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Desert Daze returns October 12th – 14th for our 7th annual celebration of music, art, culture and nature, featuring Phase One confirmed artists, Tame Impala, Death Grips, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs to celebrate the 20th anniversary, Warpaint, Ty Segall & White Fence, Malcom Mooney of Can, Connan Mockasin, and Chelsea Wolfe with more headliners and additions to follow. Cited as “a chance to escape the world as we know it” (Billboard) and a “a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™” (Noisey), Desert Daze 2018 brings its unique brand of hermetic fantasy universe to Moreno Beach, in the valley of unbroken horizon, at Lake Perris, in Southern California.

This year, inter-dimensional transmissions have summoned Desert Daze to a new location. Lake Perris, nestled between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains in Moreno Valley, features a beautiful lake, hundreds of acres of natural wonders, several species of local wildlife, desert and costal sage, brush, & cacti. RV and tent camping will be available in well-maintained state park facilities, including real showers and real restrooms, RV power and water hookups, nature walks, and for the first time, an Italian style beach club with lounging, swimming, sunbathing and boat rides. Desert Daze 2018 will be an enveloping, self-contained world, but a short drive to the modern conveniences of civilization.

General Admission and VIP pass options are on sale now. Visitor (or General Admission passes) start at $249. Camping and lodging experiences will also be available for purchase through a new user platform via Eventbrite, that allows fans to easily navigate and quickly find the option that works best for them.


“a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™”
“Can Desert Daze be America’s Answer to Glastonbury?”

NOISEY

“A cross between a mini-Glastonbury and the dearly departed All Tomorrow’s Parties”
NME

“For its sixth annual outing, Desert Daze confirmed its ever-growing reputation as a cosmic playground par excellence”
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“It’s become a southern California staple and that doesn’t look to change any time soon.”
QRO 

“Now in its sixth year, Desert Daze has grown into a well-oiled hidden gem of a festival”
FLOOD 

“Desert Daze has restored my faith in festivals.”
UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE 

“Proof that reports of rock’s death have been greatly exaggerated” 
LA WEEKLY

“The success of Desert Daze came at a crucial time for the music community, and it’ll easily go down as the festival of the year.”
OC WEEKLY

“It was truly a, well, spiritual experience that seemed to be speaking to all of us, reminding that in this horrifying time of division and hatred, love is real.”
MARY JANE


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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, THE DESERT DAZE CARAVAN, DESERT DAZE NIGHTS, DESERT DAZE PRESENTS: GOOD SH*T!, MOON BLOCK PARTY, and more. 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 2018. 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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