Roundhouse, Camden

3 Chalk Farm Rd
Chalk Farm
London NW1 8EH

Capacity – 3100 | Beer Rating-7/10

One of the most legendary venues in London, The Roundhouse has played host to the likesof Motorhead, Nirvana, Prince & more. As the biggest venue in Desertfest’s remit, the line-ups held at Roundhouse are always out of this world.

The Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St
London NW1 8QP

Capacity – 1500 | Beer Rating – 8/10

The Ballroom hosts Friday nights Desertfest headliners, alongside a special after-hours act to keep the party going. With great views across the entire venue across two floors, it’s one of London’s most prestigious stages.

The Underworld

174 Camden High St
London NW1 0NE

Capacity – 500 | Beer Rating – 7/10

Legendary beyond words, The Underworld is one of heavy rocks mainstay venues. You would be amiss to visit London and not step foot inside the underground mecca of heavy metal! The Underworld also hosts our Sunday night after-party band.

The Black Heart

2-3 Greenland P1
London NW1 OAP

Capacity – 170 | Beer Rating – 10/10 | 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 Devonshire Arms

3, Kentish Town Road
London NW1 8NL

Capacity – 110 | 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.


Middle Yard
London NW1 8AL

Capacity – 600 | Beer Rating – 7/10

The newest venue addition to Desertfest, Dingwalls (FKA PowerHaus) is a 600-capacity venue located on Camden lock. Slap bang as the middle-way between The Roundhouse & Electric Ballroom, it’s the perfect location to break up your walk with some heavy riffs.