FAQ

Basic Info

WHEN IS THE 7TH ANNUAL DESERT DAZE?

Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

WHO'S PLAYING?

A lineup preview has been announced, featuring:

Tame Impala

Death Grips

Mercury Rev Perform Deserter’s Songs (20th Anniversary)

Warpaint

Ty Segall & White Fence

Chelsea Wolfe

Malcolm Mooney of Can

Connan Mockasin


Preoccupations


A Place To Bury Strangers

King Khan & The Shrines

Shannon & The Clams

Pond

Kevin Morby

Dakhabrakha

Earthless

Kikagaku Moyo


All Them Witches


The Holydrug Couple

Ex-Cult

True Widow

Sons Of Kemet

Cut Worms


JJUUJJUU


Ulrika Spacek

Here Lies Man


Mary Lattimore


Sextile

Tropa Magica


Gladys Lazer


Cat Scan

 

Plus many more to be announced in Phase Two.

WHERE IS IT?

Moreno Beach & Campgrounds @ Lake Perris, nestled between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains.

Moreno Beach is located near the 60 fwy and 215 fwy, 1.5 hours SE of Los Angeles, CA, 1.5 hours NE of San Diego, 2.5 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 Ontario, CA Airport.

The venue is conveniently located near hotels, markets, gas stations, banks, mechanics, and virtually every kind of retail/service you can think of.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE OUT THERE?

Average high and low temperatures of 82º and 54º, 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!

ARE THERE INS AND OUTS?

It’s ok to go to/from your campsite and the festival grounds, but there are no ins and outs of the venue during show hours. What this means:

YOU CAN:
– Go back to your car for your sweater (you will be required to go back through security at the box office).

YOU CAN NOT:
– Exit the parking lot with your car, exit Lake Perris State Recreation Area.

IS IT ALL AGES?

Yes! Festival Passes and 3 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!

WHAT CAN I BRING?

There will be 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,. No outside alcohol and NO GLASS will be allowed in the festival grounds.
–YES non-alcoholic beverages, food + snacks for your campsite,  (again, no glass; no cooking allowed)
–YES comfortable shoes (closed toe shoes are encouraged)

–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

WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED?

–NO outside alcohol in the festival grounds; NO glass containers

–NO fires outside of designated firepits

–NO liquid fuel

–NO BBQ’s from home

–NO candles

–NO charcoal grills

–NO amplified sound

–NO professional camera equipment/detachable lenses

–NO laser pointers

–NO dogs/pets

–NO illegal drugs/substances

–NO weapons

–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

WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR MEDICATION?

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.

WHAT TIME IS MY FAVORITE BAND PLAYING?

Check back the week of the festival for more info. Artists and schedule are subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for a refund.

WHAT ARE THE BOX OFFICE HOURS?

Friday 10am-12am

Saturday 10am-10pm

Sunday 10am-10pm

Gates open @ 12pm

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTO/CAMERA POLICY?

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.

Directions

HOW DO I GET THERE?

FROM LOS ANGELES:

Take CA-60 East to Exit 65, Moreno Beach Dr in Moreno Valley. Turn right at Moreno Beach Dr and left at Vía Del Lago.

FROM SAN FRANCISCO:

Take I-580 East to I-5 South to I-210 East toward Pasadena. Merge onto CA-57 South to CA-71 South. Merge onto CA-60 East to Exit 65, Moreno Beach Dr in Moreno Valley. Turn right at Moreno Beach Dr and left at Vía Del Lago.

FROM SAN DIEGO:

Take I-15 North to I-215 North to CA-60 East to Exit 65, Moreno Beach Dr in Moreno Valley. Turn right at Moreno Beach Dr and left at Vía Del Lago.

FROM ORANGE COUNTY:

Take CA-57 North to CA-60 East to Exit 65, Moreno Beach Dr in Moreno Valley. Turn right at Moreno Beach Dr and left at Vía Del Lago.

Review our Site Map for further information.

WHAT'S THE PARKING SITUATION?

You will encounter a drive up check in window. Show your tickets to be scanned here. If you need to purchase tickets, please get into the SALE line of cars. You will be instructed to pull over and pay for your tickets before entering the park.

Once you have entered the park, follow signs for:

GA (day parking): Lot 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11
VIP (day parking): Lot 9
TENT CAMPERS: Lot 6
VEHICLE CAMPERS: Proceed to campgrounds, park at your campsite.

There will be day parking for GA (Lot 6, 7, 8, 10, & 11) and VIP (Lot 9) located near the box office. There will be a separate camping parking lot (Lot 6), across the road from the campgrounds.

All VIPs will have preferred parking in Lot 9 (closest to the box office). This is the best version of “preferred parking” that Desert Daze has ever had. Phew! Finally. Thanks for baring with us on that one. Welcome to the future.

Parking will cost $40 for the weekend and can be purchased in advance here.

Review our Site Map for further information.

WILL THERE BE TRAFFIC AROUND THE VENUE?

There may be traffic as you approach the venue. 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 in Lot 6.

Festival Features

HOW MANY STAGES ARE THERE?

There will be three outdoor stages including 1 large tent featuring live music, films, talks, workshops, and other alternative programming, and 1 camping stage at the Mystic Bazaar, with tea and cacao ceremonies, yoga, tarot, seminars, late night films, and music.

– Moon Stage: The first of two main stages that alternate back and forth. This one is located on the beach, with the lake, Allesandro Island, and Bernasconi Hills as it’s backdrop.

– Block Stage: The second of two main stages, located on the lawn, a hop, skip and a jump away from Moon Stage and the Marketplace.

– The Theater: Our 3rd stage will live inside a beautiful tent with amazing video screens + projection artists, located near the Canteen, and the Square, at the opposite end of the festival grounds as the Block Stage and the marketplace. Also a short walk from the Moon Stage.

Review our Site Map for further information.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW FOR 2018?

Our beautiful new location has 360º views of mountain ranges, rock formations, and untouched wilderness. Moreno Beach @ Lake Perris State Recreation Area is located 1.5 hours SE of Los Angeles, CA, nestled between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains.

NEW FOR 2018:

  • Swimming
  • Sunrise Set on Monday morning
  • Large Sandy Beach, Lake, and Island
  • Beach Club
  • Sprawling Lawns
  • Trees
  • Tons of Seating
  • Virtually No Dust
  • Bikes OK
  • Boat Rides Around the Lake and Island
  • Tons of Paved Parking Lots close to the entrance of the festival
  • MASSIVELY improved VIP parking experience: Lot 9 for VIP guests is right in front of the box office. 

CAMPERS!

  • There are hundreds of vehicle camping spaces available with parking at your site (some come with power and water hookups). 
  • Additionally, there’s plenty of room for thousands of tent campers in the “in between areas” which are beautiful grass lawns or soft earth. Parking for these spaces are located near the group campsites. 
  • RV camping spots come w/ Power and Water hookups
  • FREE Real Hot Showers and Real Flushable Toilets throughout all campgrounds. 
  • Drinking Fountains throughout park and campgrounds
  • BBQs / Firepits (Fires OK)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Dumping Station for Grey Water
WHAT TYPES OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?

Food & market info can be found here.

WHAT OTHER AWESOME FEATURES WILL BE AT DESERT DAZE?
  • Alternative Programming in the Theater, featuring various films, talks, workshops, and more.
  • Immersive art installations: There will be a plethora of amazing art installations from local and national artists to be announced. 
  • 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.
  • Speed Boat Rides Around the Lake
  • Peddle Boats
  • Swimming

A full schedule of alternative programming and activities will be released leading up to the festival.

Tickets & Camping Passes

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE?

Visitor (Weekend GA), Moonstone, Azurite, & Obsidian), weekend camping passes, car camping & RV camping add-ons, & camping rentals are on sale now. Payment Plans are also available. Parking passes will be sold online this year.

Single day passes will be on sale soon.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Visitor (Weekend GA) Early Bird – $249 + service fees  SOLD OUT

Visitor (Weekend GA) Tier 1 – $279 + service fees

While Supplies Last

Visitor (Weekend GA) Tier 2 – $299 + service fees

Moonstone Visitor Tier 1 – $399 + service fees

While Supplies Last

Moonstone Visitor Tier 2 – $449

Azurite Visitor Tier 1 – $499

While Supplies Last

Azurite Visitor Tier 2 – $549 + service fees

Obsidian Visitor – $1,999 + service fees

Visitor Bundle: Weekend GA & Camping Pass Early Bird – $329 + service fees SOLD OUT

Visitor Bundle: Weekend GA & Camping Pass Tier 1 – $359 + service fees

While Supplies Last

Visitor Bundle: Weekend GA & Camping Pass Tier 1 – $379 + service fees

Camping Pass – $99 + service fees

Car Camping Add On – $99 + service fees

RV Camping Add On – $249 + service fees

Weekend GA Parking – $40 + service fees

Car camping passes & RV passes are good for one vehicle. Every person camping needs a 3-night camping pass.

Kids under 10 are free!

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS DAY OF SHOW?

Day Of Show ticket prices will be available closer to the festival date. Please check back then.

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I CAN'T GO?

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.

WHAT'S IN THE VIP OFFERINGS?

