Roadburn Festival has announced that drummer and co-founding member Jason Roeder and his band Neurosis will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary as headliners at the 2016 edition of the festival. Pioneering doom legends Paradise Lost, featuring Adrian Erlandsson on drums since 2009, will headline Roadburn Festival on Thursday 14 April 2016, playing their highly influential second album, 'Gothic', in its entirety. Festival curator will be vocalist, label owner and sonic pioneer Lee Dorrian (Napalm Death, Cathedral, Probot, etc).
Neurosis The iconic band have planned just two events to mark this career milestone - one of which will be in San Francisco (March 4 and 5, 2016 at the Regency Ballroom), the other at Roadburn. Neurosis will in fact perform twice at Roadburn 2016 - as headliners on both Saturday 16 April, and on Sunday 17 April. The two sets will span the band's entire career, showcasing Neurosis’ comprehensive evolution from their primitive beginnings to the seminal, epic outfit they are today. Each set will be completely different, and each album will be explored, allowing the band and the audience alike to revisit various parts of the band’s history.
Neurosis are very much a part of the tapestry that makes up Roadburn's legacy; the announcement of their first headline slot at Roadburn 2007, marked a stylistic shift for the festival. Over the years, the festival has also played host to many Neurosis-linked side and solo projects, as well as bands that nestle under the Neurot Recordings label umbrella, and had the band truly kick off a new Roadburn tradition when they curated the festival in 2009.
Paradise Lost Pioneering Yorkshire doom legends Paradise Lost will headline Roadburn Festival 2016 on Thursday 14 April 2016 playing their highly influential second album, Gothic, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The band will play their masterpiece from start to finish, alongside tracks from their latest album, 'The Plague Within'.
Leaders of the doom metal scene for over twenty five years, Paradise Lost have kept their dank and dark take on the genre incredibly fresh with their latest album. Released on Century Media, The Plague Within marks a majestic return to Paradise Lost's innovative origins, recalling the melancholic heaviness of the band's seminal second album, 'Gothic'.
Renowned Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu will be providing bespoke animated visuals to accompany Paradise Lost's Roadburn set.
Lee Dorrian Roadburn Festival's 2016 curator will be Lee Dorrian. Having headlined the first Roadburn Festival in 1999 with Cathedral, and celebrated Rise Above Records' 20th anniversary at Roadburn in 2008, not to mention the bands that he has guided our way over the years, Lee's history is very much entwined with that of Roadburn Festival.
For the first time, Roadburn's curator will take charge over two days - meaning the curator can develop a very specific and definitive vibe each day. Lee will curate the Main Stage on Friday 15 April 2016, before moving across to the iconic Het Patronaat venue on Saturday 16 April - where his 'Rituals for the Blind Dead' will come to life.
Roadburn 2016: where and when Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 - 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Ticket announcements will follow in due course.