Join us in welcoming Bad Breeding to the Roadburn 2020, as we raise our fists alongside theirs

Against the unglamorous backdrop of Stevenage in the UK, Bad Breeding have created some of the most essential listening to come out of the country in years. In fact, Stevenage provides a surplus of inspiration for their latest album, Exiled, as the four-piece take swipe after swipe at capitalism, neoliberal social constructs, and the demonisation of the British working class. It is exactly the unglamourous nature of Stevenage – and other towns like it – which fuels the rage behind this furious ensemble. We are thrilled to invite Bad Breeding – with their vitriolic, energetic and downright essential audio violence – to Roadburn 2020.

Whilst the message is urgent, and delivered with an immediacy that is hard to match – the music itself is just as confrontational, just as much an embodiment of the frictious times we’re living in, and just as on point. Echoes of anarcho-punk forefathers such as Crass or Rudimentary Peni are present, but there’s plenty to be found in the rubble that will appeal to fans of post-hardcore or thrash bands alike. If you’re looking to blow off some steam at Roadburn, we’ve got just the band for you…

Chris of Bad Breeding comments: “The dominant mode of conversation in our current cultural narrative is one governed by staid reinterpretations of the past. Reproductions that falsely appear to represent some sort of progression. With that in mind, it’s comforting to be collaborating with a festival that rejects numbing replication and tired artistic commodities.”

If it’s true that some of the worst times socially, politically, and economically lead to the creation of some of the most important and most visceral art, then Bad Breeding look set to have enough material to keep them going for some time to come.

Join us in welcoming them to the Roadburn community in April, as we raise our fists alongside theirs.

Becky Laverty / November 2019

Date: April 17

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA