Date: Friday 14th October - Sunday 16th October
Advance Price: €95 for 2 day ticket
City: Antwerp, Belgium
Doors: 2pm on the Friday
Ever since we announced it would be joining our family a few years ago, Desertfest Antwerp has done us proud. Continuing the Desertfest tradition of showcasing the finest stoner, doom, sludge and psych on the planet, Desertfest Antwerp immediately hit its stride, hosting acts including Electric Wizard, Brant Bjork, Fu Manchu, Earth and Orange Goblin in its first couple of years. So it's no surprise that Desertfest is returning to Antwerp for a third consecutive year.
The main acts announced for this year's edition so far include the first headliners, Goat, whose Swedish psych-funk fusion makes them the most unique bands on any lineup. Experimenting with influences as varied as afrobeat and tribal to 70s riffs, Goat's mesmerising sound as well as the immense visual aspects of their shows make them a must see act at this year's Desertfest Antwerp.
Also on the bill are Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats whose retro infused psych rock has earned them praise throughout our scene. Deliciously catchy hooks, soulful vocals and more 70s swagger than was contained in the whole of 1976, Uncle Acid embody rock and roll.
On the more modern side of the doom spectrum are Yob, whose atmospheric spin on the genre has taken doom into a dark and beautiful place. Kings of the scene through the noughties and beyond, Yob's last three albums, The Great Cessation, Atma and Clearing the Path to Ascend, have proven to the world that this juggernaut of a band only get better and better.
Legendary doomers from the early 'daze', Pentagram are veterans of the doom scene - from before there even was a doom scene. Pentagram's current lineup of Bobby Liebling, Victor Griffin, Greg Turley and Pete Campbell is as solid as the band has ever been. There's nothing more beautiful than a venue full of people singing along to 'Forever My Queen'.
Godfather of the scene John Garcia has fronted countless iconic acts; Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano and Vista Chino all hold their place in the pantheon of stoner rock history. The great man himself will be performing at Desertfest Antwerp in a solo capacity, playing songs from his solo record as well as classics from his array of phenomenal bands.
Alongside many more on the bill, including Torche's brand of melodic sludge, the post-psych My Sleeping Karma, the utterly dominant Elder and a tonne of acts still to be confirmed, this year's line-up is gearing to be the best one yet for Desertfest Antwerp. Get ready for a weekend full of the greatest music our scene has to offer and some of the best chocolate on Earth. Book your tickets to Desertfest Antwerp today.
CONFIRMED SO FAR
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS - YOB - PENTAGRAM - JOHN GARCIA - TORCHE - SCORPION CHILD - MY SLEEPING KARMA - ELDER - THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX - BLACK COBRA - AHAB - JOY - BLACK WIZARD - COUGH - MONKEY3 - LONELY KAMEL - ELECTRIC CITIZEN - COOGANS BLUFF - SALEM'S POT - VODUN - YOUR HIGHNESS - 1000MODS - TAU - CASTLE - HANGMAN'S CHAIR - BLACK SWARM - WOLVENNEST
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED