Desert Daze is back for its fifth year with a new location and lineup announcement! The annual festival of music will take place October 14-16 at its new location at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree. With past year’s Desert Daze being a sweltering hot and dusty event, the festival’s new October dates and venue promises a much more comfortable experience. There’s even showers this year! Yes, showers.
The new Desert Daze location will boast three outdoor stages, an indoor space for alternative programming (speakers, workshops, Q&A’s, audio / visual performances and more), vendors, bars, food trucks and an indoor diner.
Phase One Lineup:
To top it all off, Desert Daze has revealed its Phase One Lineup. The event will welcome Suicide’s first West Coast performance in 16 years, along with performances by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Sonics, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees, Temples, Pond, Bombino, Fat White Family, Death Valley Girls, LA Witch, The Birth Defects and so many more stellar acts. View the entire Desert Daze Phase One lineup below!
Tickets to Desert Daze, along with camping and cottage passes go on sale Friday, May 27 at 10AM. Bundles start at $140 for the 3-day festival pass and $75 for 3-day camping + service fees. Single day festival passes start at $75 + service fees. More info on Desert Daze bundles and ticket pricing can be found here.
In addition to camping, attendees can opt to stay in deluxe on-site cottages designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd Wright. Pricing for the cottages start at $500 for the weekend and you can fit 2-8 people. More info on Desert Daze lodging can be found here.
Tent Camping starts at $75 + service fees for 3 nights. Car Camping Passes are $100 + service fees. Camping bundles includes a 3-day festival pass and a 3-day camping pass for $195 + service fees. Find more information on camping at Desert Daze here.
Be sure to watch Grimy Goods’ Desert Daze mini documentary below.
DESERT DAZE 2016 LINEUP (PHASE ONE)
Suicide (Alan Vega + Martin Rev; first west coast performance in 16 years!)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Black Angels (performing Passover in its entirety)
Keynote Address by Andrew W.K.
Closing Ceremonies with Saul Williams
Thee Oh Sees
Here We Go Magic
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Fat White Family
Deakin (of Animal Collective)
Life Coach (Jon Theodore + Phil Manley)
Teebs w/ live band
Death Valley Girls
The Mattson 2
Death Hymn Number 9
The Birth Defects
Sugar Candy Mountain
The Dream Ride
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
The Blindspot Project
+ many more announced with phase two, coming in June