We are delighted to announce the fifth edition of Sonic Whip on May 10 & 11 in Doornroosje, Nijmegen! Two days full of roaring guitars with steaming bass lines, pounding drums and other sonic, psychedelic excesses. The first names are announced and there is more to follow. Scroll down for the line-up.
Weekendtickets are available here. Daytickets will go onsale on a later date.
Four-headed Berlin rock monster Kadavar look like runaways from the seventies: long beards (well…), long hair and era-appropriate clothing. Influences from Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin and Witchfinder are clearly present. Their sixth album came out during the pandemic and had the apt title “The Isolation Tapes”. A fantastic project that showcases a wider and spacier sound than before, offering more space for build-ups and depth. A rollicking time trip through the 70s psychedelic era. Kadavar are very talented at writing hook-intensive guitar rock full of fuzzy, wicked jams, and they wisely keep the song lengths concise and tight, with only one track exceeding the 5 minute mark. The main reason they’re still the rock the stage like no other. No wonder we invited them to play Sonic Whip 2024.
Green Lung (uk)
Green Lung (uk)
A cult band in every sense of the word, Green Lung emerged from London’s heavy rock scene in 2018. Drawing on a host of peculiarly British musical influences, from doomy hard rock to pastoral prog and psych to the theatrics of the NWOBHM, the band have swiftly risen to the forefront of the UK rock scene. And no wit is time to conquer the rest of the world. Lyrically celebrating the folklore, myths and legends of Britain, they conjure the wild and witchy spirit of their forebears for a new generation. Tightly written, with stellar performances across the board from the band, there is little to criticize and much to love here.
Brant Bjork Trio (usa)
Brant Bjork Trio (usa)
Over more than the last 25 years, Munich, Germany’s Colour Haze have made themselves an institution in underground music. They are progenitors of a style of heavy psychedelia that has influenced two generations of players and counting, marked by warm tonality, fluid rhythms, and immersive melody, embodying a jam spirit while remaining rooted in classic progressive rock.
The brand new release of Domkraft is called Sonic Moons. We can’t think of a more fitting album title; an epic, sprawling, fuzz and doomrock odyssey transporting the listener to the edges of the cosmos. Expect some heavy riff rock featuring crunchy metallic guitars, rumbling lysergic bass and a generous lathering of space rock flavouring. The three-piece from Stockholm who have been around for a while are no stranger playing in Nijmegen. They played the festival in 2019 as well. An invite for the 2024 edition is well deserved!
The Norwegian power trio of Kanaan excels in psychedelic instrumental rock as only Scandinavians master it. The first two albums were released by the famous El Paraiso Records, but for the last two the band found shelter at the Norwegian Jansen records. Heavy riffs and thick grooves set the tone on the new album ‘Downpour’, just like on predecessor ‘Earthbound’ from 2021. The spirit of Hawkwind during Lemmy’s time floats around in the sound, but CAN, Ash Ra’s Temple and Jimi Hendrix are never far away. There are many surprising twists and turns with beautiful and soft passages, but above all it shows masterful musicianship. It sounds like they have set a new standard for themselves with the mix of kraut, fuzz, jazz and psychedelics. It took a while, but finally you get a chance to see Kanaan live at Sonic Whip!
Japanese space-, kraut- and psychrock power trio Dhidalah create most of their songs by having improvised jams, pondering on it for a week and then trying to recreate the jam with the addition of new ideas and feelings. The result are epic tunes that will heighten, refresh and renew the senses of the listener. Equally moving between atmospheric repetitions or dark depths, the band destroys and builds at will, sculpting a dense yet hypnotic sonic release, sporting a feel that’s both compelling and beautiful. Dhidalah is releasing their music via GuruGuru Brain that is known for its quality releases. Dhidalah will make their debut at Sonic Whip and are definitely a band to watch!
Bonnacons of Doom (uk)
Bonnacons of Doom (uk)
This elusive and constantly-evolving Liverpool collective harness the ritualistic and cathartic power of repetition, monstrous riffs and squalls of atonal noise in their unique take on rhythmic heavy psych. Blending vocals that range from hypnotic mantras to explosive psychic outbursts with brutal rhythmic pummelling and glacial electronics. Their unhinged, almost maniacal take on doom, with a kick of psychedelic uppers for good measure, is equal parts groovy and devastating. There are very few bands who sound quite like Bonnacons Of Doom, and even fewer who can pull off this heady mix of styles quite so effectively.
Hard hitting and free-flowing alike, ZAHN is a great experimental undertaking avant la lettre, served with a German avant-garde sensibility. With their new album ‘Adria’ they have chosen the scenic route to create a collection of vivid sonic vistas, juxtaposing their noise rock roots with healthy doses of a variety of genres. The german band offers a bold escape from your daily life through technicolor transmissions of postrock, krautrock, dark jazz, noiserock, postpunk and electronic music. A compelling soundtrack to a 1980’s anti–utopian road movie. It’s a testament to the incredible power of this trio and its ability to effortlessly ensnare your attention for the duration of a ten minute–song of purely instrumental music.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every May (for 2024 it will be May 10 & 11) at the Doornroosje venue, Stationsplein 11, Netherlands.
Friday 10 May
15.30 – doors & box-office open
16.00 – start first band
Saturday 11 May
13.30 – doors & box-office open
14.00 – start first band
Timetables will be published a few weeks before the event.
Tickets are available via this website. If tickets are not sold out, they will also be available to purchase directly at the box-office.
Yes, you should receive a confirmation within 24 hours. Make sure to check your spam folder. If you did not receive anything or if you have any other ticketing-related issues with your order, get in touch: email@example.com.
The Doornroosje venue is within 1-2 minute walking distance to Nijmegen Central Station.
Yes, band and festival merchandise. Cash and card payments.
Next to our regular array of beverages there is a specialty craft beer bar on the second floor of the Red Foyer. There will be hot meals and sandwhiches available.
Yes. You will receive a stamp which allows you to leave and re-enter the venue.
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The Keizer Karel Parking garage is nearby (in opposite of the train station). You can find all the details for parking here (in Dutch).
Make sure you get home safely, you can always share a ride or call a taxi.
It is card or PIN only in Doornroosje at the bar and food stands. Merchandise can be purchased with cash only, but more often also with card. There are ATM’s nearby the venue.
There is no minimum age for the Sonic Whip festival. If you’re under 14 years old, you must be accompanied by someone over 18.
Please note the music volume can be loud and consider suitable ear protection.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for press enquiries.
If you need medical attention, please alert somebody of the venue staff-member of security staff and we will assist you.
Yes, you can bring a basic camera without removable lenses and other accessories including monopods, selfie sticks, tripods. Please be respectful of the artists and the people around you when using your camera and turn the flash off. Professional camera’s or filming equipment are prohibited.
Doornroosje is fully accessible for wheelchairs (except for the balcony in the main room).
There is a wardrobe which is free of charge and where you can leave bags and items. There are also a limited amount of lockers availabe for €2.
Please contact us via email@example.com for anything that isn’t covered here already.
No refunds or exchanges possible. You can give / sell your ticket to someone else. Line-up subject to changes.