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Sonic Whip 2022

Sonic Whip, the multi-headed rock monster that combines ripping guitars with steaming bass lines, pounding drums and other sonic, psychedelic excesses takes place again in Doornroosje, Nijmegen on May 6 & 7. All relevant information can be found below, including the line-up, daily schedule and frequently asked questions.

Line-up

Motorpsycho
Saturday 7 May

Motorpsycho

Motorpsycho

Motorpsycho

Saturday 7 May

With more than thirty years experience and a discography that could fill a decent record collection, the Norwegian power trio Motorpsycho is still as productive as ever. The psychedelic rock band uses an incredible array of different styles as inspiration, including jazz, heavy metal, as well as psychedelic, progressive seventies rock, pop and folk. That’s why every album sounds like a new, adventurous journey, while the unique Motorpsycho signature remains intact. The latest album ‘Kingdom of Oblivion’ is no exception and is bursting with quality again. Motorpsycho are true masters at their own game. We are honored to have them play at Sonic Whip 2022.

My Sleeping Karma
Friday 6 May

My Sleeping Karma

My Sleeping Karma

My Sleeping Karma

Friday 6 May

German instrumental group My Sleeping Karma have been carving out a unique niche of their own over the past decade. The group’s sound takes progressive metal, post-rock, psychedelic rock, and heavy shades of Eastern music influence into a rather immersive listening experience.

Their latest release, ‘Moksha’ from 2015 proves that the Germans are masters of the heavy chill. It is a perfect display of everything the band does, and they do it well. The band recorded a new album which is going to be released soon. We can’t wait. My Sleeping Karma was one of the few bands that performed last year in Nijmegen during the pandemic for a restricted audience, but what a tremendous show it was. Enough reason to invite them back. This time they will enter the mainstage for a well deserved massive crowd in front of them and rightfully so!

Earthless
Saturday 7 May

Earthless

Earthless

Earthless

Saturday 7 May

The instrumental psychedelic rockers of Earthless don’t mind if a song takes a minute longer than is expected. Their new record ‘Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons’ contains only three songs, the shortest clocks in at just 19 minutes. The trio from San Diego is born to jam like there is no tomorrow. Both on stage and in the studio improvisation is a key word. The ever-driving groove of drummer Ruby Mars and bassist Mike Eginton forms the indestructible foundation of Earthless. A foundation on which guitarist Isaiah Mitchell can play the most amazing solos. Their incredible perfomance during Sonic 2019 was reason enough to invite them again in 2022. A must see band.

Elder
Friday 6 May

Elder

Elder

Elder

Friday 6 May

Elder combines heavy psychedelic sounds with progressive elements and heavy doom. Since the debut album ‘Elder’ from 2008, the band has become a trendsetter in the scene. The American quartet looks beyond the already paved paths. This different approach means that Elder stands out compared to many of its peers. This can also be heard on ‘Omens’, their most recent album from 2020. The drawn-out compositions unfold like journeys, taking in a range of styles: from the 70’s to the present with a taste for the ‘pure grandeur of the gatefold record era’.

1000MODS
Saturday 7 May

1000MODS

1000MODS

1000MODS

Saturday 7 May

The music of the biggest Greek rock band 1000MODS is a dynamic affair, always bursting with vivacious energy. Their slightly psychedelic, hard pounding stoner rock breathes the spirit of Kyuss. In this case that’s a compliment, because the band still knows how to create their own distinctive sound. The song ‘Vidage’ has become a true stoner rock anthem and the video of ‘Electric Carve’ made it even to a modest internet hit. The band’s ridiculous knack for an addictive riff will do the dirty work during their live show in Doornroosje.

Stöner
Saturday 7 May

Stöner

Stöner

Stöner

Saturday 7 May

The American power trio Stöner consists of Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and drummer Ryan Gut. All three are no strangers to the scene. From flowing roaring jams to all-out punk songs, they master it like no other. Stöner knows what they are doing and it shows in the band name. Since the founders of Kyuss; Björk and Oliveri, invented the genre almost single-handedly. And not only that, because they also formed the basis for Mondo Generator, Ché, Vista Chino, the sound of Stöner is therefore an extension of all those projects. The debut album from 2021 will soon have a successor. That’s good news; just in time for their show in Nijmegen.

Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Friday 6 May

Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Friday 6 May

‘Ding Dong. You’re Dead’ is the title of the latest work by Hedvig Mollestad Trio. Not an everyday name for an album. But this is not an everyday band, ladies and gentlemen. The instrumental trio from Norway with Hedvig Mollestad on guitar, Ellen Breken on bass and Ivor Loe Bjørnstad on drums is truly one of a kind. Staccato basslines and rolling drum patterns battle with Hedvig’s fiery and honest guitar riffs. Screaming psychedelia with throbbing krautrock, wild garage rock with surfing twang go hand in hand with modern jazz. The band will come over to Sonic Whip for an exclusive show. And we can’t wait to see them play live.

Mythic Sunship
Friday 6 May

Mythic Sunship

Mythic Sunship

Mythic Sunship

Friday 6 May

Mythic Sunship is a Copenhagen-based band and is known for their improvised, fanned out psychedelic rock. The band draws inspiration from free jazz, kraut, space rock, stoner and much more. The Danes are brilliant at creating hard, heavy feedback jams but also expansive, repetitive psychedelic creations. It makes Mythic Sunship one of the most interesting bands in the European psych scene. The fact that the band has released most of their albums with the quality label El Paraiso Records underlines this status.

Elephant Tree
Saturday 7 May

Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree

Saturday 7 May

Elephant Tree is known for their ever enchanting riffs with the necessary distortion. The clean, dreamy vocals fit in perfectly with the grooving, fuzzy guitar riffs and the stirring rhythm section. The airy vocals are almost shoegaze-like. In combination with the guitar work you could almost call it doomgaze. It is impressive how apparently simple and flawless the trio from London manages to bridge the gap between the quieter and heavy passages.

The latest album ‘Habits’ from 2020, successor to the eponymous and also impressive album from 2016, is therefore a small masterpiece. It also shows that the trio still is evolving to greater heights. There is more to come and we are more than curious how that would sound like. It is clear that they have earned their spot on the big stage during Sonic Whip.

Sacri Monti
Friday 6 May

Sacri Monti

Sacri Monti

Sacri Monti

Friday 6 May

The Southern California rock scene is brimming with talent right now. It’s a tight-knit, vibrant cultural scene made up of people who love to skate, surf and make music. Psychedelic rock is in the blood of Californian musicians. This is also audible with Sacri Monti. The group incorporates many elements of bands that flourished in the sixties, from Jimi Hendrix to Blue Cheer. The compositions of the quintet are whirling with energy. From the start you are bombarded with instrumental furiosity where screeching guitar parts alternate with explosive rhythms and distorted synths.

Maidavale
Saturday 7 May

Maidavale

Maidavale

Maidavale

Saturday 7 May

The Swedish MaidaVale is one of the most striking acts and consists solely of hard rocking ladies. For their second album from 2018 ‘Madness Is Too Pure’ the foursome drew their inspiration from the 1970s. The period when obscure bands such as Jane, Jeronimo, King Ping Meh and Epitaph unleashed their incomparable psychedelic musical fantasies on humanity.

But MaidaVale has also listened carefully to proto bands like Blue Öyster Cult and Blue Cheer. The ladies know how to bring the groove, spirituality and psychedelics together into a unique, funky and heavily rocking experience. New material is on the way and if their 2019 show in Merleyn is any harbinger, the band will be making lots of friends at Sonic Whip 2022.

Rotor
Saturday 7 May

Rotor

Rotor

Rotor

Saturday 7 May

The sympathetic friends of Rotor are no strangers to Nijmegen, but this time it will their debut during Sonic Whip. Musically, the German band moves into an area where heavy psychedelic rock and stoner rock meet. Exciting, drawn-out, largely instrumental compositions in which the wah wah pedal is regularly pressed in deeply. It leads to sonic eruptions that makes headbanging mandatory. Rotor sounds like a musical love baby between the later King Crimson and Kyuss without the vocals. Every time the band gives a performance, they make the audience crying out for more at the end. That’s an easy task when you have a song like ‘Vollast’ at your disposal…

Hey Colossus
Saturday 7 May

Hey Colossus

Hey Colossus

Hey Colossus

Saturday 7 May

The psychedelic sounds from Hey Colossus is menacing, brutal and vibrant, its brown-acid intensity hits you square in the third eye. Throughout their evolution Hey Colossus have been banded in with such genres as sludge metal, alternative rock, noise rock, psychedelic rock, krautrock and even drone.

The latest effort of the British band ‘Dances/Curses’ from 2020 is a distillation of the cumulative experience of a staunchly DIY band with nearly two decades of hard graft under their belt. It’s a honing of their considerable abilities in crafting a nuanced, detailed record that carries all of the weight, urgency and emotional pull of their early work while continuing to push inexorably forward into invigorating new territory. And it is our opinion just insanely good.

