It’s not unreasonable to surmise that many people went through a period of evolution or even transformation over the last few years. The world being switched off and switched back on again will do that to  anyone after all. When everything around you is upside down, it’s all too easy to drift into the abyss. One artist who definitely evolved in those topsy-turvy years is LANA DEL RABIES – the alter ego of Phoenix-based artist Sam An. 

The ripples she originally made back in 2018 with the record Shadow World reached us and resulted in an invitation to Roadburn 2020 which, of course, sadly never came to be. And then Lana Del Rabies vanished, in her place, albeit briefly, was the experimental new moniker Strega Beata.. The change precipitated and necessitated a lot of soul searching The change, alongside personal challenges and the tragedies of the pandemic, resulted in a dark new record that led her back to Lana Del Rabies.The Strega Beata moniker became the title of her new album and the pieces started to fall into place. 

For those unfamiliar with the sound of Lana Del Rabies, brace yourself for something that cannot be confined to merely one genre. Whilst there are industrial beats, apocalyptic noise, and gothic flourishes, they’re assembled in a way that is truly distinctive and wildly compelling. It’s taken us a while to get here, but we’re honoured to welcome Lana Del Rabies to Roadburn.

Sam comments:

“Finally having the opportunity to play at Roadburn is very meaningful to me because it is the opportunity to be a part of a diverse legacy of acts that push boundaries in dark music. I am looking forward to sharing the artist I am now in this potentially creative space.”

– Becky Laverty

Date: April 20

Time: 20:20 - 21:10

Stage: Next Stage