Bristol has been a hotbed for musical talent for years now, and the latest must-see act to emerge from the city is SCALER. Formerly known as Scalping, this four-piece are great on record, but positively effervescent when performing live. So, it is with great pleasure that we can now announce that they’ll be joining us at Roadburn 2024; taking to the main stage and no doubt dominating with their hefty blend of electronic and guitar-driven music. 

The band state that the question that guides their creativity is “how can a band bridge the gap between live guitar music and live electronic music?”. They present their various answers in their compelling explorations through heaviness that take twists and turns through uncharted territory. Their curiosity around merging genres and influences, unhindered by external expectations of heaviness resonates with us; after all it’s an adventure we’ve been on as a festival for years now. 

They tell us: “We’ve been keen admirers of Roadburn for the last few years; their lineups always pushing the definitions of heavy experimental music, and we’re thrilled to be playing this year alongside some genuine heroes.”

Scaler’s 2022 album, Void, has been in heavy rotation at Roadburn HQ, and their more recent pulsating single, titled Loam, indicates that there is yet more ground to explore and a long road stretching out in front of them. But for now, the next stop will be Roadburn’s main stage – join us in welcoming Scaler to Roadburn for what promises to be a monumental set.

– Becky Laverty

Date: April 18

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA