THERION, THRESHOLD, FREEDOM CALL, ORPHANED LAND and FIREWIND have been officially confirmed for the U.K. edition of the ProgPower festival, set to take place March 25, 2006 at The Centaur in Cheltenham.

"Recognizing an upturn in the popularity of progressive and power metal here over the last few years, and offering a brand-new venue with unrivalled facilities and at a time of year not already over-subscribed with other metal festivals, we intend to do our European and U.S. counterparts proud," the festival organizers write on their web site. "With THERION, THRESHOLD, FREEDOM CALL, ORPHANED LAND and FIREWIND already confirmed, and two more bands to be announced, we hope to make this festival a great success."

Tickets go on sale June 6. Buy one of the first 100 tickets and become a "platinum pass" holder with exclusive festival benefits.

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