Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
2017 LINEUP PREVIEW: (full lineup coming June 28)
Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (VERY exclusive play), 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 (featuring Ty Segall, Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult, and Charles Moothart of CFM/FUZZ), JJUUJJUU + many more to be announced June 28.
Projections all weekend by Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, The Blindspot Project, The Mustachio Light Show, Bill Gazer + more.
The Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree, CA.
The address is 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
The Institute of Mentalphysics and Joshua Tree Retreat Center are located on a 420-acre sacred site right off of Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, CA. It’s 2.5 hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, 3.5 hours from Las Vegas, and 4 hours or less from Phoenix and most places in Southern and Central California. It’s only an hour and a half flight from San Francisco to the nearby Palm Springs Airport.
The venue is conveniently located near hotels, markets, gas stations, banks, mechanics, and virtually every kind of retail/service you can think of, along with all the charismatic retail & specialty shops Joshua Tree has to offer.
Average high and low temperatures of 83 degrees and 57 degrees, respectively, are to be expected. It gets chilly at night, so be sure to pack the proper attire to stay warm. Layers are key! It never hurts to pack a beanie or a scarf for that time of year. Don’t forget some decent shoes, especially boots! Nobody likes to get cholla stuck in their shoes or their feet.
No ins and outs.
Yes! Festival Passes and 4 Night Camping Passes are available for attendees under 18, as long as they are accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Kids under 10 are free!
All cottages, studios, and pads are for 21+ only; anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. There will be no exceptions.
We’ve added Thursday so campers and cottage people can check in a day early, get settled and be here first thing when everything starts on Friday! Thursday is available for campers, cottage folks, and Super Duper VIP only. The campgrounds, camping village, Mystic Bazaar, bars, food, & cottages will be open. Gates to the festival open at 12:00PM NOON on Friday, October 13. Bands start shortly thereafter.
It’s a venue with a full bar, so just bring yourself, your ID, your beautiful smile, and money for drinks, food, band/festival merchandise, and goods from our merchants.
–YES small backpack or bag to carry your personal items
–YES factory sealed water bottles
–YES limited amount of beer or liquor for personal consumption at your campsite, or in your cottage or apartment ONLY. No outside alcohol and NO GLASS will be allowed in the festival grounds.
–YES non-alcoholic beverages, food + snacks for your campsite, cottage, or apartment (again, no glass; no cooking allowed)
–YES comfortable shoes (closed toe shoes are encouraged; beware of the cholla plants)
–YES Epi-Pen in case you’re allergic to scorpions or fire ants; they have the same effects on people as bee stings.
–YES hats + bandanas
–YES bug spray
– YES sunscreen
–YES blankets and fabric chairs
–YES enclosed propane stoves with propane canisters under a gallon – campgrounds ONLY
–YES good vibes
–YES non-professional cameras without a detachable lens
–YES coolers in campgrounds
–NO outside alcohol in the festival grounds; NO glass containers
–NO liquid fuel
–NO charcoal grills
–NO amplified sound
–NO professional camera equipment/detachable lenses
–NO laser pointers
–NO illegal drugs/substances
–NO drones/remote control aircraft
–NO ATVs or dirt bikes
–NO personal generators
–NO large sound systems in the campgrounds
–NO coolers in festival area
–NO smoking in the campgrounds
–NO “space saving,” as in roping off an area for your friends who arrive later. Please arrive together to claim your campsite or make new friends with your neighbors.
–NO camping in the roads or in the fire lanes
–NO hard folding chairs
-Medication MUST be in its original prescription bottle with your name printed on it. Individual medications MUST be bottled separately; one type of pill per bottle.
-Bring an Epi-Pen in case you’re allergic to scorpions or fire ants; they have the same effects on people as bee stings.
Check back the month of the festival for more info. Artists and schedule are subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for a refund.
Thursday 12pm – 8pm (CAMPER CHECK IN ONLY)
Thursday 6pm – 10pm (SUPER DUPER VIP only)
If you are not an accredited member of the press, please do not bring pro video or photo gear to the festival. No flash photography. Please be respectful of those around you. No drones.
