The UK’s leading stoner rock, doom, psych & heavy music event, Desertfest, returns for its 11th edition next May 5th - 7th 2023. Returning stronger than ever thanks to the unyielding support of a steadfast fan base, Desertfest is now entering its eleventh year in May 2023. As the UK’s leading stoner rock, doom, psych & heavy rock festival, Desertfest prides itself on diversifying line-ups and providing a platform for renowned acts & lesser-known artists to play an array of venues to differing crowds within the underground music scene.
Desertfest London rounds off the year with an ear-shattering bang, announcing a mammoth forty-three artists to their 2023 line-up. Joining the likes of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Graveyard, Kadavar & Church of Misery, the Camden-based festival will welcome back Corrosion of Conformity as headliners.
Pioneers of a groove-laden sound that is undeniably their own, Corrosion of Conformity have not been back on UK soil since 2018 so expect big, loud & memorable things from their appearance at Desertfest next year. Corrosion of Conformity have been due to play the event since 2020 - making their return one of the most widely requested in the event’s history.
Japan’s own avant-garde maestros of down-tuned psychedelia Boris leap over to London, alongside the crushingly loud tones of NOLA’s own Crowbar. One of the most exciting bands in recent memory King Buffalo, make their long-awaited debut. Plus, Desertfest favourites Weedeater are back after 5 long years of chugging whiskey lord-knows-where.
The pace moves up a notch with New York City’s noise-rock guru’s Unsane and British punklegends Discharge, all of whom bring a detour from the slow’n’low sounds the festival is best recognised for. Montreal’s Big|Brave will play the festival for the first time showcasing their experimental & minimalist take on the notion of ‘heavy’, whilst the doors to the Church of The Cosmic Skull are open, as they ask Desertfest revellers to join them in a union unlike any other.
Desertfest also warmly welcomes noise from STAKE, British anti-fascist black metallers Dawn Ray’d, London’s loudest duo Tuskar. As well as some ome of the best recent stoner acts in the form of Telekinetic Yeti, Weedpecker & Great Electric Quest. Elsewhere the weekend will also see Wren, The Necromancers, Dommengang, Samavayo, Morass of Molasses, Sum of R & GNOB offer up unique live performances.
Rounding off this beast of an announcement are Acid Mammoth, Deatchant, Zetra, Trevor’s Head, Our Man in The Bronze Age, Wyatt E., Iron Jinn, Mr Bison, Troy The Band, Oreyeon, Warren Schoenbright, Firebreather, Longheads, Terror Cosmico, Thunder Horse, TONS, Vinnum Sabbathi, Bloodswamp, Gandalf the Green, Earl of Hell & Black Groove.
This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required)