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Desertfest 2019 Hotel Packages

Desertfest 2019 is coming to Camden in May and it’s never too early to sort your accommodation for the weekend; that’s why we’re releasing our hotel and hostel ticket packages early. As with previous years, we have managed to secure some well-priced packages for you to grab your ticket and ensure you get to stay amongst all the action in the heart of Camden.

We have doubles and twins available in the Hampstead Brittania. The Brittania Hotel  is situated a short walk from the Roundhouse up Adelaide Road towards Swiss Cottage. All rooms come with en-suites. There are a limited amount of rooms available and these will be available on a first come first served basis.

Our hostel is the Smart Camden Inn based a few minutes walk from the Black Heart. There are various options for people travelling into London for the festival. We are offering single beds in a mixed dorm which come with en-suite and there are 6 beds in each dorm.

If you are travelling in a party of 6 you can book an entire room at the dorm. Alternatively we have 1 x 4-bed dorm that comes with a private shower. Again, this includes the weekend ( 3-day pass) for you and 3 friends.  

We've managed to secure a reduced rate for anyone coming to Camden for the festival and our hotel rates are £40 to £70 cheaper than any other deals you may be able to find close to the heart of the Festival.

Details for all our deals are listed below, and you can book at the bottom of the page.

PRICES

HOTEL - Double / Twins - 2 person & 2 weekend tickets ( 3 Day pass ) - £640

DORM - Single bed and weekend ticket ( 3 day pass ) is £250 per person

DORM - 6 Bed dorm and 6 weekend tickets ( 3 day pass ) is £1500 ( £250 Per Person ) 

Check in Friday 3rd May | Check out Monday 6th May. 

All Them Witches, Kadavar and More Kick off Desertfest 2019!

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It begins! Desertfest is returning to Camden for our eighth edition over the Bank Holiday weekend of 3rd to 5th May, and as ever we’re bringing you the finest stoner, doom, sludge and psych bands from around the world. Over the next few months, we’ll be revealing our lineup of dozens of the heaviest bands around, so without further ado, here’s the first seven names for Desertfest 2019.

Over the last half-decade, Nashville’s All Them Witches have made themselves indispensable with a sound that has never stopped evolving, with their roots in heavy blues and psychedelia flourishing over time into an approach that is undeniably their own. The Tennessee four-piece arrive at Desertfest with a reputation that precedes them for jammy explorations and a kind of heavy that, while regularly imitated, has yet to be reproduced by anyone else.

Joining them on the bill are Kadavar, who make their long awaited Desertfest return with their fur-coated, barreling riot of a set at the Jazz Cafe in 2013 as fresh in our minds as ever. There are very few who perform the retro-rockin', '70s proto-metal revival with the power, prestige and passion of our favourite Berlin trio. The boogie train that is Kadavar won't be making any emergency stops as it ploughs through Camden this May.

Vermont spell-casters Witch will be enrapturing Desertfest with their stoner rock incantations in 2019. Combining psychedelic rock, Sabbath-ian doom, and Black Flag sludge-punk, stoner aficionados who were around for the noughties boom will fondly remember Witch for releasing some of the hookiest albums of the decade. After a stint lurking in the shadows, Witch are hitting up Desertfest to make magic once again.

Even after seven mammoth editions of Desertfest, there are bands we’ve been chomping at the bit to get over to Camden to grace our stages; finally, we’ve grabbed us the hardest jamming band in the universe, Earthless, are touching down to shred our corner of London to the ground. The epitome of psyched-out Hendrixian-krautrock from day one, San Diego’s ultimate power trio will melt your entire body this May.

Colour Haze make their return to the Desertfest stage in 2019 after six long years. The German trio, in whose image modern heavy psychedelia is in large part cast, have affirmed their position as unflinching masters of the form in their absence, finding a new niche between heavy riffs and expansive arrangements. The Colour Haze that return to Desertfest are, somehow, even better than the one we saw in 2013.

Vancouver trio We Hunt Buffalo‘s brand of prog-minded fuzz rock has been stampeding out of amps and trampling audiences since 2010. Professing a love of all things stoner and psych and citing influences from all genres of rock, all underpinned with driving fuzz lines, We Hunt Buffalo will be just the ticket to a sore neck at Desertfest.

Last but not least in our first batch of bands are Edinburgh’s DVNE who play their own unique brand of night sky-gazing melodic sludge. Early-period Mastodon fans should take note, as the progressive changes and all-conquering vocals conjure up scenes of destruction, desolation and absolution in their epic soundscapes of post-metal ebb and flow.

So there you have it, our first seven bands, all of whom you can get more info on below. With dozens more names to come, including all three headliners, we’re aiming for our biggest bill to date. Weekend tickets are on sale now at the link below, so be sure to book your place at the heaviest lineup in town; Desertfest 2019!