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Ramblin' Man Preview: Marillion's Guide To The Prog Stage

Expect favourites and something slightly different from Sunday’s Prog Stage headliners, says bassist Pete Trewavas.

"We know we have a dedicated fan base,” says Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas, currently busy working on the band’s new album, scheduled for early next year, “but the holy grail is having more people being turned on to us. That’s why Ramblin’ Man is such a great opportunity. We’re hoping that some of the more general rock audience will prick their ears up and wander over to the Prog Stage.”

As Sunday headliners on Ramblin’ Man’s Prog Stage, Marillion are ideally placed – both literally and figuratively – to attract both the curious and the converted. Trewavas isn’t giving too much away as to the Marillion setlist, though he does promise “lots of favourites, songs that we’re comfortable playing. A couple of years ago we did some touring in Germany with Deep Purple and tried to showcase some of the stuff we were more interested in playing, like The Invisible Man and Neverland, and we had an amazing response. So we’ve put a set together to show us off in a good light. It’s a cross-section from the last few years.”

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