By Tom Moss
After an agonising two year absence, Roadburn Festival has finally announced the first wave of artists and projects that will be shaking Tilburg to its foundations in April 2022.
The festival will be curated by Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone of GGGOLDDD, who will be performing This Shame Should Not Be Mine, which was commissioned for the 2021 Roadburn Redux event. Highlights of Milena and Thomas’ exciting curated events will be the European debut of Backxwash; the celebrated rap artist who will be performing two special sets at the festival; and avant-garde black metal band Liturgy, who will be playing their 2019 album H.A.2.2 in full, alongside a very special rendition of 2020 album Origin of the Alimonies, which shall be performed as an opera alongside a specially created film by Hunter Hunt – Hendrix and accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra.
Other commissioned projects to be performed at the 2022 festival will be seeing James Kent (Perturbator) and Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna) join forces to perform Final Light, original planned for the 2020 festival. Accomplished cellist Jo Quail will be performing a commissioned work entitled The Cartographer, and Bismuth and Vile Creature will be teaming up to perform A Hymn of Loss and Hope.
Artist in residence for the 2022 edition will be the fantastic Full of Hell who will be appearing four times over the festival, including performances of several of their albums, and collaboration with Nothing entitled Full of Nothing. Full album performances will also be coming from blackgaze pioneers Alcest and Icelandic post metal quartet Sólstafir.
New additions to the Roadburn family include the mysterious black metal bands Lamp of Murmuur and Koldovstvo, appearing alongside stalwarts of Roadburn Russian Circles and Primitive Man.
Roadburn Festival takes place in Tilburg, The Netherlands between April 21st and April 24th, and tickets are available from here.