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The black heart

2-3 Greenland Pl, London NW1 0AP

020 7428 9730

Capacity - 150
Beer Rating - 9/10
Curfew - 3am

Situated on a quiet side street on Greenland place, The Black Heart is the hub of Desertfest London. The road directly outside the venue is closed off during the festival making this the hang out place between bands as well as the place to collect your wristbands and grab some merch! The venue is based upstairs and pretty compact, boasting one of the best sound systems in London.

The Underworld

174 Camden High St, London NW1 0NE

020 7482 1932

Capacity - 500
Beer Rating - 7/10
Curfew - 3am

The underworld, situated directly opposite the Camden Town tube has been the stalwart of Desertfest. Back in 2012 the Underworld was the main stage and has hosted legends such as Orange Goblin and Pentagram. These days the underworld hosts a the WPC & HDP stages and has previously been the home of the Quietus stage. 


The Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, London NW1 8QP

020 7485 9006

Capacity - 1250
Beer Rating - 6/10
Curfew - 10:30 - 2am

The Ballroom hosts the Desertfest headliners on the Friday and Saturday night. In 2017 Slo Burn, Turbonegro, Lowrider, John Garcia and many more graced the stage at this prestigious Camden venue. Expect to see more bad ass acts playing in 2018.



Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

0300 6789 222

Capacity - 3,300
Beer Rating - 7/10
Curfew - 11pm

Last year marked a huge leap for Desertfest when we introduced the Roundhouse with an insane lineup. This year is going to be no different. One of London’s most iconic venues, the Roundhouse is home to the main stage on Sunday.



1A Camden High St, Kings Cross, London NW1 7JE

020 7388 3222

Capacity - 1410
Beer Rating - 6/10

After resting last Desertfest, KOKO is back to host some of this year's biggest bands. One of London's most striking venues, it's the perfect place to zone out to doom and psych. Having previously played host to mighty acts such as Sleep and Electric Wizard, we can't wait to see more legendary performances at the KOKO.


33, Kentish Town Rd, London, NW1 8NL


Capacity - 150
Beer Rating - 8/10

The Dev has been a part of Desertfest since 2016, hosting afterparties and showcasing parallel lineups over the weekend. This year, we officially welcome the bustling rock bar to the family. Hosting bands over the weekend and serving up the perfect pint, The Dev will be the location of many a hangover.