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:

DJ sets from John Dwyer of Oh Sees and Troy Bootow of Death Hymn Number 9, and more.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice, Ty Segall, BADBADNOTGOOD, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, Liars, Boris, La Femme, The Budos Band, Lee Fields & the Expressions, John Maus, opening ceremonies with Ian Svenonius, Deap Vally, Drinks (Tim Presley + Cate Le Bon), MNDSGN, Holywave, Froth, Emel Mathlouthi, Triptides, Prettiest Eyes, Starcrawler, Spaceface, The Orange Kyte, Big Search, Jesus Sons plus, Adult Swim presents Things You’ve Never Seen in a Desert!

Iggy Pop, Sleep performing Holy Mountain, John Cale, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Thurston Moore Group, The Make-up, Terry Riley & Gyan Riley, Tortoise, The Gories, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton, Twin Peaks, Avey Tare, Sunflower Bean, King Woman, Mr. Elevator, JJUUJJUU, Mint Field, Winter, Camera, Jesika Von Rabbit, Frankie & the Witch Fingers, Dahga Bloom, Dopey’s Robe.

Spiritualized, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, Eagles of Death Metal, Allah-Las, John Dwyer DJ set, Khruangbin, Cigarettes After Sex, Weyes Blood, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, GØGGS (ft. Ty Segall, Chris Shaw Of Ex-Cult & Charles Moothart Of CFM/Fuzz), Drugdealer, earthlings?, The Babe Rainbow, L.A. Witch, Jerry Paper, Death Valley Girls, Fever the Ghost, Celebration, The Creation Factory, Petyr.

The Mystic Bazaar will host special stripped down performances from Miranda Lee Richards, Entrance, Vinyl Williams, The Myrrors, HOTT MT, Imaad Wasif, Li Daiguo, Pearl Charles and more.

Opening Ceremonies will be conducted by the man, the myth, the supernatural rock n roll strategist, Ian Svenonius of The Make-Up and Chain and the Gang, who will bless the proceedings and set the intention for the weekend, as night falls on Friday, the 13th.

Cristopher Cichocki – Circular Dimensions will evolve all weekend in Sanctuary Hall w/special guests, as will Al Lover’s Dronal Dissonance.

On Thursday night, campers, cottage folks and Super Duper VIPs will be able to check out DJ sets from John Dwyer of Oh Sees, Troy Bootow of Death Hymn Number 9, and special guests TBA.

Prescott McCarthy, Meika May Ginsburg, Non Plus Ultra, Oliver Hibert, Spencer Hibert, Dave Archer, Christopher Bettig, Dave Archer, Celeste Byers, Aaron Glasson, Moon Magnet, Future Eyes, Brad Hansen, Beck + Col, and more will fill the landscape with beautiful new art installations and familiar festival staples. More amazing art collaborators to be announced.

Danny Perez, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, Billgazer, The Blindspot Project, and Cloaking will provide all three outdoor stages with projections all weekend long.

Sonic performances will run alongside panel speakers, curated daily film screenings, and the Mystic Bazaar’s daily schedule of metaphysical workshops.

The Institute of Mentalphysics, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Son, founded by Ding Le Mei, a westerner turned Tibetan Monk, is the oldest and largest spiritual retreat center in the western United States. The beautifully maintained grounds of garden paths, fountains, labyrinths and captivating architecture rest atop a rare confluence of three underground aquifers and a measurable magnetic field which causes a palpable energetic effect on those who visit. Audience members have the chance of staying in one of Wright’s on site cottages, or camping under the vast, twinkling desert sky. Limited in capacity to provide the kind of personal experience that just can’t be had at larger festivals, you don’t just go to Desert Daze, you profoundly experience Desert Daze.

GA weekend passes, VIP, Super Duper VIP, camping, and payment plans are available HERE.

Day of show tickets pricing: GA Weekend $269, VIP $420, Super Duper VIP $520 and Camping $129.

Daily Lineups and Single Day Tickets are available HERE.

“One of its best lineups ever.”
– Consequence of Sound

“Desert Daze keeps upping the ante.”
– Grimy Goods

“For those with a taste for adventurous and esoteric rock & roll.”
– LA Weekly

“The music festival model of the future.”
– LA Times

“This year’s stacked bill does not disappoint.”
– Noisey

“A mix of psych and shoegaze heavy hitters and underground favorites that have become the boutique gathering’s signature.”
– Noisey

“A who’s who of live music.”
– The Press Enterprise


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



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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