ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2018
Roadburn is known for the ultimate great line-up covering a wide range of different kinds of music styles all the way, preseting the most unique underground names and rising stars. The Roadburn festival is arranged at the 013 poppodium venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands between April 19-22.
Thousands of music lovers from every corner of the world travel to experience the friendly spirit of Roadburn and enjoy several performances of a number of bands and artists. Every year Roadburn choices the official curator who picks up own favourite bands to Roadburn. The curator of 2018 is none other than Jacob Bannon of Converge. Converge has performed two breaktaking and furious shows at Roadburn before. Therefore Jacob Bannon was a good choice. Jacob himself has commented his role as a curator ““It is an honor to be working as the curator for Roadburn Festival 2018. The festival is unlike any other, showcasing the most forward thinking artists and musicians of the heavy music world. As this year’s curator I will reach across its sub-genres to bring together an array incredible bands/musicians; expanding the reach of the festival while celebrating the world of extreme music that we all love.”
Both Crowbar and Zola Jesus have been added by curator Jacob Bannon, who had this to say about the artists:
“In 1991 I was introduced to Crowbar when I bought a tape of their ‘Obedience Thru Suffering’ album. The sheer heaviness of the band floored me and I was hooked ever since. For me personally, their 1998 album ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ is a high watermark of creativity. It is an incredible collection of songs that have been daily listens for me for nearly two decades. It’s an honor to have the band perform this record live at Roadburn Festival 2018.”
“I first heard Nika [Roza Danilova, AKA Zola Jesus]’s work on the ‘Stridulum’ EP. Every aspect of the release connected with me and it soon became a daily listen. The record (and all of her work) was relatable and infectious. I’ve been an avid listener ever since. Watching her artistry grow and deepen over time has been inspiring. ‘Okovi’, the latest from Zola Jesus is such a powerful album. I am truly honored to have Nika and Company at Roadburn 2018 as part of my curation.”
Jacob Bannon will curate the main stage at the 013 venue on Friday, 20 April, and Het Patronaat on Saturday, 21 April.
Another interesting collaborative musical performance will be given by Hugsja feat. Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik, combining indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age through to the present day.
As for the line-up of Roadburn 2018 in general, it is amazing again. Just take a glance at the line-up
Thursday, April 19
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas (performing Mariner in its entirety)
Servants of the Apocalyptic Goat Rave
Waste of Space Orchestra (specially commissioned collaboration between Dark Buddha Rising and Oranssi Pazuzu)
Wreck and Reference
Friday, April 20
Godflesh (performing Selfless in its entirety)
Jarboe ft. Father Murphy
Planning for Burial
Sangre de Muerdago
The Ruins of Beverast
Saturday, April 21
All Pigs Must Die
Boris with Stephen O’Malley
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
NYIÞ and Wormlust: Hieros Gamos
Thou x The Body
Wear Your Wounds
Sunday, April 22
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Vánagandr: Sól án varma (specially commissioned group with members of Misþyrming, Naðra, Svartidauði and Wormlust)
Violent Magic Orchestra
Zonal ft. Moor Mother
Metal-Rules.Com has covered the Roaburn festival several times in a row .