November 16, 2018


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. 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.

Lindberg comments: “I expect to see you all in the front row for this one. I have goosebumps already.”

Read more about LOOP HERE


As the frontman for At The Gates, we know Tomas is something of an extreme metal connoisseur. He’s flexing that muscle with his latest addition to the line up, which comes in the shape of Slægt.

Tomas explains:

“When I think of heavy metal, there is a certain feeling I am after. A special haunting, emotional impact that I’m seeking.  I will always be super excited when I get that same feeling that was there when I first got into underground metal. SLÆGT is one of those rare examples.”

Read more about Slægt HERE


Aaron Turner is not a man who likes to sit still. When he realised that he would technically have a day off at Roadburn, his brain started to click and whirr.  And soon enough we had Sumac on the bill.

When Love In Shadow landed in September, it was a swift reminder not to assume you know all there is to know about a band. Turner has promised us something special at Roadburn: a titillating promise. But we can’t help but feel that any Sumac experience is going to be a special Sumac experience – and surely better than a day off.

Read more about Sumac HERE


If it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it doesn’t discount the fact that the occasional tease of a live show can still be pure agony, especially when Europe has historically been somewhat starved of Young Widows. So it’s with something akin to relief mixed with pure joy that we announce Young Widows’ performance at Roadburn 2019. For fans of their 2008 release, Old Wounds, the treat is two-fold; the band will be playing the album in full for us!

Read more about Young Widows HERE


Post-punk, Brit-pop, lo-fi chaos; elements of each can be found in Soft Kill’s sound. Whether sitting, shimmering on the surface, or buried under gently roiling layers, the four-piece’s sound is hard to pin down. Live, they are electric – a delicately balanced smorgasbord of competing component parts, underpinned by attitude in spades.

To make their Roadburn show even more special, they will be performing both the Heresy and Savior albums in full. With the promise of yet more new material on the horizon, Soft Kill are picking up pace with no signs of slowing down. Our advice? Hop on board whilst you still can.

Read more about Soft Kill HERE


Emma Ruth Rundle made such a mark on Roadburn 2017, we’re overjoyed to have her back for 2019 – and we expect the results to be just as powerful and mesmerising as the first time around.

Her first solo performance at the festival was a pivotal moment for us. Not only did it mark a definitive turning point for the artistic scope of the festival, it was also the moment that we adopted Emma as one of our own. A kindred spirit, a sonic explorer, a soul sister.

Read more about Emma Ruth Rundle HERE


Following their mind-warping set on Roadburn’s main stage in 2017, we welcome back the progressive darkness of Crippled Black Phoenix. In the band’s decade and a half career, they have released an incredible ten studio records, the latest of which Great Escape is a powerful, treacherous exploration into a the bleakest realms of Justin Greaves’ psyche. A CBF performance is the sound of a band following their own path, their own rules, for their own enjoyment. And ours.

Read more about Crippled Black Phoenix HERE


Boldly straddling the classical music world and the often hellish soundscapes of harsh noise, Lingua Ignota plucks what she wants from both – and elsewhere – to form a towering inferno of raging fury, manifesting as sonic indignation.

The challenge of a visceral and abrasive show is one that we relish. If you’re looking for an experience, something that that burrows into your consciousness and niggles at you for months to come, sign up now. Lingua Ignota AKA Kristin Hayter will deliver a masterclass.

Read more about Lingua Ignota HERE

CAVE will redefine modern psych wanderings at Roadburn 2019.
FEAR FALLS BURNING will see Dirk Serries performing an exercise in minimalism.
JAYE JAYLE will reprise their 2017 performance – in the more spacious Green Room.
OVTRENOIR  will deliver a dose of sludgy post-metal.
SHERPA will perform Tigris & Euphrates in full.
THROANE offer a cold and violent take on modern black metal.
TREHA SEKTORI will bring an innovative and immersive take on dark ambient sound.

Single day tickets will go on sale on Thursday, December 13. Weekend tickets are on sale now.

Tickets are be priced as follows:
3 days ticket (ThuSat) €181 + €4,50 service fee
4 days ticket (ThuSun) €204 + €4,50 service fee
Day ticket (Thu, Fri or Sat€62 + €4,50 service fee
Sunday ticket €55,50 + €4,50 service fee

Click HERE for more ticketing information.