We can’t wait for Reverence Valada


Wow! Is it really that time again, already? The first line-up announcement for the 2016 instalment of Portugal’s Reverence Valada has left us grinning like Cheshire cats. Here’s Ian Robertson to explain why:

I had no idea, when I saw my beloved Killing Joke at the Roundhouse in London just a few weeks ago, that I’d get to see them again in the Portuguese sunshine this September.

That they are amongst such esteemed company, is a credit yet again, to event organisers Nick Allport and Jason Fletcher.

Here is a sample of some of the delights in store for enlightened travellers between the 8th and 10th of September…

Killing Joke

The Damned


Ozric Tentacles

Dead Meadow

With The Dead

Silver Apples

Yawning Man

Nik Turner’s New Space Ritual Band

The Cult Of Dom Keller

LSD & The Search For God



Radar Men From The Moon

Zone Six

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Incredibly, this is only the first instalment, stay tuned for further transmissions from outer space…

Early bird tickets are up for sale now – grab them while you still can. For more information and tickets, visit the official website. The festival takes place early September.

Ian Robertson


Words by Ian Robertson.