Sleep are headlining Desertfest 2015

It's safe to say we're fucking excited about this one. Sleep are an essential for every single stoner metal fan and now they're coming back to London.

Last weekend Desertfest rolled into London with the likes of Kvelertak, Church Of Misery and Spirit Caravan – and now they’ve dropped the first name for next year’s festival. If you haven’t seen Sleep before it’s like nothing you’ve ever witnessed, the most cataclysmic and wonderful noise your poor ear drums will ever hear – usually coming through a thick fog of weed smoke.

With a load more bands left to be announced, this is a very strong start and we’re already psyched for it. Desertfest takes place 24-26 April 2015. Find out more info here.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.