Official press release:
After a momentous fifth year anniversary, Desertfest London proudly returns in 2017. As the festival grows from strength to strength, each year offers up a new challenge to bring a truly unique and amplified weekend to Camden Town. Desertfest aims to not only expand in all areas, but also to exceed expectations, and this year’s lineup is set to do just that.
The first headliner for 2017 is one of the most ludicrously high voltage, straight-up party bands in the history of rock’n’roll: Norway’s very own Turbonegro will be bringing their blend of high octane deathpunk to Desertfest 2017, for their first performance ever at the festival!
Joining them on the bill are one of the most requested Desertfest acts, German psych stalwarts Samsara Blues Experiment, whose expert blend of stoner rock, psychedelic blues and Indian raga will bring some mind-bending goodness to the weekend’s trip.
The Picturebooks will also be eagerly offering up their diverse alt-rock sound. The duo have pushed boundaries with their style – from drumming with mallets to building their own instruments, their live performances unquestionably follow suit and will not disappoint.
Virginia’s crème-de la-crème of thrash Satan’s Satyrs have effortlessly propelled themselves to cult status by paving the way for that true hard-attack heavy rock, making them stand out from a sea of peers who are just trying to hit half as hard.
Vodun are quickly gaining traction as one of those “must see” bands, and Desertfest is thrilled to show our loyal family as to why. An overwhelming talent of primal, genre-bending, heavy afro-soul rock – they’re not easy to describe, but being labelled one of the best new rock acts on the planet may help paint the picture. Swedish space rock cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin will also join the 2017 proceedings to launch revellers into a hypnotic otherworldly journey, alongside doom-drone power trio Mammoth Storm, who will be ready to batter out any cobwebs with a sonic tidal wave of riffs. Last but not least, is London’s very own Elephant Tree with their melodic and weighty riffs that will rattle down on listeners like a stampede.
We are proud, and excited, for what next year has in store. But this is only the tip of the iceberg as there is much, much more to come. Stay tuned!
Weekend passes available here.