Desertfest / 13th Edition Of Camden’s Ultimate Music Weekend

With its focus on stoner rock, Doom Metal, sludge, and psychedelic rock genres, the impressive Desertfest is set for the 13th London edition this weekend. With a growing presence worldwide, Desertfest will fill several Camden venues with 32 bands playing across the weekend. 

The festival proudly welcomes Masters of Reality as Friday’s Electric Ballrooms headliners, with Chris Goss at the helm providing a master class in desert sounds. 

Plus, newly announced for this stage are Colour Haze and Frankie and The Witch Fingers, who will join Brant Bjork Trio and Mondo Generator to kick off the weekend in true Desertfest style. 

Mantar and Raging Speedhorn will shake up The Underworld, whilst Brume and Alber Jupiter psych-out at The Black Heart.

Saturday sees skate-punk legends Suicidal Tendencies back in London for the first time in seven years as they decimate the equally legendary Roundhouse. 

Joined by Cancer Bats, Bongripper, Acid King and the newest addition to the bill, Pest Control. Saturday’s Roundhouse stage is undeniably a melting pot of genres, but celebrating one common thread – insane live performances. 

Elsewhere, Maserati, Monkey3, Domkraft, Wet Cactus and many more will level Camden to the ground.

Back at the Ballroom on Sunday night, the festival enters its final day with a dose of experimental heaviness from Godflesh, Ozric Tentacles, Monolord, Ufomammut & Ashenspire. 

Additionally, Desertfest will be welcoming Bat Sabbath, the Black Sabbath cover band formed by Cancer Bats, to close out the entire weekend at our Underworld Stage after-party. 

Plus, DVNE, Nightstalker, Astroqueen, Stinking Lizaveta & The Grudge will be rounding off the weekend’s festivities.

Across the weekend, Desertfest has also newly announced the likes of Morag Tong, Borracho, Noisepicker, Gramma Vedetta, Lodestar, Kulk, Earth Tongue, Skypilot, Wolfshead, Weedsnake, Orsak:Oslo, WAXY, Horndal, Silverburn, Fires In The Distance, Sleemo, Midwich Cuckoos, Akersborg, Grand Atomic, Voidlurker, Under The Ashes and Fuz Caldrin.

Originating in London, UK, Desertfest has expanded to include editions in other cities such as Berlin, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium. It showcases a blend of well-known bands and up-and-coming artists within these specific music scenes, offering a platform for fans to experience both established acts and discover new music. 

The festival is known for its laid-back atmosphere and strong community vibe, attracting a dedicated following of music enthusiasts who are passionate about heavy, underground rock and Metal music.

Camden will be heaving! Limited tickets are available from here.

Day / Stage Splits For Desertfest London 2024

Friday 17th May

Electric Ballroom

Masters Of Reality
Colour Haze
Brant Bjork
Mondo Generator
Frankie & The Witch Fingers

The Underworld

Mantar
Raging Speedhorn
Wake
Weedsnake
Grand Atomic

Dingwalls

Cloakroom
Blanket
Sugar Horse
Pijn
Sleemo

Black Heart

Brume
Alber Jupiter
Clouds Taste Satanic
Orsak:Oslo
Sagan
Borehead

The Dev

Goblinsmoker
Warpstormer
Wolfshead
Voidlurker
Akersborg

Saturday May 18th

Roundhouse

Suicidal Tendencies
Cancer Bats
Bongripper
Acid King
Pest Control

The Underworld

Maserati
Monkey3
Domkraft
Sunnata
Sergeant Thunderhoof
Kal-El

Black Heart

Wet Cactus
Duskwood
Earth Tongue
Saint Karloff
Lord Elephant
Sonic Taboo

The Dev

Acid Throne
Horndal
Under The Ashes
Fires In The Distance
Wizdoom

Sunday May 19th

Electric Ballroom

Godflesh
Ozric Tentacles
Monolord
Ufomammut
Ashensphire

The Underworld

Bat Sabbath (After-Party)
Nightstalker
Astroqueen
Psychlona
Borracho
Kadabara
Noisepecker

Dingwalls

Dvne
Morag Tong
Kulk
Lodestar
Silverburn

Black Heart

Stinking Lizaveta
Darsombra
Gozer
Skypilot
Orme
Goat Major

The Dev

The Grudge
Gramma Vedetta
Waxy
Midwich Cuckoos
Fuz Caldrin

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