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Sonic Whip 2024

Two days full of roaring guitars with steaming bass lines, pounding drums and other sonic, psychedelic excesses. It is going to be a killer party, join us on this sonic journey! Scroll down for the full line-up and day splits.

Weekend- and daytickets are available here.

Line-up

Kadavar
Saturday 11 May

Kadavar (ger)

Kadavar

Kadavar (ger)

Saturday 11 May

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.

Witchcraft
Friday 10 May

Witchcraft (swe)

Witchcraft

Witchcraft (swe)

Friday 10 May

What started as an ode to Pentagram and Bobby Liebling ended up in Witchcraft being a band with multiple faces and all evenly briljant. The heavy, hypnotic, trippy musical journey is brimming with atmosphere and worship of the almighty guitar riff. Keeping both feet in the late 60s and early 70s period, they’d managed to incorporate various elements of prog, folk and psychedelic rock. The Albums ’Legend’ and ‘Nucleus’ marked a transition in sound, steering Witchcraft in a slightly more modern direction, but still keeping all their key elements intact. The marvelous vocals of singer, guitarist and songwriter Magnus Pelander are always present, as is his top shelf riffs and top notch productions. These god -given qualities, along with clever arrangements and forward thinking instrumentation, have secured Witchcraft a top slot for years to come. We are honoured to welcome them at Sonic Whip 2024.

Monolord
Saturday 11 May

Monolord (swe)

Monolord

Monolord (swe)

Saturday 11 May

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Monolord took the entire heavy underground by storm with ‘Empress Rising’ almost a decade ago, and have only gained respect and momentum ever since. Their riff-worship is so well crafted it feels instantly timeless. Their latest release is a decidedly darker direction for the trio; monstrously heavy riffs crash alongside spaced out melodies, occupying a territory that leans more towards metal than rock. The slight shift of Monolord’s sound is still ultimately recognisable at its core. Long, ponderous, and moody with an airy, tremolo-laden guitar melody, echoing ambience, and a hypnotic percussive groove. Psychedelic riff worship to the max! Their Sonic Whip performance will be the only Dutch appearance in 2024. Make sure not to miss them.

Minami Deutsch
Friday 10 May

Minami Deutsch (jap)

Minami Deutsch

Minami Deutsch (jap)

Friday 10 May

In just a couple of years, fledging Tokyo-based imprint GuruGuruBrain—founded by members of local psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo—has managed to do what a lot of local independent labels have found a challenge: shine a light on the Asian underground and start generating interest in some choice local acts internationally. Minami Deutsch is such a band. Exploring the history of ’70s motorik in the vein of Neu!, Harmonia, and Kraftwerk they stripped back their music to the absolute essentials. Each song locks squarely in the groove and begins unfurling its color-soaked fractals. There is not a single bum vibe on this album, yet it’s made by human hands and not by machines. It’s how each song breathes and how it grows in the soil that frees it from the cold, mechanical ‘motorik’ stereotype. At times dreamy and evocative and at others electrifying in its energy, Minami Deutsch is the kind of band of which their music stays with you from beginning to end.

Stoned Jesus
Friday 10 May

Stoned Jesus (ukr)

Stoned Jesus

Stoned Jesus (ukr)

Friday 10 May

Originally scheduled to play in 2023 Stoned Jesus had to cancel their show due to the ongoing war in Ukraine; the band were understandably unable to leave their homeland for performances. So, it is with renewed hope and enthusiastic anticipation to welcome Stoned Jesus to Sonic Whip 2024 once again! Without a doubt the biggest band to emerge from Eastern Europe’s psychedelic scene. The band started their European expansion with 2012’s now-legendary ‘Seven Thunders Roar’ album and the stoned cold classic ‘I’m the Mountain’, generating millions of streams on YouTube alone. Not content to rest on their laurels, the band kept honing their sound into more experimental directions, without ever losing that classic touch which makes them crowd favourites on every one of their frequent and intensive tours around the world and back.

Green Lung
Saturday 11 May

Green Lung (uk)

Green Lung

Green Lung (uk)

Saturday 11 May

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
Saturday 11 May

Brant Bjork Trio (usa)

Brant Bjork Trio

Brant Bjork Trio (usa)

Saturday 11 May

Brant Bjork has spent over a quarter-century at the epicenter of Californian desert rock. From cutting his teeth drumming and composing on the legendary Kyuss’ landmark early albums, to propelling the seminal fuzz of Fu Manchu from 1994-2001. This bunch is nothing but legends, and its with goosebumps we await his jams in this legendary band format.

