Bad news first! The FMPM, the Montreal Progressive Rock Music Festival (FMPM is the french acronym) is dead. I'm sorry to see it go. It was, for four years, a great showcase for progressive music from around the world and for homegrown acts. I would like to thank everyone that had a hand in putting this great festival together, starting with Robert Dansereau, whom I met during a Marillion Weekend, and who was and is a big fan and a great guy.
And now the good news.
From the ashes of the FMPM may grow another Prog Rock Festival here in Montreal. Talks are alerady under way, and interest is shown from all quarters. We may yet have a festival where our favourite bands can play the music we have grown to love.
As the saying goes: The king is dead. Long live the king!