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Official Roadburn 2017 Artwork by John Dyer Baizley

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

“I’m equally excited and relieved to unveil the artwork that I’ve made for Roadburn 2017 today. Creating this painting has been a tremendous labor of love these past few months, while curating the musical aspect of the festival. Suffice it to say, the amount of time it takes for both […]

Roadburn 2017 – Cul de Sac, Thu, April 20: Bathsheba, Harsh Toke, JOY, Ortega, Ritual Object and Verwoed

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm

In keeping with what has become Roadburn tradition, Cul de Sac – our fifth, and most intimate stage – returns for the 2017 festival. Once again, in collaboration with Never Mind The Hype (a independent Dutch music platform for everything heavy, alternative and deviant), we will focus on bringing you […]

Roadburn 2017 – Cul de Sac, Fri, April 21: Jonkoklapper, Kuro, Ritual Object, Telepathy and Zaum

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

On Friday, April 21, the Cul de Sac will serve as the very centre of our overloaded brains once more, as Amsterdam (NL)-based Jonkoklapper will gladly extend the 420 celebrations by offering a drugged-out sort of ritualistic doom-pop. Appealing to any dopesmoker making the pilgrimage to Roadburn, Jonkoklapper might be […]

Roadburn 2017 – Cul de Sac, Sat, April 22: Bear, Hedonist, Lotus, Mantis and Slow Crush (RuffStuffMusic Showcase)

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm

For the last two years, we have looked down south and focussed on Belgium, together with one of the country’s foremost bookings agencies, RuffStuffMusic. Belgium remains such a fertile breeding ground – this hotbed of musical creativity ranges from tech-core and shoegaze to post-rock, and virtually everything in between – […]

Roadburn 2017 – Cul de Sac, Sun, April 23: Faal, Jaye Jayle, MNHM, Sink, Stone In Egypt

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm

The last day of Roadburn is always a day of mixed feelings – your body and mind battered by a constant barrage of sounds and images from the previous days, you’re blissfully exhausted, but somehow… not yet fully spent. So steady yourselves, and get ready for one last push at […]

Roadburn Festival 2017 Introduces: Laster

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

In collaboration with Never Mind The Hype – an independent Dutch music platform for everything heavy, alternative and deviant – we’re excited to announce the eighth instalment of Roadburn Festival Introduces. The idea is to present very promising Dutch or Belgian bands that have their own vibe, while at the […]

AntropomorphiA Will Mercilessly Brutalize Roadburn 2017!

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm

We do pride ourselves in our permanent mission of discovery and exploration here at Roadburn, but while there is a special delight in discovering a spectacular new hybrid of freejazz and acid sludge from Timbuktu to share with all our Roadburners, sometimes a bit of balancing out is needed. And […]

Atala To Embrace The Labyrinth at Roadburn 2017

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm

There’s a rumble in the Californian desert these days, and it comes from the crushing psychedelia of Atala. The trio’s newly announced second album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, will be out on Salt of the Earth Records this Spring, and we’re excited to introduce them to European ears with TWO SPECIAL […]

Day Tickets Roadburn 2017 On Sale at 18:00hrs CET Today, Thursday, January 12th

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

We know that many of you have been eagerly anticipating the sale of day tickets for Roadburn 2017 – and we’re happy to say that the wait is almost over. Day tickets for Roadburn 2017 go on sale at 18:00 CET tonight. Three and four day weekend tickets are already […]

Be Still Our Hearts, Because Pallbearer Return To Roadburn 2017

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Few bands have struck such a deep and emotional chord within the world of doom in the last few years as Pallbearer The quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas stormed out of the gates with their demo in 2010 which instantly made a gigantic splash in the more attentive underground, and […]

Roadburn 2017: Tickets Are Selling Extremely well!
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

We always promise to keep you informed, but don’t want […]

Roadburn 2017: Hardrock Hideout With Distillator, Heretic and Atala! Wednesday, April 19 at Cul de Sac, Tilburg (NL)
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our traditional Hardrock Hideout at the Cul de Sac serves […]

Visual art at Roadburn 2017: Fursy Teyssier
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Over the years, visual creativity and art has always been […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: The Two Worlds of Marald Van Haasteren
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm

In our unstoppable thirst for creative expression, we’re hosting an […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: Got No Obvious Direction – A Visual Art Exhibition by GNOD
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Established in 2007, psychedelic, anarcho, sonic pioneers GNOD celebrate their […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: Familiar Ink Is Watching You
Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Not content with levelling small buildings and causing tectonic shifts […]

Just Say GNOD: Roadburn 2017 Artist In Residence
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Last year we announced psychedelic, arnarcho, sonic pioneers GNOD as […]

Roadburn 2017 Single-Day Tickets Now On Sale!
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Single-day tickets for the Roadburn Thursday (April 20), Friday (April […]

Costin Chioreanu’s “There Is A Place Called Home” To Be Released By Svart Records At Roadburn 2017
Posted: January 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

It’s one thing to be gifted, but few people are […]

2016’s Most Inspirational Albums According To Roadburn
Posted: December 31, 2016 at 1:58 pm

This year we wanted to mark the end of twelve […]

Roadburn Approved

Album of the Day:
Thy Catafalque – Meta
Posted: September 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: After blowing my microbial brain through a nuclear-powered orgasmatron with last year’s full-length Sgùrr, I was slightly surprised Thy Catafalque had any creative juice left in the tank. Not only was Sgùrr one of the best albums I heard last year, it was one of […]

Album of the Day:
Asatta – Spiraling Into Oblivion
Posted: September 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Dooming since 2011, Asatta have finally got round to releasing their debut full release, Spiraling Into Oblivion, and for a scene which is in danger of folding into itself with so many sound-a-like bands, they may just introduce a new found invigoration. By learning […]

Album of the Day:
In The Woods – Pure
Posted: September 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Lovingly pinched from Metal Underground.com: Pure marks the first album by Norwegian dark, avant-garde band In The Woods since 1999 effort Strange In Stereo. The last album was only the band’s third full-length, but each album received much critical acclaim and retained the In The Woods style of melody and […]

Album of the Day:
Casual Nun – Super Fancy Skeleton
Posted: September 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Crawling out of the miasmic noise of the London underground (and not as in the iconic yet ramshackle transport link), Casual Nun are equal parts noise rock, psychedelic stew and acid-fried krautrock. An intriguing mix that coalesces into an invigorating whole, they fit well […]

Album of the Day:
Hypnopazūzu – Create Christ, Sailor Boy
Posted: August 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: “The group’s name Hypnopazūzu brought together 3 beings, and 2 languages, that move me and delight me and trouble me. Hypnagogia. Hypnos. Pazūzu. The Coptic language. The Akkadian language,” he explains. “Youth kindly allowed me to choose the name, on the basis that we called […]

Album of the Day:
Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine
Posted: August 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Lovingly pinched from Nine Circles: By now, chances are you’ve heard of New York’s Zeal and Ardor and if you’re anything like me you absolutely cannot get enough of second full length Devil Is Fine. It’s an amalgamation of so many different types of music — black metal, spirituals, hip […]