It's almost time for our 2024 edition! Here's all the information you need ahead of the festival.

Desertfest 2024 – Important Info

We can’t wait to welcome you to Desertfest 2024 this weekend for our twelfth edition! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us for a weekend of heavy riffs & unforgettable memories. Before we get started, there is some important info to be aware of – so please read the below carefully! 

Please remember, as per previous years, Desertfest is a multi-venue festival working at an array of different capacities. Please plan your day accordingly & allow plenty of time to get into & between venues – especially if there are specific acts you want to see. 

We cannot guarantee entry to every performance, but ALL venues will operate a queuing one-in-one out policy if they are at capacity.
ALL venues will allow re-entry throughout the day, so you are free to roam around, until 15 minutes after headliners have taken the stage.


ALL tickets for Desertfest are digital e-Tickets that will need to be exchanged for a wristband on arrival. There are NO physical tickets being sent out for the festival.

The ticket exchange will be open during the following hours at Greenland Place, opposite The Black Heart:

FRIDAY – 12pm – 9pm

SUNDAY – 12pm – 9pm

For Saturday, the ticket exchange will be open during the following hours at Roundhouse ONLY:

SATURDAY – 12pm – 9pm

You have until 10am the day of show to transfer your ticket to a friend. Tickets are available to buy until the box office closes at 9pm.

Please ensure you have your DICE ticket(s) downloaded on arrival, along with proof of ID when you turn up. This will then be swapped for a WRISTBAND which you need to wear at all times to ensure entry to the venues.

If you have bought a ticket directly via Roundhouse, this is valid for Saturday ONLY. Your day ticket needs to be swapped for a wristband at Roundhouse. 


Once again Greenland Place (the street outside Black Heart) is closed off exclusively for festival use. Open daily from 12pm, here you’ll find the ticketing exchange, official Desertfest/Desertscene merchandise plus outdoor seating & bars.

We also welcome back our incredible vendors in the form of The ‘Empress Emporium’, an independent, all-female owned, market will be hosting four unique makers – Primitive Rising Jewellery, Cult Botanic, Haxan Clothing & Hjalte Jewellery.

The Electric Paintbrush will be offering tattoos from an exclusive flash sheet designed for the fest, to mark your Desertfest memory for life. Tattoos will be on a first come, first served basis from 12pm daily & a deposit is required to hold your spot.

We’re delighted to welcome Polish artist Kuba Sokolski to the festival for the first time, selling his beautiful psychedelic artworks.

Renowned record label Heavy Psych Sounds will also be situated on Greenland Place, offering up a huge array of vinyl goodies, shirts, CD’s & more! 

Plus, our new beer partner Lost & Grounded will have an outdoor beer van with the freshest of brews, so there’s no excuse to not stay hydrated… 

And you can soak up all that booze by grabbing some of the best plant-based grub in London at LD’s kitchen in The Black Heart, make sure you try our hot sauce collab and burger special!

This year’s Desertfest Programme has once again been produced by our friends at Fistful of Metal which you can pick up from the ticket exchange or merch booths. 

Merchandise for the artists can be found in their corresponding venues.


For those who feel a whole day of riffs & running about hasn’t worn you out quite enough, we’ve got the following DJs & bands keeping the party going each evening:

Friday 17th May @ The Black Heart 11pm to late: Family Woodard

Friday 17th May @ The Devonshire Arms 11pm to late: Julia Haxan

Saturday 18th May @ The Black Heart 11pm to late: Heavy Bitchcraft

Saturday 18th May @ The Devonshire Arms 11pm to late: Jimmy Martin

Sunday 19th May @ The Underworld 11pm to midnight: Bat Sabbath

Sunday 19th May @ The Black Heart 11pm to late: Desertscene After-Party w/ Rich Harris

Sunday 19th May @ The Devonshire Arms 11pm to late: DJ Sam Loynes

We can’t wait to see you soon!