40 Watt Sun to perform main stage set at Roadburn

Though quiet in their musical execution, the emotional impact of 40 Watt Sun’s new album, Perfect Light, is loud. 40 Watt Sun, the musical outlet of Patrick Walker and guests, uses sparse instrumentation—light guitar and piano, percussion are heard on the band’s latest album—to accompany Walker’s voice as the main focus. 

Perfect Light is an intimate album, one that inspires equal parts despair and hope in the listener, and we are excited to announce that 40 Watt Sun will return to Roadburn in 2022. As well as performing songs from the new album, Walker will revisit favourites from the band’s back catalogue for this special, main stage performance.

Walker comments: “It is a privilege to be invited back to Tilburg to perform my music at Roadburn once again. Some of my fondest memories are from past editions of the festival, and I look forward to presenting 40 Watt Sun in 2022, and sharing with you songs old and new.”

The timing couldn’t be better to celebrate the release of Perfect Light, which comes out in January, but this is a delayed arrival for 40 Watt Sun, who were originally scheduled to perform in 2020 as part of Emma Ruth Rundle’s curation. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder but we can’t wait to see 40 Watt Sun at Roadburn in 2022. 

-Vince Bellino

Date: April 21

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA