We’re delighted to announce that Magic Pie will return to Gettysburg this year. This will be the band’s fourth ROSfest performance, and band members have even attended the festival as paying guests in the years following their last performance. These fine Norwegian proggers are dear and true friends of the festival, and it will be a pleasure to see them perform for us again. This is a headliner quality band, and among the most impressive festival opening bands we’ve ever had.
Their brand of heavy, symphonic progressive rock is reminiscent of bands such as The Flower Kings, albeit with a heavier edge bordering metal at times and arguably with a slightly more accessible sound. Following their headliner concert for us in 2010 the band has released two albums, “The Suffering Joy” in 2011 and “King for a Day” in 2015, both of which have strengthened their position as one of the leading progressive rock bands of today. Their first two CDs, “Motions of Desire” and “Circus of Life,” are widely regarded as contemporary classics. The current line-up of the band is Kim Stenberg (guitars, vocals), Eirikur Hauksson (vocals, guitars), Eirik Hanssen (guitars, vocals), Jan Torkild Johannessen (drums), Erling Henanger (keyboards, vocals) and Lars Petter Holstad (bass, vocals).
“Magic Pie is a band it seems our audience just cannot hear too often. They have been requested yearly, and for 2016 we found the time was right to book them again.”