FAQ

GENERAL INFO

WHEN IS THE 8TH ANNUAL DESERT DAZE?

Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13, 2018

WHO'S PLAYING

The lineup so far…

THE FLAMING LIPS perform The Soft Bulletin

FLYING LOTUS 3D

STEREOLAB

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM

THE BLACK ANGELS

PARQUET COURTS

DUNGEN peform Ta Det Lugnt

FRED ARMISEN – Comedy for Musicians but Everyone is Welcome

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

TEMPLES

CONNAN MOCKASIN & FRIENDS + 2 films

LIGHTNING BOLT

DIIV

ATLAS SOUND

WHITE FENCE

CRUMB

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS

NICK HAKIM

METZ

JAKOB OGAWA

VIAGRA BOYS

WAND

GEORGE CLANTON

BLANCK MASS

POST ANIMAL

SASAMI

MDOU MOCTAR

FAYE WEBSTER

THE KVB

SURFBORT

ANIKA

DUMBO GETS MAD

KLAUS JOHANN GROBE

Plus many more to be announced!

IS IT ALL AGES?

Yes. Festival Passes and Camping Passes are available for attendees under 18, as long as they are accompanied by an adult 18 or older. 

WHERE IS IT?

Moreno Beach at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area, nestled between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains in Riverside County.

Lake Perris is located near the 60 and 215 freeways, 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.

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

Ontario Airport (ONT) is the closest airport to Desert Daze.  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County are each about 1.5 to 2 hours from the site depending on traffic.

IS IT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING I NEED?

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 highs of 82º and lows of 54º are to be expected. It gets chilly at night, so be sure to pack the proper attire. Layers are key! Pack a beanie, a scarf, and a raincoat just in case.

CAN I SWIM IN THE LAKE?

Yes!  The lake is accessible from within the festival grounds.  You may swim in the lake during specified hours and times tba.

TICKETS

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE?

Weekend Passes (Weekend GA, Azurite), Camping Passes, and Add-Ons (Car Camping Vehicle Passes, RV Camping Vehicle Passes, & Stout Tent rentals), Weekend Parking, & Preferred Weekend Parking are on sale NOW.  A monthly payment option is also currently available at check out.

Single Day Passes, Obsidian Cabanas & RV Rentals will be available soon.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Weekend GAEarly Bird SOLD OUT | Tier 1 $259 | Tier 2 $289 | Tier 3 $309

Weekend Azurite – Tier 1 $449 | Tier 2 $500

Visitor Bundle: Weekend GA + Camping Pass – Tier 1 $358 | Tier 2 $388 | Tier 3 $408

Camping Pass – $99

ADD-ON: Car Camping Vehicle Pass – Tier 1 $129 | Tier 2 $159

ADD-ON: RV Camping Vehicle Pass – Tier 1 SOLD OUTTier 2 $349

ADD-ON: Weekend Parking – $40

ADD-ON: Weekend Preferred Parking – $100

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Safari Package (up to 2 people) – $1,199

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Safari Package (up to 4 people) – $1,499

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Gold Package (up to 2 people) – $1,499

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Gold Package (up to 4 people) – $1,899

Obsidian – COMING SOON

Single Day Passes – Will be sold closer to the festival

RV Rentals – Will be available shortly

A Car Camping Vehicle Pass & an RV Camping Vehicle Pass are each good for one vehicle. Every person camping needs a Camping Pass.

CAN I BUY NOW AND PAY LATER?

Interested in paying for your tickets in installments? Introducing Affirm, our new payment method that allows you to buy your tickets now, and pay over time. Visit https://www.affirm.com/faqs/ before deciding to enroll.

How does it work?

Choose your desired tickets, and then select Affirm as your payment method at checkout on the next page. Split your purchase into easy monthly amounts (subject to approval). Get your order confirmed right away, and pay over time. Check out the step-by-step guide for how to checkout with Affirm if you are still having any difficulty.

When you use Affirm to buy on Eventbrite, you’ll go through a quick application process. Affirm provides a real-time credit decision and, if approved, allows you to choose between 3 or 6 monthly payments (rates from 10-30% APR).*

For more information, including how to make Affirm payments, create an Affirm account, how you can qualify, and how auto-pay works, check out Affirm’s FAQs for details: https://www.affirm.com/faqs/.

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Desert Daze 2019. If you are having any ticketing-related issues with your order, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/support/contact-us.

Remember to pay your bills on or before their due dates, or sign up for autopayment at www.affirm.com/pay.

*Down payment may be required. Credit check required, though checking your eligibility won’t affect your credit score. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-chartered bank, Member FDIC.

CAN I UPGRADE MY TICKET TYPE?

