Date: Friday 4th May - Sunday 6th May
Advance Price: £110 for a 3 day ticket
Venue: Various across Camden
Doors: Friday 4th May (time TBA)
Desertfest aims to get bigger and better every year, and for our 7th edition it's no different. This year, we have three huge headliners making their long awaited first appearances at Desertfest London 2018!
New Jersey's finest rock exports, Monster Magnet, are set to steamroll through Camden as headliners of Desertfest. The bona fide stoner psych living legends are approaching three decades of bringing the world acid freakouts and riff rock anthems; freakouts and anthems which, it's no understatement to say, helped shape the stoner rock scene.
From their boundary breaking psych in early releases to the hard rock stomp through the noughties and their recent return to early influences, Monster Magnet have a knack for putting out iconic albums, before doing it all better live. We were always going to have Monster Magnet play eventually and 2018 is the year it happens. We can't wait to be part of the biggest singalong in Desertfest history when Powertrip hits.
Joining them are High on Fire, who celebrate 20 Sunless Years as they headline Desertfest 2018. Formed in the Sleepless nights of the late 90s, High On Fire delivered a breakneck, foot-down, exhaust-blazing approach to primitive piledriving like no-one had ever attempted before.
Led by Matt Pike, High on fire have developed over the years into arguably one of the most comfortable, complete and devastatingly powerful trios that heavy music has ever seen, right in the prime of their career, and with a back catalogue that doesn't offer even the slightest hint of filler from any angle. This May, you'll be able to experience them for yourself at Deserfest.
If any band can claim responsibility for the surge of retro-infused, blues-stuffed rock n roll seeping through the underground over the past decade, it has to be Graveyard; which is why we’re beyond proud to announce that they’ll be headlining Desertfest 2018!
Immediately rising to the top of Europe’s, fuzz drenched scene thanks to their immaculate self-titled debut, Graveyard found a straight-down-the-middle rock foundation to build from and then pushed outwards. Following up with the mesmerising Hisingen Blues and Lights Out - albums which layered in the psych and dared to strip back riffs - as well as their last release Innocence & Decadence, Graveyard have revitalised hard rock. So be sure to catch their first UK show in over 2 years when they headline Desertfest 2018.
Also appearing at Desertfest are this year's Old Empire stage headliners, Napalm Death. Call them what you will, be it extreme metal, crust punk, grindcore or any other number of labels, Napalm Death are quite simply breakneck rapid and guttural as all hell. Respected the world over for their uncompromising tidal waves of filthy noise, Napalm Death stand tall as one of the bands we've been most excited to announce for a Desertfest over our 7 years in the game.
Joining them are the recently resurrected early stoner kings, Nebula, who return from an eight year hiatus in 2018. Steered by the riffs of Eddie Glass, Nebula tore through the turn of the millennium thanks to releases such as To The Center and Charged; must own LPs for anybody reading these words.
If that wasn't enough, we have dozens more of the finest stoner, doom and sludge bands including Eyehategod, The Obsessed, Elder and many, many more. It's going to be another huge weekend in Camden, so be sure not to miss out on the UK's premier underground festival; Buy your tickets to Desertfest 2018 today.
LINEUP SO FAR
MONSTER MAGNET - HIGH ON FIRE - GRAVEYARD
NAPALM DEATH - EYEHATEGOD - NEBULA - WEEDEATER - THE OBSESSED - ELDER - CHURCH OF MISERY - WARNING - ZEKE - AKERCOCKE - JEX THOTH - WINTERFYLLETH - BLACK RAINBOWS - DEATH ALLEY - BLACK MOTH - THE BLACK WIZARDS - FREEDOM HAWK - PUPPY - MISS LAVA - OLD MAN LIZARD - MOUNTAINS - TREVOR'S HEAD - PLANET OF ZEUS - FIVE THE HIEROPHANT - ADCX - MORASS OF MOLASSES
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED