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Roadburn Festival 2016: The Emotional Connection Has Never Been Stronger

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016

Roadburn 2016 was the first edition to take place in the new and improved 013 venue. We were overwhelmed by how well the line up came together, how many of you were supportive and bought tickets – we knew it was going to be a great edition before it started but we weren’t quite prepared for what an emotional journey it would be.

It was so touching to see so many of the audience connect so intensely with the bands performing, and also with each other. The atmosphere this created led to some incredibly emotional, passionate and heartfelt performances across all the stages, and bands of all levels.

We have seen musicians and audience alike, moved to tears, overwhelmed with the impact of the unique community that is Roadburn. Even first timers to the festival were embraced and swept along as part of the Roadburn family. The emotional connection has never been stronger and made us feel so proud to share this with you – attendees, staff, and bands. This is what the festival means to us.

We want to thank all of you for being part of a Roadburn that will linger in our minds for a long time to come. We have made great memories, and are grateful to have shared this experience with each of you. Your support is always noticed, appreciated and never taken for granted.

With this being the first Roadburn in the new 013 venue, and having so many more people to accommodate, we have had to adapt somewhat. We know there were some people frustrated by the queues, and your comments have been noted and will be taken into consideration. We want you to feel free to give us feedback – the attendees are at the heart of this festival, afterall!

Roadburn 2017 will take place April 20-23, 2017 – at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. We’ll see you there.

Walter, Becky, and the 013 venue.


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A-Z of Roadburn 2016: Everything You Need To Know!

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

We’ve gathered together all of the essential information to ensure that your Roadburn experience goes without a hitch this year. A – Access! First thing’s first! You will need to swap your ticket for a wristband before you can access the festival stages. Because we have Cult of Luna playing […]

Roadburn 2016 Hardrock Hideout: Bang, The Skull & Jucifer, Wed, April 13, Cul De Sac, Tilburg (NL)

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Our traditional Hardrock Hideout will once again jump the Roadburn gun on the evening prior to the start of the actual festival, as everyone already in town congregates to celebrate the finer points in life – Roadburn itself, good company, fine brews and the compelling power of the riff. And […]

Roadburn 2016 Official Exhibition: The World of Becky Cloonan

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

It’s no secret that Roadburn has a strong leaning towards art and creativity, and we’re proud to announce that a new chapter in our ever-evolving love affair with music and art comes to fruition at this year’s festival. For 2016, Becky Cloonan has created our incredible artwork, and with her […]

Roadburn Festival 2016: Running Order

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

We’re very happy to finally be able to reveal the running order for Roadburn 2016. We know this is one of the most anticipated parts of attending Roadburn – as people get out their highlighters and plan their weekend. But it can also be one of the most dreaded, agonising […]

Roadburn 2016: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Beastmaker and Carousel – Saturday, April 16th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell Are Back And, Once Again – There’s No Messing Around At Roadburn 2016 Steeped in the grimy proto-metal sound of legends such as Sir Lord Baltimore, Blue Cheer and Budgie, the UK’s unashamed, hard rocking ‘erberts, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell will return to Roadburn 2016 on […]

CHVE To Seize Hearts And Minds At Roadburn 2016 With A Frighteningly Special Guest

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Colin H. Van Eeckhout is not only the frontman for the revolutionary Amenra – who, as you know, will grace the Roadburn stages with two shows this April – but a versatile and often surprising artist and musician operating on other different wavelengths as well. Having recently released the first […]

Roadburn 2016: Buried at Sea Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – Sunday, April 16th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Buried At Sea To Drag You Into An Abyss At Roadburn 2016 From the beginning surge of feedback through the last filth-caked rumble, Buried at Sea’s sound is a monument to the notion of tone as weight. Abrasive in the extreme and matched in aural largesse only by the sway […]

Diamanda Galás: Death Will Come And Have Your Eyes At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

After a few months of following Lee Dorrian down the rabbit hole of his creative vision, we are extremely proud to announce the presence of Diamanda Galás at Roadburn 2016. Having taken up the voice – that piercingly beautiful, hauntingly multi-octave voice of hers – as her main vehicle of […]

Russell Haswell To Bring The Noise To Lee Dorrian’s Curated Event at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

We at Roadburn are proud to announce the latest addition to Lee Dorrian‘s Rituals for the Blind Dead event, record producer, free improvisor, computer musician, noise aficionado, curator and collaborator Russell Haswell, who trained at Coventry School of Art, and graduated in 1991. Known for his conceptual work, excoriating experimental […]