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Roadburn Festival 2016, April 14 -17, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Mark the date in your diaries – we can now confirm that Roadburn tickets will go on sale on October 2, 2015. Three-day (Thursday – Saturday) and four-day (Thursday – Sunday) will be available to purchase from 9pm CET via Ticketmaster.nl for €165 and €185 respectively. Also featuring headliners Neurosis (celebrating their thirtieth anniversary) and Paradise Lost (playing Gothic in its entirety), and guest curator Lee Dorrian of Cathedral and Rise Above Records.


A limited number of individual day tickets will be released for sale at a later date. To find out more about Roadburn ticket sales on Friday, October 2, click HERE.

Amenra To Play A Rare Acoustic Show At Roadburn 2016, Plus A Fully Electric Mass

With a sonic arsenal behind them that covers a broad spectrum of emotive intricacies, Amenra are perfectly placed to showcase their diversity at Roadburn 2016.


The performances at Roadburn are currently the only planned live outings for Amenra in 2016: an acoustic set, with an expanded band of musicians, immediately before Neurosis on the Saturday (April 16), and again taking to the main stage on the Sunday (April 17) night to play an electric set. To find out more about Amenra at Roadburn 2016, click HERE.

The Skull To Keep Vital Doom Legacy Alive At Roadburn 2016 With Two Special Shows


Breathing new life into one of doom’s most enduring legacies, The Skull will also play Roadburn 2016 twice. On Thursday,April 14 The Skull will perform songs from For Those Which Are Asleep (out on Tee Pee records), plus classic Trouble, 90s era tracks.

The following day, the band will hark back to Trouble‘s Metal Blade years, only playing songs from Psalm 9, The Skull and Run To The Light. To find out more about The Skull at Roadburn 2016, click HERE.

Of The Wand And The Moon To Paint Devastating Portraits Of Irreconcilable Loss, Love And Death At Roadburn 2016


Denmark’s Of The Wand And The Moon has become a leading staple of contemporary neofolk; albums such as 2011‘s The Lone Descent are widely regarded as masterpieces. Heavily thriving on Nordic mythological influences, with lyrics mainly in Danish and English, Kim Larsen‘s melancholic, often acoustic take on the genre paints devastating portraits of irreconcilable loss, love and death in a traditional romantic sense.

Of The Wand And The Moon will play Incubate Festival in Tilburg next week. To find out more about their performance atRoadburn 2016, click HERE.

Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand Will Celebrate The Cosmic Gods At Roadburn Festival 2016


Over the past two decades Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand‘s Albin Julius found his alchemical, musical perfection: parts krautrock, psychedelia, and dark experimentalism.

Theatrical and tense, sonically dark and perverse, ritualistic and confusing – don’t miss out on Albin Julius’ mushroom aesthetics on Thursday, April 14, when Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church of The Leading Hand will celebrate their twentieth anniversary. To find out more about their performance at Roadburn 2016, click HERE.

Lychgate To Play An Antidote For The Glass Pill In Full At Roadburn 2016; Employing The Church Organs To Full Effect


Undoubtedly, the most distinctive ingredient to Lychgate’s sound is their use of organ. Church pipes are a common sight in avant-garde metal, but I don’t think I’ve heard them take such a heavy role on a metal album before. On its own, it is possibly the most imposing instrument in the Western musical arsenal, and Lychgate make full use of this potential. Where most use of keyboards in metal is relegated to the role of auxiliary support, Lychgate’s organs are vast and thunderous, truly befitting the scope of classical composers, without necessarily drawing so close to any one of them as to betray the influence.

Although the full extent of Lychgate’s atmosphere is only apparent after giving the album due patience, the effect of the organ is thick and immediate. There is an unprecedented weight to one’s music when you have centuries of musical tradition bellowing alongside you, and the organ’s ecclesiastical connotations mesh well, if hauntingly, with the band’s tormented atmosphere.”- Heathen Harvest

Uncompromising, unsettling, utterly confounding, and heavily funeralizing Black Metal, London’s Lychgate – with Esoteric‘s Greg Chandler on vocals – know how to craft a vibe. Let Lychgate drag you deeply down the rabbit hole on Friday, April 15, when they play An Antidote for the Glass Pill in full, and employ the church-organ to full effect on stage for the first time ever. To find out more about Lychgate at Roadburn 2016, click HERE.

The Official Roadburn 2016 Artwork By Becky Cloonan


We at Roadburn are ecstatically proud to unveil the official artwork for Roadburn 2016, lovingly wrought by acclaimed comic-book illustrator Becky Cloonan – who will be following in the illustrious footsteps of such predecessors as Michel Langevin,Costin Chioreanu, and Arik Roper.

Cloonan‘s mix of clean, bold lines mixed with subtle intricacies, Manga-influenced angularity and artful use of chiaroscuro and colour has marked her out as an artist to pay serious attention to. Having provided stunning illustrations for a new edition of Bram Stoker‘s immortal Dracula, collaborated with My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way on the art for his Dark Horse miniseries The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoy, and become the first woman to draw DC‘s BatmanCloonan has already left an indelible mark on the comic book world

Her intricate linework, art-deco sensibilities and dark psychedelic edge make her the perfect match for Roadburn, with her comics background providing a fresh edge to the Roadburn aesthetic. She’ll be providing the official poster art for Roadburn 2016 along with four individual day posters – yet to be revealed – and taking part in the official exhibition of art at Projectspace TilburgGust van Dijk.

Also featuring headliners Neurosis (celebrating their thirtieth anniversay) and Paradise Lost (playing Gothic in its entirety), and guest curator Lee Dorrian of Cathedral and Rise Above Records, the 2016 edition of Roadburn Festival will be held at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, from April 14 to 17, 2016. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 2, 2015.