So, it’s that time a year again – a time where people venture to various venues around Camden for their mutual appreciation of heavy riffs, distorted guitars, beer, and stoner rock. A time where it’s acceptable (and likely) to find grown men crying and singing along to ‘Ace of Spades’ at The Black Heart at midnight (true story told by my friend Ellen) – it’s Desertfest London. A weekend a lot of people, myself included, have been outrageously excited about for months. I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat when they released the full line up and stage times earlier this year – mostly with excitement, but also because the line up is so good I’m not sure how I’m gonna manage to catch all the bands I want to see. (Full line up and stage times here)

Below I’ve put together a playlist as well as a list of the bands I’m determined to catch this weekend, which means I’ve got three days to invent time travel as that’s be the only way I’d actually be able to catch ’em all. In a perfect world, you’ll find me at Roundhouse Sunday night watching Sleep, crying in awe to a shirtless Matt Pike – in reality I might be suffering some sort of strain injury or mental breakdown drinking whiskey at The Dev, only time will tell. Pack yer earplugs, this might get loud.

Friday:
Black Heart // 2.45pm – 3.30pm – Blown Out
Underworld // 3.15pm – 4pm – The Well 
Electric Ballroom // 5pm – 6pm – 1000mods
The Dev // 5.30pm – 6.15pm – Ledfoot
Underworld // 5.45pm – 6.45pm – Vodun
Electric Ballroom // 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Stoned Jesus
Underworld // 8.15pm – 9.15pm – Lowrider
Underworld // 8.45pm – 10pm – The Picturebooks

Saturday:
Underworld // 1.15pm – 2pm – Sonic Gypsy
The Black Heart // 1.45pm – 2.15pm – Samavayo
Electric Ballroom // 2.30pm – 3.30pm – The Groundhogs
The Dev // 8pm – 9pm – Welcome Back Delta
The Black Heart // 8.15pm – 9.15pm – Stubb
Electric Ballroom // 8.30 – 9.45 – Turbonegro
The Dev // 10pm – 11pm – Chron Goblin

Sunday:
The Black Heart //  2.45pm – 3.30pm – Venomous Maximus
Underworld // 3.30pm – 4.15pm – Elephant Tree
Roundhouse // 4.45pm – 5.45pm – Saint Vitus
Underworld // 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
The Black Heart // 8.30pm – 9.15pm – Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
Roundhouse // 9.15pm – 10.45pm – Sleep
Underworld // 10.30pm – 11.30pm – Samsara Blues Experiment

 

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