Desertfest has always been a festival for all manner of reasons I have missed over the past 3 years, due to birthdays, weddings and all manner of silly things that get in the way of actually seeing shows. Which is a pretty important part of my job.
This year though, no one is stopping me from getting down to Camden to enjoy 3 days of psych, doom and stoner rock…I can’t wait. These are the bands i’m most looking forward to.
Lionize – Devonshire Arms – Friday 6.30
After seeing these guys at the Black Heart last year, I can’t wait to catch up with Nate and the guys at the Devonshire Arms on Friday. The band are back on UK shores again, one thing is certain it will be a fun show, Lionize always seem to bring the party, do not miss it!
Puppy – The Underworld – Saturday 2.25
I have seen this band so many times in the past 3 years and every time they are amazingly scuzzy and loud. Opening up the Underworld on Saturday Puppy are one of my favourite new bands, also bass player Mike has an Orange tattoo, which immediately makes him one of Orange’s favourite endorsees!
Graveyard – Koko – Friday 8.30
A couple years ago I missed the chance to see these guys play at Download Fest and have been trying to see them ever since. I can’t wait to see them at such a great venue as Koko, hopefully playing new songs from their upcoming album “Peace”.
High on Fire – The Electric Ballroom – Saturday 8.30
This is the big one, Matt Pike is coming back to Camden, to make our ears bleed!! Last time seeing Sleep playing the UK was an event, and this time will be no different. I can’t wait to get down to the Electric Ballroom to see High on Fire destroy Desertfest.
Monolord – The Roundhouse – Sunday 3.00
This will sound huge in the Roundhouse and will be the perfect way to kick the cobwebs out to prepare for the final day of the festival. Every time Monolord release a new piece of music it seems to sound bigger and better than the last one which seems impossible to me!
Elder – The Roundhouse – Sunday 4.30
This for me will be the perfect band to follow Monolord in the Roundhouse on Sunday, Elder always put on a great show and I’m sure this Desertfest will be no different!
If any of these recommendations get you excited for Desertfest and you don’t have tickets yet, then you need to sort yourself out and get down to one of the best festivals around.