New additions to Roadburn 2022

The second group of artists to be added to the Roadburn 2022 line up has today been announced.

Artistic director, Walter Hoeijmakers, comments:

“Roadburn 2022 will be a festival of hope; a celebration of underground music by Roadburn alumni and young and upcoming bands alike. It feels so great to offer them a platform and it’s equally great to offer our community their much missed home away from home. Despite the difficult circumstances with live music we remain optimistic and move forward with caution. It’s not easy but we’re really hopeful to be able to welcome you to Roadburn 2022. The idea of celebrating together makes everything worthwhile.”

Lingua Ignota will return to Roadburn in 2022, following two explosive performances at the 2019 edition of the festival. Having released SINNER GET READY earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, the return to Roadburn is well timed to showcase her new material.

Emma Ruth Rundle will take to the main stage to present her groundbreaking new album, Engine of Hell. Due to be our curator in 2020, we’re delighted to welcome Emma back to Roadburn and to have her step into an even bigger spotlight this time around.

Following on from the recent announcement of a new album, Perfect Light, 40 Watt Sun will also perform on the main stage in April. Mizmor will return to perform Cairn in full, as was originally intended as part of Rundle’s curated event, which due to the pandemic didn’t come to fruition.

After performing alongside Dylan Carlson and as part of Zonal in previous years, The Bug will return – this time with MCs Flowdan and Logan to accompany him. Milena Eva & Thomas Sciarone’s curated event gains a new name: Sordide will be performing their most recent album Les idées blanches in full.

A rejuvenated Sum Of R will perform their upcoming new album, Lahbryce, in full on the main stagfe. Messa’s recently announced album, Close, will be performed, as will A Loner – the new album from Hangman’s Chair.

Cloud Rat will perform two sets, including a special Do Not Let Me Off The Cliff electronic-based performance. Uniform will perform their album Shame in full. HEALTH, Kaelan Mikla and KANGA will provide some end-of-the-world dance party vibes. Meanwhile, Smote will perform their new album, Drommon in full.

Also announced is FågelleKanaanKollapsKungens MänPinkish Black, and Wyatt E.

For full details of the new additions to the line up, please see the links below, or view the full line up HERE.

These names join previously announced artists including Ulver, Sólstafir, Alcest, Backxwash, Russian Circles, artist in residence – Full of Hell and many others. Roadburn Festival will take place between April 21-24 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Tickets for Roadburn 2022 are on sale now. Friday and Saturday day tickets are sold out. Thursday and Sunday day tickets, 3-day and 4-day tickets remain in limited numbers. Tickets and accommodation options are available to view via

First line-up announcement for Roadburn 2022

October 26, 2021

Roadburn Festival has today made its first line up announcement for the 2022 edition, which will take place between April 21-24 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The majority of tickets to the festival have already been sold, but a limited number will go on sale today (October 26) at 7pm (CEST) via

Roadburn’s artistic director, Walter Hoeijmakers comments:

“After two years of not being able to host a physical festival, we’re extremely excited to actually return in 2022. Given the circumstances, everything about this has been a real challenge, but we wanted to make sure that next year’s Roadburn will be a stronghold for the forward-thinking artists we all love so much – whether genre-defining established acts or young, up-and-coming artists. We really want to reconnect them with our international community – artistically, musically and physically – and to see them do what they do best: be on stage. We want to give them a platform in front of a live audience again, as it’s time to celebrate the music they’ve written over the past two years, or the much acclaimed albums that helped us through these strange, unprecedented times. 

It’s equally exciting to have Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone as our 2022 curators; their commissioned music project for Roadburn Redux, ‘This Shame Should Not Be Mine’, elevated GGGOLDDD to a whole new level, as it made such a huge impact – musically, emotionally, and spiritually. The intimate connection felt by everyone online will be greatly amplified at Roadburn 2022, and we could think of no one better than Milena and Thomas to get us all reconnected”

ULVER will be a special set to celebrate their 25 years as a band. Focussing on their most recent release, Flowers of Evil, the performance will mark their return to the live stage as well as their quarter century milestone.

Roadburn’s 2022 curators are Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone of the Dutch band GGGOLDDD; as well as hand-picking elements of the festival line up, they will join the rest of the band to perform the commissioned music they wrote for this year’s Roadburn Redux event – a piece entitled This Shame Should Not Be Mine.

