Roadburn Festival

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Genre Extreme metal, experimental, rock, doom metal, stoner rock, heavy metal, darkwave, post rock
Location(s) Tilburg, Netherlands
Years active1995–present

Roadburn Festival is an international music festival held in Tilburg, Netherlands every April since 1999. It was set up as a spin-off from the Roadburn music blog founded by Jurgen van den Brand and Walter Hoeijmakers. Originally focused on stoner rock, Roadburn grew into a major event spanning the entire spectrum of heavy rock and experimental music. The key staff involved with running the festival are Frens Frijns (managing director), Walter Hoeijmakers (promoter, artistic director) and Becky Laverty (press, communication, side programme). [1]


Roadburn Festival billings

2020 edition

The 2020 edition of Roadburn was set to take place on Thursday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19, 2020, but due to the coronavirus outbreak [2] it has been cancelled with much of the program being postponed until 2021. [3]

This edition's guest curators are Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent, also known as Perturbator.

Thursday, April 16

Friday, April 17

Saturday, April 18

Sunday, April 19

2019 edition

The 2019 edition of Roadburn took place on Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This edition's guest curator was Tomas Lindberg.

Wednesday, April 10: Roadburn's Pre Party

  • Great Grief
  • Hellripper
  • Temple Fang

Thursday, April 11

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 13

  • Agrimonia
  • Bellrope
  • Cave In
  • Confusion Master
  • Conny Ochs
  • Dodecahedron
  • Doolhof (featuring Aaron Turner, Will Brooks and Dennis Tyfus)
  • Fontän
  • GlerAkur
  • Gore (reunion show)
  • Have a Nice Life
  • Henrik Palm
  • Jaye Jayle
  • Laster
  • Louise Lemón
  • Maalstroom (specially commissioned group with members of Laster, Verwoed, Witte Wieven, Turia, Fluisteraars, Grey Aura, Terzij de Horde, Folteraar and Project Nefast)
  • Morne
  • Noisepicker
  • Orchestra of Constant Distress
  • Ostinato
  • Sleep (performing Holy Mountain in its entirety)
  • Sumac
  • Terzij de Horde
  • The Exorcist GBG
  • Thou (covers set)
  • Treedeon
  • Turia
  • Uran GBG
  • Witte Wieven
  • Wolvennest (performing VOID in its entirety)

Sunday, April 14

2018 edition

The 2018 edition of Roadburn took place on Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, 2018.

This edition's guest curator was Jacob Bannon.

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

2017 edition

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The 2017 edition of Roadburn took place on Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

This edition's guest curator was John Dyer Baizley

Thursday, April 20

Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22

Sunday, April 23

2016 edition

The 2016 edition of Roadburn took place on Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17, 2016.

This edition guest curator was Lee Dorrian.

Thursday, April 14

Friday, April 15

Saturday, April 16

Sunday, April 17 : Afterburner

2015 edition

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Goblin, Roadburn 2015

The 2015 edition of Roadburn took place Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Pre-Sales Party (Thursday, October 16, 2014)

  • The Machine
  • Radar Men from the Moon

Wednesday, April 8 : Hardrock Hideout

  • Prematory
  • Bark

Thursday, April 9

Friday, April 10: Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Kvitrafn Selvik's Houses of the Holistic

Saturday, April 11

Sunday, April 12 : Afterburner

2014 edition

The 2014 edition of Roadburn took place Thursday, April 10 to Sunday, April 13, 2014.

The main headliner of this edition was Loop.

Pre-Sales Party (Friday, October 11, 2013)

  • Sardonis
  • New Keepers of the Water Towers

Wednesday, April 9 : Hardrock Hideout

  • Death Alley
  • Evil Invaders

Thursday, April 10

  • Crowbar
  • Napalm Death (Special Setlist)
  • Sourvein (Special Setlist)
  • Bong
  • Brutus
  • Freedom Hawk
  • Corrections House
  • ASG
  • Anciients
  • Lord Dying
  • Locrian
  • The Shrine
  • Graves at Sea
  • 40 Watt Sun
  • The Cult of Dom Keller
  • The Great Old Ones
  • Whitehorse
  • Hull
  • Nothing
  • Regarde les hommes tomber
  • Beastmilk
  • The Oath
  • Samothrace (performing Reverence to Stone in its entirety)
  • Ggu:ll
  • Mühr
  • Ortega
  • Seirom
  • Mantar

Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

  • Loop
  • Yob (performing The Great Cessation in its entirety)
  • Inter Arma
  • Old Man Gloom
  • Momentum
  • 16
  • Windhand
  • H A R K
  • Mansion
  • Harsh Toke
  • 11 Paranoias
  • Circle
  • Horse Latitudes
  • A Storm of Light
  • Indian
  • Tribulation
  • Monster Truck
  • E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr
  • Gozu
  • Noothgrush
  • The Vintage Caravan
  • Papir
  • Glitter Wizard
  • True Widow
  • Carlton Melton
  • Sula Bassana
  • Age of Taurus
  • Obelyskkh
  • Grime
  • Horisont
  • Atlantis
  • Yama
  • Jackson Firebird

