Roadburn Festival 2020 Also Postponed

  • Axl Rosenberg

The 2020 edition of the Netherlands’ Roadburn Festival, which was set to take place next month, has, naturally, been postponed as a result of… well, you know why it’s been postponed.

This year’s fest was being curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator). It was set to include Julie Christmas, Russian Circles, Torche, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Giles Corey, Brutus, Dool, and a myriad of other impressive acts.

You can read the announcement from the fest’s organizers below:

Thank you for your patience these last few days, we know that it is not easy to wait for answers and be met with silence. As you will hopefully be aware, it is not in our nature to be closed off from you – we have always taken pride in open and transparent communication. We are relieved to be able to bring you something of an update, although we are aware that it won’t answer all your questions immediately.
The world we are living in today is dramatically different to that of just a few weeks ago – we are all trying to adjust to an altered daily life, and alongside the personal stresses of that, we have been desperately seeking a way to keep Roadburn on its feet. You will know that for us, this is a labour of love and the impact of the current situation is already devastating for us. We are fortunate to have the support of the 013 venue who – as you may be aware – operate as the business side of the festival (they take care of the financial, legal, and logistic elements). The message below is from the interim CEO of the 013 venue, and at present this is the extent of what we are able to share with you.
We are grateful for your support and understanding, and hopeful that we will come out the other side of this even stronger.
– Walter, Becky & the whole Roadburn team.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, there are currently restrictions on travel, events and venues which are having an effect on concerts and festivals the world over. We understand that Roadburn attendees have a lot of questions – about health, safety, risks, restrictions, travel arrangements and more. We are in constant contact with officials, advisors and others, and we are working solidly to provide as much information, as quickly as possible.
This is not just the first time in Roadburn’s 22 years that we have faced something like this, it is the first time in our lives. We are required to wait for direction from the Dutch government to determine our next steps. That direction may have consequences for the continuation of Roadburn 2020. As a sustainable future for Roadburn is our primary goal, we’re now looking into the best options. It might be that we have to reschedule.
We kindly ask for your understanding in this exceptional situation. As soon as there are new developments we will inform you.
Peter van der Aalst
Interim CEO – 013 venue

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