Roadburn 2017

March 15th

Roadburn 2017: Final Announcements and Event Running Order Released

We know you’ve been patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) waiting for us to unveil the running orders for Roadburn 2017 – and they’re finally HERE!

This is the part that we agonise over every year; it takes days and days to settle on a running order that works and makes sense in the context of Walter‘s artistic vision of Roadburn. It pains us that clashes are an unfortunate necessity of putting on a festival like this, but I hope that everybody is able to create their own unique experience of Roadburn out of what we have put together here.

Because we have Crippled Black Phoenix playing early on the Thursday afternoon, we have anticipated high numbers of attendees showing up for that, and made provisions! You will be able to swap your ticket for a wristband on Wednesday evening between 6.30pm and 11pm.

The box office will open again at 11am on Thursday morning, so if you’ve got time to kill, why not pick up your wristband before heading for your first Roadburn beer?

Tickets Selling Extremely Well!

Weekend tickets, plus Friday and Saturday day tickets are now completely sold out. Thursday and Sunday day tickets remain and can be purchased below:

Thursday only – limited availability (59 Euro)
Sunday only – limited availability (59 Euro)

Hopefully you caught the news that the Roadburn campsite will remain where it was last year – close to the train station and only a short walk from the 013 venue! Campsite tickets including flexotels can be purchased from this LINK.

Amenra, Razors In The Night (Baizley, Kelly, Adams & Sarba) and Folteraar – the final bands added to Roadburn 2017

Roadburn Festival and the Church of Ra are certainly no strangers; they’ve left an impression on us, much like the one they have left on the wider music community. It would be hard to turn Amenra down at any point, but when our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley was so enthusiastic about having them as part of his event, we knew it was a no-brainer to have them return to the Roadburn stage.

Baizley comments:
“It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce their 2017 performance will be the first “heavy” set they’ve done in quite some time. They were at the top of my list of invitees when I was first asked to curate, and I wouldn’t skip their 013 set for any rational reason.”

Read more about Amenra HERE
Pic by Stefaan Temmerman

As John Dyer Baizley’s curation has unfolded it’s given us an insight into the twists and turns of his own musical make up, and waved a defiant flag for those bands that refuse to conform or play by the rules. The final band to be announced for Baizley’s curation tick both those boxes with a firm, bold cross. They are called RAZORS IN THE NIGHT

Baizley explains: Scott Kelly (Neurosis/ Corrections House), Pete Adams (Baroness/ Valkyrie), and Marek Sarba (Insuiciety/Baroness & Neurosis Road-monster), and I are thrilled to be playing a set of our favorite classic punk songs on the Het Patronaat stage on April 22. For those of you familiar with classic 80’s punk, you will almost certainly know these songs, please come out and sing along with us – its always been about community.”

Read more about Razors In The Night HERE

We already have Laster, Turia, Gnaw Their Tongues or Verwoed, for instance, performing at this year’s Roadburn, to illustrate the depth of the current Dutch black metal scene, but every time we kick a rock over here, yet another amazing band seems to crawl up from beneath the ground filled with bad intentions and armed with devastatingly dark music. Such is the case with the mysterious Folteraar, the very last band we are announcing for Roadburn 2017. They will play the Cul de Sac on Friday, April 21.

Read more about Folteraar HERE

Roadburn Festival, Burlesque Of North America & John Dyer Baizley Present: Full Bleed – A Poster Exhibit

Roadburn Festival is proud to be teaming up with Burlesque of North America (BRLSQ), and our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley to bring festival attendees Full Bleed, an exhibition of silkscreened poster art.

The title of the exhibition refers to a common screen printing term, describing a process where silkscreen ink is printed beyond the cut edge of a poster. As a festival that prides itself on taking music and art beyond the expected border, we knew we had to bring this exhibition to Roadburn 2017.

BRLSQ is a creative studio and screen printing shop based in Minneapolis, USA, with only five full-time staff, but an immense vision. The roster of artists they collaborate with is rich and diverse, and John Dyer Baizley has been with them for over a decade.

As well as John, several of the artists exhibiting at Full Bleed will be familiar to RoadburnersBecky Cloonan, Arik Roper and Jacob Bannon are among them. Also exhibiting will be Richey Beckett, Zbigniew Bielak, Darko Groenhagen, Marald Van Haasteren and Thomas Hooper.

Read more about Full Bleed HERE

Side Programme

Roadburn‘s side programme is a series of panels, live interviews, listening sessions, in depth discussions – and this year includes the return of Roadburn Cinema! Here’s the run down of what will be part of the side programme this year.