There are some major improvements in the VIP program for 2018. Here’s what we have in store for you:

$399 Moonstone (3-day)

  • Moreno Beach Club Pass (An Italian style beach club with hammocks, shade, loungers, towel check, and premium bar)
  • Dedicated VIP Check-In at Box Office with Priority Access at Main Entrance
  • Preferred, Dedicated Parking 
  • Priority Lines @ Bars
  • Access to VIP Lounge (Featuring dedicated bars, air conditioned restrooms, and select food options, all with expedited service)
  • Access to WiFi hotspots + phone charging stations
  • Desert Daze Tote Bag

$499 Azurite (3-day)

  • Access to the Azurite Viewing Decks featuring a premium viewing area for Moon and Block stages (capacity restrictions apply)
  • Artist meet ‘n greet (artists TBA)
  • Entry to kick-off week shows in LA (restrictions apply)
  • Shuttle Service to dedicated drop off points inside the venue
  • Moreno Beach Club Pass (An Italian style beach club with hammocks, shade, loungers, towel check, and premium bar)
  • Dedicated VIP Check-In at Box Office with Priority Access at Main Entrance
  • Preferred, Dedicated Parking
  • Priority Lines @ Bars
  • Access to VIP Lounge (Featuring dedicated bars, air conditioned restrooms, and select food options, all with expedited service)
  • Access to WiFi hotspots + phone charging stations
  • Desert Daze Tote Bag + T-Shirt

$1,999 Obsidian (3-day)

  • Free Boat Rides!
  • Shuttle Service to dedicated drop off points inside the venue
  • Access to the Azurite Lounge featuring a premium viewing area. Plus shaded seating, premium bars and dedicated restrooms
  • Artist meet ‘n greet (artists TBA)
  • Entry to kick-off week shows in LA (restrictions apply)
  • Dedicated VIP Check-In at Box Office with Priority Access at Main Entrance
  • Preferred, Dedicated Parking
  • Priority Lines @ Bars
  • Access to VIP Lounge (Featuring dedicated bars, air conditioned restrooms, and select food options, all with expedited service)
  • Moreno Beach Club Pass (An Italian style beach club with hammocks, shade, loungers, towel check, and premium bar)
  • Access to WiFi hotspots + phone charging stations
  • Desert Daze Tote Bag + T-Shirt + Sticker/Button set + more surprises and goodies
  • More details will be sent with an Obsidian purchase

Single day Moonstone passes will be available for $199. Azurite & Obsidian passes are only available as full weekend passes.

ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
Payment plans for Desert Daze 2018 are now available with Eventbrite and Affirm.
1. Visit the Eventbrite ticket page
2. Select your ticket and proceed to checkout
3. Select “Monthly Payments with Affirm” from the Payment Method drop-down menu
4. Complete the Affirm application for a real-time decision
5. If approved, confirm your Affirm loan and you will be emailed your ticket
Have questions? Check out Affirm’s FAQs for more details: https://www.affirm.com/faqs/
ARE THERE ANY RECORD STORES WHERE I CAN BUY TICKETS IN PERSON?

A list of record stores carrying DD tickets will be listed here shortly. Support your local record stores by purchasing DD tix + some superb vinyl for your listening pleasure!

WHAT'S WITH THE SERVICE FEES?

We understand service fees can be frustrating. All online orders contain a service fee which allows us to best process and service your tickets. The fee includes, but is not limited to, maintaining and processing ticket orders, account maintenance, customer service staffing and labor, wristband production, fulfillment labor, and credit card processing fees.  Physical ticket retailers do not incur these same costs and, as a result, often charge lower fees. A list of record stores carrying DD tickets will be listed here shortly.

Camping + Stout Tent rentals

TELL ME ABOUT CAMPING + STOUT TENT RENTALS!

Campgrounds are conveniently located near the entrance of the festival grounds (see map). There are FREE Real showers and restrooms throughout the campgrounds with sinks, hand dryers, and more amenities. Camping is sold per individual. Campsites are first come first served, and will be filled in order of arrival; early arrival is recommended. If you would like to camp next to friends, please arrive together. The camping village(with food, bars, and coffee) and the Mystic Bazaar will be open all weekend long. Review our Site Map for further information.

Campsites have the following:

  • Firewood for sale on site by Park Rangers.
  • Firepit / BBQs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trees

Everyone who is camping must have a Visitor (Weekend GA) AND a Camping Pass (or a Visitor + Camping Bundle)

  • Camping
    Fri, Sat, Sun arrivals are OK at the following times:

    Friday Check-IN… 9am-11pm
    Saturday Check-IN… 9am-7pm
    Sunday Check-IN… 9am-2pm
    Monday Check-OUT… by 10am

Stay tuned for more updates. Mystic Bazaar programming will be announced soon (late night film screenings, workshops, talks, yoga, tarot, music, and more!).