Of course! We offer the ability to upgrade parking types, camping types, and weekend ticket types. Here’s how***:

  1. Log into your Eventbrite account, which can be accessed via your confirmation email.
  2. After selecting your order, click “Transfer” in the upper right-hand corner of the ticket you’d like to upgrade.
  3. Click “Change Ticket.” Select your ticket and continue.
  4. On the next page you will see the price difference you’ll be charged for the upgrade. We don’t charge an additional fee for the upgrade process, just the difference in the ticket prices. You will then be prompted to complete the transaction.
  5. You will receive a new confirmation email with a new PDF ticket.

All ticket upgrades are final. Your original ticket with be voided and will not scan at the gate.

***If you purchased an Early Bird Weekend Pass and you would like to upgrade to Weekend Azurite, email questions@desertdaze.org for more information.

WHAT IS YOUR TICKET REFUND POLICY?

All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Lineup and daily schedules are subject to change. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS IN PERSON?

Physical Tickets will be available at your local retailers shortly.  Stay tuned for more information.

WHY ARE THERE SERVICE FEES?

All online orders are subject to 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.  

A list of record stores carrying DD tickets will be listed here shortly.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TIER 1, TIER 2, TIER 3, AND DOS?

There is no difference between GA Tiers except for price; each tier is only available while supplies last. Buy passes early for a lower price. DOS refers to Day of Show, these are the prices when you purchase these tickets on the day of the show.

WHAT ARE THE VIP OPTIONS?

We offer two levels of VIP: Azurite and Obsidian.

A Weekend Azurite (VIP) Pass is good for one person to enter the festival grounds all weekend PLUS access to the Azurite Experience which includes:

  • The Moreno Beach Club on the lake with premium bar, shade, and loungers
  • VIP Viewing Areas located at the Moon and Block stages (subject to capacity)
  • Access to the the Azurite Compound, featuring dedicated bars, air conditioned restrooms, and select food options
  • Dedicated VIP check-in at the Box Office with priority access at the main entrance
  • Priority lines at bars
  • Access to phone charging stations
  • Exclusive Azurite merch pack

Please note: Does not include camping or parking. Purchase Preferred Weekend Parking passes here and view camping options here.


Obsidian information is COMING SOON

  • An Obsidian Package comes with your very own private lakeside cabana within the festival grounds with views of the Moon Stage

Single Day Azurite passes will be available closer to the festival. Obsidian passes will only be available as full weekend passes.

WHAT COMES WITH OBSIDIAN?

Obsidian information is COMING SOON

  • An Obsidian Package comes with your very own private lakeside cabana within the festival grounds with views of the Moon Stage

Please note: Does not include camping or parking. Purchase Preferred Weekend Parking passes here and view camping options here.

PARKING / VEHICLES

WHERE CAN I PARK?

If you would like to bring your vehicle to site, we offer several parking options:

  • ADD-ON: Weekend Parking: This add-on allows you to park your car on site in the Weekend Parking Lots. Parking on site is limited so we strongly suggest that you purchase a parking spot prior to arrival.  Please note: This is only an add-on. A Weekend GA, Azurite, or Obsidian Pass is needed for admission.
  • ADD-ON: WeekendPreferred Parking: This add-on allows you to park your car in one of the Preferred Weekend Parking Lots adjacent to the venue entrance. Parking on site is limited so you should purchase a parking spot prior to arrival. If you would like to park near your campsite, you can purchase a Car Camping Vehicle Pass instead.
  • ADD-ON: Car Camping Vehicle Passes are good for one vehicle. Note: you will also need to purchase a Camping Pass.
  • ADD-ON: RV Camping Vehicle Passes are good for one RV. Note: you will also need to purchase a Camping Pass.
WILL THERE BE TRAFFIC AROUND THE VENUE?

Expect vehicle traffic on your way into the venue. We recommend you pad your arrival with at least 2 extra hours, not including your commute to site.  If we all carpool there will be less traffic.

CAN I UBER OR LYFT TO THE EVENT?

Yes. Stay tuned for more information about pick up and drop-off locations.

CAMPING

ARE THERE SHOWERS AND BATHROOMS IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?

Yes! There are real hot showers and brick and mortar restrooms throughout the campgrounds with running water, flushing toilets, sinks, hand dryers and more, free for all to use.

CAN I SAVE A SPOT FOR MY FRIENDS TO CAMP NEXT TO ME?

No. 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, plan to arrive together.

ARE THERE GRILLS OR BBQS?

Yes. There are shared Firepits / BBQs throughout the campgrounds.  Firewood is available to purchase on site.

CAN I PARK MY CAR AT MY CAMPSITE?

If you’d like to park in the campgrounds near your campsite, you will need to purchase a Car Camping Vehicle Pass.  Please note: you will need a Camping Pass to get into the Campgrounds.  The Car Camping Vehicle Pass is not a Camping or Festival Pass.  

