guitarist for the legendary Jethro Tull back in 1968 and remained with the group until Tull disbanded in 2012.

His virtuoso guitar playing and creative input contributed to the band’s phenomenal album sales of 60 million-plus.

And Barre remains one of the most highly-respected guitarists in the world: readers of both Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines (in the USA and UK) voted his signature solo on Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (1971) as an all-time great. His guitar-work on the album Crest Of A Knave earned a Grammy in 1988.

Barre has performed with giants including Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and worked with many other icons from Phil Collins to Paul McCartney and Gary Moore to Jo Bonamassa.

HRH Prog VII will welcome another nine bands to its seventh addition with the following acts confirmed for Pwllheli in November: Jadis, Karnataka, Time Collider, GU-RU, Luna Rossa, The Osiris Club, Deafening Opera, Southern Empire, and Exploring Birdsong.

The new additions join the 16 bands already announced including headliners Hawkwind and Pendragon plus The StrawbsMartin Turner Ex Wishbone Ash, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Panic Room, Gandalf’s Fist, The Attack (Featuring Davy O’List), Tír na nÓg, Goldray, Jump, The Amber Herd, I am the Manic Whale, This Winter Machine, Final Conflict, and Gryflet.

More bands will be announced soon too!

“After HRH Prog’s storming success over the past six years, you’d expect another outstanding line-up for the seventh cycle of what’s got to be the planet’s biggest residential Prog festival,” said HRH’s CEO Jonni Davis. “Well, that’s what you’re getting. The HRH community knows what they like and we deliver!”

HRH Prog VII takes place from November 15-18, 2018 at the Hafan y Môr holiday park, near the seaside village of Pwllheli, in North Wales.

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