After recently announcing that Converge‘s Jacob Bannon will be curating next year’s event, Roadburn Festival has just announced a whole host of new additions to the lineup, including this year’s artists in residence Earthless, Crowbar (performing ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ in full), The Ruins Of Beverast, Årabrot, Big Brave, Dawn Ray’d, Zola Jesus, Wiegedood, Yellow Eyes, Wrekmeister Harmonies and many more.
As artists in residence, Earthless will be spearheading the festival’sSan Diego Takeover project, featuring some of the city’s finest psych bands like Harsh Toke, Joy and Sacri Monti.
Artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers had this to say about the announcement:
“To be Roadburn’s Artist in Residence is quite a prestigious position; it really gives bands a chance to open up and explore different facets of their collective personalities. Earthless are – to me – the perfect fit for this next year; their bond with Roadburn is strong and we’re thrilled to have seen them grow and develop over the years since they first played Roadburn. In fact, it will be a full decade since their first performance on a Roadburn stage – and what a way to mark the occasion.
“The whole San Diego Takeover has been over a year in the planning, and we’re still working on even more ways to enhance what is already going to be such an incredibly special part of Roadburn 2018.”
Additionally, Roadburn will be offering The Japanese Psych Experience too this year as a counterpart to The San Diego Takeover. Focusing on cult label GuruGuruBrain, the experience will feature artists like Kikagaku Moyo, Minami Deutsch, Dhidalah.
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.”
So, it’s safe to say this is already looking like another essential Roadburn experience. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming announcements as they come in!
Roadburn 2018 tickets are on sale now. 3 and 4 day tickets are currently available, with day tickets going on sale at a later date.
4-day-tickets €198,40 (including €3,40 service fees)
3-day-tickets €175,40 (including €3,40 service fees)
Camping tickets are also available to purchase, with additional options (such as Festipis and camper vans) also possible. This year the urban campsite will be in a new location – but still within walking distance to the 013 venue – providing a comfortable and affordable option for Roadburn attendees. Click here for more information on tickets and the campsite.
Roadburn Festival will take place at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands between April 19-22, 2018
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