As part of the curated element of Roadburn, LITURGY – the avant-garde black metal band – will be performing their 2019 album H.A.Q.Q in full, as well as bringing to life their 2020 album Origin of the Alimonies, performing it as an opera on the main stage in sync with a film created by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Milena and Thomas will also present the European debut of BACKXWASH – the celebrated artist fuses rap and metal, and will perform two special sets at Roadburn – and performances from DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE, and MIDWIFE.

Further commissioned projects – originally planned for 2020 – will finally see the light of day as JAMES KENT (PERTURBATOR) joins forces with JOHANNES PERSSON (CULT OF LUNA) to perform Final Light. Cellist JO QUAIL will perform her commissioned piece, entitled The Cartographer, and VILE CREATURE and BISMUTH will unite to perform A Hymn of Loss and Hope. 

FULL OF HELL will be Artists In Residence for the festival performing four times over the course of the event, including a collaboration with NOTHING entitled Full of NothingALCEST will perform their groundbreaking album Écailles de Lune, whilst SÓLSTAFIR will perform their expansive album, Svartir Sandar.

Elsewhere on the bill Roadburn welcomes back some familiar faces such as RUSSIAN CIRCLES and PRIMITIVE MAN, whilst also inviting some new and mysterious members to the Roadburn family, such as underground black metal bands LAMP OF MURMUUR and KOLDOVSTVO. For full details of what has been announced so far, please see the links below. Stay tuned for more line up announcements in the coming weeks. 

The main poster artwork for Roadburn 2022 has been created by Valreza Collective, you can read more about them HERE.

Tickets will go on sale at 7pm CEST/ 6pm BST/ 1pm EDT/ 10am PDT via and

Roadburn is grateful for the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, provincie Noord-Brabant, the City of Tilburg, and Brabant C.

Roadburn 2022 ticket & accommodation info

October 21, 2021

Our first 2022 lineup announcement will take place next week, and we wanted to get some practical information out to you in advance, so that when the bands get announced, you can focus solely on that. So, read on for information about ticketing and accommodation. If what you want to know is not covered here, click through to read our FAQs, and if you’re still lost or confused drop us a line – and we’ll do our best to help you! 

So, firstly – TICKETS!

If you have a ticket for 2020 that you didn’t return, then it’s automatically rolled over. You don’t need to do anything else. If you want to buy a ticket for Roadburn 2022, then a limited number of these will be going on sale on October 26 at 7pm CEST (6pm BST, 1pm EDT, 11am PDT). 

Click here for all the info.

You may notice that this is an increase on the 2020 price – there’s no getting away from the fact that costs of staging a festival have increased astronomically over the past two years, whilst the entire industry has suffered. Much of this is out of our hands, unfortunately.


We refunded everybody’s Stadscamping Tilburg accommodation tickets from 2020 once it became evident a 2021 edition was not possible. We now have information to share about the various accommodation options at the campsite in Tilburg – PLUS some new hotel options! Similar to the above, various price increases that have been passed on to us have made the Stadscamping Tilburg options more expensive. In order to offer the best range of choices at the best prices, Roadburn has teamed up with two hotels in Eindhoven (one with a swimming pool too!), to offer hotel packages. These packages also include bus back to Eindhoven, meaning you don’t need to worry about the last train. 

Click here to see all the packages and options available to you, both in Tilburg and Eindhoven. 

That’s all we’ve got so far in terms of practical information, but as more comes along we’ll share it with you. If you have questions about international travel and COVID protocols, we want to assure you that we’re keeping an eye on everything as it continues to evolve. We hope that by the time April rolls around things will be both easier and more clear in terms of travel and events. If there are any protocols mandated for Roadburn – be that mask wearing, vaccinations or anything else, we will let you know in good time so that you can make informed choices.

Set your alarms for tickets if you need to pick one up… and stay alert, band announcements are on their way! 

