The iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have announced their first-ever festival--YESTIVAL, a day-into-night musical adventure in full quadraphonic sound--for Saturday, August 3 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. The multi-platinum progressive rock titans--performing their classic albums 1971’s The Yes Album and 1972’s Close to the Edge in their entirety and more--will be joined by like-minded artists such as The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and other acts TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 AM EST and will start at just $35. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Susquehanna Bank Center Box Office, Live Nation Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000. YESTIVAL is presented by Live Nation.
Says YES bassist Chris Squire, "This is a concept we've been trying to put into motion for some time, and only now we've been able to turn it into reality. We're looking forward to starting YESTIVAL out in the Philadelphia area, which has been a Yes stronghold since the '70s."
The Musical Box is a band that is internationally acclaimed for its historically accurate re-enactment of Genesis early work. As part of the 40th commemorative anniversary, the band will perform the FOXTROT SHOW as presented by Genesis in 1973. The Musical Box, exclusively licensed by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, has become the reference in the interpretation of contemporary music. Peter Gabriel saw a performance and said "The Musical Box recreated, very accurately, what Genesis was doing.” Genesis co-founder Michael Rutherford added, “It was better than the real thing.”
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be performing innovative versions of classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer hits. Palmer, named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 greatest drummers of all time, has been performing for audiences for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia.
Renaissance is a band which for 44 years has been acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classic and symphonic influences.
YESTIVAL will also feature a second stage of all-day entertainment with performances by up-and-coming progressive rock bands such as Scale The Summit and a special appearance by The School Of Rock, as well as an art showing by Roger Dean, whose visuals and album covers for many bands including YES, Uriah Heep and Asia have played an important part in the history of progressive rock.
YES--bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geofff Downes and singer Jon Davison--has been enjoying a successful 2013, with a world tour marking the first time since 1973 that the band has performed any album onstage in their entirety. The North American tour will continue starting July 6 in Paso Robles, CA and include stops in Anaheim, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC and Montreal, CAN, wrapping up on August 12 in Indianapolis, IN. Go to www.yesworld.com for the latest tour dates and ticket links. For tickets and special VIP packages to YESTIVAL go to www.ticketmaster.com. In addition, CID Entertainment is offering travel packages to YESTIVAL with accommodations in Philadelphia and your choice of VIP tickets here: www.cidentertainment.com/home/yestival.php.