Thursday, February 29, 2024

Desertfest 2016 is almost here!

Once again Camden is set to become the stoner/doom/sludge capital of the world. Three days over the 29th April- 1st May bank holiday weekend will bring some of the worlds finest, With headline performances from Chicago instrumental progsters Russian Circles, the mighty Electric Wizard, and not to forget, the legendary Corrosion of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan.

Other bone shattering bands playing include Pelican, Crowbar, Godflesh, Monarch, Conan, Bast, Whichsorrow and Gurt among many more, all for the affordable price of £100 if you were lucky enough to grab one before selling out, for those that did miss out and haven’t the luck of finding someone that can sadly not go and willing to sell theirs, there are day tickets available, but be quick as they are gold dust!

Desertfest is now in its fifth year and is showing no sign of slowing, proving to be the king of all stoner/doom/sludge events the UK has to offer, and as always, they bring superb treats such as this years special 30th anniversary performance by one of the true doom metal leaders, Trouble.

Five legendary venues take part as hosts to this magnificent event including The Jazz Cafe, The Black Heart, The Underworld, The Electric Ballroom and Koko meaning you are never too far from a great band, great beer, and a great time. This is the experience to have.

For those collector nuts of you, there is of course a first come first serve basis for the extremely limited edition Desertfest 2016 EP. This years release involving Corby giants Raging Speedhorn that are taking part in the weekend festivities, and on the other side are American stoner overlords Monster Magnet, you can find our review of this epic release here.

For tickets and more information, please visit


Ash Crowson
Ash Crowson
RAMzine Senior Contributor - Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!

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