Roadburn has announced the curator for the 17th edition of the festival: VOIVOD. After the band’s widely acclaimed and artistically inspiring performances at the 2011 festival, VOIVODhas agreed to curate our festival on Friday, April 13, 2012.
As curator, VOIVOD will personally select the bands that will play during their special event at Roadburn and perform a special headline show.
Commented the organizers: “We had a revelation this year: namely, that VOIVOD and Roadburn are not only kindred spirits musically and artistically, but also on the same wavelength in other ways, too. VOIVOD personifies the laidback Roadburn vibe. Respected by fans and bands that span the festival’s sonic spectrum, VOIVOD is the ideal pick as Roadburn‘s fifth curator. The band will carry on a tradition that began in 2008 with David Tibet, followed by NEUROSIS in 2009, TRIPTYKON‘s Tom Gabriel Warrior in 2010 and SUNN 0))) aka Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley at this year’s festival. After VOIVOD agreed to curate the Friday, we could not resist asking them to stay for a second show. It’s on!”
VOIVOD will perform on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Commented VOIVOD drummer Away: “We are truly honored to curate the Roadburn VOIVOD day on April 13, 2012. We will make sure that the whole spectrum of experimental music influential to VOIVOD is represented. Thanks to the Roadburn folks for inviting us; we’re already counting the days in anticipation of the event !!”
Roadburn festival is a tribute to the open-mindedness of its bands, curators and audience. The joy comes from expanding musical horizons and looking at familiar territory from new angles.
Roadburn Festival 2012, including VOIVOD‘s special event, will run for four days — from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 (the traditional Afterburner) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Pre-sales will start Saturday, November 26, 2011.
For more information, please visit www.roadburn.com.