There’s no Melvins, but there’s a shit load of others. We have a statement from the organisers right here

Melvins will not be playing the 2015 edition of Desertfest Belgium.

The band was forced to cancel their appearance at the festival due to an exclusivity contract for their shows at the 2015 Incubate festival in Tilburg. This fact unfortunately only surfaced after the public announcement had been made. Astatement from the organisers said: “We have tried to negotiate a deal that would be satisfactory for both events, but to no avail. Desertfest Belgium has no choice but to accept there will be no Melvins at our 2015 edition.

“We want to stress that we at Desertfest were not made aware of this exclusivity deal at the time the booking was confirmed. Please understand that the band also has no choice in the matter.

“We can only offer you our sincere apologies, and we hope we have your understanding and support in this most unfortunate turn of events. But in the case this makes you reconsider your purchase of an early bird ticket, we want to offer our supporters the chance to demand a refund.”


Tickets will be refunded  until 27/7, contact us through contact@desertfest.be.

However, before you make such a drastic decision, you may first want to read this first:

There are five new bands on bill:

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UFOMAMMUT
Ufomammut needs no introduction, as they have long established their status as one of the most potent, powerful and artistic contemporary doom artists in existence.  They offer a unique brand of psychedelic sludge, blending primordial acid with sinister atmospheres and gloomy sounds of vintage electronics.
In fifteen years the band has performed at international music festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Dour Fest, Stoned from the Underground, Up in Smoke and many more… Their live show is supported by the internationally acclaimed video and graphic art of Malleus, whose visuals match the devastating impact of Ufomammut’s massive sound.
http://www.ufomammut.com/
VALIENT THORR
“My God they’re striking. All Hail Thorriors!” – Wayne Kramer, MC5


A wild-ass rock’n’roll band said to hail from the inner core of the planet Venus. Since crash landing on Earth in the year 2000 they’ve played well over 1500 shows all over the world, including stints at festivals like Download, Sonisphere, Hellfest, Graspop and Roskilde.
http://www.valientthorr.com/