Roadburn Festival have announced that Neurosis and Paradise Lost will headline next year’s event, with Cathedral/Napalm Death/Rise Above Records legend Lee Dorrian announced as festival curator.
The California post-metal pioneers will celebrate their 30th anniversary at the 2016 edition of the festival, with just two events planned to mark the milestone: March 4th and 5th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and Roadburn.
“To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor,” Neurosis commented. “Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again.”
Neurosis are set to perform twice at Roadburn 2016: as headliners on both Saturday 16th April and on Sunday 17th April. The two sets will span the band’s entire career.
In addition, Neurosis will reissue their legendary albums, 1996′s Through Silver in Blood and 1999’s Times Of Grace, on super deluxe 180-gram double vinyl this autumn, along with the first ever vinyl pressing of Grace, the 1999 Tribes Of Neurot companion piece to Times Of Grace. The reissues are set for worldwide release on September 4.
Yorkshire doom titans Paradise Lost, meanwhile, will headline Roadburn on Thursday 14th April 2016, performing their seminal second album Gothic in its entirety in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Lee Dorrian returns to Roadburn as curator, following 1999’s headline slot with Cathedral and Rise Above Records’ 20th Anniversary in 2008. “I feel very honoured to be handed this prestigious task to curate Roadburn 2016,” Dorrian commented. “Having been involved with Walter on a personal level for many years now, I always felt like part of the family, as opposed to being someone on the outside. So, with that in mind, I was both shocked and excited when he asked me to take on this fantastic opportunity.
“I promise to make this an event that no-one will forget, and I’m already frothing at the potential of possibilities available!! It’s a dream and one that I never expected. This is what I love, so I will not disappoint. Come and join us in this ritualistic nirvana of praise and offerings to the unholy Blind Dead. Templars Arise!”
Lee is set to curate two days, taking over the Main Stage on Friday 15th April 2016 followed by the iconic Het Patronaat venue on Saturday 16th April with his ‘Rituals for the Blind Dead.’
Roadburn Festival takes place 14th – 17th April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Stay tuned for the ticket info and further announcements.
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