Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Warduna frontman Einar Kvitrafn Selvik have been named co-curators of a one-night-only event at next year’s Roadburn Festival. Set to happen Friday, April 10, at Tilburg’s 013 venue, their “Houses of the Holistic” bill will feature special sets from both bands, visuals by popular Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, and “some artistic surprises” that celebrate Norse mythology and the festival’s twentieth anniversary.
“It is my favorite festival in one of my favorite parts of the world, so this is nothing short of one the biggest honors I’ve been given!” Bjørson said in a press release. “It is a privilege to undertake this challenge in twosome with Einar — an artist I truly feel in tune with artistically and philosophically. Now it is all about hard work and dedication to ensure that the audience and the festival itself is given a Friday to enjoy, experience, and remember. I, for one, can’t wait!”
“Roadburn is in my opinion such a high-level music festival,” Selvik added, “all quality to the fingertips. It is also a festival where presenting high quality musical art is more important than anything else, such as genre distinctions and scene divisions. We will work hard to deliver a program that both explore territories one has come to expect at Roadburn, while at the same time continue to expand its boundaries into new sonic realms.”
Over the past six years, Roadburn organizers have asked a wide range of artists to help shape its lineup, including members of Current 93, Neurosis, Sunn O))), Opeth, Electric Wizard, Voivod and Triptykon. Next year’s event takes place from Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12. Here’s a look at what you should expect from Warduna and Enslaved…