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Rejoice! Gong To Lead Roadburn 2017 Into Sonic Anarchy

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pothead Pixies rejoice! We’re leaving for planet Gong on Sunday, April 23 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As Kavus Torabi, along with Fabio Golfetti, Dave Sturt, Ian East and Cheb Nettles, will carry these FrancoBritish prog legends, “on into new unknown heights and depths far beyond I could ever imagine myself” – according to the late, great Master Builder himself, Daevid Allen.

Gong should need no introduction – their unique take on prog and space rock, an experimental mixture of psych rock, otherworldly atmospherics and lyrics, and jazzy leanings, has been influencing fellow travellers since the early 70s. Luminaries like Robert Wyatt, Steve Hillage, Allen Holdsworth and Pierre Moerlin have all been part of the extended Gong-family. Plus albums like Camembert Electrique, and the Radio Gnome Trilogy, consisting of Flying Teapot, Angel’s Egg and You, are regarded as bonafide prog / psych classics.

The band’s latest album, Rejoice! I’m Dead is a fitting tribute to Daevid Allen, the band’s fallen hero, and sees Gong flying their freak flag high – still after all these years, and reflecting the band’s entire history.

For us, it’s such a dream come true to welcome Gong at Roadburn, as we have had most of their peers, like Hawkwind, Magma, Amon Duul II and Guru Guru among others, gracing our stages over the years, and the only one missing was… Gong. We proudly feel that we finally have come full circle!

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!


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