To celebrate YES’s 50th anniversary year in 2018, a special fan day will take place on Sunday 25th March at the London Palladium. Devised by YES fans for YES fans, this will be the very first time such an official event has been held in the UK. A half century is worth celebrating, so on the special Sunday, YES fans from around the world can immerse themselves in all things YES in the centre of London, where it all began for the band back in 1968.
1pm – 5pm
- YES members will attend plus YES Alumni
- The official launch and world-wide exclusive availability of the Drama line-up version of Fly From Here, new lead vocals throughout by Trevor Horn, and remix by Trevor, including an unreleased track. (limited numbers available for purchase)
- Roger Dean artwork on display and for sale. Trading Boundaries (Prog Rock venue) will host Roger’s stand. The revealing of the new piece of artwork for Close to the Edge will take place.
- YES tour merchandise will be available for sale
- Q & A with various guests & Roger Dean
- SeYeS: The UK YES Tribute band performing classic YES songs
- Exclusive free YES fan day only, souvenir programme (limited numbers available)
- Yes raffle of collectables (monies will go to the chosen charities)
- Uniquely, five YES book authors will be there throughout the day.
- Roger Dean (Views)
- Chris Welch (Close To The Edge)
- David Watkinson (Perpetual Change)
- Jon Kirkman (Dialogue)
- Simon Barrow (New release: Solid Mental Grace)
- Jerry Ewing will discuss Prog Magazine and future Prog book releases
- Family members of Chris Squire will be attending
- YES Memorabilia display in the foyer (Curated by David Watkinson)
- Fragile: The UK YES Tribute band along with Claire Hamill performing classic YES songs
More announcements to follow.
*Yes fans who have purchased Meet and Greet packages for Saturday / Sunday will get free entry to the Sunday fan event*.