September 21, 2017

Richey Beckett has previously created work for the likes of Metallica, Mastodon, Baroness, Grateful Dead, and Converge. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that he will also be creating artwork for Roadburn 2018.

Having made a dent in the Roadburn psyche earlier this year when he took part in the Full Bleed art exhibition at the 2017 edition of the festival, Beckett will be returning to the fold, this time as our official poster artist, creating the artwork that will adorn our posters and merchandise for the 2018 edition.

Beckett is a highly talented artist with his roots firmly planted in the natural world, where he draws much of his inspiration from. Working largely with just pen and ink, he creates rich and beautiful images that retain an organic earthiness that tip just the right amount into a fantastical other worldliness.

Beckett comments:

”Being invited to create visual artwork for this year’s Roadburn is a tremendous honour. Roadburn isn’t just another heavy music festival, it’s something that over the years has evolved into a pilgrimage of a worldwide community; a celebration of music, the creative spirit and camaraderie.

“The artists who’ve gone before me are some of the most talented and passionate people I know.. so to be handed the torch, knowing how much it means to them, is something very special indeed. I’m very excited to create and share the ideas I have for Roadburn ’18 over the coming months leading towards the festival.”

Stay tuned for more details and information regarding Richey Beckett’s involvement with Roadburn 2018. Find out more about his work HERE, or for further insight check out the video below by Revolver.

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