Date: Friday 13th October - Sunday 15th October
Advance Price: €95 for 3 day ticket (limited time offer)
City: Antwerp, Belgium
Doors: Friday 13th October (time TBA)
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, Goat and Orange Goblin in its first few years. So it's no surprise that Desertfest is returning to Antwerp for a fourth consecutive year.
The main acts announced so far for this year's edition include headliners, The Melvins. The most underground of underground bands, The Melvins have been tearing up the heavy music scene since 1983. Major innovators in both the sludge metal and grunge scenes - as well as countless others - The Melvins have embodied everything that is raw and heavy for over three decades.
Also headlining are Sweden's Graveyard, whose retro-ingrained bluesy rock is the perfect way to close out any day. With four stellar albums to their name, Graveyard have hooks for years and they'll be bringing them all to Antwerp this October.
Joining them are Kadavar, whose blues-psych mastery makes them the most exciting bands on any lineup. Having played at various prior Desertfests - always to a packed house - including the debut edition of Antwerp, Kadavar always bring the kind of riffs that make them a must see act at this year's Desertfest Antwerp.
Also on the bill are US doom masters Windhand, who bring to mind peak era Electric Wizard with their slow, heavy and atmospheric style. Capturing attention in the scene with 2012's fantastic self-titled debut and redoubling their impact with 2015's game changing Grief's Infernal Flower, Windhand will bring bleakness to Belgium.
On the earlier side of the doom spectrum are Saint Vitus, hot on the heels of a barnstorming set at this year's Desertfest London. Stalwarts of the scene through the seventies and beyond, their latest incarnation, which sees original front man Scott Reagers at the helm, offers up a side of Vitus many haven't caught live. For classic doom, you'd be hard pressed to find a finer example.
With many more on the bill, including Radio Moscow's brand of garage psych, the neo-psych All Them Witches, the utterly crushing Church of Misery 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.
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CONFIRMED SO FAR
GRAVEYARD --- THE MELVINS
KADAVAR - WINDHAND - SAINT VITUS - RADIO MOSCOW - ALL THEM WITCHES - CHURCH OF MISERY - STONED JESUS - MONOLORD - CONAN - WHITE HILLS - SPIDER GAWD - GOZU - CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL - BEASTMAKER - SATAN'S SATYRS - ELEPHANT TREE - OHHMS - PART CHIMP - MINAMI DEUTSCH - KALEIDOBOLT - WHITE MANNA - HEMELBESTORMER - HIDDEN TRAILS - BIG FAT LUKUM
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED