Desertfest London Announce first bands for 8th Edition – Tickets on sale

TICKETS for NOW ON SALE – http://www.desertfest.co.uk/tickets (Desertfest is 3rd-5th May 2019)


Following the biggest year to date, Desertfest London returns for its eighth year. As the
2018 line-up encompassed some of the most legendary and diverse acts the festival has
ever seen, with Napalm Death, Hawkwind and Monster Magnet, to name just a few – the
bar has been raised and the stakes are even higher for the UK’s best stoner rock & doom
festival to pull out all the stops once again. So, with that Desertfest are set to reveal the first
seven acts who will be making up the 2019 edition of the festival, which will be taking over
the streets of Camden Town in a smoke-filled haze throughout the May bank holiday

One of the most exciting, genre bending bands of recent time, ALL THEM WITCHES dark
blues sound is one that has given the four-piece a reputation few could ever dream of. The
Nashville natives take their deep Southern groove and effortless straddle the fence of
psychedelia, blues and hard rock with unrivalled precision. Their live performance etched its
way into our memory like few who have come before them, so we are beyond excited to
share their musical genius at Desertfest; ALL THEM WITCHES are forging their own path and
we highly recommend jumping on the journey, because it’s definitely going somewhere

An extremely welcome return to Desertfest since their performance way back in 2013 is the
mighty KADAVAR. One of our favourite bands to get down with, these Berlin rockers bring
out the boogie like a jammin’ beast that just got out of its cage. A retro revival with the
power of a ten-tonne truck, KADAVAR shared the following about being asked to join the DF
weekend once again: “We’re very excited to return London next year as part of an amazing
line up! It has been a while now. We will be bringing new songs to the island and look
forward to partying with you!! See you soon!”

Iconic doom quartet WITCH will bring its Sabbath-come-Zeppelin-influenced hard rock
sounds to British shores for the first time in over a decade at Desertfest 2019. With
Dinosaur Jr’s very own J. Mascis at the rhythmic and creative helm, music industry maverick
and bass master Dave Sweetapple, Kyle Thomas on vocals and Graham Clise on guitar, their
self-titled debut album struck its cords deep into the heart of the doom scene. Desertfest
are truly honoured to be playing host to the return of WITCH, the band have released some
of the most hook-heavy songs of the modern age and despite rarely playing live, their
seminal stoner rock sound will be a performance to remember.

Desertfest are extremely excited to welcome psych-pioneers EARTHLESS to the festival for
the very first time. The San Diego based trio have recently pushed things to a new level with
their latest offering ‘Black Heaven’. EARTHLESS are an undeniably mind-melting force to be
reckoned with and have been a long-awaited band for the Desertfest bill, drummer Mario
Rubacala shares: ‘Hello Desert “feasters” Earthless will be making our way out to you all for
Desertfest next year! Delighted to make some noise for you all and add to the musical feast!
See you there!’

COLOUR HAZE will also be joining the 2019 proceedings, with one of the most incredible
psychedelic light shows accompanying their perfectly tripped-out sound. Plus on the bill will
be Vancouver fuzz lovers WE HUNT BUFFALO, whose brand of prog-minded fuzz rock has
been stampeding out of amps and trampling audiences since 2010 plus Edinburgh’s melodic
sludge monsters DVNE.