Archive for March, 2014

Roadburn 2014: Important Information If You Are Travelling By Train

Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Dutch rail network is undergoing major expansions and due to scheduled construction activities, train service will not be available between ‘s Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) and Tilburg during the Roadburn Festival this year. Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen NS) will provide bus transport.

What does this mean for Roadburn visitors? If you are arriving in Amsterdam (or Schiphol Airport), you can avoid Den Bosch by travelling to Tilburg via Rotterdam. You will need to change trains in Breda.

Also, if you are staying in Eindhoven and arriving in Amsterdam, you can avoid Den Bosch by travelling to Eindhoven via Rotterdam. You will need to change trains in Breda.

If you are travelling to the festival by train from the east, for example via Hengelo or Arnhem, be prepared to transfer to a bus when you arrive in Den Bosch.

There will be signs (see pics below) and NS employees waiting to direct you to a bus. Or just follow the locals! You do not need to buy a bus ticket. There will be storage space available on board for your luggage (and camping gear, if applicable). The additional travel time will be about 30 minutes.

If you are travelling to the festival by train from the south, for example via Venlo or Roosendaal, there are no scheduled disruptions to train service.

For the latest Dutch rail information in English, please visit the NS website HERE.

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In Memoriam: Selim Lemouchi’s Earth Air Spirit Water Fire At The 2014 Roadburn Afterburner

Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Devil’s Blood’s first-ever show at Roadburn 2008 was undeniably one of the great moments in the festival’s history. After the group disbanded in early 2013, guitarist Selim Lemouchi began to channel his considerable creative energies into a new project: Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies. During 2013, the debut EP […]

Roadburn Festival 2014: The Running Order

Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The official running order for Roadburn Festival 2014 is here! It took a bit longer than usual due to unusually complex production details this year, but with the necessary care and precision everything fell into place. Please remember that we cannot honor any requests to change the running order to […]

Roadburn 2014 Afterburner Sold Out!

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014

Roadburn 2014 itself may have long sold out, but now the Afterburner is sold out too! A big thanks to all of you who bought a ticket, we’re so proud to have such a loyal audience. Of course, we look forward to welcoming all of you first-time visitors, too. See […]

José Carlos Santos’ Roadburn Band Of The Week: Napalm Death (Terrorizer)

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014

What, you mean you’ve heard of these kids already? Damn it, here I was thinking I’d blow your mind with something new… bands get popular really quickly these days! What have Napalm Death whatever done to warrant this much attention then? It’s not like they’ve defined grindcore, or invented the […]

José Carlos Santos’ Roadburn Band Of The Week: 40 Watt Sun (Terrorizer)

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014

As we’ve seen so far in this series of articles about Roadburn bands, from all the statements the musicians have kindly provided us, the festival isn’t just special for the audience. The previously praised blending between audience, artists and staff that takes place at Roadburn to a degree that no […]

Roadburn Festival 2014: The Black and White Photography of Paul Verhagen (Achrome Moments)

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

During Roadburn Festival 2014, the 013 venue will host two photography exhibitions, including one featuring selected works by Achrome Moments. Achrome Moments is the project of Paul Verhagen (1972), who is completely self-taught. Paul has an eye condition called achromatopsia: in addition to being color blind, his eyes are extremely sensitive […]

Roadburn Festival 2014: The Gonzo Photojournalism of Steph Byrne

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

In addition to paintings, drawings, poster art, video and backdrop projections, we will also showcase photography at this year’s Roadburn Festival. It’s definitely an integral part of the festival, too! From the very beginning, Roadburn’s signature identity was created in part through visual art. This year, we are thrilled to […]

Roadburn Festival 2014: The Art of Arik Roper; Live Painting At This Year’s Festival

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Arik Roper is the man behind many of Roadburn’s favorite works of album art. Earth‘s The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull, Sleep‘s Dopesmoker, Weedeater‘s Jason the Dragon, High on Fire‘s Blessed Black Wings: these are just a few striking examples of what Arik is capable of dreaming up […]

Goodbye Dear Selim

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Goodbye dear Selim, You were truly inspirational, artistically and personally… Thank you for the amazing music… Thank you for letting me be a small part of several rituals as dj… Thank you for encouraging me… You will be sorely missed! Walter also on behalf of Jurgen and Roadburn.