||DESERTFEST, the leading underground festival specialising in all aspects of Stoner Rock, Doom, Heavy Psych and all its great subgenres, has confirmed new names for its 8th edition in the capitol of Germany, Berlin. While the annual festival already unveiled highclass acts such as J Mascis’ WITCH, COLOUR HAZE, ALL THEM WITCHES, EARTHLESS and many more, today DESERTFEST BERLIN pursues the announcements of 8 further and more than exciting bands which have been added to the eclectic 2019 line-up!
Formed by the rhythm section of our all beloved Sleep, legendary OM will make their return to Europe! It’s been a long time since the band released their last album Advaitic Songs back in 2012, but your wait and hunger to experience the band live is finally over: OM are going to hypnotize the entire ARENA with their unique, one and only omvibrating sounds!
Bringing you the probably best Americana and Alternative Country tunes you can get, DESERTFEST BERLIN is thrilled to welcome WOVENHAND in 2019! Led by former 16 Horsepower frontman David Eugene, WOVENHAND gave the real birth to mix folk, gospel and rock ‘n roll. Expect a unique and very special live show!
LONG DISTANCE CALLING have always roamed on unexplored territory. Their timeless, atmospheric instrumental rock not only inspires traditionalists with a penchant for guitars, vinyl and compact discs, but without their epic records even no serious streaming playlist is complete. At DESERTFEST BERLIN 2019, the band will make us forget about the digital world. They will transfer us into the real world of finest instrumental rock sounds, only an act like LONG DISTANCE CALLING could ever create!
Yes desertfesters, you can trust your eyes. DESERTFEST BERLIN will bring back WINO to Europe! The St.Vitus frontman will be performing a very special accoustic set at the 8th festival edition in Berlin. With his solo project of the dark rock till Outlaw Country tunes alongside rare cover versions, you may never know what WINO will be playing live on stage, but you can be sure: This legend will provide a live appearance we won’t forget too fast!
Punk and metal hybrid unit from Los Angeles, MONDO GENERATOR, fronted and formed by Nick Oliveri (QOTSA, Dwarves, Bloodclot, Kyuss) is going to break loose with the DESERTFEST BERLIN crowd next year. Since the band is no stranger to the Desertfest’s family, you know what to expect, sweaty T-shirts in crazy pits included!
And while we got him in Berlin already, the DESERTFEST BERLIN crew invited Mr. NICK OLIVERI to put on his infamous DEATH ACCOUSTIC set! Double-action by the one & only NICK OLIVERI, who not only released his critically acclaimed ‘N.O. Hits At All’-series with Heavy Psych Sounds over the past few months, but will be also bringing his N.O Hits At All live and in death accoustic manners on stage! Get ready for some fun, desert rockers!
Last but not least, DESERTFEST BERLIN is proud to welcome two of the hottest irons the current underground rock scene has to offer: Japanese up & coming KIKAGAKU MOYO as well as NAXATRAS round up today’s second band announcement! They balance heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments: Tokyo-based KIKAGAKU MOYO, your new favorite psychedelic rock band, perfectly incorporates the elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas and acid folk, currently and well-deserved selling out one venue after the next! The Greek power trio NAXATRAS delivers a trippy journey to the very roots of the psychedelic sound, paying tribute to rock titans such as Pink Floyd and Hawkwind, doom rock overlords Black Sabbath, as well as funk pioneers Funkadelic or legendary guitar-hero Jimi Hendrix. The relentless touring activity of the band, with recent sold out shows all over Europe, put NAXATRAS once and for all on the map as one of the biggest hopes of European psychedelic music!
DESERTFEST BERLIN 2019 will take place between May 3th – 5th 2019 at the riverside in the heart of Berlin, the ARENA. The festival will not only provide a new sound-and payment-system on the ground, but also more space PLUS a chillout- and live zone on the ‘Hoppetosse’ boat! Better be quick to start your trip to Berlin, as you don’t want to miss this amazing line-up and witness one of the best festival editions you have ever been to!
In additon to Berlin, London and Antwerp, 2019 will also mark the first edition of DESERTFEST NEW YORK CITY ever! Click here to find out more, alongside first bands that have been unveiled just recently, and when the holy grounds of DESERTFEST will reach across the pond: www.desertfest.nyc
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