Not long until the 8thedition of Desertfest London kicks off and we can’t wait to open the doors to the DF family once more! As always, we thought it best to send you some information on where to collect tickets, general policies, after parties etc…
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Like previous years, Desertfest is a multi-venue festival in London, meaning there is a limited capacity allowed in some venues - please make sure you plan well in advance and give yourselves plenty of time to get in to the venues to see your favourite bands.
Within this post we will cover:
- Ticket Wristband Exchange
- Hotel and Hostel Info
- Programme & Merch
- After Parties
· TICKET / WRISTBAND EXCHANGE
(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES ON THE SUNDAY)
The ticket exchange will be open the following hours on Greenland Place, opposite The Black Heart on Friday + Saturday for you to pick up weekend passes and individual day tickets. SUNDAY’S TICKET EXCHANGE WILL BE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE ONLY! Greenland Place will still be operating with bars & merch and your Sunday ticket gives you entry to all venues, it just must be picked up at Roundhouse:
FRIDAY - Midday - 9pm
SATURDAY - Midday - 8pm
SUNDAY - Midday - 9.15pm
Please note this and tell your friends!
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 Sunday ticket will be a Roundhouse paper ticket that must be provided to the venue.
· DESERTFEST PROGRAMME / MERCH
We’ve once again produced an incredible, collectable 72-page programme put together by some of the top heavy music journalists in the world – with interviews, quizzes, clash finder & information on all the bands. This will be available from the ticket exchange.
Our merch stall will be once again be on Greenland Place, we’ve got a huge array of brand-new festival shirts, Desertscene London shirts and some exclusive band collabs along with some special handmade leather goods from Pine Baron USA.
Merch for bands will be available from the venue they play in.
· HOTEL / HOSTEL BOOKINGS
Hotel - Britannia Hampstead Hotel.
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
Check in: Friday 4th– 2pm (if you arrive earlier, you can store your luggage for free in the storage room and come back later_
Check out: Monday 7th- 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)
On arrival please give the name you booked your ticket under and the hostel will be able to accommodate you.
All venues will offer re-entry (capacity dependant) until 30 minutes before the headliner's finish time.
· AFTER PARTIES
We have a bunch of utterly insane after parties in place for this year’s Desertfest for those of you who still have enough fuel in the tank.
Friday 3rd May - Old Empire DJ’s @ Electric Ballroom - 23:30 - 12 followed by The Shrine Live12am - 12:45am
Friday 3rd May - Family Woodward @ The Black Heart - 23:00 - Late
Friday 3rd May – Street Can Collective @ The Dev – 23:00 – Late
Friday 3rdMay – The Lounge 666 w/ DJ’s Ben Ward + more @ Nightclub Kolis – 23:00 - Late
Saturday 4th May - Saint Vitus Bar NYC @ The Black Heart 23:00 - Late
Saturday 4th May - Amenra DJ Set @ The Dev - 23:00 – Late
Sunday 5th May - She’s So Heavy @ The Dev - 23:00 - Late
Sunday 5th May - Desertscene After Party - Rich Harris @ The Black Heart - 23:00 - Late
Look forward to welcoming you to our festival!