Essential Sounds: 15.10.21

October 12, 2021

Some days the electrical charge we get from new music is all that’s holding us together, and some days it’s the soundtrack to glorious things. Whichever way your week is swinging, we hope you find something that gives you something to hold on to in this week’s playlist.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Emma Ruth RundleBlooms of Oblivion
(Sargent House)

HTRKKiss Kiss and Rhinestones
(N & J Blueberries)

A.A. WilliamsControl
(Bella Union)

Hangman’s ChairLoner
(Nuclear Blast)

Zeal & ArdorGötterdammerung

Green LungUpon The Altar
(Svart Records)

KhemmisHouse of Cadmus
(Nuclear Blast)

Kowloon Walled CityPiecework
(Neurot Recordings)

Kælan MiklaSvört Augu

Planning For BurialBoring Domesticated Life
(The Flenser)

CiśnienieDiet Choke

Roy Montgomery, Emma JohnstonAspiratory
(Grapefruit Records)

Sangre de Muerdago, Judasz & NahimanaCantiga De Folhas E Agulhas

Essential Sounds: 08.10.21

October 8, 2021

After an unscheduled week off, the Roadburn Essential Sounds playlist has returned in triumphant form – taking an exploratory dive through multiple moods and genres. As ever, we sincerely hope you find something that makes your day just that little bit more enjoyable.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Tanya TagaqTongues
(Six Shooter Records) (Header image)

The Body x Big ‡ BraveHard Times
(Thrill Jockey)

Marissa NadlerCouldn’t Have Done the Killing
(Bella Union)

Phoebe BridgersThat Funny Feeling
(Dead Oceans)

GrouperOde to the blue

(Church Road Records)

Kælan Mikla x AlcestHvítir Sandar
(Artoffact Records)

EnslavedRuun II – The Epitaph
(Nuclear Blast)

Timelost x FailureLifer Death
(Church Road Records)

Kayo DotThe Necklace
(Prophecy Productions)

Blood Moon (Converge x Chelsea Wolfe) – Blood Moon

(Rapid Eye Records)

Full of HellReeking Tunnels
(Relapse Records)

Portrayal of Guilt – …Where the suffering never ends
(Run For Cover Records)

(Sargent House)

Roadburn 2022: Official Artwork - Valreza Collective

September 30, 2021

At Roadburn music and visual art is tightly bound together; visual accompaniment to sonic exploration provides a more immersive experience that we wholeheartedly embrace. In keeping with what has become a festival tradition, we’re thrilled to announce the visual artists leaving their mark on Roadburn 2022

The Finnish Valreza Collective is a new endeavour – created in summer 2020 – but featuring two artists who have extensive experience and unrestrained vision. Tekla Vály and Tereza Holubová are multidisciplinary creatives who utilise photography, sculpture, film, costume and performance to create eerie pieces that explore both darkness and light, horror and joy – and more specifically, they often navigate the places where those opposites intersect. 

Roadburn 2022 will be an edition like no other; created in an uncertain landscape for the live music industry but shaped with optimism. The visual representation of the festival’s approach required a creative mindset that could tap into the dichotomy of the current state of flux and design something that captures the passion, vulnerability, darkness, hope, joy, and sheer weight of human emotion that fuels Roadburn. Tekla and Tereza approached the task with enthusiasm and have produced a vivid piece of art. 

The full eight minute video can be watched here:

Teklas artistry may already be familiar to some Roadburners; she has created album artwork for Oranssi PazuzuMestarin Kynsi, Grave PleasuresMotherblood, HexvesselWhen We Are Death, and most recently for Warning’s Watching from a Distance Live at Roadburn album. Meanwhile, Tereza has exhibited her work in Japan, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Finland. 

“Working with Roadburn is a great opportunity for us as an artistic collective to gather more experience and work with a team of professionals in a different field. We are extremely excited, honoured and overall thankful to have this opportunity to represent Roadburn Festival visually.”

Apart from the full video above, a shorter teaser on our social channels comes with sonic accompaniment from Thomas and Milena of GOLD. The otherworldly psychedelia of the celebratory rituals captured on film are full of jubilation and steeped in euphoria. An uncanny undercurrent hints at an unspoken darkness and of supernatural influence.

We’re delighted to present the work of Valreza as part of Roadburn 2022; we wholeheartedly encourage you to immerse yourself in the full eight minute experience and embrace everything that Tekla and Tereza have offered up to us. 

Essential Sounds: 24.09.21

September 24, 2021

Dive in to another week of incredible music and inspiring musicianship – the Roadburn Essential Sounds playlist is here!

