Spring is almost around the corner, which also means DESERTFEST BERLIN is coming close and will be again opening its holy grounds for the annual and 8th festival edition in the heart of Berlin, the Arena, this May. While desert rock fans and riff lovers from all over the globe come together at the leading cult underground festival specialising in all aspects of the Stoner Rock, Doom, Heavy Psych and all its great subgenres soon, today we announced the next batch of great names and high class acts to our already eclectic line-up!


If Black Flag, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath would have a baby, it would be definitely named THE SHRINE. Hailing straight out of the local rock scene at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles and delivering a breed of heavy, psychedelic, riff based Rock n’ Roll, THE SHRINE will make their long awaited return to DESERTFEST BERLIN this year, and are gonna light it up!


You eagerly asked for them, so you get them! As a most welcome guest and longtime member of the DESERTFEST family, we are thrilled to have GREENLEAF rocking out the Arena stage this year! The Swedish power rock unit will not only present their brand new album live on stage, but as always showcasing some of their finest riffs, haunting melodies to sing along, a unique groove and energentic stage presence the band is known and loved for.


Furthermore DESERTFEST is proud to confirm THE GREAT MACHINE will be coming all the way from Israel to Berlin! This trio creates a strong psychedelic, stoner rock experience with a heavy dose of the punk rock attitude, so join THE GREAT MACHINE on their wild trip into the freedom of heaviest sounds, live at the ARENA Berlin 2019!


Moscow's folk-kraut-rockers LUCIDVOX, Portland's psych jammers BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT & street doomers R.I.P. are rounding up today's announcement, along with Tee Pee Records' exciting up&coming acts WORSHIPPER & MIRROR QUEEN!


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 psychedelic wonderland chillout- and live zone on the 'Hoppetosse' boat!


Day- and Weekend passes are available HERE! Make sure to grab yours soon as they are selling fast!


FRIDAY : All Them Witches / Witch / Colour Haze / Earthless / Monkey3 / The Devil & The Almighty Blues / Wino / Mondo Generator / 24-7 Diva Heaven


SATURDAY : Fu Manchu / The Shrine / Greenleaf / Kikagaku Moyo / Naxatras / Nick Oliveri / Hällas / Zig Zags / R.I.P. / Mirror Queen / Lucidvox


SUNDAY : Om / Black Tusk / Wovenhand / Stonefield / Long Distance Calling / The Great Machine / Electric Citizen / The Skull / Swedish Death Candy / Worshipper / Blackwater Holylight



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: