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Important Info for Desertfest 2018

Not long till the festival kicks off. We can’t wait to open the doors to the 7th Desertfest London. As always, we thought it best to send you some information on where to collect tickets, general policies, after parties etc…

Firstly, Due to email filters, social algorithms, not everyone will receive this message so please share amongst your socials and your friends.


Please remember, like previous years, this being a multi-venue festival there is a limited capacity allowed in the venue, so please make sure you plan well and give yourselves plenty of time to get in to the venues to see your favourite bands.

Breakdown of info  

- Ticket Wristband Exchange
- Hotel and Hostel Info
- Roundhouse Rules
- Programme & Merch
- After Parties


The Ticket exchange will be open the following hours:

FRIDAY - Midday - 9pm
SATURDAY - Midday - 8pm
SUNDAY - Midday - 9.15pm

This year, there is a slight change in the Ticket exchange…Friday & Saturday will be outside the Black Heart as ever, however the SUNDAY TICKET EXCHANGE WILL BE THE ROUNDHOUSE ONLY

If you purchased a weekend, Friday or Saturday ticket, You will need to bring your ticket confirmation either in paper form or on your smart device in exchange for a wristband. The Sundayticket will be a round house paper ticket at the venue. 


The Roundhouse will operate a no entry policy from 9.45pm on Sunday. After this point no one will be allowed into the venue. Monster Magnet are due on for 9:45pm, so please make sure you get in with plenty of time.


Like the years gone by we are once again producing a collectable 72 page programme with information on all the bands, will be available at the ticket exchange. Our Merch stall will be once again be on Greenland place and we’ve got an array of new T-shirts, collaborations and much more..Merch for bands will be available from the venue they play in. 


Hotel - Britannia Hampstead Hotel.

Please note, those that purchased a room at the Camden Lock Hotel have now been moved over to Hampstead Brittania as the Lock hotel has closed down. 

Check in : Friday 4th - 2pm
Check out: Monday 7th - midday

To check in please give the name you purchased the ticket under. 

Hostel  - Smart Hostel Camden

On arrival please give the name you booked your ticket under and the hostel will be able to accommodate you. 

The check-in time is 2PM.  - If you arrive earlier, you can store your luggage for free in the storage room and come back later.
The check-out time from the hostel is 10AM, if you need to store luggage we do have this service and you can keep your items up until midnight. This service costs £2 per item.


We have a bunch of after parties in place for this years Desertfest and you can see them listed below:

Friday 4th May - Electric Ballroom - Old Empire DJ’s - ASG Live  - 23:00 - 01:00am
Friday 4th May - Black Heart - Family Woodard - 23:00 - Late
Friday 4th May - The Dev - Opening Party
Saturday 5th May - She’s So Heavy @ The Black Heart 23:00 - 04:00am
Saturday 5th May - Street Can Collective @ The Dev - 23:00 - 04:00am
Sunday 6th May - HDP / WPC Afterparty @ the Underworld - FEAT Death Alley- 23:00 - Late
Sunday 6th May - Church Of Cat Afterparty @ the Dev - 23:00 - Late
Sunday 6th May - Desertscene After Party @ the Black Heart - 23:00 - Late

We look forward to welcoming you to our festival