Car Camping Vehicle spots are assigned on a first come first served basis. Everyone else camping in/around the RV needs a Camping Pass – this applies to both driver and passengers. Limit 6 people per car camping site.

If you will not be parking in the campgrounds you will need to purchase a Weekend Parking or Preferred Weekend Parking Pass to park on site.  All Parking and Vehicle pass types can be found here.

RV CAMPING

You will need an RV Camping Vehicle Pass to bring your RV to Desert Daze. We recommend purchasing your RV Camping Vehicle Pass early as space is limited & will sell out. Power and Water hookups are available for all RVs. A grey water dumping station is available as you exit the campgrounds.

Please note: you will need a Camping Pass to get into the campgrounds. The RV Camping Vehicle Pass is not a camping or festival pass.

Everyone else camping in/around the RV needs a Camping Pass – this applies to both driver and passengers. Limit 10 campers per RV site.  

We will also be offering RV Rentals this year.  Stay tuned for more information.

WHAT CONSTITUTES AN RV?

Your vehicle is considered an RV and you will need to purchase an RV Camping Vehicle Pass if:

  • It is an extended style van  
  • It has a water hookup
  • It is a bus of any size
  • It requires access to the side
CAN MY FRIENDS CAMP NEAR MY RV?

Yes. Please keep in mind that 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, plan to arrive together.

CAN I RENT A TENT?

If you don’t want to bring your own camping supplies, we’ve got you covered. Choose between four furnished camping options:

Stout Tent: Gold Package (Sleeps 2)

Arrive to find a luxuriously furnished bell-tent, ready to move into for the weekend. The 2-Person Gold Package includes:

  • (1) Queen or (2) twin mattresses and box springs complete with hotel quality linens & bedding
  • (2) authentic Mexican blankets
  • (2) bedside tables
  • (2) Turkish throw pillows
  • (2) high-quality canvas & wood directors chairs
  • (2) lanterns
  • (1) woven rug
  • (2) luxury towel sets (washcloth, hand towel, bath towel + handmade soap)
  • (1) brass mirror

Please note: This is only an add-on. You will also need to purchase a Camping Pass and a Weekend GA, Azurite, or Obsidian Pass to enter the campgrounds. Our Stout Tent concierge will contact you prior to the event for your bed configuration request.

Stout Tent: Gold Package (Sleeps 4)

Arrive to find a luxuriously furnished bell-tent, ready to move into for the weekend. The 4-Person Gold Package includes:

  • (2) Queens or (4) twin mattresses and box springs complete with hotel quality linens & bedding
  • (4) authentic Mexican blankets
  • (2) bedside tables
  • (2) Turkish throw pillows
  • (2) high-quality canvas & wood directors chairs
  • (2) lanterns
  • (1) woven rug
  • (4) luxury towel sets (washcloth, hand towel, bath towel + handmade soap)
  • (1) brass mirror

Please note: This is only an add-on. You will also need to purchase a Camping Pass and a Weekend GA, Azurite, or Obsidian Pass to enter the campgrounds. Our Stout Tent Concierge will contact you prior to the event to get your bed configuration request.

Stout Tent: Safari Package (Sleeps 2)

Spend the weekend in a partially furnished Safari tent, set-up and ready for you prior to your arrival. The Safari Package includes:

  • (2) camping cots with sleeping bag & pillows
  • (2) authentic Mexican blankets
  • (1) bedside table
  • (1) lantern
  • (1) woven rug
  • (2) bath towels

Please note: This is only an add-on. You will also need to purchase a Camping Pass and a Weekend GA, Azurite, or Obsidian Pass to enter the campgrounds.

Stout Tent: Safari Package (Sleep 4)

Spend the weekend in a partially furnished Safari tent, set-up and ready for you prior to your arrival. The Safari Package includes:

  • (4) camping cots with sleeping bag & pillows
  • (4) authentic Mexican blankets
  • (1) bedside table
  • (1) lantern
  • (1) woven rug
  • (4) bath towels

Please note: This is only an add-on. You will also need to purchase a Camping Pass and a Weekend GA, Azurite, or Obsidian Pass to enter the campgrounds.

CAN I RENT AN RV?

Yes! We are offering RV Rentals. More information will be posted here soon.

HOW MUCH ARE CAMPING PASSES?

Camping Passes are $99 + service fees while supplies last.

To camp near your car, you will need an ADD-ON: Car Camping Vehicle Pass – Tier 1, $129 + service fees while supplies last.

If you plan to bring an RV, ADD-ON: RV Camping Vehicle Passes are $349 + service fees while supplies last.

If you don’t want to bring your own camping supplies, we’ve got you covered. Choose between four furnished camping options:

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Safari Package (up to 2 people) – $1,199 + service fees while supplies last.

