Desertfest celebrates anniversary with biggest ever line-up


In 2022, Desertfest will be celebrating a decade since its inception. Returning to the hallowed grounds of Camden with our biggest, most diverse line-up to date. Losing two editions of the festival to Covid-19 restrictions, Desertfest makes its comeback by adding a monumental two days at the prestigious Roundhouse, alongside the first ever stage at the newly-named PowerHaus.

Welcoming back the likes of WITCHCRAFT, who will play their first & only UK performance in over a decade, stoner rock icons LOWRIDER, a UK debut from KHEMMIS & an exclusive performance from SOMALI YACHT CLUB, plus more from the ‘Year That Never Was’ 2020 line-up. Desertfest will also be celebrating its roots with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, ORANGE GOBLIN and TRUCKFIGHTERS, who all played the inaugural event in 2012, making a 10-year return.

Saturday night’s Roundhouse stage will showcase the diversity and progression of Desertfest, as an all-encompassing celebration of heavy music. We are honoured to host an exclusive UK performance from noise-rock legends SHELLAC (Steve Albini, Bob Weston, Todd Trainer). Joined by PISSED JEANS, ELDER, PART CHIMP & ELEPHANT TREE.

The word ‘Doom’ encapsulated at its most terrifyingly loud, ELECTRIC WIZARD make their long-awaited return to Desertfest. The earth-shattering sounds of YOB, EYEHATEGOD, THE OBSESSED and CONAN will solidify this as a line-up for the history books. PowerHaus will welcome GNOD, HEY COLOSSUS and SLIFT, whilst The Underworld makes way for the storming sounds of INTEGRITY, GREEN LUNG, SWITCHBLADE, HUNTSMEN plus more.

Elsewhere across the festival we’ll be welcoming EARTHLESS, Brant Bjork & Nick Oliveri’s new project STONER, the UK debut from SPIRIT ADRIFT on a devilishly heavy metal Black Heart stage. Plus, psychedelic sounds from SACRI MONTI, unearthly visions from Japan’s BLACKLAB, the return of stoner rockers JOSIAH and three stages at The Dev showcasing the very best of the underground scene. With over 75 bands across the weekend, Desertfest is set to scratch every single itch as we welcome the riff-loving masses back to their spiritual home.

Weekend and individual day tickets for Desertfest London 2022 are now on sale via the following links:

2022 Weekend Ticket | All Venues

Friday Day Ticket | All Venues

Saturday Day Ticket | All Venues

Sunday Day Ticket | All Venues

Saturday Roundhouse Only Ticket (Shellac, Pissed Jeans + more)

If you purchased 2020 Weekend Tickets, or ‘Anniversary Vouchers’ they will automatically carry over to 2022, our friends at DICE will take care of this. However, due to the addition of two new Roundhouse stages, existing ticket holders will require a ‘Roundhouse Upgrade’ to ensure access to The Roundhouse for the weekend. DICE will be in contact with more details for these upgrades, you have until Friday May 7th 2021 to add a Roundhouse upgrade. Hit ‘Unlock tickets’ and enter the code DFRH2022, select ‘Weekend Ticket (Roundhouse Upgrade)’.

Those not wishing to include the ‘Roundhouse Upgrade’ to existing tickets, or who have not upgraded their ticket by May 7th 2021, will have access to the Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Black Heart & The Dev only. We hope you’ll understand the cost to push our festival line-up to new heights, requires a small additional fee. Hopefully you’ll agree that £16.50 to see Electric Wizard, Shellac, YOB, Elder & more is pretty fair!

Existing day ticket holders have the option to upgrade to a full 2022 weekend ticket until Friday May 7th 2021, or claim a refund via DICE and re-book for their chosen day. Hit ‘Unlock tickets’ and enter the code DFW2022, select ‘Weekend Ticket (Upgrade).