PLEASE BE MINDFUL

We are very lucky to host Desert Daze at an extremely special location like Moreno Beach. The landscape of the campgrounds and adjacent wilderness are filled with beautiful plants and native animals. Please be mindful of your surroundings and leave no trace.

CAN I PARK MY CAR AT MY CAMPSITE?

Split the cost of the Car Camping Add-On between friends! You only need 1 Car Camping Add-On per Car. Everyone else camping in/around the car ONLY needs a CAMPING PASS. Every camper must have a Visitor (Weekend GA) Pass for entry into the festival, AND Camping Pass (or the bundle) for entry into the campgrounds – this applies to both drivers & passengers.

A Car Camping Add-On enables you to park one vehicle at your campsite (Friday – Sunday). Friday, Saturday, and Sunday arrival OK. These sites are first come first served and will be loaded in order of arrival. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CAMPING OR FESTIVAL PASS.

FREE Real Showers & Restrooms are located throughout the campgrounds.

  • Everyone camping in a car campsite must have a Weekend Festival pass AND a Camping Pass (or a Bundle).
  • Every vehicle that enters the campgrounds must have a Car Camping Add-On (ADD ON: CAR). Only 1 Car Camping Add-On is required per vehicle. Everyone else camping in/around the car ONLY needs a CAMPING PASS.
  • All other vehicles without a Car Camping Add-On will need to park in the adjacent lot for campers.

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.

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; this is a pedestrian safety precaution. No vehicle traffic is permitted in the campgrounds after dark.

Review our Site Map for further information.

CAN I CAMP WITH A BUNCH OF FRIENDS IN MY RV?

We recommend purchasing your RV pass early as space is extremely limited and sold out last year. Power and Water hookups available for RVs. Grey Water Dumping Station on site. 

Split the cost of the RV Camping Add-On between friends! You only need 1 RV Camping Add-On per RV. Everyone else camping in/around the RV ONLY needs a CAMPING PASS. Every camper must have a Visitor (Weekend GA) Pass for entry into the festival, AND Camping Pass (or the bundle) for entry into the campgrounds – this applies to both drivers & passengers.

An RV Camping Add-On enables you to park one RV at your campsite (Friday – Sunday). Friday, Saturday, and Sunday arrival OK. These sites are first come first served and will be loaded in order of arrival. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CAMPING OR FESTIVAL PASS.

Each RV site has power and water hookups. Space is very limited. There’s also a grey water dumping station on site. We recommend purchasing a pass asap if you wish to bring your recreational vehicle. 

  • Everyone camping in an RV must have a Camping Pass and a Weekend Festival Pass (or a Bundle). Anyone with a Single Day Festival Pass will not be permitted into Camping or RV Camping.
  • Every RV that enters the campgrounds must have an RV Camping Add-On (ADD ON: RV). Only 1 RV Camping Add-On is required per vehicle.
  • No RVs will be allowed to park in the adjacent lot for campers.
  • All RV Add-Ons are for all 3 nights. Friday, Sat, and Sun arrival OK.

Limit 10 campers per RV site.

Please visit our camping page for more info.

HOW MUCH ARE CAMPING PASSES?

3-night camping passes are $99 per person + service fees.

Car Camping Add Ons and RV Camping add ons are $99 for cars and $249 for RVs, plus service fees. Car camping passes & RV passes are good for one vehicle. Every single person who is camping needs a 3-night camping pass.

WHAT'S THE STORY WITH THE STOUT TENT CAMPING RENTALS?

If you don’t want to bring your own camping supplies, we’ve got you covered! Spacious and fully furnished camping rentals are on sale now. More info on Stout Tent camping rentals can be found here.

WHAT ARE THE CAMPING/RV RULES?

All camping & RV rules can be found here.

Hotels

ARE THERE HOTELS & AIR BnB's IN THE AREA?

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.

Get Involved

CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Volunteer at Desert Daze and experience the other side of a music festival! Please visit our volunteer page  for more info.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR THE STREET TEAM?

If you are interested in helping us spread the word about Desert Daze by putting up posters and passing out flyers and other promo materials, please visit our street team page for more info.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NEWS UPDATES?

Click here to receive email updates on Desert Daze and other upcoming Moon Block events.

HOW CAN MY COMPANY BECOME A SPONSOR?

If you are interested in sponsoring this or any of our upcoming events, email us here.

HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE A VENDOR?

For more info, please visit our vendor page.

For questions about vending food, please email ben@desertdaze.org. For questions about vending crafts/clothing, please email vend@desertdaze.org.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS?

Send your credential request and your plan for coverage to stephanie@sweisspr.com