Musical line up complete for Roadburn 2015

on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:33
Roadburn Festival 2015

Roadburn 2015's curators Wardruna's Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik and Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson have completed the line up for their event on Friday April 10.

A mystical and shadowy shroud will fall over the main stage at Roadburn as the industrial darkness of Fields Of The Nephilim sits alongside the powerful, beating heart of the Nordic countries' brothers in music: Skuggsjá, Enslaved, Wardruna, Virus, and Sólstafir. Coming together under the banner of "Houses of the Holistic", our curated day at Roadburn 2015 will provoke and captivate in equal measure.

Both the Green Room and Stage01 will elaborate on the eclectic tastes of Bjornson and Selvik, taking you on a spiraling journey into Progrock, (Black) Metal, Ancient-folk and Psychedelic territory. Prog legends Focus will be leading the charge, along with Svartidaudi, Tombstones, Augusa, Robert Hampson, Skeletonwitch, Lucifer, and Pekko Käpppi & K:H:H:L among others.

BardSpec - the Ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar - will also perform at "Houses of the Holistic". Einar will present a workshop which will delve into his approach to music and the extensive creative concept behind Wardruna´s ongoing "Runaljod" trilogy.

"I've got to admit to feeling a streak of melancholy as our 'Houses of the Holistic' is completed with so many wonderful bands. It is humbling to have been given the honor of curating the Roadburn Friday, and also it has been a process that has given me a massive boost of belief in, and love for, this music scene that we're all rambling around in: every invited band has been massively supportive and enthusiastic in accepting our invites. It is also important for me to extend a massive thank you to my two main co-conspirators in this evil planning: Einar Kvitrafn of Wardruna, my co-curator and musical sparring partner par excellence. And then of course Dr. Evil himself: Walter from the Roadburn organization itself - for guiding us through the process and for having faith in our abilities. After all, we are musicians and shouldn't be trusted with too much grown-up stuff haha! See you all in Tilburg!" - Ivar Bjørnson

"The line-up for our curated Roadburn day is now complete and I personally think it is insanely good! 'Houses of the Holistic' will display a broad variety of acts that despite the spectrum of expressions and genres still manage to compliment each other as well as firmly grip to a solid red line. It will also reflect the curators and their past, present and future.
A huge thanks goes out to Roadburn, and of course my partner in crime Ivar Bjørnson. It has been a pleasure and honor to work on this so far and the festival haven’t even started!" - Einar Selvik

Following the announcement of The Heads (Wayne Maskell, Hugo Morgan, Simon Price, and Paul Allen) as Roadburn's 'Artist in Residence', the band have confirmed that they will perform two sonically searing sets at the 20th edition of the festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue and Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As part of their residency, there will also be performances by Kandodo and Anthroprophh - acts that are umbilically linked to The Heads.

For these very rare appearances, The Heads will steer their immense Stoogian riffmongery and West-Country-fried kraut workouts into a psych-set that will focus on their more tripped-out jams on Friday, April 10 at Het Patronaat. The band’s residency will culminate in a melting point of amped-up space rock on the main stage, blasting you into the stratosphere on Saturday, April 11.

Kandodo will take the stage at Het Patronaat on Thursday, April 9 as part of The Heads' residency, having Loop's Robert Hampson to join them as a special guest.

Paul Allen's Anthroprophh will be playing a specially selected spacey set, including never performed before tracks from new LP UFO on Thursday, April 9, in the Green Room.

We have the disappointing news that Electric Citizen will no longer be playing Roadburn 2015.

Electric Citizen sent the following statement:

"Friends of Europe, we're sorry to say we won't be at Roadburn Festival this year. We had a tour booked making this possible, the tour fell through, we tried our hardest to come up with an alternative, but it didn't pan out. There's a very good chance we'll be at Roadburn 2016, and we'll get to Europe as soon as we can. We've got a lot of things cooking we can't wait to share."

Staying true to the bleakness of black metal's original message, whilst constantly innovating and moving forward, Urfaust are not only unmistakable, they're also bewitchingly unforgettable. Urfaust devotees have ensured that their latest sonic offering, an EP entitled "Apparitions", sold out on vinyl in record time. Layer upon layer of atmospheric black metal, operatic vocals, and an underlying current of doom mark out Urfaust as an unmissable addition to Roadburn 2015. Don't miss out.