Where and when is the festival?
Desertfest 2022 takes place across multiple venues in Camden, London from April 30th to 1st May 2022.
How do I get to Desertfest
Whether travelling by car, air or public transport, getting to Desertfest is easy. We have information available here to help you out.
What time does the festival start/finish?
We open doors at midday on the Friday. First bands start from 1/2 PM at our smaller venues with the main venues opening from 4 PM each day. The final bands finish around 11 PM on the Sunday, but we do have after parties running into the early hours if you've got anything left in the tank. Full info on times will be released around a month before the festival.
Are there still tickets available?
Yes. Weekend & Day Tickets for 2022 are available here.
How do DICE mobile tickets work?
Are there any physical tickets available?
The short answer is no, we don't post out physical tickets in advance - all tickets are exchanged for a wristband on arrival. It takes less than a minute to create an account with DICE to purchase an e-ticket. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play, enter your phone number, tap a few buttons and you're in.
Head to your Tickets tab, and you'll see a list of all your upcoming events. Tap on 'Desertfest 2022' to see your ticket
In order to combat touting/scalping, the QR code that gets you into the festival won't appear until two hours before the event. DICE always send a back-up door list to the ticket exchange ahead of the event, so if you have any technical difficulties on the day, you will always be granted entry by showing a valid photo ID that matches the name on your tickets.
If you can't see your ticket email email@example.com.
My friend bought me a ticket, we won't be arriving together.
How do I get in if the tickets are one their DICE account?
Sending tickets to your pals is super simple on DICE. First off, just make sure they have a DICE account, as we can only transfer tickets between DICE users.
Head to the Tickets tab in the app, and tap on the ticket you want to send. At the bottom of the screen you'll see the option to Send To A Friend. Tap it, enter your buddy's number and you're all good.
If you have any issues transferring your tickets or have any questions about this feature, just holler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I roll over my existing ticket or 'Anniversary Voucher' from 2020 to 2022, will it get me into every venue - now that you have added Roundhouse?
Those who purchased 2020 Weekend Tickets, or ‘Anniversary Vouchers’, are able to carry these tickets over to 2022. However, due to the addition of two new Roundhouse stages, existing ticket holders will require a ‘Roundhouse Upgrade’ of just £16.50, to ensure access to The Roundhouse for both days. These are on sale now via DICE and you will be contacted with this option. We hope you’ll understand the cost to push our festival line-up to new heights, requires a small additional fee. Please note, however, that if a venue is at max capacity it will operate on a one in one out system. You have untill May 7th 2021 to grab a Roundhouse upgrade.
What if I don't want to pay the extra £16.50 for the 'Roundhouse Upgrade'? Is my existing weekend ticket still valid?
Yes. Your weekend ticket is still valid in 2022, however without the 'Roundhouse Upgrade' you will only have access to Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, The Black Heart & The Dev. Please note, that if a venue is at max capacity it will operate on a one in one out system.
When will day tickets be on available?
Day tickets are on sale now! Head to https://wwww.desertfest.co.uk/tickets/ to check it out. Friday tickets are sold via DICE, Saturday & Sunday day tickets are sold via The Roundhouse & get you into all venues.
Can I roll-over my Day Ticket purchased in 2020, to 2022?
Due to logistical changes in the line-up, existing day ticket holders will not be able to roll-over their day tickets to 2022. Existing day ticket holders have the option to upgrade to a Full Weekend 2022 ticket (incl. Roundhouse access) or claim a refund and re-book for their chosen day. DICE will contact you with your options, please note the cut-off date for this is May 7th 2021.
Is there age restrictions?
Yes - Due to Desertfest being a multi venue festival and the venues having different rules on under 18's attending, Desertfest has a strict over 18's policy.
Are you taking applications for the next festival? Can I submit my band demo to you?
We receive requests from many bands wishing to play Desertfest on a daily basis via multiple channels and we do our best to give everyone a listen. The line-up for 2022 is now complete.
What is your refund policy?
Desertfest has a strict no refund policy, unless something has happened in extreme circumstances.
I am a media outlet looking for Press Accreditation. Who do I contact?
Please contact Chris Dean for more information on how to apply for accreditation to Desertfest London. Accreditation opens in February with a cut-off deadline of March 25th. Any publications applying after this date may not be considered, so please get in touch sooner rather than later.