Summer Fog Festival

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Summer Fog Festival is an annual celebration of fans of all varieties of progrock. This year the event will take place on July 13-14. At SFF will play:

BIG BIG TRAIN
Big Big Train is one of the most influential and innovative musical endeavors of the last thirty years. The band has managed to create a unique sound, combining elements of progressive rock, folk rock and symphonic rock in their compositions. Their storytelling lyrics explore themes of nature, history and emotion, gaining worldwide recognition.

During the Summer Fog Festival, Big Big Train will present their greatest hits, as well as material from their latest album, which has received great critical acclaim. It will be an unforgettable evening for all fans who care to listen to intricately constructed sounds, full of depth and emotion.

COLOSSEUM
The band COLOSSEUM is a true dinosaur in the history of rock music. The band was founded in 1968 and has since won the hearts of fans around the world. Their innovative approach to music, virtuosic solos and tight rhythm section make them an unforgettable live experience. After a years-long hiatus, the band is back with a new lineup, ready for a European tour and a festival summer of 2024. Don't miss the chance to see them on stage and experience the incredible energy that this rock music legend exudes. COLOSSEUM forever!

PROJECT ENIGMATIX
Czeslaw Niemen, one of the most important artists in the history of Polish music, will be celebrated at this year's Summer Fog Festival. In the year of his 85th birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death, a special project “Project Enigmatix Tribute to Czeslaw Niemen” is being created that will bring back his unforgettable songs.

This special event will include former musicians who had the opportunity to work with Niemen, such personalities as Jozef Skrzek, Apostolis Anthimos, Jerzy Piotrowski, Tomasz Jaskiewicz and Pawel Brodowski. Special guests will also join in, including Natalia Niemen, Damian Bydlinski, Adam Wolski.

ALEX HENRY FOSTER
ALEX HENRY FOSTER is a musician, producer and composer who creates intense and brutal post-rock soundtracks on stage with his band “The Long Shadows.” Together with bandmate Jeff Beaulieu, Alex purchased a former church in Drummondville, Canada, and founded the Hopeful Tragedy Records label and Upper Room Studio, where the music of the debut album was recorded and mixed.

The long-awaited European tour of the band, whose performances are characterized by the masterful playing of six musicians on stage, creating an impressive layer of sound. Their music is literally addictive and moves anyone who has witnessed their concerts. ALEX HENRY FOSTER loves his fans, and his fans reciprocate this feeling - his concerts are full of energy and emotion, representing a true experience of faith. His performances can convince even the biggest skeptics of the power of love, music and unity, because love has the power to change things.

AGUSA
The band was formed in early 2013 when Tobias Pettersson and Mikael Ödesjö, former members of Kama Loka, recruited Dag Strömqvist and Jonas Berge for their early 1970s progressive rock project. He released his debut album in 2014.

LIZARD
The band was formed in 1990 in Bielsko-Biala on the initiative of vocalist Damian Bydlinski and guitarist Miroslaw Sorek. The lineup was completed by keyboardist Andrzej Jancza, bassist Janusz Tanistra and drummer Mariusz Szulakowski.

From the beginning, the music was mainly inspired by the achievements of such bands as Emerson, Lake & Palmer, UK and King Crimson (the band's name directly refers to the title of KC's third album). The first six years of the band's activity consisted of recording demo tapes and numerous concerts. In 1996 there was a breakthrough in the group's career - the band signed a contract with the Ars Mundi publishing house, which released the Biel quintet's debut album “In the gallery of time”.

Lizard appeared at many prestigious events and concerts, including in Lyon (1992), in Katowice (Academy of Music, 1993), a year later at Intermedia Promotion in Wroclaw, in Bielsko-Biala (Polish Theater, 1995 and 97) and at the first Progressive Rock Festival in Warsaw (1996). In 1997 the band was invited to the well-known music program “100% Live” broadcast by TV Katowice. The biggest success, however, was a performance in front of the legendary band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, in June 1997 (Spodek, Katowice). In October of the same year, the band supported a Porcupine Tree concert at the Cracow Philharmonic Hall.

FREN
The international Polish-Ukrainian band FREN has made its unique mark on the scene as creators of emotionally charged instrumental music. Their compositions feature multi-layered, spaced-out soundscapes balancing between hazy trance and a more dynamic form of expression.

The band was formed in 2017 in Krakow, Poland by pianist Oskar Cenkier, guitarist Michal Chalota, bassist Andrew Shamanov and drummer Oleksiy Fedoriv. The musicians have played many warmly received concerts and shared the stage with Caravan (UK), Stoned Jesus (UA), The Sonic Dawn (DK), Virgil Donati's Icefish (IT), and Steve Rothery (UK), among others. Their style has sometimes been described as a symbiosis of vintage sounds with modern means of expression and compared to bands such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Änglagård and Caravan. Fren's critically acclaimed debut album entitled “Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside” was released in 2020.

Continuing their progress so far, the band released their next album, “All the Pretty Days,” in 2022. This release showcases the band's evolution while solidifying their status as resilient artists in their own vein and beyond.