Sex Swing
Friday 6 May

Sex Swing

Sex Swing

Sex Swing

Friday 6 May

There is almost a cathartic religiosity to the music of Sex Swing. During this era of sorrow and anxiety, the British band remind us of the restorative powers of rock. A pyroclastic flow of mutant post-punk, demonic no wave, and exalted psych. It is violent, disruptive and chaotic. Many time you get a false sense of security before they are pulverised by an onslaught of psychedelic guitars and Chandler’s robotic vocals. Their music is not directionless in its ferocity. Psychedelic rock is supposed to be transcendent after all, but what makes Sex Swing so powerful is that they transcend the limitations of psychedelic rock. And that makes them perfect for Sonic Whip.

Kaleidobolt
Friday 6 May

Kaleidobolt

Kaleidobolt

Kaleidobolt

Friday 6 May

Kaleidobolt doesn’t just convince with their exciting records. The live shows are just as thrilling. The Finns are used to writing long exhilarating tracks, leaving a lot of room for the individual qualities of the musicians. The compositions consisting of a mix of heavy psych, sixties, progressive rock and proto metal are bursting with energy. Yesterday Kaleidobolt released their new video ‘I Should Be Running’ which will appear on the new album ‘This One Simple Trick’ which is going to be released on the day they will wreck the stage of Sonic Whip, which is May 6th. It is yet another example of their raw talent in fabricating amazing tunes. We can’t wait to welcome them back to Nijmegen again!

Kryptograf
Saturday 7 May

Kryptograf

Kryptograf

Kryptograf

Saturday 7 May

The four piece band Kryptograf hailing from Vestland Norway clearly has a clear musical preference for the heavier psychedelic bands from the late sixties and early seventies. Think of Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond and Leaf Hound, but there is also a relationship with contemporaries such as Witchcraft and Motorpsycho.

Their eponymous debut saw the light of day in the corona year 2020 and consists of wonderfully thick grooving songs. Their new album ‘The Eldorado Spell’ was released last week. Immersed in dark atmospheres, their songs flutter in the orbit of the pioneers of proto-metal, but they also contain moments more typical of Uriah Heep, with acoustic elements and certain progressive tones, as well as placid compositions inheriting the legacy of Wishbone Ash that show us an unreal world in which psychedelia also has a place. Go check them out.

Polymoon
Saturday 7 May

Polymoon

Polymoon

Polymoon

Saturday 7 May
If thick fuzzing guitars, swirling keyboards with thumping twisting basslines and vocals drenched in reverberation sound like a recipe that normally makes you crave for more, then POLYMOON is a band you need to check out on May 7th. The title of their album ‘Caterpillars of Creation’ from 2020 sais it all. The Finnish band is like a fish in water when it comes to creating both weird, mesmerizing and wonderful melodies. It is like a colorful caterpillar that pupates into a butterfly with wings of intense splendor. Psychedelic rock of the highest order. You have been warned.
alpaca
Saturday 7 May

a/lpaca

alpaca

a/lpaca

Saturday 7 May

The four-piece a/lpaca, hailing from from Italy, synthesize a high-powered lo-fi space-rock through a clever collage of influences from different decades. With steady foundations hailing from the late 60s psychedelia to 70s acid space-rock, and krautrock, they also indulge copiously in punk and post-punk energy, as well as modern psych-garage-punk atmospheres. It’s a wonderful mix, resulting in a brilliant and highly addictive cocktail of sonic pernicious obsession.

Kal-El
Friday 6 May

Kal-El

Kal-El

Kal-El

Friday 6 May

Heavy compositions, mourning vocals, the 60s and 70s appearance in both music and artwork and the accompanying science fiction theme all contribute to the success formula that is called Kal-El. The Norwegian band has released an album with ‘Dark Majesty’ from 2021 in which the low-tuned guitars and the slow tempo lead you through a universe in which Barbarella and Buck Rogers would feel extremely at home.

Slomosa
Saturday 7 May

Slomosa

Slomosa

Slomosa

Saturday 7 May

Slomosa describe themselves as ‘a desert rock band from a cold country’. That is a description that suits them very well and it is also completely true. It’s nice to hear a band, relatively fresh from the crop, keeping the flames of stoner rock well and truly alive and kicking. The rustic punch of the guitars and bass have been meticulously crafted to complement the iconic style, and this is something they carry across over all their songs. The band from Norway have honed their craft to near nostalgic perfection, with every moment exuding the desert style in expert fashion. It is deep, energetic, and even feel-good in places.