Delving
Friday 10 May

Delving (usa)

Delving

Delving (usa)

Friday 10 May

Delving is a new project by Nick DiSalvo, best known as the frontman of the psychedelic rock band Elder. With this project DiSalvo draws from a wide swath of influences and sounds ranging from psychedelic and krautrock to early electronic and ambient music, all while showcasing the evocative melodies and songwriting he’s become known for. Debutalbum ‘Hirschbrunnen’, named after a large fountain where DiSalvo lives, is an experience throughout and proves he is a master of all trades – from stoner rock to psych prog and beyond. Each track is a brilliant piece of inventive instrumentation. A deep and dreamlike trip into the musical universe of one of the most creative and forward-thinking songwriters in the heavy psychedelic scene.

Domkraft
Saturday 11 May

Domkraft (swe)

Domkraft

Domkraft (swe)

Saturday 11 May

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!

Kanaan
Friday 10 May

Kanaan (no)

Kanaan

Kanaan (no)

Friday 10 May

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!

COFFIN
Saturday 11 May

C.O.F.F.I.N (aus)

COFFIN

C.O.F.F.I.N (aus)

Saturday 11 May

C.O.F.F.I.N are the embodiment of a hairy shirtless guy at a party, a high-octane train bound for vintage and vicious kick-ass punkrock. They have gained a passionate following for their unique take on punk and rock music, gathering widespread acclaim for their energetic and addictive live shows combined with their lyrical activism and howling guitars. The Children of Finland Fighting in Norway (C.O.F.F.I.N) also avoid any semblance of being a one-trick pony, cleverly balancing their more raucous leanings with occasional deviations into more nuanced creative waters. The Aussies plant their sonic flag with wailing guitar licks, chuggs, sparkling percussion, and churning beats courtesy of drummer and vocalist Ben Portnoy. Equally inspiring and inciting, C.O.F.F.I.N will provide a good time that will truly make you think. Certified bangers guaranteed!

Dhidalah
Saturday 11 May

Dhidalah (jap)

Dhidalah

Dhidalah (jap)

Saturday 11 May

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
Saturday 11 May

Bonnacons of Doom (uk)

Bonnacons of Doom

Bonnacons of Doom (uk)

Saturday 11 May

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.

Full Earth
Friday 10 May

Full Earth (no)

Full Earth

Full Earth (no)

Friday 10 May

The debut album of the experimental Oslo based rock-quintet Full Earth is called ‘Cloud Sculptors’. Which is a kind of abstract, mythological and psychedelic account, consists of six thoroughly composed and extensively produced tracks. The band is headed by the drummer and composer Ingvald Vassbø, also know for his other project Kanaan. With a deep connection to minimalist music, especially that of Terry Riley’s organ works, and heavy psychedelic stoner rock the Full Earth-sphere circles in on fuzzed out riffs, sonic experimentalism and noise music. The inspirations and references coalesce in a wholesome, truly progressive and vital way. In 2024 Full Earth will recreate and expand their in a hypnotic and intense concert experience. Sonic Whip is no exception on this journey!

ZAHN
Saturday 11 May

ZAHN (ger)

ZAHN

ZAHN (ger)

Saturday 11 May

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.

Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers
Friday 10 May

Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers (be)

Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers

Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers (be)

Friday 10 May

Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers are a five-headed omnium gatherum of eclectically inspired music freaks from Belgium cooking up a late 60’s early 70’s minded mix of heavy progrock soaked in psychedelia. Firmly tuned into the spring of our contemporary psych rockers, Mojo & The Kitchen Brothers’ catchy tunes, proggy riffs, deafening drums, roaring basslines and spacy, triple-guitar jams take the listener on a Janus-faced journey through the limbo between past and present.

Travo
Saturday 11 May

TRAVO (por)

Travo

TRAVO (por)

Saturday 11 May

Hailing from the soul-stirring city of Braga in Portugal, TRAVO is a relentless four-piece powerhouse, commanding attention with their unique fusion of high-octane heavy psych and an unapologetic, in-your-face garage rock attitude. Prepare to be thrusted into a blazing maelstrom of riffs as TRAVO catapults you deep into a electrifying realm of psychelica. TRAVO’s unmistakable essence is forged during their blistering live performances, where the boundaries between reality and auditory ecstasy blur. Their live performances are eruptions of pure sonic energy, captivating audiences with the intensity of a rock and roll freakout.

