Date: Friday 6th October & Saturday 7th October
Advance Price: €50 for 2 day ticket (special early price)
Venue: Iera Odos
City: Athens, Greece
Doors: Friday (exact time TBA)
After taking London, Berlin and Antwerp by storm, last year, Desertfest landed in yet another European city crawling with lovers of stoner rock; Athens. And this year, it's back.
Spiritual sister to Desertfest Antwerp, which also takes place in October, Desertfest Athens is the latest addition to the Desertfest family. Last year, Desertfest Athens brought not only the finest stoner, doom, sludge and psych that has become the staple of Desertfest events across Europe, but also a new found warmth, as we edged ever closer to the equator to enjoy the famous Greek heat. This year should be no different.
The main acts announced so far include the first announced headliners, 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 Athens this October.
If doom is what you're after, we've got it in spades. Firstly, Saint Vitus are hitting up Athens 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.
If you're looking for contemporary doom on the other hand, you can't get much better than Church of Misery. The absolute kings of Japan when it comes to heavy, Church of Misery have seen many changes over their 22 year run, but a few things are constant; Tatsu Mikami, heaps of bone-crunching riffs and a penchant for for serial killer imagery.
Joining them are the kings of European psych. Colour Haze. Colour Haze's two decade dominance of the stoner-psych scene has produced some of the finest albums ever recorded, including their self titled, and 2012s stunning double album She Said to name a few. Colour Haze will stun you with their trance inducing tones.
With many more on the bill including UK stoner metal champions Orange Goblin and the heavy psych tag team of Radio Moscow and Stoned Jesus, as well as a tonne of acts still to be confirmed, this is sure to be another great year in Athens. Don't miss out on another phenomenal leg of Desertfest. Book your tickets to the second edition of Desertfest Athens today.
CONFIRMED SO FAR
SAINT VITUS - CHURCH OF MISERY - COLOUR HAZE - ORANGE GOBLIN - RADIO MOSCOW - STONED JESUS - SADHUS - PUTA VOLCANO - ALLOCHIRIA - MAHAKALA
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED