2017 - DESERTFEST will conquer all of RAW !
That means, for all of you who don't know, the wonderful RAW-Area where our main venue Astra is located. It is a former GDR train maintenance station with lots of now newly populated old factory buildings, lots of space to play and street art to enjoy.
It means you get to roam freely in and outside of the Astra and go out and explore, as we will expand the festival to three more additional venues! Of course the traditionalists can enjoy the full program, eat & drink and get wild without leaving the premises - our main stage, our foyer stage, bingo-bongo bar and the beloved beergarden.
We are super stoked to have the venues “Cassiopeia”, “Urban Spree” and “Badehaus Berlin” with us on board - three amazing clubs in three minute walking distance from Astra that will host special parties and more concerts. The events there will be curated by underground labels and promoters which we will introduce to you with several postings in the weeks to come.
Desertfest Berlin 2017 will feature more than 50 bands in total !!!
Also be prepared to welcome very special known people who are trading their instruments with turntables and deliver you exclusive DJ Sets!
In order to make things more fun we are forced to raise the ticket prices a tiny bit. But have no fear - until February 1 st, you can still buy Tickets for 85 €. After that, the weekend
pass will be 95 €. We hope you like the news of our expanding ideas and you are looking forward to celebrate the biggest and best Desertfest.
the FIRST LABEL NIGHT WE ANNOUNCE WILL BE CURATED BY HEAVY PSYCH FROM ITALY 😍
Farflung (official Site) (USA)
Internationally recognized as torchbearers in the contemporary space rock scene, Los Angeles-based cult band Farflung is ready to bring the universe sound at DesertFest Berlin! Imagine, as if the bastard child of Amon Duul ii and Hawkwind arose from the ashes of America... stark and glimmering... bathed in the energetic glow of the Stooges... one last cup raised to the lunatics and wishing for wounds... They have set their course for the farthest reaches of the universe...
Giöbia has been one of the most influential psychedelic bands in Italy over the last years. Seduced by the lysergic side of the ‘60s, by exotic mantras and the evocative power of space-rock, Giöbia is a band with many facets and one only faith, that is to turn every encounter with sound into a psychedelic experience.
Duel is heavy psychedelic stoner doom metal from Austin, Texas, hugely influenced by the darker sounds of early 70’s Proto-metal. The band features two ex Scorpion Child members. Their sound is menacing and brutally old school. Total purists, their tunes cut right to the bone with heavy, deep groove and blistering tone. Tough and Loud! Hard rock as it should be!
Glitter Wizard (USA)
This band of California rifflords pillage the best of vintage hard rock while keeping their laser eyes on the future, creating a unique brand of oddball psychedelia. Their onstage performance is a glammed-up force to be reckoned with and they've been taking their act on the road from the West Coast all the way to Europe.
Heavy Psych Sounds specializes in Heavy Psych, Stoner, Retro Rock, Vintage Rock, Proto Punk, Sludge, Acid Rock, Doom, Space Rock, 70 Rock, Garage Psych and Fuzz Blues. They released more than 50 albums with great bands such as Nick Oliveri, Karma To Burn, Black Rainbows, Farflung, Fatso Jetson, Mos Generator, The Freeks, Glitter Wizard, Wedge, Sgt Sunshine and many more!
Also confirmed for our 2017 edition: SLEEP, SAINT VITUS, JOHN GARCIA BAND, BONGZILLA, SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT, MARS RED SKY, STONED JESUS, LOWRIDER, TOUNDRA, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, 1000MODS, SUMA, ECSTATIC VISION, THE COSMIC DEAD, TUBER, SATAN'S SATYRS, PONTIAK, WUCAN, GOLD, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, THE WELL, ODD COUPLE, RIFF FIST, TSCHAIKA 21/16
+ many more acts still to be unveiled. Desertfest Berlin 2017 will feature more than 50 bands in total!!!
3-day passes can be purchased on www.desertfest.de/tickets-desertfest-berlin! 85€ until Feb. 1st, 95€ after that: get yours quick!
The original and legendary voice of the desert pays us a visit with a suitcase packed with everything from Kyuss to Slo Burn.
Doomy, sludgy and so heavy that the Berlin buildings will tremble for weeks after Malmös finest has destroyed all Desertfesters ears.
The Greek tornado will hit us with their energetic and fuzz loaded rock, it’s gonna be a show that will be remembered.
We've been able to lure them away from Virginia to perform their trippy and psychedelic tunes, then they'll take us on a trip for a lifetime.
Riff Fist (AUS)
It’s always a pleasure to welcome back who defends the riff and Riff Fist are the true defenders.
3-day pass (hard-tickets & e-tickets - 85€ + shipping/taxes) can be purchased on www.desertfest.de/tickets-desertfest-berlin (NEW LINK)! Get yours quick!
CONFIRMED SO FAR
John Garcia playing Slo Burn & Kyuss
Samsara Blues Experiment
Mars Red Sky
The Cosmic Dead
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Datum: Sonntag, 30.04.2017 Location: ASTRA Kulturhaus Ort: 10245 Berlin Straße: Revaler Straße 99