Thu Sep 14, 12:00 AM - Sat Sep 16, 12:00 AM
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens, NY 10009

Community: Lower Manhattan


Discover the excitement of heavy metal music in New York City.

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Desertfest NYC is back for round three! We return to the unique space of the Knockdown Center on 15/16 September, with an exclusive pre-party at heavy metal institution Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday 14th. Headlining our third edition will be genre-defining trailblazers (the) Melvins. With King Buzzo & Dale Crover at the helm ensuring their 40-year status as icons of the underground, Desertfest attendees can expect a Melvins performance unlike any other. Joining them on the Knockdown Center main-stage will be Japan’s own Boris, who continue to redefine heavy on their own terms.
German psychedelic trio Colour Haze will join the festival for a US exclusive, headlining Thursday’s pre-party. Where the infectiously groovy sounds of Lo-Pan & Texan goodtimers DUEL will help warm up the gears.
Long-time friends in the Desertfest-sphere, high-octane Swedish rockers Truckfighters join proceedings, whilst Greece’s stoner rock heroes 1000mods also make the jump overseas. Local legends WHITE HILLS, raucous street doom reapers R.I.P. & ‘heavy primal psych’ outfit Ecstatic Vision all join the bill.
Elsewhere Desertfest NYC also welcomes Heavy Temple, Clouds Taste Satanic, Mick's Jaguar, Castle Rat, Grave Bathers & SpellBook with more still to be announced…
3-day passes (incl. access to Saint Vitus pre-party) & 2-day passes are on sale NOW via the following link -
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Artwork by Callum Rooney
Day Tickets will be released nearer the time - there are no individual Day Tickets for Thursday’s Pre-Party.

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