2022 is a special year for desert rock / stoner rock / doom metal extravaganza Desertfest London. The event, which takes place across multiple venues in and around Camden and has become a mainstay of the UK heavy music scene, was cancelled in 2020 for obvious reasons and then rescheduled as a special 10-year anniversary event for 2021. Inevitably, the 2021 festival was again cancelled, so the 2022 edition is not only the first Desertfest London for three years, but also a chance to celebrate in earnest a “Decade in the Desert”.
Texas Psychedelic Doom band Wo Fat is back with plans for a new album, their seventh, coming out in the fall of 2021 via Ripple Music. The label is also set to reissue the trio’s first three albums in the coming months, making these long out-of-print classics available to North American fans for the very first time. The band has risen in the desert rock scene over the years and performed at major festivals such as Roadburn, Desertfest, Freak Valley Festival, Hellfest, and Psycho Las Vegas, their latest release and collaboration with Ripple Music, Live Juju: Freak Valley was the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album Midnight Cometh.
Desertfest New York has unveiled its first thirteen acts for its 2020 concert this coming fall! Corrosion of Conformity, Dead Meadow, Conan, Stoned Jesus, Toke, High Reeper, Yatra, Stoned Jesus, Atomic Bittchwax, Bongzilla, R.I.P., Crypt Trip, Huntsmen, Leather Lung and more! Desert Fest NYC takes place 11th – 13th September 2020 at The Well in Brooklyn New York, with a pre-party at Saint Vitus. More bands to be announced soon. Check out Ghost Cult’s 2019 coverage of the fest! Continue reading
Desertfest will host its second USA edition, next September 11-12-13 2020 in Brooklyn, once again at The Well, with an exclusive pre-party at Saint Vitus Bar. The first Desertfest in North America was held last spring at the same locations. An extremely limited number of advance early birds, which provides access to all 3 days plus the pre-party, are on sale now for $85 via – https://tinyurl.com/dfnyc2020. Check out our review here!Continue reading
On the heels of the Desertfest London announcement, Desertfest Berlin has announced the first bands for their ninth edition of the leading underground festival. Masters Of Reality, Corrosion Of Conformity, Brant Bjork, Orange Goblin, Minami Deutsch, Earth Tongue, Papir, Dhidalah, and Sâver will all participate! The fest will take place between May 1st – 3rd at the riverside and in the heart of Berlin, the Arena. Now with fests in Berlin, London, Antwerp, and New York City, Desertfest continues to expand the brand globally. Continue reading
Big metal festival news as long-running Desertfest has made its first announcement for their ninth edition for 2020 in London! Masters Of Reality, Corrosion Of Conformity, Orange Goblin, Brant Bjork, The Picturebooks, Green Lung, The Brothers Keg, Possessor, and Black Orchids are in the first announcement of bands to perform. Desertfest London 2020 takes place 1st – 3rd May in Camden, London, UK. More information and bands to be announced soon!Continue reading
Black Deer Festival made a smashing debut in 2018 as prime UK-based music festival for Americana and Country music. Now in addition to a strong, growing bill, Desertscene will now curate bands on the Roadhouse Stage! The first bands announced are Left Lane Cruiser, Radio Moscow, The Vintage Caravan, Asteroid, The Black Wizards, Mountains, Stubb, and Duel, with more to come soon. They join the already announced lineup of Band Of Horses, John Butler Trio, Jade Bird, The Dead South, Larkin Poe, Ryan Bingham, Fantastic Negrito, Hayseed Dixie, John Smith, Martin Harley, Watermelon Slim, Chance Mccoy, Worry Dolls, Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Irish Mythen, William Crighton, and Morganway. Black Deer Fest takes place 21st – 23rd June 2019 at Eridge Park, Kent. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.
Purveyors of Doom and Stoner Metal, Deserftest has a series of long-running annual must festivals in the UK, Germany, and Belgium. Now they are bringing it to New York City next spring. Desertfest crew are partnering with Tee Pee Records and the fest is expected to be at multiple venues in Brooklyn, NY. Desertfest New York 2019 is taking place April 26th-28th 2019 in Brooklyn, New York.
Enslaved are in the thick of tour dates with High On Fire, and an appearance at this weekend’s Deserfest Belgium. Watch this video trailer where the band recounts their favorite tour memories of the UK, and catch their remaining dates, picking up with Bristol and London this week and running throughout Western Europe and Scandinavia into mid-November. The band is expected to release their 15th album in 2019.Continue reading