Date: 21st to 23rd June 2019
Venue: Eridge Park, Kent
Americana runs through our blood, even if it may be on the louder side of the spectrum, DESERTSCENE has always been a celebration of the unique sound that was originally born out of the Palm Desert in California. Those undeniable low desert tones have taken a universal leap over the last 20 years; with a vast, progressive and unstoppable influence that has not only created a staggering array of musical talent, but an underground culture that few other genres could fathom.
Whilst only entering their 2nd year in 2019, BLACK DEER has already created a similar entity, more than an appreciation of a musical genre, Black Deer is a celebration of a way of life. A way of life rooted in, and respectful of, the rich cultural heritage of America. Widely acclaimed as a truly authentic experience, an independent festival born from passion, and built from experience.
It was a no-brainer “YES!” when Black Deer asked us to curate THE ROADHOUSE for 2019, the core values shared between Desertscene and Black Deer are without question. There’s no doubt we have a bounty of heavy cross-over blues, psych and rock’n'roll to showcase, but it’s the support of underground cultures and the appreciation of story telling that makes us align so seamlessly.
So with that, Desertscene are beyond excited to reveal the first 8 acts for next years Roadhouse. Please welcome from the sprawling plains of the USA, whiskey-fuelled, foot-stompin' blues rock’n’rollers LEFT LANE CRUISER and renowned hard-rock psych power trio RADIO MOSCOW, Icelandic riff-lovers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, otherworldly masters of the jam ASTEROID, fuzzy proto-rockers THE BLACK WIZARDS, 70s doom worship in the form of DUEL, London’s own psychedelic stalwarts STUBB and the howling sound of MOUNTAINS.