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Roadburn 2020 Postponed After Dutch Government Bans All Events Until June

Well this sucks.


Roadburn 2020 was supposed to be held on April 16 through 19 in Tilburg, NET, and was masterfully curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Pertubator). Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic and the new restrictions from the Dutch government, this is no longer the case. Roadburn 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

Due to the recent announcements from the Dutch government that all events in the Netherlands are forbidden until June, it will be impossible for us to hold Roadburn in April as planned. We know that many of you had already guessed that this would be the case, and we appreciate your patience as we have navigated the necessary processes that come along with organising an event as complex as Roadburn.

The current situation is having an enormous impact already – on the venues we rely on, the bands that we love and the events that we have planned for. Until we come out the other side of this, it will be impossible to do a full assessment of the damage caused to the live music industry. We ask for just a little bit more patience from you whilst we continue to work to bring you the most clear, concise and useful information relating to the postponement of Roadburn 2020. We know you have a lot of questions and we will do our best to answer in the coming days.

With much love, sadness and disbelief…

-Walter, Becky & the whole Roadburn team.

Roadburn 2020 was set to feature such great performances as the reunited Red Sparowes; Artists in Residence Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota; Primitive Man playing their 2017 album Caustic in full, as well as a second set; Primitive Man vocalist Ethan McCarthy's noise project Many Blessings; Full Of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard's new band Eye Flys; Cult Of Luna guitarist and vocalist Johannes Persson and Perturbator, and way more.

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