Lucidvox
Saturday 11 May

Lucidvox (rus)

Lucidvox

Lucidvox (rus)

Saturday 11 May

Firmly established as an influential voice in the burgeoning Russian DIY rock scene, Lucidvox’s incendiary mixture of atmospheric psych-rock, heavy riffs and Russian folk mystery has already gained them both critical attention and audience loyalty outside of their homeland. ‘That’s What Remained’, the formerly Russian band’s follow-up to their 2020 debut album, is an appropriately heavy, melancholy record from the displaced four-piece. With their tumult, Lucidvox have also entered into a renewed phase of their sound. Their psych-rock storms have grown focused, yet increasingly akin to the guitar alchemy of Amon Düül, while more sombre and mellow moments are reminiscent of 70’s Czechoslovakian surrealist horror. The sound directly reflects a troubled period for Lucidvox, the sonic undulations a perfect embodiment of their recent personal journeys.

Black Helium
Friday 10 May

Black Helium (uk)

Black Helium

Black Helium (uk)

Friday 10 May

Black Helium is a three-piece psychedelic rock band based in London. Never afraid to stray from the beaten path, they fearlessly traverse aural hallucinatory soundscapes, from detuned Neanderthal rock to deep oceans of introspective blissed-out psych. The momentum builds through robot-rock eccentricities and danceable jangly rhythms shaking tambourines. Drawing on the classicism of washed-out vocals, they turn our wide eyes towards the dark, in a fine tradition of ‘uncomfortable trip’ music. It is to be suspected that during live shows these tunes will form an incendiary tsunami of lysergic psychpower that will be more than enough to transport audiences into new dimensions of adrenalin-fuelled joy. And that really will be something to behold…

Mantra Machine
Friday 10 May

Mantra Machine (nl)

Mantra Machine

Mantra Machine (nl)

Friday 10 May

With strong roots in psychedelic rock, three-man formation Mantra Machine creates instrumental jams and soundtracks. A dynamic mix of heavy guitars, fuzzing bass and grooving drums immersed in layered synth soundscapes. In 2019 ‘Heliosphere’ was released on which the instrumental journey into the unknown continues with room for new sounds, drawn-out compositions and unexpected turns.

Skyjoggers
Saturday 11 May

Skyjoggers (fin)

Skyjoggers

Skyjoggers (fin)

Saturday 11 May

There is a good chance you never heard of Skyjoggers. This young band from Tampere, Finland is operating well below the surface, but is producing some incredible stuff at the same time. Just like their Finnish counterparts Kaleidobolt they are used to writing long exhilarating tracks, leaving a lot of room for the individual qualities of the musicians. The compositions consisting of a crazy mix of heavy psych, mindbendingly 60s and spaced out rock jams are literally bursting with radiating energy. It’s contagegeously wild and mad at times. ‘Lightrunner’ from the EP ’37 Steps ‘Til Sunlight’ is a perfect example of what this trio is capable of. Great stuff, we love it! Check their music out before seeing them live at Sonic Whip 2024. Skyjoggers could well be the surprise that leave people in awe. You’ve been forwarned.

Kintsugi Empire
Friday 10 May

Kintsugi Empire (nl)

Kintsugi Empire

Kintsugi Empire (nl)

Friday 10 May

Kintsugi Empire is the brand new alter ego of Pieter Holkenborg, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Arnhem. Former member of adventurous guitar bands Automatic Sam, Shaking Godspeed, and Woost. Holkenborg is still active in jamband ATLANTA and lo-fi punk rock sextet Geishas Of Doom. Kintsugi Empire revolves around various encounters with individuals who have, consciously or not, chosen a life on the margins of society. From intense and open-hearted to dark, incomprehensible, and sometimes (tragi)comic. Debutalbum ‘Shun’ will be released before Sonic Whip on Sound of Niche which of Désirée Hanssen of lay Bare Recordings. Live performances of Kintsugi Empire feature Holkenborg supported by Daan Wopereis (Temple Fang/Geishas Of Doom) on drums and Sebas van Olst (ATLANTA/Typhoon) on bass guitar.

Ticket Info

Weekendtickets – €95 – click here
Fridaytickets – €49 – click here
Saturdaytickets – €59 – click here

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: info@doornroosje.nl.

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.

Click here for an overview of hotels and accomodations in Nijmegen.

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 info@doornroosje.nl 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 info@doornroosje.nl 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.

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