Roadburn Festival 2008


Fans of heavy, adventurous music rejoice! Roadburn Festival 2008 will take place April 17th – 20th in Tilburg, Holland. Swiss avant-metal forefathers Celtic Frost are this installment's main headliner (Saturday, April 19th) but the sonically charged lineup also includes J Mascis side project Witch, Japan's hard psych warriors Boris, the pairing of Acid Mothers Templers Kawabata Makato [guitar] and Tsuyama Atsushi [bass] with Guru Guru drummer Mani Neumeier in Acid Mothers Guru, Jesu, Electric Wizard, '70s thick music legends Tony McPhee's Groundhogs, post-metal standard bearers Isis, Grails, an acoustic solo set from Neurosis' Scott Kelly and considerably more.

There's a pre-festival event on April 17th celebrating Rise Above Records 20th anniversary featuring hard blasting UK space rockers Litmus, Capricorn, Grand Magus plus more. There's also a special day-long event curated by Current 93's David Tibet on April 20th featuring Om, Sunn 0))) spin-off ÆTHENOR and Baby Dee.

Taken together this is one of the most joyously experimental festivals in the world, and the festival organizer's mission statement sums up the general philosophy and vibe of this emerging music gathering:

This is a gathering of like minded bands and fans from around the world, joined together by a love of music. This is a celebration of tube-driven distortion and crackling electric guitars, a raising of musical consciousness and brotherly and sisterly love, a communion with THEE MIGHTY RIFF, a time and place to get high en mass and bask in the heaviness.

[Published on: 12/28/07]

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PooDolla Fri 12/28/2007 02:02PM
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Acid Mothers Temple kicks ass!

Treetophigh Fri 12/28/2007 03:14PM
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that they do

ooouuuuttteeerrrr sssspppaaaacccceee

crawf Fri 12/28/2007 03:20PM
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Acid kicks ass!

crawf Fri 12/28/2007 03:20PM
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Going to Temple kicks ass!

crawf Fri 12/28/2007 03:20PM
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Mothers kick serious ass!

kyuss1313 starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/29/2007 11:53AM
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Worldwide, one of the finest festies out there. It's chock full of underground greats and perennial doom/stoner rock monsters from all corners of the globe. check out last year's lineup and you'll get a good idea of how far the borders stretch for this one. roadburn f'n rules!!

Flat5 Mon 12/31/2007 10:32AM
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I'm having the 2nd annual Rugburn Festival in my living room tonight!

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/2/2008 12:01PM
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i love going to temple on acid with my mom too!