FROM LOS ANGELES:
Take I-10 Fwy East to Riverside County to CA-62 East. Take exit 117 from I-10 East to CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Highway. The Institute of Mentalphysics will be on the left hand side.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO:
Take I-580 East to I-5 South to I-210 East to CA-210 East to I-10 East toward Indio. Take exit 117 from I-10 East to CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Highway. The Institute of Mentalphysics will be on the left hand side.
FROM SAN DIEGO:
Take I-15 North to I-215 North to CA-60 East/Moreno Valley Fwy, and take I-10 Fwy East to Riverside County. Take exit 117 from I-10 East to CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Highway. The Institute of Mentalphysics will be on the left hand side.
FROM ORANGE COUNTY:
Take CA-57 North to CA-60 East to I-10 Fwy East to Riverside County. Take exit 117 from I-10 East to CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Highway. The Institute of Mentalphysics will be on the left hand side.
There will be a GA lot located near the box office for all non-camping attendees. There will be a separate camping parking lot, adjacent to the campgrounds. There will be no additional cost for parking on site. Check back soon for more specific parking information. Please carpool.
All lodging guests will have preferred parking. If you’re staying in a cottage, studio or pad, just show your lodging pass upon entry, and you will be directed to preferred parking.
There may be traffic as you approach the Institute of Mentalphysics. Please take that into account when planning your arrival. If you carpool there will be less traffic!
Leave plenty of extra time to get here in time for camping check-in.
Pick-up and drop-off for Uber and Lyft will be on Yucca Mesa Road.
There will be THREE outdoor stages of live music, TWO indoor stages with immersive art installations, speakers, workshops, and other alternative programming, and ONE camping stage: the Mystic Bazaar, with tea and cacao ceremonies, yoga, tarot, seminars, late night films, and even some music this year!
– Moon Amphitheater: The first of two main stages that alternate back and forth, located near the ridge cottages, farmers market, and one of the bars.
– Block Stage: The second of two main stages, located near Sanctuary Hall, food vendors, the diner, and one of the bars.
– The Wright Tent: Our 3rd stage will live inside a beautiful tent with amazing video screens + projection artists, located near the campground entrance, and the marketplace. Also a short walk from the Moon Amphitheater.
– Sanctuary Hall: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd Wright, the building is octagonal with vaulted ceilings and stained glass. No shoes or beverages are allowed in the Sanctuary! This year there will be a very special art installation set up in The Sanctuary all weekend long.
– NEW FOR 2017! Noble Hall: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd Wright, the building is adorned with beautiful triangular lighting fixtures. Noble Hall will host an array of alternative programming with speakers, workshops, Q&A’s, film screenings + more.
There are many additions and improvements this year, including, but not limited to: Mystic Bazaar + camping village moving to the center of the campgrounds to better serve all campers near and far, music at the Mystic Bazaar, more food, more bars throughout venue, NEW AND IMPROVED VIP packages, and the diner will be open and stocked. We’ll have a NEW VIP LOUNGE near the Wright Tent, and the addition of Thursday night for campers, cottage folks, and Super Duper VIP! Stories Books + many more will be announced soon.
Food trucks + booths will be located in both the main festival grounds and campgrounds. Email email@example.com to apply to be a food vendor at the festival.
There will be an actual diner at this year’s Desert Daze. Menus will be posted closer to the festival date and will include vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore-friendly items.
There will be multiple juice bars located throughout the festival and campgrounds.
Bars will be located near both main stages, the Wright Tent, the diner, and in all VIP lounges.
There will be water refill stations throughout the festival and campgrounds. Please feel free to bring a canteen from home, but don’t worry, if you forget one we’ve got you covered. Official Desert Daze canteens will be available for purchase.
There will be a farmers market located near the Moon Amphitheater where everyone can get fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, and other local artisan treats.
Forgot chapstick? Need some wet wipes? A general store will be located in the campgrounds throughout the weekend.
Film screenings & Q+As: Noble Hall will host an array of film screenings, speaking engagements, and more.
Immersive art installations: There will be a plethora of amazing art installations from local and national artists including Prescott McCarthy, Non Plus Ultra, Obelisk Press, Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson, Cristopher Cichocki, Moon Block, Discordian Designs, + more to be revealed.
Meditation: Different instructors will lead group meditation sessions inside the Mystic Bazaar.
Yoga: Each morning in the campgrounds different instructors will lead yoga for those who need a good stretch after a long day/night of festivaling.
