The 19th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus - our annual three-day psych/prog festival, organised and hosted by Pete Bingham from Sendelica; this will be the 7th year of Sardonicus (we started with the 13th!) and it's become an annual gathering of fans of great music - live and on vinyl - along with great beer and as easy-going and friendly a setting as you could wish for.
Pete Bingham has been working hard on putting together a great line-up for next year's event - a mix of Sardonicus and FdM favourites, together with some new bands to keep you on your toes.
The final line-up is now complete, with Nick Harper the final artist to be added; with The Bevis Frond headlining, Pinhdar and London Underground flying in from Italy, Cary Grace and the Soft Hearted Scientists returning after too many years away and The Vapour Trails, Spygenius and Codex Seraphini (my live 'find' of 2022) making their first appearances at the festival, I think you might say Pete has delivered in style
AND Record Collector magazine have confirmed their sponsorship of the 2023 event - great news for us as it means extra publicity, great news for everyone attending as it means lots more cool giveaways!
So, put a line through August 4-6 in your 2023 diary, book your tickets via Sendelica's bandcamp page and try to sort out your accommodation as soon as possible, Cardigan tends to fill up quickly in mid-summer (and please note, OUR festival is mud-free and rain-free - it's all held downstairs in Cardigan's Cellar Bar, opposite Cardigan castle!)
Of course it's the live music that matters most, but there will, of course, be an FdM stall on the Saturday and Sunday, a free FdM goodie-bag for everyone on the Saturday and an FdM raffle - and a Record Collector magazine raffle on the Sunday
The goodie-bag will include EIGHT CDs including:
1 'The Red Herring' - FdM's DJ-only compilation CD of tracks taken from our 2022 catalogue
2 'Vast Empty Spaces' - a CD by the late, great Todd Dillingham (another FdM festival exclusive, with a new design and different mix of tracks to the Voiceprint release from nearly 30 years ago)
3 'Some Other Animals' - an exclusive CD by Fulmen
4 an exclusive Claudio Cataldi CD 'The Age Of Nova'
5 a CD by pre-Past Tense band, Pipe
6 an exclusive Lemon Clocks compilation CD that looks back at 10 years of the band
7 Astral Magic 'Where The Magic Is Strong' exclusive compilation CD
8 an exclusive Das Blaue Palais compilation CD
together with download codes for at least four more albums...
'Magic Modulations and Motorik Manoeuvres' by The Good Force
'Yours' by Blue Navy
plus download cards for both of SEN3's excellent instrumental albums
- with at least one more CD to come - any artists reading this who would like to add something to the goodie-bag, please email me