In Conversation: GNODMetal Hammer‘s Dom Lawson probes Chris, Paddy and the gang on their influences, their output, and their place in the creative community.

In Conversation: John Dyer BaizleyUla Gehret will be in conversation with our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley.

Industry Panel Discussion: Is Live Music Really Thriving? – Our handpicked panel of industry brainiacs debate the current health of the live music scene, the ups and downs of touring and the part we can all play to keep this essential part of the music industry thriving!

Buma ROCKS! Presents: Overcoming Barriers – our panel of experts discuss what it takes for a band to start making waves overseas, and what the business, industry and geographical barriers are that they must overcome to do so.

In Conversation: CovenMetal Hammer‘s Jonathan Selzer will be in conversation with Coven, following their first ever show on European soil. Jinx Dawson is the beating heart of Coven, and she will be talking about what makes Coven tick as a band, and about their future plans. This session requires a reservation, click HERE for more details

The Definition of HeavyRoadburn is constantly looking to redefine what heaviness is in the context of music. José Carlos Santos leads a discussion with Roadburn‘s own artistic director, Walter , SubRosa‘s Rebecca Vernon, Disfear and At The Gates vocalist, Tomas Lindberg, and Metal Hammer‘s Dom Lawson.

In Conversation: My Dying Bride – as the band play their classic album, Turn Loose The Swans, later on that night, this seemed like a good opportunity to sit them down and reflect on their career highlights.

Listening Sessions:
Roadburn‘s listening sessions this year will include not one but two opportunities to listen to Sólstafir‘s new album Beyrdreyminn, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason will be on hand to introduce the album prior to the first listening session on Thursday afternoon.
Joining Sólstafir will be Costin Chioreanu presenting his album There is a Place Called Home, plus a premiere of the new album, Hydrogen, from Ivar Bjørnson ‘s ambient project BardSpec.

Read more about Roadburn’s side programme HERE

Roadburn Cinema Returns!

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Roadburn Cinema! This year we will have four incredible films playing on rotation each night.

We will kick off on the Thursday with Colin van Eeckhout from Amenra introducing the documentary film  Noisey Meets: Colin Van Eeckhout! We’ll also have the fantastic The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale  Riverhead (featuring soundtrack courtesy of Ulver), and Road to Roadburn, a documentary featuring Nibiru.

Make your way down to the V39 basement and dip your toe into one of these great cinematic offerings. Read more about Roadburn Cinema HERE

Cul De Sac

In keeping with what has become Roadburn tradition, the festival’s fifth and most intimate stage returns to Cul de Sac. Once again, in collaboration with Never Mind The Hype (an independent Dutch music platform for everything heavy, alternative and deviant), we will focus on bringing you the most promising Dutch and Belgian bands, plus others from futher afield.

Positioned just around the corner from the 013 venue, the intimate surroundings of the Cul de Sac mean you can get up close and personal with some of the most exciting bands the underground scene has to offer, squeezed in alongside some established acts too!

In 2017 the band that Roadburn is specifically choosing to showcase to our audience is Utrecht’s Laster. The spotlight of Roadburn Introduces… this year will fall on this Dutch trio; to call them black metal doesn’t do justice to the complexity of each horrific layer of putridity they heap upon our senses. Don’t say you weren’t warned. Read more about Laster HERE

Cul De Sac Line Up

Thursday: Bathsheba, Joy, Harsh Toke, Ortega ft. Gnaw Their Tongues and Verwoed – Read more HERE

Friday: Jonkoklapper, Kuro, Ritual Object, Telepathy and Zaum – Read more HERE

Saturday: Bear, Hedonist, Laster, Lotus, Mantis and Slow Crush – Read more HERE

Sunday: Faal, Jaye Jayle, MNHM, Sink, Stone in Egypt, Turia – Read more HERE

Hardrock Hideout

Whilst many Roadburners arrive in Tilburg on Thursday, the first official day of the festival, hundreds more arrive the day before. And to keep them out of trouble, or at least contain it, we’re thrilled to announce that The Hardrock Hideout, Roadburn‘s official pre-show party will return on the Wednesday evening at Cul de Sac. Admission is FREE!

Forging 80s inspired thrash metal, Holland’s own Distillator, black’n’roll veterans, Heretic, and Californian riff masters Atala – yes, them again – will crack one (or more) open and kick off the festival in style. Read more about our traditional Hardrock Hideout HERE