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Safari Package (up to 4 people) – $1,499 + service fees while supplies last.

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Gold Package (up to 2 people) – $1,499 + service fees while supplies last.

ADD-ON: Stout Tent – Gold Package (up to 4 people) – $1,899 + service fees while supplies last.

RV Rentals — COMING SOON

A Car Camping Vehicle Pass & an RV Camping Vehicle Pass are each good for one vehicle. Every person camping needs a Camping Pass.

For more info on Camping options, click here.

CAN I CAMP THURSDAY NIGHT?

Yes!  Anyone with a Camping Pass is welcome to set up camp on Thursday.  We highly recommend you arrive Thursday night to set up camp.

WHAT ARE THE CAMPING / RV RULES?

All camping & RV rules can be found here.

WHAT TYPES OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL AND IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?

We will have a wide selection of food options for all palates and tastes in both the campgrounds and within the festival site.

ARE THERE HOTELS & HOUSE RENTALS IN THE AREA?

Yes, and we recommend booking accommodations as soon as possible.

VENUE INFO

ARE THERE INS AND OUTS?

During show hours there are no ins and outs of the Lake Perris State Park, but you may go to and from your campsite and/or your car and the festival grounds.

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Bring your ID, 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 are allowed in the campgrounds but NOT in the festival grounds

-YES non-alcoholic beverages, food + snacks are allowed in the campgrounds but NOT in the festival grounds

-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 a bathing suit and pool floaty

-YES bug spray

-YES sunscreen

-YES blankets

-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 are allowed in the campgrounds but NOT in the festival grounds

WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED?

–NO outside alcohol within the festival grounds

–NO glass containers

–NO fires outside of designated fire pits

–NO liquid fuel 

–NO BBQ’s from home

–NO charcoal grills

–NO candles

–NO amplified sound

–NO professional camera equipment / detachable lenses

–NO laser pointers

–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 the festival grounds

–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

NO professional recording equipment

NO stickers flyers banners or posters

NO animals / pets, including emotional eupport animals (Certified Service Dogs Welcome – See ADA Page.)

NO Refunds or Exchanges

NO unauthorized / unlicensed vendors

NO unauthorized solicitations, sampling or give-aways

NO skateboards within festival grounds (Campgrounds OK)

PLEASE NOTE: Any items that are deemed dangerous may not be admitted into the venue. This is at the discretion of Festival Security

WHAT IF I NEED TO BRING MY 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.

WHERE IS THE MEDICAL TENT?

Check back the week of the festival for specific locations. Medical will be located both in the festival grounds as well as in the campgrounds.

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.

HOW MANY STAGES ARE THERE?

There will be two outdoor stages, one large tent stage, and one dome within the festival grounds, plus one stage in the campgrounds.

Moon Stage: The first of two main stages that alternate back and forth (no overlap!), located on the beach, with Lake Perris and the Bernasconi Hills as it’s backdrop. You can swim in the lake or float while your favorite artists play

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 Theatre: Our 3rd stage is inside a large tent with video screens + projection artists, located at the opposite end of the festival grounds as the Block Stage and the marketplace. Also a short walk from the Moon Stage.

The Sanctuary: An immersive 36’ dome for visitors who need a respite from the crowds, augmented by a lineup of ambient sound artists curated by Epicenter Projects and Touch Music.

The Mystic Bazaar: Located within the Camping Village, the Mystic Bazaar provides an immersive program of sound baths, yoga, shamanic ceremony, classes led by our Mystics, guided plant walks, live music, and other alternative programming.

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.

WILL MY CELL PHONE HAVE SERVICE ON SITE?

We are working with service providers to boost signal in the area.

WHAT ELSE HAPPENS AT DESERT DAZE?
  • “The Outer Space” programming featuring various films, talks, workshops, meditation sessions, yoga, massage, sound baths, and more
  • Immersive art installations by local and national artists
  • Swimming
  • A wide array of curated merchants and makers in our Marketplace.
  • The Global Inheritance Recycling Store offers motivated Desert Daze attendees the opportunity to keep Moreno Beach litter-free while winning incredible prizes including festival merchandise, VIP upgrades, Poler Camping Supplies, Festival merch, Refillable water bottles + lots more!

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

PARTICIPATION

CAN I VOLUNTEER?

For more info, please visit our volunteer page.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR THE STREET TEAM?

For more info, please visit our street team page.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UPDATES?
HOW CAN MY COMPANY BECOME A SPONSOR?

If you are interested in sponsoring this or any of our upcoming events, email us at questions@desertdaze.org.

HOW CAN I SUBMIT TO BE A FOOD OR RETAIL MERCHANT?

For more info, please visit our vendor page.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS?

Send your credential request and your plan for coverage to shazm@grandstandhq.com