Yes To Launch Their Very Own Yestival Music Festival

06/04/2013
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Progress rock legends Yes have announced plans to launch their very own music festival this summer, which has appropriately been dubbed Yestival.

The inaugural Yestival will be a single full day event that will be taking place at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on Saturday, August 3rd.

Yes will be headlining the event and announced plans to play their 1971's The Yes Album and 1972's Close To The Edge albums in their entirety at the show.

Yestival will also feature mainstage performances from The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, with additional artists still to be announced.

The festival will also feature a second stage with performances by up-and-coming progressive rock bands including Scale The Summit and a special appearance by The School Of Rock, and an art showing by Roger Dean, whose has provided the visuals and album covers for many bands including YES, Uriah Heep and Asia.

Chris Squire had this to say about the event, "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."

Yestival will be taking place in the middle of Yes's current World Tour, where the band is performing the 3 albums 'The Yes Album', 'Close To The Edge' and 'Going For The One' in their entirety.

North American dates for the tour will kick off on July 6th in Paso Robles, CA at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre and will conclude on August 12th in Indianapolis, IN at the Murat Theatre, Old National Centre.

6 July 2013 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
7 July 2013 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
9 July 2013 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
10 July 2013 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
12 July 2013 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater, The Palms
13 July 2013 Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
14 July 2013 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
14-17 July 2013 Las Vegas, NV YES: Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
18 July 2013 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
19 July 2013 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
20 July 2013 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Concert Hall
21 July 2013 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall
23 July 2013 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
24 July 2013 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
25 July 2013 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
27 July 2013 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park
28 July 2013 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
30 July 2013 Montreal/QC, Canada Place des Arts
31 July 2013 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
2 Aug 2013 Lincoln, RI *[2LP show] Twin River Event Center
3 Aug 2013 Camden, NJ *[2LP show] Yestival Susquehanna Bank Center
4 Aug 2013 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
7 Aug 2013 Cleveland Heights, OH Cain Park
8 Aug 2013 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair Main Stage
9 Aug 2013 Prior Lake, MN *[2LP show] Mystic Lake Casino
10 Aug 2013 Mt Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
12 Aug 2013 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre, Old National Centre

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