Progressive Circus 2016 – part III was held at Folkets Bar (previously Debaser, Folkets park) in Malmö, September 10th 2016 Record Heaven sponsored the event, and italian icons Le Orme did their first concert in Sweden after 50 years of activity. A reunited version of Roine Stolt’s Kaipa also played, with a setlist including both the bands’ 70’s material and some newly written tunes by the lineup. As original keyboard player Hans Lundin has recorded some great albums from 2000 and on under the name ”Kaipa”, the band that played live in 2016 were called ”Kaipa da Capo” to (maybe) not cause confusion. Roine also joined forces with Samla Mammas Manna’s drummer (and occasional Flower Kings percussionist) Hasse Bruniusson to perform some SMM classics with Rikard Sjöblom of Beardfish and Håkan Almkvist. Malmö based Hooffoot with members of Öresund Space Collective and Agusa also played, having been cancelled from the planned ”part II” of Progressive Circus 2016 in April, when Three Friends cancelled their tour following a heart attack of guitarist Gary Green.
The festival was marketed with the tag line ”So you miss or missed the 70s?
Then take a little trip back with ”Progressive Circus 2016 – part III”, where original members from LE ORME, KAIPA, SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA play the music from 10 masterpiece prog albums released 1971-1978, including some that will be performed in their entirety.”
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Thank you post from PC
It’s a tired but happy organizing duo that’s looking back on a hectic but very rewarding weekend!
Although it would be natural to focus on the excellent musician’s who gave us some extraordinary performances, we must start by sending some HUGE thank yous to sound technicians Linus Dahl and Micha Weber whose technical skills and wonderful personalities made Progressive Circus 2016 – part III a highly professional and enjoyable experience!
And of course, many thanks to the worl…d class virtuosos and crews of Kaipa da Capo/Hasse Bruniusson plays Samla Mammas Manna, Le Orme and Hooffoot! We’re very proud to have had the privilege of seeing you at PC and were blown away by four superb concerts with lots of goosebumps, laughter and unstoppable body movements.
Many thanks to Record Heaven / Transubstans for sponsoring us!
Many thanks also to Karin Bjerke and Suzanne for happily helping us with practicalities during the weekend, to Johan and Sara Arnesson for providing food, shelter and trampoline to our kids, to Johan Portmark for having a kick drum pedal.
Finally, a never ending thank you to the Progressive Circus supporters who come to our shows, share our posts, spread the word and believe in our vision. You inspire us to constantly find new ways to bring the best of progressive rock to Skåne, and we’re very happy to be on the PC journey with you. So keep up the good work and keep telling your friends, enemies and everyone else what PC means to you, and they’d be fools not to come to PC17!
…because we just miiiiight have news for you about 2017 in a not so distant future…
Hugs and kisses in 7/8,
Anna & Marcus
Photos by Robert Axelsson
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