As curator, Sunn O))) (Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley) are personally selecting the bands that will play during their special event, as well as performing a headlining show. Sunn O))) is Roadburn’s fourth curator, following DAVID TIBET in 2008, NEUROIS in 2009 and TRIPTYKON’s Tom Gabriel Warrior at this year’s festival in April.
Sunn O))) comments: “Sunn O))) is honored to present the first part of our guests for the curated day at Roadburn, April 15th 2011. They represent a broad range of bands we are fans of, and in many cases some of our closest friends and collaborators. We hope you appreciate the selection, and look forward to announcing more of our selection and allies… we will follow up soon with some words on each band specifically, so watch this space.”
Organizers of the 2011 Roadburn Festival have announced that doom supergroup SHRINEBUILDER are confirmed for next year's event. Originally scheduled to perform at this years Roadburn festival in April 2010, Shrinebuilder ended up stuck in New York due to logistic complications arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Shrinebuilder is now scheduled to play on Saturday, April 16th at the 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland.
Roadburn has also confirmed that legendary Canadian avant-metal quartet VOIVOD will be performing two separate shows at Roadburn 2011 (one at the Midi Theater on Friday, April 15th, and one in the 013 venue on Saturday, April 16th). The band have the core line-up of Away, Snake and Blacky, and guitarist Daniel Mongrain who has done an exceptional job filling in for the late, great Piggy. Both shows will be different, so that diehards can look forward to two full sets.
Vancouver riff-machine BLACK MOUNTAIN will headline this years Afterburner event on Sunday, April 17th, 013, Tilburg, Holland. This means that we’ll be using Roadburn‘s main stage for the Afterburner as well.
Also confirmed for this years Afterburner are BLOOD FARMERS, DEAD MEADOW, BLACK PYRAMID, DRAGONTEARS and GOMER PYLE amongst others. Three more bands TBA.
Doom metal giants YOB will be playing their seminal album, The Unreal Never Lived, in it’s entirety at Roadburn 2011, on Saturday, April 16th, Midi Theatre, Tilburg, Holland.
More bands announced for Roadburn 2011: MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE, IMAAD WASIF, LUDICRA, BLACK MATH HORSEMAN and RWAKE.
The 2011 Roadburn Festival features an extremely special performance by sludge / stoner legends BUZZOV*EN, set for Thursday, April 14th at the 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland –Weedeater‘s Roadburn appearance is set for Saturday, April 16th.
For more info and complete line-up details visit Roadburn.com.