Photo by Stefaan Temmerman
We're obviously big fans of the Netherlands's Roadburn Festival—we've covered it extensively, and will be heading back to Tilburg this year to document this year's edition—and as the festival continues to coyly leak information about Roadburn 2016, we're getting more and more excited. They've already announced that this year will be curated by doom god Lee Dorrian, whose impeccable taste will surely add some shine to the lineup; the mighty Neurosis will be celebrating their 30th anniversary, and British death/doom legends Paradise Lost will play their watershed opus Gothic in its entirety.
As of today, Team Roadburn has let slip a few more crucial pieces of information, most importantly that tickets will go on sale online on October 2, 2015. Given that this is the kind of festival that sells out, and sells out quick (a year or so ago, it sold out in seven minutes) it's nice to know these things well in advance. Three-day (Thursday—Saturday) and four-day (Thursday—Sunday) passes will be available to purchase from 9PM CET via Ticketmaster.nl for €165 and €185 respectively. Day tickets for Sunday only will be available for at €39, and alimited number of individual day tickets for the remaining days will be released at a later date.
Showing the vibrant diversity that makes Roadburn so special, Amenra, The Skull, Green Carnation, La Muerte, Der Blutarsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand, Of the Wand and the Moon, Lynchgate, and Chaos Echoes have been added to the lineup. Of course, there are many more to come, as well, so keep an eye on the festival website for updates!
In keeping with Roadburn's appreciation for the artistic side of darkness, this year's exclusive poster artwork will be created by acclaimed comic book illustrator Becky Cloonan, who's known for being the first woman to draw the main Batman title for Marvel comics. Her detailed, psychedelic visions will provide the perfect accompaniment to the festival's musical programming, and places her in the company of past Roadburn atists-in-residence like Michel Langevin, Costin Chioreanu, and Arik Roper.