“Roadburn is a completely different experience than the traditional music festival. It is a small, intimate, extremely well organized festival, put together by people who love the bands, and thrive on creating a unique social vibe where the lines between artist, audience, and staff are often completely blurred” – Steve Von Till / Neurosis.
“Embracing artists from across the full spectrum of immersive heavy music, Roadburn may be (justifiably) known for stellar support of all things doom and stoner, but it has also consistently challenged the very notion of what “heavy” actually means” – Harry Sword / The Quietus.
Roadburn Festival has become Europe’s leading underground festival for heavy music of all types. Unrestricted by genre, the Roadburn line up regularly champions scene-defining bands and pioneers alongside up and coming artists who blur the boundaries effortlessly. Despite it’s well regarded reputation and broad critical acclaim, Roadburn remains something of a boutique festival, and very much underground in ethos but with seriously big league production values.
Roadburn takes place each April in the Dutch city of Tilburg. The epicentre of the festival is the 013 venue, with other local venues making up the constellation that houses the festival acts. The festival is very much embraced by the local community; local business and enterprises engage with the spirit of Roadburn and the visitors to the city.
Roadburn has approximately 4,000 attendees each day of the festival (a little less on the Sunday), with roughly 75% of visitors traveling from outside of The Netherlands. In addition to the ticket buyers, Roadburn attracts a wide range of press and industry figures who have helped develop Roadburn as a hub for creative and business endeavours.
At the core of Roadburn is a desire to push the boundaries of art; to facilitate challenging performances, to encourage collaboration and to create true once-in-a-lifetime experiences for everybody at the festival – be they participating from the audience or on the stage.
Roadburn 2021 will run for four days from Thursday, April 15 to Sunday, April 18 at the 013 venue and Spoorzone (Koeplhal, Hall of Fame, Pitstop) in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
This event is rescheduled from April 2020 - the planned line up is as follows, and we will endeavour to preserve as much of this line up as is humanly possible (more updates coming soon!):
Curator: Emma Ruth Rundle
Curator: James kent (Perturbator)
Artists In Residence: Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota
James Kent (AKA Perturbator) & Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna)
Jo Quail presents The Cartographer
Vile Creature & Bismuth: A Hymn of Loss and Hope
The Flenser - 10th anniversary: drowse, Giles Corey, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Mamaleek & Midwife (AKA Sister Grotto)
40 Watt Sun (The Inside Room in full)
Alcest ('Visions du futur')
Bada (ft. Anna von Hausswolff)
Big ‡ Brave & Jessica Moss
Cloud Rat ( 2 sets)
Cult Leader (A Patient Man in full)
David Eugene Edwards (solo / acoustic)
Dead Neanderthals (10th anniversary)
Die Wilde Jagd
DOOL (premiering new album)
Dungen (Häxan & Ta Det Lugnt in full)
Dynfari (The Four Doors of The Mind in full)
Early Graves (Goner in full)
FÖLLAKZOID & Atam TM
INTER ARMA (Sulphur English in full)
Kodian Trio (5th anniversary w/ Jasper Stadhouders)
Lana del Rabies
LSD and the Search for God
Mizmor (Cairn in full)
Of Blood and Mercury
Oranssi pazuzu (new album in full)
PH (mr. peter hayden)
Pijn & Conjurer play: Curse These Metal Hands
portrayal of guilt
PRIMITIVE MAN (2 sets)
REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER
REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER X Hangman's Chair
Rorcal (Muladona in full)
She Past Away (Disko Anksiyete in full)
Sum Of R (teaming up with teamed up with Jukka Rämänen and Marko Neuman of DBR)
TAU and The Drones Of Praise
The Devil's Trade
The Sweet Release of Death
TORPOR (Rhetoric Of The Image in full)
ULTHA (Belong in full)
+ more bands TBA
Pre party - Wednesday, 15 April
The Dead Cvlt