Roadburn 2020 Presents: The Ballet Bombs

It is among our favorite traditions at Roadburn HQ to partner with Never Mind The Hype – an independent Dutch music platform for everything heavy, alternative and deviant – in order to bring you one special showcase each year among all the other shows happening. Our mission is to highlight one Dutch band of exceptional potential; someone we believe can go on to do really amazing things. We call it “Roadburn Presents.”

In 2020, Roadburn Presents: The Ballet Bombs.

You want brash, stomping, swaggering, fuzzed-to-the-max heavy rock and roll? Look no further than a couple train stops from Tilburg as we bring aboard the young Eindhoven trio of Rubin “Zwoelboy” van Nistelrooy, Erik “El Cahole” van de Beek, and Frankie Fuzz. These overdriven fanatics don’t have an album out yet, but they’ve got enough attitude songs like Hey, Wait! and the extra-righteous Leave My Head, the video for which pretty much tells the story of The Joker, only, you know, without all that incel subtext.

With the inimitable energy of young punks, they tap into the spirit of raw rock like Blue Cheer and the glorious of the most riotous garages. We can’t wait to find out what they’ll do over the course of a full set on Saturday, April 18 at the Hall of Fame, and we can’t wait to see the look on everyone’s faces as they meet these newcomers for the first and last time.

Roadburn Presents alumni include DOOL, Temple Fang, Death Alley, Laster, Verwoed and more. Get ready to welcome The Ballet Bombs to this esteemed company.

JJ Koczan / February 2020

Date: April 18

Time: TBA

Stage: Hall of Fame




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