Massage: The Mystic Bazaar in the campgrounds will have a massage therapist open all weekend.
Sound baths: Sound baths will be scheduled throughout the weekend inside the Mystic Bazaar. In between bands you can recalibrate your cellular makeup by being blasted with sonic vibrations.
A full schedule of alternative programming and activities will be released leading up to the festival.
Tickets & Camping Passes
Weekend Passes, VIP, Super Duper VIP, 4 Night Camping Passes, camping rentals, and payment plans go on sale June 21. Cottages/lodging packages go on sale June 28 at 10am PST. Single-day passes go on sale August 1. Parking passes will not be sold online this year, as there will be no additional cost for parking on site.
3 day weekend GA passes (Fri – Sun) start at $229.
Single-day GA passes start at $99 + service fees, and will be available August 1.
3 day VIP is $350 (info below).
4 day SUPER DUPER VIP is $450 (info below).
4 Night Camping Passes are $100 per person for 4 night camping + service fees. There will be no bundles or single day camping passes available in 2017. All ticket types are sold separately.
4 night car camping and RV camping passes are priced at $125 for cars and $199 for RVs. Car camping passes & RV passes are good for one vehicle. Each person staying at that campsite must have a 4 Night Camping Pass, including the driver. Every single person who is camping needs a 4 Night Camping Pass.
Festival lodging package prices (for cottages, studios, and pads) are TBD for 3 days and 4 nights, and include automatic upgrade to VIP for all occupants, which will grant you access to all VIP perks. Prices go up based on occupancy and other amenities. They sleep anywhere from 2 – 8 guests. Cottages, studios, and pads are 21+. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a VIP concierge service and golf carts to help you get your stuff to your cottage upon arrival. Please note that cottages, studios, and pads DO NOT come with a weekend festival pass; Weekend Festival Passes must be purchased separately in order to access the cottage and VIP upgrade.
Lineup posters are also available with tickets for an additional $15.
Kids under 10 are free!
There will be no additional cost for parking on site.
Refunds are not available under any condition. Any type of ticket/pass is yours after you buy it. Desert Daze will take place rain or shine, and the lineup is subject to change. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
There are some major improvements in the VIP program for 2017. Here’s what we have in store for you:
$350 VIP (3-day)
- Preferred parking
- Access to NEW VIP lounge near the Wright Tent featuring:
- Air conditioned restrooms!
- Comfy seating!
- More shade!
- Mingle with artists!
- Phone charging stations!
- VIP viewing areas + bars at the Moon + Block stages WITH MORE SHADE!
- Food and drink tickets good for the diner
$450 SUPER DUPER VIP (4-day)
- Everything included in VIP package PLUS…
- Access to Thursday night
- Access to backstage lounges at the Moon + Block Stages (side stage viewing, bleachers, bars, free food, air conditioned restrooms)
- Artist meet ‘n greet (artists TBA)
- Golf cart taxis
- Entry to all kick-off week shows in LA (restrictions apply)
- Access to WiFi hotspots
- Free bandana, sunglasses, lineup poster
Yes! Payment plans will be available June 21 for the following options:
– 3 day weekend GA pass: TOTAL cost of $259 + fees
– 3 day VIP pass: TOTAL cost of $380 + fees
– 4 day SUPER DUPER VIP pass: TOTAL cost of $480 + fees
Please note: DESERT DAZE is rain or shine. Tickets to the festival are non-refundable. Failure to complete all three (3) full layaway payments results in forfeit of payments already made. Lineup is subject to change.
You will receive an email with instructions on how to process your 2nd and 3rd payments. It is the responsibility of the ticket buyer to make supplemental payments on time. We do not retain your credit card information. You will be prompted to re-enter your credit card number at the time of each payment. Please use the same email address when you make each payment. After you pay your final installment, you will receive a Print at Home ticket with a barcode. This is NOT your ticket to Desert Daze. You will need to bring your print-at-home ticket to the box office to receive your wristband(s) for entry into the event.
The following record stores have Desert Daze tickets available for purchase. Support your local record stores by purchasing DD tix + some superb vinyl for your listening pleasure!
