Coheed and Cambria head Monolith Festival return this November

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Coheed and Cambria head Monolith Festival return this November

Words by Staff Writer

Australia’s Monolith Festival has announced its return, bringing an unbeatable curation of international names and local favourites to venues around the country this November.

Monolith Festival is welcomed home to its Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane locations this November in a huge way. The single-stage prog festival held at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall, Melbourne’s PICA, and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion will be bringing out Nyack, New York progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria for what is bound to be a huge set.


  • Saturday 2 November Fortitude Music Hall BRISBANE
  • Saturday 9 November PICA MELBOURNE
  • Sunday 10 November Hordern Pavilion SYDNEY


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Coheed and Cambria will be performing their 2005 classic Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 – From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness in full for audiences, taken from their historical Neverender 4-day concert set.

Widely regarded as one of Coheed And Cambria’s most impactful records, Good Apollo is a prime example of conceptual brilliance and musicality coming together with the level of decadence that has become signature to Coheed And Cambria’s style in the years that have followed. Live the album is a masterclass in progressive music.

Coheed will be joined by an incredible lineup of talent. Second on the bill across all festival dates is Washington D.C.’s Periphery, whose 2023 album Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre, brought the group critical acclaim, repositioning Periphery as leaders in modern prog metal. The celebration of prog continues with the inclusion of more international talent, this time from Canadian instrumental prog group Intervals.

Norwegian prog group Leprous joins the Monolith lineup as another exciting addition, with the five-piece set to bring their new album Melodies of Atonement (set for release this August) to Australia. Adding some more European flair to the lineup for Monolith, is French metalcore/prog five-piece Novelists and completing the stacked Monolith lineup for 2024, is Melbourne’s own Silver Fang who have been cast as ones to watch on the scene. They will be appearing at Melbourne and Brisbane only.

Alongside the incredible lineup will be workshops, panels, market stalls and DJ’s to further enhance the festival experience for Australian prog fans.

A special Q&A panel focused on the series of graphic novels and comics is scheduled for each festival date titled Celebrating 20 Years of The Amory Wars: The Past, Present and Future with Claudio Sanchez. There will also be guitar and drum workshops with Periphery, Keyan and David Parkes and much more.

Early bird presale begins Wednesday 17 of July at 9am and general public tickets start from 9am Friday 19 July. You can sign up here for presale: