VOIVOD and Roadburn are equally thrilled to announce that seminal post-punk pioneers KILLING JOKE will perform at Roadburn 2012 on Thursday, April 12 as part of the newly expanded Au-del du Rel event.

KILLING JOKE was at the top of VOIVOD's wish list as soon as they accepted the curator invitation. Unfortunately, Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards and arrangements), Geordie Walker (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) could not make it to Tilburg on Friday, April 13 due to prior commitments. However, in the spirit of Roadburn and true to the Outer Limits theme, it was quickly decided to expand Au-del du Rel and turn VOIVOD's dream of sharing a stage with KILLING JOKE into reality.

Please note that VOIVOD's second show originally scheduled for Saturday, April 14 has been moved to Thursday, April 12 as part of the specially extended Au-del du Rel.

The main stage lineup for Thursday, April 12 (in alphabetical, not official running order):


While SWANS' intensely heavy headliner performance at this year's Roadburn is still resonating in the fans' collective minds, the Roadburn organizers are elated to announce the return of Michael Gira for an acoustic solo performance on Thursday, April 14 at the Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.

In related news: Reunited Dutch doomsters CELESTIAL SEASON will perform their influential, groundbreaking second album, "Solar Lovers", in its entirety for the first time ever at Roadburn festival 2012 on Saturday, April 14. BARN OWL, JUCIFER, URFAUST, THE MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION, PURSON, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, ORCHID, SIGIRIYA, LORD VICAR and END OF LEVEL BOSS have also been confirmed for Roadburn festival 2012.

Roadburn will run for four days from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15, 2012 (the traditional Afterburner event) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

Tickets for Roadburn 2012 will go on sale Saturday, November 26, 10:00 Central European Time. There will be a two-ticket limit (per order) for three-day and four-day passes and Afterburner tickets the same goes for the Campsite Tickets.

For more information, visit


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).