The 6th annual Desert Daze Music and Art Festival will return for its second year at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree, California. Early announced acts Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Eagles of Death Metal, Ariel Pink, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Terry Riley & Gyan Riley, Boris, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Allah-Las, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Atlas Sound, La Femme, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Twin Peaks, Khruangbin, GØGGS, and JJUUJJUU are just a small taste of what Desert Daze 2017 has to offer. Full lineup coming soon. Tickets, Camping Passes, and Payment Plans go on sale June 21. Cottages go on sale June 28.
The Desert Daze Marketplace will host hand picked independent merchants featuring unique arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, and curiosities. Immersive art installations will return to the institute’s Sanctuary Hall and outdoor artpark, a well-curated selection of film screenings and speaking engagements will run all weekend in Noble Hall (NEW for 2017!), while guided meditations, classes and seminars designed to cleanse and strengthen body, spirit and mind return to the Mystic Bazaar. The exploration of sight and sound will again be set among the labyrinths, majestic garden walkways, visionary architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd Wright and the grand otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree, intentionally limited in capacity, to provide the best possible festival experience to all attendees.
“The staunchly independent festival… has built a home for fans of counterculture.”
– LA Weekly
“The music festival model of the future.”
– LA Times
We’re very excited about teaming up with Spaceland Presents to produce Desert Daze 2017. Spaceland is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies whose résumé includes early shows by the White Stripes and others. Spaceland Presents has long been known as an innovative concert promoter blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy. Since 2007, Spaceland has been booking “First Fridays” at The Natural History Museum and “Saturdays off the 405” at The Getty. Spaceland also produces Santa Monica’s Twilight Concert Series. Spaceland Presents is the sister company to Los Angeles music venues The Echo and Echoplex and most recently The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. All of our bands have been playing their clubs for years and we couldn’t be happier to join forces with these local legends and heroes.
We are also very excited to team up with Knitting Factory Presents. A nationwide institution who’s venues have hosted many of our bands over the years. Since its origins in 1987 Knitting Factory Entertainment has evolved into a 360 degree entertainment and hospitality company whose holdings include three branded music clubs, four restaurants, an artist management company, and a record label. Partial ownership includes: The iconic Regent Theater Los Angeles, a large capacity Music, Food and Bar staple and Arrive Hotel, a 39 room gem in the heart of the growing hot bed of entertainment, Palm Springs. KFE designed, built, staffed and continues to run three Federal bar and restaurant entertainment complexes over the past five years to continued success.
Knitting Factory Records, along with its partners Partisan Records, manages recorded music catalogues from current and legacy artists; releases content in all formats as well as music-branded DVDs. Knitting Factory Management and strategic partner Van Johnson Company, handle the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording and theatrical artists both in the U.S. and overseas. KFE has multiple alignments and ownership stake in media enterprises to help launch your next great event or brand experience including: Giant Step Marketing and Media, an award winning experiential organization. The Connect Group, an agency focused on food, sports and entertainment; Liberal Arts House PR, a next generation PR company deep in breaking artists and brands and our web property; The Talkhouse, connecting the conversation between artists.
The Knitting Factory team handles over 600 personnel and 5000 events per year.
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