Sunday, April 13 : Afterburner

  • Triptykon
  • Yob
  • Papir meets Electric Moon: The Papermoon Sessions
  • Aqua Nebula Oscillator
  • Avatarium
  • New Keepers of the Water Towers
  • Carlton Melton meets Dr. Space
  • Harsh Toke
  • Lumerians
  • The Body
  • Morne
  • Bölzer
  • Joe Buck Yourself

2013 edition

The event took place in Tilburg from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Pre-Sales Party (Thursday, October 4, 2012)

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19 : Jus Oborn's The Electric Acid Orgy

master classes and performance clinics

The Electric Grindhouse Cinema

  • Void Ov Voices
  • Shazzula
  • Aderlating
  • Nicklas Barker

Saturday, April 20

  • Godflesh (performing Pure in its entirety)
  • Die Kreuzen
  • Endless Boogie
  • High on Fire
  • Cult of Luna
  • Alcest (performing Les Voyages de L’âme in its entirety)
  • The Ocean
  • Asphyx (special death/doom set)
  • Satan's Satyrs (tribute to Blue Cheer)
  • Elder
  • A Forest of Stars (performing A Shadowplay for Yesterdays in its entirety)
  • Antisect
  • The Ruins of Beverast
  • Black Magician
  • Process of Guilt
  • My Brother The Wind
  • Ash Borer
  • Jess and the Ancient Ones
  • Victor Griffin's In-Graved
  • Camera
  • Monomyth
  • The Cosmic Dead
  • Mr. Peter Hayden
  • Teeth of the Sea
  • Lo!
  • Wo Fat
  • Raketkanon
  • Fell Voices
  • Pet the Preacher
  • Duncan Evans
  • GOLD (Official "Roadburn Festival Introduces..." showcase)

Sunday, April 21 : Afterburner

2012 edition

The event took place in Tilburg from April 12 to 15 at 013 and Het Patronaat.

It was sold out in 7 minutes.

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13 (013) : Voivod's Au-delà du Réel

The name of this event refers to Voivod's favorite sci-fi show Au-delà du réel.

Friday, April 13 (Het Patronaat) : Roadburn Festival 2012

Saturday, April 14

Sunday, April 15: Afterburner

  • Coroner
  • Black Cobra
  • YOB (performing Catharsis in its entirety)
  • Bongripper (2nd set, performing Satan Worshipping Doom in its entirety)
  • Internal Void
  • The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation
  • Bong
  • Fleshpress
  • Dragged Into Sunlight
  • Atlantis
  • Urfaust
  • Electric Orange

2011 edition

The event took place in Tilburg from April 14 to 17 at 013 and Midi Theatre.

It was sold out in 17 minutes.

Thursday, April 14

Buzzov*en cancelled their European tour including their Roadburn appearance.

Friday, April 15

Saturday, April 16

Yob (supposed to play The Unreal Never Lived in its entirety) cancelled their appearance in January 2011.

Sunday, April 17: Afterburner

For the first time the main stage of the 013 complex is used for the Afterburner.

2010 edition

The event took place in Tilburg, at 013 and, for the first time, at the Midi Theatre.

It was sold-out in 30 minutes.

This edition suffered from the air travel disruption on Northern Europe due to the ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Several bands had to cancel, some others played twice to step in.

Thursday, April 15

Friday, April 16: Tom G Warrior’s Only Death is Real

Serpentcult cancelled their appearance at Only Death is Real.

Due to the closure of the North European airspace, Jesu and Evoken also cancelled.

Saturday, April 17

Due to the closure of the North European airspace, Candlemass (who was supposed to give a special set with both singers Robert Lowe and Johan Längqvist), Shrinebuilder, The Gates of Slumber, Yakuza and Black Math Horseman cancelled their appearance.

Sunday, April 18: Afterburner

Soilent Green cancelled their appearance at Afterburner.

Due to the closure of the North European airspace, Outlaw Order, Sourvein, Dixie Witch and House of Broken Promises also cancelled.

2009 edition

The event took place in Tilburg, at 013 and another venue called V39 used for the first time.

It was sold-out in 45 minutes.

Thursday, April 23

Friday, April 24

Saturday, April 25 - Neurosis presents "Beyond The Pale"

Sunday, April 26: Afterburner

2008 edition

The event took place in Tilburg, at the 013.

Thursday, April 17: Pre-Heat / Rise Above Records 20th Anniversary

Friday, April 18

Saturday, April 19

Celtic Frost cancelled and were replaced by Enslaved.

Sunday, April 20

David Tibet's Roadburn Festival


2007 edition

The event took place in Tilburg, at the 013.

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22: Afterburner

2006 edition

This event took place in Tilburg at 013.

Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22

2005 edition

This event took place in Tilburg, at 013.

Saturday, April 9

2004 edition

This event took place in Eindhoven, at Effenaar.

Thursday, June 17

2003 edition

This event took place in Eindhoven, at Effenaar.

Thursday, June 27

2002 edition

2001 edition

This event took place in Tilburg, at 013.

Tuesday, December 4

2000 edition

1999 edition

The first edition of the festival was held the 13th of February, 1999. Its line-up featured: Cathedral, Orange Goblin, Beaver, Celestial Season, Terra Firma and 35007. Roadburn Festival 1999 informatie op Festivalinfo

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