-Amoeba Records – 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 245-6400
-Permanent Records – 1816 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 413-3030
-Permanent Records – 5116 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 739-6141
-Port of Sound Records – 1500 Adams Ave #102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 444-2337
-Rhino Records – 235 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 626-7774
-Third Eye Records – 2701 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 92627 (714) 415-9814
-Touch Vinyl – 1646 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 933-5540
-M-Theory – 915 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 220-0485
-Mad Platter – 1223 University Ave #160, Riverside, CA 92507 (951) 328-1600
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Camping + Stout Tent rentals
Campgrounds are conveniently located near the camper parking lot, with access to showers and restrooms. These sites are first come first served, and will be filled in order of arrival; early arrival is recommended. The camping village with food, bars, and coffee, and the Mystic Bazaar will be open starting on Thursday.
Thursday Check-IN… 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday Check-IN… 9am-midnight
Saturday Check-IN… 9am-7pm
Sunday Check-IN… 9am-2pm
Monday Check-OUT… by 10am
There are a limited number of CAR CAMPING ADD-ONs sites that have room for 1 car and 1 – 2 (or more) tents. Spaces vary in size. Showers and restrooms are located nearby. Some car campsites have picnic tables. Car Camping add-ons are only open to those who have purchased a Weekend Festival Pass.
Early arrival is recommended as spots are designated on a first come first served basis in order of arrival. If you’re camping in a group that’s split between multiple cars, you will need to caravan and arrive at the same time to camp in the same area.
One Car Camping Add-On is required per car/campsite—each person staying at that campsite must have a camping pass, including the driver. Every single person camping needs a camping pass.
Limit 6 people per car camping site.
If you arrive after dark, you will have to park in the camping parking lot and walk your gear to your campsite, even if you have purchased a car camping pass. No vehicle traffic is permitted in the campgrounds after dark.
RV camping is conveniently located between the camping parking lot and tent camping, with access to shower and restroom facilities. We recommend purchasing your RV pass early as space is extremely limited and sold out last year. No RV hookups. No dumping gray water.
An RV pass is required to park your RV. Each person staying in the RV must have a Weekend Festival Pass and a Camping Pass, including the driver.
Limit 10 campers per RV site.
For everyone’s safety, no tent camping is permitted in the RV camping area.
Please visit our camping page for more info.
In addition to on site camping, there are lots of campgrounds located in and around Joshua Tree.
Everyone who is camping needs a 4 Night Camping Pass and a Weekend Festival Pass.
Camping passes are $100 per person for 4-night camping + service fees. A camping pass covers tent camping. Limit 6 people per tent site.
4 night Car Camping Add-On and RV Camping Add-On are priced at $125 for cars and $199 for RVs. Car Camping Add-On & RV Camping Add-On are good for one vehicle. Each person staying at that campsite must have a Weekend Festival Pass and a 4 Night Camping Pass, including the driver.
Please note that 4 Night Camping Passes DO NOT come with a Weekend Festival Pass. Weekend Festival Passes must be purchased separately.
There will be no bundles or single day Camping Passes available in 2017. All ticket types are sold separately. You can easily add on a 4 Night Camping Pass after you’ve completed your order.
Kids under 10 are free!
If you don’t want to bring your own camping supplies, we’ve got you covered! This could be you at #DesertDaze2017. Spacious and fully furnished camping rentals go on sale June 21.
We’re offering deluxe tent rentals through Stout Tent. There’s no need to bring a tent or a sleeping bag! Everything will be set up upon your arrival. More about Stout Tent packages:
Sleeps 2 – 8 and holds much more for hangouts, rituals, seances, etc.
16.5 foot canvas Stout Bell Tent
Gold Package: PRICE TBD for 4 night stay w/queen (real!) mattress and box spring, or 2 twin beds
Mexican blankets in assorted colors
Down comforter & duvet cover, white sheet set & pillow cases
Small vintage mirror
2 pallet crates
2 LED Coleman lanterns (plus batteries)
Soft printed rug (geo design)
2 wood-frame, black canvas director’s chairs
Available add-ons: additional beds, decor, A/C units. Email email@example.com about add-ons.
We apologize, but Stout Tent no longer offers their Silver Package that we had at Desert Daze 2016.
-All camping attendees MUST be 18 years of age or older & have a valid I.D. or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, NO exceptions.
-Each camping attendee must have their OWN Weekend Festival Pass. Please note that 4 Night Camping Passes DO NOT come with a Weekend Festival Pass; Weekend Festival Passes must be purchased separately.
