The legendary and prestigious Roadburn festival offers a wide range of musical sonic torment of the different genres breaking the boundaries on 9-12th of April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands
Roadburn have elated to announce that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar Kvitrafn Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event.
Chicago instrumental band Bongripper will make a welcome return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival with two sets that feature their unique brand of devastating doom. The first will see them play their latest album, Miserable, in its entirety at the main stage on Thursday, April 9
Curated by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardrunas Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, Roadburn Festival 2015 (including Skuggsjá, Enslaved, Wardruna, Fields of the Nephilim, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing Dawn of The Dead and Susperia in its entirety, Zombi, Sólstafir, White Hills, Bongipper, Floor and The Heads as Artist In Residence among others) will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Roadburn 2015’s curators Wardruna‘s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik and Enslaved‘s Ivar Bjørnson have almost completed the line up for their event on Friday April 10. Loop main man, Robert Hampson and Swedish psych heroes, Agusa will both perform alongside Focus, Death Hawks, Sólstafir and others. BardSpec – the Ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar – will also perform at the event. Einar will present a workshop which will delve into his approach to music and the extensive creative concept behind Wardruna´s ongoing ‘Runaljod‘ trilogy as well as his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts. He will demonstrate a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments, play fully accoustic Wardruna music and there will also be time for questions from the audience.
Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of the completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Premiered at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival last week, this will be the first time that Sólstafir will play their live score, in real time while screening Hrafninn Flýgur from start to finish, outside of Iceland, offering our beloved attendees the chance to experience Gunnlaugssons epic tale in an entire new dimension on the main stage.
This year, ‘Roadburn Festival Introduces‘ will focus on Belgium. Over the years, Belgium has become a hotbed of musical creativity, ranging from indie to garage rock, and virtually everything in between. Whether its a dark, psychedelic slant, an insatiable need to worship thee riff, or even developing a cult of their own, only to lure us into their spiraling-netherworld& theres something about these bands that embodies the spirit of Roadburn.
Anathema will headline the Sunday date of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, at the 013 venue on April 12, 2015 in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with a special performance that will span the innovative British bands 25-year career, and include special guest appearances by former bassist and songwriter Duncan Patterson and original singer Darren White. The Roadburn show will be one of just a few dates that will make up Anathemas short 2015 Resonance tour.
Anathema have steadily built a loyal following worldwide, and their career trajectory is unlike that of any other band in the last quarter century, and will be reflected and celebrated in reverse chronological order at Roadburn 2015. Starting with the anthemic progressive rock of their recent work (2012s classic Weather Systems and 2010s Were Here Because Were Here), the performance will gradually move back in time through the more gothic-oriented material of 1998s Alternative 4 and 1996s Eternity, all the way back to the pioneering work of 1995s The Silent Enigma and the 1993 debut Serenades, with Patterson and White joining the band onstage for an historic reunion.
Dont forget day tickets and weekend tickets are still on sale! Click HERE to see ticketing options! Were really pleased with the response to the day tickets – were glad to be able to welcome both newcomers and old faces to Roadburn and long may it continue!
Officially confirmed bands for Roadburn 2015
More bands to be announced!
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Anathema – ‘Resonance’, featuring special guests Duncan Patterson and Darren White
BardSpec (Ivar Ivar Bjørnson’s ambient project)
Scott H. Biram
Bongripper (playing Miserable in its entirety on Thursday, April 9 and Sunday, April 12th)
City of Ships
Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Downfall of Gaia
Enslaved – Ivar Bjørnson (curator) (Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th)
Eyehategod (Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10)
Fields of the Nephilim (Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th)
Gnaw Their Tongues
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Dawn of the Dead (Saturday, April 11th) – Suspiria (Sunday, April 12th)
The Golden Grass
The Heads – Allen, Maskell, Morgan, Price (Artist in Residence)
Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L
Mugstar (Thursday, April 9th, and playing Ad Margimen in its entirety on Saturday, April 11th)
The Osiris Club
Einar Selvik’s workshop
Skuggsjá – The sound of Norway’s Norse History by Enslaved & Wardruna
Sólstafir – Instrumental soundtrack to Icelandic cult-classic viking movie Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies)
Wardruna – Einar Kvitrafn Selvik (curator)