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As the universe expands, our infinite eternal now drifts immanently towards the 6th installation of the Desert Daze Music & Art Festival in Joshua Tree, California, October 12th-15th.

For the 2017 ritual observance, SPIRITUALIZED, COURTNEY BARNETT + KURT VILE and the Sea Lice, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, PANDA BEAR, HOPE SANDOVAL + THE WARM INVENTIONS, JOHN CALE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, THURSTON MOORE GROUP, THE MAKE-UP, ARIEL PINK, LIARS, TERRY RILEY + GYAN RILEY, TORTOISE, BORIS, ALLAH-LAS, EMILY HAINES & THE SOFT SKELETON, ATLAS SOUND, LA FEMME, BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW, TWIN PEAKS, KHRUANGBIN, THE BUDOS BAND, LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS, JOHN MAUS, AVEY TARE, IAN SVENONIUS, DEAP VALLY, SUNFLOWER BEAN, ALDOUS HARDING, WEYES BLOOD, KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH, DRINKS (Tim Presley + Cate Le Bon), GØGGS  (Ft. Ty Segall, Chris Shaw Of Ex-Cult & Charles Moothart Of CFM/Fuzz), KING WOMAN, MNDSGN, THE BABE RAINBOW, HOLY WAVE, FROTH, L.A. WITCH, MR ELEVATOR, JERRY PAPER, DEATH VALLEY GIRLS, FEVER THE GHOST, JJUUJJUU, DRUGDEALER, CELEBRATION, earthlings?, WINTER, CAMERA, TRIPTIDES, FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS, DAHGA BLOOM, PRETTIEST EYES, STARCRAWLER, SPACE FACE, THE CREATION FACTORY, CRISTOPHER CICHOCKI – CIRCULAR DIMENSIONS + MORE TBA ON AUG 1.

Sonic performances will run along side panel speakers, curated daily film screenings, and the Mystic Bazaar’s daily schedule of metaphysical workshops. More additions will be announced in the month of July. Daily Lineups, film, speaker and Mystic Bazaar schedules will be released August 1st.

The beautifully maintained grounds of The Institute of Mentalphysics harmoniously juxtaposes well-manicured garden paths, fountains, labyrinths, and captivating architecture against the unique majesty of the Joshua Tree desert. General Admission, VIP and Super Duper VIP Passes are available in three installment payment plans, to accommodate travelers from all walks.

GA Weekend Passes, VIP, Super Duper VIP, Cottages, Camping and payment plans are available now here

“The staunchly independent festival… has built a home for fans of counterculture.”

LA Weekly

“The music festival model of the future.”

LA Times

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MOON BLOCK is an artist driven production company based in Los Angeles who curate and organize several music + art festivals including DESERT DAZE, BEYOND THE WITCHING HOUR, & MOON BLOCK PARTY. The growing collective of musicians and artists from Los Angeles and BEYOND includes members of JJUUJJUU, Deap Vally, Fever the Ghost, + more.
Moon Block is a community effort to facilitate the ever expanding growth of the human spirit.

FESTIVAL CONTACT: questions@desertdaze.org
PRESS CONTACT: stephanie@sweisspr.com

 

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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.

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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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