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Fuming MouthThey Take What The Please (Nuclear Blast)

Full of HellEroding Shell (Relapse Records)

PapanguTerra Arrasada (Self-Release)

Succumb8 Triagrams (The Flenser)

LLNNImperial (Pelagic Records)

BlodetShe Remains (Church Road Records)

Chelsea WolfeWoodstock (Sargent House) (Header image)

The CushFly (Mad Bunny Records)

NothingLa La Means | Love You (Relapse Records)

KrausVNC (Terrible Records)

The Holy RoadAgainst / Social / Media (Outpost 13 Recordings)

MonoImperfect Things (Pelagic Records)

Shy, Low Umbra (Pelagic Records)

WarningFoot Prints (Live at Roadburn) (Cappio Records)

Essential Sounds: 17.09.21

September 17, 2021

Enjoy this week’s lengthy playlist as times seem to be changing… and more and more seems possible.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

PlaceboBeautiful James (SO Recordings)

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieQueen Sophie for President (Epitaph)

Lindy-Fay Hella, Dei FarneHildring (By Norse Music)

Marissa Nadler, Mary LattimoreIf I Could Breathe Underwater (Bella Union) (Header image)

TraitrsOh, Ballerina (Freakwave)

PlohoAughts (Artoffact Records)

Spiritczualic Enhancement CenterMy Silence Is Spanish (Kryptox)

Love-Songs, U.SchütteDumpfes, hämmerndes Dröhnen (Bureau B)

Alice HubbleGleichfalls (Happy Robot Records)

Golden Bug, Vega VogaTokoyo No Kuni (La Belle records)

Sababa 5Baksheesh (Baktov Records)

Axis: Sova(Don’t Wanna Have That) Dream (Drag City)

The Limiñanas, Laurent GarnierJuliette dans la caravane (Berreto Music)

Arushi JainMy People Have Deep Roots (Leaving Records)

Richard Dawson, CircleLily (Domino Recording)

GNODPink Champagne Blues (Rocket Recordings)

The Bug, Manga Saint HilareBang (Ninja Tune)

Noise UnitK7 (Artoffact Records)

Vile CreaturePaperdool (The Flenser)

BalmogSlander (War Anthem Records)

NornaThe Truther (Vinter Records)

Essential Sounds: 10.09.21

September 10, 2021

This week’s playlist kicks off with the return of Emma Ruth Rundle – a new album is due from her before the end of the year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled here at Roadburn HQ. As such a bold and talented artist, it seemed fitting that her new single would commence this week’s crop of new music.

Emma Ruth RundleReturn (Sargent House)

The Body x Big ‡ BraveBlackest Crow (Thrill Jockey)

Greet DeathI Hate Everything (Deathwish Inc.)

Kayo DotGet Out of the Tower (Prophecy Productions)

LLNN x Cryptopsy x Matt McGachyDesecrator (Pelagic Records)

MehenetDona Sete (Gilead Media)

Der Weg einer FreiheitMorgen (Season of Mist)

Maggot HeartZero Hour Day (Rapid Eyee Records)

Cruel WondersMy Anguish (Self-Release)

Shy, LowThe Beacon (Pelagic Records)

Sugar HorsePhill Spector in Hell (Small Pond Records)

Jute GytePentalpha (Adam Kalmbach)

Essential Sounds: 03.09.21

September 3, 2021

Today is a Bandcamp Friday, which means that more of the money you spend on music on the platform goes to into the pockets of the bands and labels that you love.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

ZetraPull Me Under (Children of the Vortex)

Perturbator x HealthExcess (Blood Music)

DeathsomniaVoid Oblivion (Isolation Rec.)

Zeal & ArdorBow (Redacted GmbH)

Full of HellReeking Tunnels (Relapse Records)

Portrayal of GuiltPossession (Run For Cover Records)

MØLSerf (Nuclear Blast)

FluisteraarsHet overvleugelen der meute (Eisenwald)

WormwitchCanadian Denim Mountain Attack (Prosthethic Records)

Green LungGraveyard Sun (Svart Records)

Spirit AdriftInvisible Enemey (Century Media)

Hour of 13Within the Pentagram (Self-Release)

Iron MaidenDeath Of The Celts (Parlophone)