-Campgrounds are open Thursday at 12:00pm and close on Monday at 10:00am. Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers. Noise curfew is at 2:00am.
-NO CAMPING VEHICLE EXIT or ENTRY FROM 8pm THURS – 9am FRI, 12am SAT – 9am SAT, 7pm SAT – 9am SUN, 2pm SUN – 6am MON. Once your vehicle is in the campgrounds, it is there for the whole weekend; this is due to camper/pedestrian safety concerns. Lockdown hours are subject to change based on safety concerns and traffic conditions.
-Please be advised all car/tent only camping lots will be on lock down between the hours of 10pm and 6am nightly.
-All camping attendees are subject to search upon entry. Surrendered items are considered forfeited upon entry. There is NO return of any item.
-NO GLASS containers, weapons, knives (including steak/cooking knives), drug paraphernalia, or drugs allowed.
-No animals are allowed in the campgrounds.
-No open flames, tiki torches / fireworks / any types of explosives / ammunition.
-No tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous (propane canisters OK under a gallon)
-No liquid fuels
-No party balloons
-No slip n slides
-NO METAL TENT STAKES
-No drones/remote control aircraft, toys & cars, or hoverboards.
-No ATVs or dirt bikes
-No personal generators
-No large sound systems in the campgrounds
-Early arrival and carpooling are highly recommended.
-All general car & tent campers can visit each other’s camp sites.
-There will be on-site security at all times. First aid stations will be open 24/7.
-Venue/promoter are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended you don’t bring valuable items or if you do, please lock them in your car for safety.
-You may bring your own food & beverages into onsite camping, but you may not enter the festival with them. If you bring a full bar, you will have items confiscated upon arrival.
-Make sure to have all safety systems in your RV checked and in working order prior to your arrival.
Spend the weekend in one of our cottages or apartments located within the main grounds of the festival, all of which come with preferred parking, automatic upgrade to VIP for all occupants, private bathrooms, heat and A/C. Some even have private patios with views of the main stage!
Lodging is very limited. Only 34 units available TOTAL.
All lodging comes with preferred parking. Upon entry, show your lodging pass, and you will be directed to preferred parking.
All lodging is sold as a complete unit and can not be broken up into individual beds. All lodging is 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
All lodging is NON-SMOKING. You will be charged a $250 smoking fee if there is evidence of smoking in your studio, cottage, or pad. All lodging reservations will require a damage/lost key deposit in addition to the price of the accommodation.
There will be no servicing of rooms during the festival.
Cooking is not permitted in units that have kitchens. Use of refrigerator, coffeemaker, and stovetop to boil water is ok.
All cottages, studios, and pads have private restrooms with showers and FLUSHABLE TOILETS!
If you are staying in an on-site cottage or apartment, you may bring a limited amount of outside alcohol into your room. However, you may not enter the festival grounds with outside alcohol. (Once you leave your cottage, you’ve entered the festival grounds, so please keep your personal beverages inside your cottage. Thank you!)
Pricing for cottages, studios, and pads is TBD for 3 days 4 nights and includes automatic upgrade to VIP for all occupants, which will grant you access to all VIP perks on site. Prices go up based on occupancy and other amenities. They sleep anywhere from 2 – 8 guests. Please note that cottages, studios, and pads DO NOT come with a weekend festival pass; weekend festival passes must be purchased separately in order to access the cottage and VIP upgrade. Lodging is only available for weekend festival pass holders and is not sold individually by day.
Yes, but hotels are very limited. We recommend booking a hotel as soon as possible.
Click here to visit our HOTELS page to see a list of nearby accommodations.
The closest hotels are located in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms. Check out Air BnB and VRBO for availability as well.
Here are some really rad places that are worth a visit.
Joshua Tree Saloon
Moss & Ginger
Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market
Noah Purifoy Foundation
Crossroads Cafe & Tavern
Sun Alley shops
Joshua Tree National Park
Pie for the People
Natural Sisters Cafe
Ricochet Vintage Wears
Joshua Tree Coffee Company
Moon Wind Trading Co.
Landers Brewing Co.
Pappy & Harriet’s
Big Morongo Preserve
Sky’s the Limit Observatory & Nature Center
Hoof and the Horn
Pioneer Crossing Antiques
Funky and Darn Near New
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