Supersonic Blues
Friday 6 May

Supersonic Blues

Supersonic Blues

Supersonic Blues

Friday 6 May

Supersonic Blues consists of three befriended young fellas who have mastered a killer debut album with ‘It’s Heavy’. It not only sounds heavy, but also swampy, bluesy and psyched out at the same time. The gentlemen are no stranger to the rough underground scene of The Hague and all have that wonderfully healthy obsession to track down that one obscure rarity from the 60s and 70s. Still, these guys are definitely enjoying a 21st century dystopian boogie. Fans of Taste, Grand Funk and the Jimi Hendrix Experience will get their money’s worth with Supersonic Blues.

Have Blue
Friday 6 May

Have Blue

Have Blue

Have Blue

Friday 6 May

The young power trio of Have Blue from Berlin, Germany is a brand new hidden gem at the psychedelic firmament. Their latest album ‘Learning to Die’ has been released by Nasoni Records and is an exciting record to say the least. The Berliners say they were inspired by a selection of artists during the recordings. From Motörhead to Fela Kuti, Soundgarden to Thee Oh Sees, Thin Lizzy to John Coltrane and so on. Quite an eclectic list, but you better believe it, it is intriguingly unique, coherent and energetic. This could well be the surprise of the day.

Ticket Info

The day tickets for Saturday and weekend tickets are sold out. There are still day tickets left for Friday.

Friday tickets – €30
Saturday tickets – €47,50 – SOLD OUT
Weekendtickets – €70 – SOLD OUT

Already purchased tickets for the 2020 edition remain valid for the 2022 edition.

Time schedule

Schedule Friday 6 May

15.30 Doors & Box-Office open

Red Stage

16.00-16.45 Kal-El
17.25-18.15 Sacri Monti
19.00-19.50 Hedvig Mollestad Trio
20.40-21.40 Elder
22.30-23.40 My Sleeping Karma

Purple Stage

16.45-17.25 Supersonic Blues
18.15-19.00 Have Blue
19.50-20.40 Mythic Sunship
21.40-22.30 Kaleidobolt
23.40-0.30 Sex Swing

Click here for a visual schedule for 6 May

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Schedule Saturday 7 May

13.30 Doors & Box-Office open

Red Stage

14.00-14.45 Maidavale
15.25-16.15 Elephant Tree
17.00-17.55 Stöner
18.40-19.35 1000Mods
20.25-21.25 Earthless
22.10-0.10 Motorpsycho

Purple Stage

14.45-15.25 Slomosa
16.15-17.00 A/lpaca
17.50-18.40 Polymoon
19.35-20.25 Kryptograf
21.20-22.10 Hey Colossus
0.10-1.00 Rotor

Click here for a visual schedule for 7 May

Frequently Asked Questions

Every May (for 2022 it will be May 6 & 7) at the Doornroosje venue, Stationsplein 11, Netherlands.

Friday 6 May
15.30 – doors & box-office open
16.00 – start first band

Saturday 7 May
13.30 – doors & box-office open
14.00 – start first band

The exact time schedule will follow soon.

Yes! Here it is:

Friday 6 May

15.30 Doors & Box-Office open

Red Stage

16.00-16.45 Kal-El
17.25-18.15 Sacri Monti
19.00-19.50 Hedvig Mollestad Trio
20.40-21.40 Elder
22.30-23.40 My Sleeping Karma

Purple Stage

16.45-17.25 Supersonic Blues
18.15-19.00 Have Blue
19.50-20.40 Mythic Sunship
21.40-22.30 Kaleidobolt
23.40-0.30 Sex Swing

Saturday 7 May

13.30 Doors & Box-Office open

Red Stage

14.00-14.45 Maidavale
15.25-16.15 Elephant Tree
17.00-17.55 Stöner
18.40-19.35 1000Mods
20.25-21.25 Earthless
22.10-0.10 Motorpsycho

Purple Stage

14.45-15.25 Slomosa
16.15-17.00 A/lpaca
17.50-18.40 Polymoon
19.35-20.25 Kryptograf
21.20-22.10 Hey Colossus
0.10-1.00 Rotor

Tickets are available here. 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, there will be festivalshirts this year. Beware, these are imited and can only be paid with card.

Next to our regular array of beverages there is a specialty craft beer bar in the foyer of the purple stage. There is also a sandwhich bar in the café and hot meals are available between 4-8PM upstairs in the foyer.

Yes. You will receive a festival wristband 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 allowed although you can give / sell your ticket to someone else. Line-up subject to changes.

Please contact us via info@doornroosje.nl for anything that isn’t covered here already.

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