Support Bands

Friday Afternoon - Adventure Factory - Sylf

Sylf [Jennifer Rothery] is a Brighton-based vocalist, producer and songwriter.

Producing hypnotic, dark and haunting songs at the crossroads of alt rock, trip hop, and electronic music. Influences include Mazzy Star, Massive Attack, Boards of Canada, Radiohead, and Cocteau Twins.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the Marillion Weekend in Port Zelande this year. The weekends are always so indescribably special and I am so excited to share my music with the Marillion family.”

Sylf is currently preparing to release and tour her debut EP, OPIA.

Friday Night - Panic Room

Fronted by Anne-Marie Helder - twice winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ in the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll - the band hail from Wales, England, and Singapore.

With diverse backgrounds and vastly eclectic influences, these 5 musicians have a deep well of ideas to draw from. 

Infamously hard to define, Panic Room create a 'fascinating fusion of sound’. Full of twists and turns, you’ll hear blistering rock riffs followed by slick jazzy grooves; a beautiful atmospheric anthem leading into a hypnotic eastern frenzy; an achingly honest heart-song, right next to a jam full of quirky experimentation.

Among the line-up are Dave Foster on lead guitar and Yatim Halimi on bass - who Marillion fans will also know from their work with the Steve Rothery Band.Drummer Gavin Griffiths has played with Fish, Bill Nelson, and countless other legends; while completing the group is keyboard maestro Jonathan Edwards, who is one of the band’s main songwriters alongside Anne-Marie.

Panic Room’s set at the Dutch Weekend will be their first performance alongside the legendary band; although regular Weekenders may remember Anne-Marie playing a solo set at the festival in 2009. She says: ‘I am deeply honoured and fizzing with excitement to be invited back to Port Zélande... this time with my boys! We can’t wait to get there, meet you all, and hopefully deliver a mindblowing set to kick off your Friday night with a bang!’

2017 is set to be a momentous year for Panic Room - they plan to record a ‘’brave, fresh and innovative” new studio album in Spring (their 6th), followed by a major run of tour dates; and they will also release a stunning new Live DVD in March.

Saturday Afternoon - Adventure Factory - Ed And Ollie Goodale

Ed Goodale lives in a parallel world just to the side of ours.

His unique gift inspires his highly creative song writing which is driven by his personal observation of ‘‘The feelings and spaces around’’.

Ed is a prolific writer of beautifully worded songs with infectious guitar riffs and rhythms; he has played extensively at gigs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe and, whether it be solo to an attentive club audience or to thousands at a festival accompanied by brother Ollie on percussion (who will be with him in Port Zelande).

Ed’s infectious performance and repartee has enthralled audiences of all ages.

Saturday Afternoon - Adventure Factory - Luna Rossa

LUNA ROSSA are the acoustic duo of Anne-Marie Helder and Jonathan Edwards ~ the Award-Winning songwriters behind PANIC ROOM.

After rocking the main stage with the ‘Panics’ on Friday night (24th March), the duo will return with their ‘little sister’ project on Saturday afternoon, in the Adventure Factory.

This will be the perfect chill-out set, with Luna Rossa bringing you ‘Acoustic music at its finest.... Songs of enchanting honesty and exquisite beauty’. (Rock’n’Reel Magazine)

Helder & Edwards have created two albums with Luna Rossa to date, and a third is promised for later in 2017.

This rare and exclusive set at Port Zélande will include highlights from both releases - including the critically acclaimed title track of their latest album, ’Secrets and Lies’.

Saturday Night - Iamthemorning

Iamthemorning is an independent chamber progressive band founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010.

The core and permanent line-up of the band consists of Gleb Kolyadin (Piano) and Marjana Semkina (Vocals). For most live performances and recordings the band uses (in various combinations) guitar, bass, drums, string quartet, and a number of rather unconventional instruments including harp.

The songwriting is rich with metaphorical layers and at the same time adopts nearly every significant musical achievement of a progressive rock genre, associated with the likes of early Porcupine Tree, Philip Glass and Kate Bush, musically and lyrically.

The new album Lighthouse is the follow up to the band’s 2014 album Belighted and features guests Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) & Mariusz Duda (Riverside, Lunatic Soul).

Recorded across London, Moscow & St Petersburg, the album won the ALBUM OF THE YEAR award at the prestigious Prog Awards ceremony last September in London. In the 2016 Prog Magazine Reader's poll Marjana was voted Female Vocalist Of The Year and Woman Of The Year. Gleb was voted second in the Keyboardist category.

In 2017 the band (in a six-piece outfit) is planning to do shows throughout Europe.

Sunday Night - Harry Pane

Harry Pane is a singer-songwriter from Northamptonshire.

His live performance delivers a great energy and he has a distinctive tone to his voice.

He has received support from John Kennedy at Radio X, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing & won 'Best Original Artist' at the #Roadtothe100club with PRS and Island Records.

In 2016 he played at SXSW Festival in Texas, Glastonbury, CarFest and Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival.

He will be going on his first UK tour in March with his new EP The Wild Winds, produced by Dani Castelar, which will be released in March 2017.