Hi everyone,

The following text below is what I have sent to everyone involved with Prog in the Park 2.0.


Please accept a very belated Happy New Year and all the best for you and your families over 2021. I say belated as I celebrated bringing in the ‘bells’ for the first time in my 51 yrs in the back of an ambulance outside my front door.

You see I was rushed to my local hospital, Victoria Kirkcaldy just as the bells tolled to bring in 2021. Then after an emergency x-ray then CT scan, I was then transferred to the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE). So I was in the RIE from the early hours of New Years Day (for the first year I didn’t even hear the U2 song!) until 20 January 2021, when I was finally discharged. Since being back home I have been mostly bed bound due to the high levels of chronic pain I am in, even though I have a high pain threshold!

So what’s been wrong? Once again I have an infection in my chest which has reached the area that was rebuild of my chest took place during life saving surgery in 2015. With the love of my wife Kirsty and wee boy Nathan, I am getting stronger everyday.

But enough of me, what about Prog in the Park 2.0? Well I am so sorry but due to all the Covid-19 restrictions that are currently in place here in Scotland, then there is no way that this will be going ahead in March 2021.

So what of the future of the PITP 2.0 project? Well I can assure you this, I am determined that “SCOTLAND’S INDOOR PROG ROCK FESTIVAL IN AID OF CANCER CHARITIES” project will happen sometime in the Spring of 2022.

Why 2022 and not later this year? For one, even though I have a complicated ill health condition, I need to clear this year, just in case! I am sure you can all appreciate this. I also can’t see something like this going ahead this year.

We all desperately want to see you all live and in person again and I am desperate to help that happen, with of course your continued support. Prog Rock in Scotland needs an event like this and I appreciate you working with me to see this dream of mine and others happen.

In the meantime, I hope that you and you families keep safe during this pandemic and trying times that we all are going through.

Stay safe  Stay alive

Best wishes
Kevin O’Neil

Prog in the Park 2.0


Published by One of Fifteen

I am 1 of only 15 people worldwide diagnosed with maligant myopericytoma. Life threatening surgery in October 2015 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh saved my life. I am now trying to find the #14others diagnosed with this rare form of cancer. Please help me. https://about.me/kevin.oneil

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