The Black Heart
2-3 Greenland P1,
London NW1 OAP 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 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
2017 marked a huge leap for Desertfest when we introduced the Roundhouse with an insane lineup. In 2019, for the third consecutive year, Roundhouse is part of Desertfest and promises to be as insane as ever. One of London's most iconic venues, the Roundhouse is home to the main stage on Sunday.
The Devonshire Arms, Camden
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. Now, for the second year running, the bustling rock bar is officially part of the family. Hosting bands over the weekend and serving up the perfect pint, the Dev will be the location of many a hangover.
Within the Camden area there are only a few hotels, however there are plenty of BnB's and budget hotels in Kings Cross. Kings Cross is a 10 minute walk to Mornington Crescent or its one stop on the Northern line to Camden Town Tube.
Once again, were offering hotel and hostel packages.
How to get there
Travel by public transport
London is served by an excellent rail network and it's the best way to travel around London. Camden Town has it's own underground station located a short walk away from the venues, just jump on the Northern Line and you'll arrive at Camden Town in no time at all.
Travel by can
Camden Town is easy to get to with the M25 being 25-30 minutes away in most directions. To calculate your route and get turn-by-turn directions just use Google Maps. To get cheaper parking, some car parks in the area provide discounts for pre-booked spaces starting from £10 per day.
To locate a car park visit Parkopedia.co.uk
To plan your journey to Camden.
Travel by air
Many of the Desertfest crowd come from places afar, some from all four corners of the world, if you are one of those you'll be heading to one of London's major airports. For the cheapest flight options, please visit Sky scanner and you can compare costs against flight times. If you need transfers from the Airport to the city centre, there are many options.