Roadburn makes first 2022 line-up announcement: Ulver, Alcest, Full Of Hell, Backxwash and more

The first announcement for next year's Roadburn is here – with bands, curators and their artist-in-residence all revealed!

Roadburn makes first 2022 line-up announcement: Ulver, Alcest, Full Of Hell, Backxwash and more
Emily Carter
Valreza Collective

Following a two-year break because of the pandemic, Roadburn will be back next year with another absolutely incredible line-up.

The festival has today announced a huge array of names for the 2022 edition, plus their curators (GGGOLDDD's Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone) and artist-in-residence Full Of Hell (who will also be collaborating with NOTHING at the event for a performance entitled Full Of Nothing… nice!).

Ulver will be playing a set that focusses on Flowers Of Evil, while Liturgy will playing 2019's H.A.Q.Q in full as well as performing 2020's Origin Of The Alimonies as an opera. Elsewhere, Roadburn will host the European debut of Backxwash – who will be playing two sets – plus performances by the likes of Alcest, Russian Circles, Sólstafir, Divide And Dissolve, Midwife, Perturbator's James Kent with Cult Of Luna's Johannes Persson, Jo Quail, Vile Creature and more.

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Roadburn artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers says: "After two years of not being able to host a physical festival, we're extremely excited to actually return in 2022. Given the circumstances, everything about this has been a real challenge, but we wanted to make sure that next year's Roadburn will be a stronghold for the forward-thinking artists we all love so much – whether genre-defining established acts or young, up-and-coming artists. We really want to reconnect them with our international community – artistically, musically and physically – and to see them do what they do best: be onstage. We want to give them a platform in front of a live audience again, as it's time to celebrate the music they've written over the past two years, or the much acclaimed albums that helped us through these strange, unprecedented times.

"It's equally exciting to have Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone as our 2022 curators; their commissioned music project for Roadburn Redux, This Shame Should Not Be Mine, elevated GGGOLDDD to a whole new level, as it made such a huge impact – musically, emotionally, and spiritually. The intimate connection felt by everyone online will be greatly amplified at Roadburn 2022, and we could think of no one better than Milena and Thomas to get us all reconnected.”

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