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Amidst crackling static, cosmic bird calls and din of unfamiliar voices whispering in a strange tongue, a new transmission has been received from the source. With less than 7 weeks until festivities begin, Desert Daze 2018 announces new lineup additions, daily schedules and new program information with more surprises on the way. The magnificent and quintessential shoegaze/dream pop group Slowdive joins the bill, along with modern West Coast psych rock/drone forerunners Wooden Shjips. Other new additions to the main programming include: Idles, Cosmonauts, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Vinyl Williams, Goon, Stonefield, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Mad Walls. After the regular festival schedule ends for the day, the lighting changes, the mood shifts and things get experimental with the inclusion of late night collaborative sets by Kikagaku Moyo with Boogarins and JJUUJJUU (and more to be revealed), plus full sets from Deap Vally, Lumerians, and Prettiest Eyes. Late night programming will be available to all Desert Daze visitors.
Single Day tickets are now available as we reveal the daily lineup. Friday includes: Tame Impala, Warpaint, Connan Mockasin, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, and Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV IS…. Saturday includes: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Slowdive, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs, Chelsea Wolfe, and Wooden Shjips. Closing out the weekend, Sunday includes: My Bloody Valentine, Death Grips, Shellac, Ty Segall & White Fence, and Earth performing The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull. You could choose between Tame Impala, King Gizzard or My Bloody Valentine, but why do that to yourself? Weekend passes and upgrades, including extra fun VIP options, are still available, though prices will rise as the festival approaches.
In addition to three full days and nights of curated sonic conjuring, Desert Daze 2018 includes camping in state park facilities with bathrooms and showers, power and water hookups for RVs, swimming, boat rides and lounging in our Italian style beach club. Still to be announced are this years installation artists, full film schedule, talks, workshops, and the Mystic Bazaar schedule, so stay tuned.
From the beginning, Desert Daze has sought to provide a one of a kind festival experience; epic yet intimate, esoteric yet accessible, catering to weirdos, but embracing to all, and to facilitate the ever expanding growth of the human spirit. Every third Desert Daze story starts with “I don’t usually like festivals, but…” (everyone else who thinks festivals are awesome ranks it among their top experiences).
Desert Daze 2018 takes place Oct 12-14 at beautiful and otherworldly Moreno Beach at Lake Perris in Southern California. Tickets and Camping Passes are on sale now. This is a developing story.
General Admission and VIP pass options are on sale now. Visitor (or General Admission passes) start at $279. Camping and lodging experiences will also be available for purchase.
“a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™”
“Can Desert Daze be America’s Answer to Glastonbury?”
“A cross between a mini-Glastonbury and the dearly departed All Tomorrow’s Parties”
“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.”
“Now in its sixth year, Desert Daze has grown into a well-oiled hidden gem of a festival”
“Desert Daze has restored my faith in festivals.”
UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE
“Proof that reports of rock’s death have been greatly exaggerated”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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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