Psych titans LOOP to perform as part of Tomas Lindberg's The Burning Darkness at Roadburn 2019

LOOP are no strangers to Roadburn – they headlined the 2014 edition of the festival. The psych titans split in 1991, reforming in 2013 and cementing themselves as legends of the scene – and amongst other activities, brought their glorious technicolour to the Roadburn stage. The highly influential group have made such an impact on so many Roadburn alumni, it’s no surprise to see their name on our curator’s shortlist this year. We’re thrilled to welcome them back for a special, one off show as part of Tomas Lindberg’s curated event, The Burning Darkness on Friday, April 12.

Tomas explains his choice:

“LOOP should not need any real introduction to Roadburn fans. Formed in 1986, influenced by both kraut, psychedelia, The Stooges and the early ‘no wave’ scene – their three 80’s albums should be in every Roadburn attendees’ collection. For me personally they are everything I love about the 80’s UK scene. Bold, angular and semi psychedelic, with that special melancholic UK pop sensibility. I am so proud and excited to be able to present such a legendary, and influential act as part of my curation. I expect to see you all in the front row for this one. I have goosebumps already.”

Robert Hampson adds: “Roadburn is one of our absolute favourite festivals and it’s a great honour to be asked to play again in the amazing 013 venue, it’s going to be LOUD and furious. Exactly how it should be. Our thanks to Tomas, Walter and all the great Roadburn team. See you in April!”

Date: April 12

Time: 00.20-01.30

Stage: Main Stage