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For the third year running Orange Amplification take great pleasure in being the headline sponsor for the Annual Progressive Music Awards. These critically and publicly acclaimed awards will be held at the suitably theatrical Underglobe venue, situated below Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on Thursday 11th September 2014, hosted once again by veteran broadcaster Gavin Esler.

Legendary progressive rock stars nominated for the awards this year include Orange ambassadors; English psychedelic rock band Purson who are up for the Limelight Award, experimental rock band 65daysofstatic are competing for the Breakthrough Artist Award and Transatlantic, whose guitarist Roine Stolt uses Orange, will be contesting the Album Of The Year Award with their album Kaleidoscope. Pioneers of post rock electronica, Mogwai, have been nominated for Band Of The Year and vying for the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award is the Rush 40th Box set, released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album featuring Orange ambassador Geddy Lee.

“We are delighted to once again be supporting the Annual Progressive Music Awards” said Damon Waller, Managing Director, “and doubly delighted to see so many Orange Amplification artists included in the nominations.”

To find out more about the 2014 Progressive Music awards go to

For one weekend a year, this weekend in fact – The gorgeous Peak District countryside becomes home to the Y Not Festival. Y Not is the Small, Fresh & Loud music festival, with a fantastic atmosphere and a history of amazing live acts. This year Orange Amps are helping to provide the back line.

There has been steady, organic growth since it began life as a gathering of young people attending an overspilling house party in deepest, darkest, Derbyshirest, Derbyshire. But it does retain the carefree, good-time atmosphere of those original, dawning years.

The festival is still run by the same small team of passionate enthusiasts it was all those years ago (albeit a little older and a little wiser), but with the same ethos at heart – great people having a great time makes a great festival.

Stunning panoramic views of the countryside, a fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you could ever possibly take in all through the finest Orange Amplifiers.

All you need to provide is the memories (and a killer fancy dress outfit).


Y not is held on 1st -3rd August 2014 at Pikehall, Derbyshire DE4 2PH. Click HERE for more information


2000 people flocked to the O2 in London on 16th June to witness The Orange sponsored Golden Gods Awards 2014.

As in previous years they were an enormous success, with the Orange booth once again proving to be a major attraction. Images from our booth can be found on our Facebook Page, so if you struck a pose, check it out and see if you can find yourself.

This year, we ran a competition on the night with people being offered the chance to win a CRPRO 120 Head with a PPC212OB cabinet in exchange for the best pout of the night. (It was an 80s theme – don’t blame us!)  Three finalists were chosen from the many entries and were invited up onto the stage, where Steel Panther, (with some help from the audience) chose our worthy winner.

Check out Sam’s winning pout below.

The event had some awesome live performances from bands including Dillinger Escape Plan and Black Stone Cherry as well as an appearance by Darth Vader himself, David Prowse.

Pictured below are Behemoth and Black Stone Cherry during their sets.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best New Band – Devil You Know

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ – Misha Mansoor of Periphery

Breakthrough Artist – Of Mice & Men

Best Underground Band – Wardruna

Best UK Band – Iron Maiden

Best Live Band – Killswitch Engage

Best International Band – Avenged Sevenfold

Global Metal Act – Orphaned Land and Khalas

Riff Lord – Mark Tremonti

King of the Internet – Devin Townsend

Inspiration – Hanoi Rocks

Album of the Year – ‘The Satanist’ – Behemoth

Icon – Michael Schenker

Spirit of Hammer – Darth Vader – Dave Prowse

The Golden God – Mikael Åkerfeldt

Game of the Year – Grand Theft Auto V

Video of the Year – ‘Party Like It’s The End Of The World’ – Steel Panther