Yes To Launch Their Very Own Yestival Music Festival
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