Electric Wizard, Conan set for Desertfest 2016

Desertfest 2016 have announced the first five artists for next year’s London festival.

Electric Wizard have been confirmed as the first headline act for the Metal Hammer-sponsored event, which will take place around the Camden area of the city on the weekend of April 29-May 1.

They’ll be joined by Conan, Raging Speedhorn, Elder and Witchsorrow with more names to be added in due course.

Tickets are now available via the official site, and hotel packages will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.