We are thrilled to round off the year with an ear-shattering bang, announcing a mammoth forty-three artists to our 2023 line-up. Joining the likes of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Graveyard, Kadavar & Church of Misery, we will welcome back Corrosion of Conformity as headliners.
Pioneers of a groove-laden sound that is undeniably their own, Corrosion of Conformity have not been back on UK soil since 2018 so expect big, loud & memorable things from their appearance at Desertfest next year. The band have been due to play the event since 2020 – making their return one of the most widely requested in our history.
Japan’s own avant-garde maestros of down-tuned psychedelia Boris leap over to London, alongside the crushingly loud tones of NOLA’s own Crowbar. One of the most exciting bands in recent memory King Buffalo, make their long-awaited debut. Plus, Desertfest favourites Weedeater are back after 5 long years of chugging whiskey lord-knows-where.
The pace moves up a notch with New York City’s noise-rock guru’s Unsane and British punk-legends Discharge, all of whom bring a detour from the slow’n’low sounds you might be more familiar with. Montreal’s Big|Brave will play the festival for the first time, showcasing their experimental & minimalist take on the notion of ‘heavy’, whilst the doors to the Church of The Cosmic Skull are open, as they ask Desertfest revellers to join them in a union unlike any other.
We also warmly welcome noise from STAKE, British anti-fascist black metallers Dawn Ray’d, London’s loudest duo Tuskar. As well as some of the best recent stoner acts in the form of Telekinetic Yeti, Weedpecker & Great Electric Quest. Elsewhere the weekend will also see Wren, The Necromancers, Dommengang, Samavayo, Morass of Molasses, Sum of R & GNOB all offer up unique live performances.
Rounding off this beast of an announcement are Acid Mammoth, Deatchant, Zetra, Trevor’s Head, Our Man in The Bronze Age, Wyatt E., Iron Jinn, Mr Bison, Troy The Band, Oreyeon, Warren Schoenbright, Early Moods, Longheads, Terror Cosmico, Thunder Horse, TONS, Vinnum Sabbathi, Bloodswamp, The Age of Truth, Earl of Hell & Black Groove.
Weekend Tickets for Desertfest London 2023 are on-sale now via www.desertfest.co.uk
With more still to be announced, day splits & Day Tickets will be on sale from January onwards.
Artwork by Callum Rooney