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Head to Joshua Tree for Desert Daze 2019

Head to Joshua Tree for Desert Daze 2019

By Oliver Jenkyns October 04, 2019

The eighth annual Desert Daze returns to Lake Perris this October, bringing a weekend of loud music and camping to the Joshua Tree region—without the selfie-obsessed crowds that flock to some of California’s other music festivals. Here’s what you need to know about Desert Daze if you want to go. 


Camping: Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 13

Performances: Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13

Camp next to Lake Perris and enjoy three days of tunes at the eighth annual Desert Daze, which kicks off with musical performances on October 11. Photo courtesy of Desert Daze.


Moreno Beach at Lake Perris State Recreation Area, which is located about 1.5 hours southeast of Los Angeles, between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains.

Desert Daze Tickets

Passes are available for a single day (starting at $99) or for the whole weekend (starting at $289). Camping, parking, and upgrades are also available, so get your tickets before they’re gone. 

Musical performances by the Wu-Tang Clan, The Flaming Lips, Ween, and Devo take center stage at the festival, while dozens of other artists, Q&As, immersive art, and film screenings keep the entertainment going throughout the weekend. Desert Daze 2019 offers performances on multiple stages, including a stage on the beach, one on the lawn, one in the campgrounds, and one large tent stage.

Also take advantage of the Mystic Bazaar in the Camping Village, where you can practice yoga, soak in sound baths, join a class or plant walk, and experience everything Desert Daze has in store. This unique festival has become a Southern California staple for a reason, and you won’t want to skip out on it. 

Desert Daze 2019 Lineup

The Flaming Lips lead singer and guitarist Wayne Coyne will take the Desert Daze stage alongside his fellow band members on Friday, October 11.  

Friday, October 11

  • The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin)
  • Stereolab
  • Animal Collective
  • Fred Armisen
  • W.I.T.C.H.
  • Connan Mockasin and Friends
  • DIIV
  • Crumb
  • Atlas Sound
  • Metz
  • Jessica Pratt
  • Wand
  • Mdou Moctar
  • Post Animal
  • Faye Webster
  • Part Time
  • Jonathan Bree
  • Sessa
  • Frankie and the Witch Fingers
  • Al Lover
  • Triptides
  • Sanctuary Stage Artists: Christopher Cichocki, Kid 606, Tom Hall, Byron Westbrook, Devin Sarno, Mitchell Brown, Ellen Phan, Conscious Summary, Wave


Saturday, October 12

  • Ween (performing Chocolate & Cheese)
  • Devo (kicking off the band’s farewell tour, The Beginning of the End)
  • Flying Lotus 3D
  • The Locust
  • Parquet Courts
  • Temples
  • Connan Mockasin and Friends
  • Pussy Riot
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  • Nick Hakim
  • Viagra Boys
  • Altin Gün
  • Big Business
  • Surfbort
  • The KVB
  • Klaus Johann Grobe
  • Anika
  • Lumerians
  • Dumbo Gets Mad
  • Black Water Holy Light
  • Trupa Trupa
  • Automatic
  • Sanctuary Stage Artists: Cristopher Cichocki, Dntel, Pod Blotz, Cruel Diagonals, The Eternal Chord featuring Gabie Strong, Jim Haynes, Rotary Ect, Jeff Frost, George Jensen


The Wu-Tang Clan will perform all of its legendary hip-hop hits at Desert Daze on Sunday, October 13. 

Sunday, October 13

  • Wu-Tang Clan (performing 36 Chambers)
  • Khruangbin
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • The Black Angels
  • Alvvays
  • Dungen (performing Ta Det Lugnt)
  • Shintaro Sakamoto
  • Moses Sumney
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Dead Meadow
  • White Fence
  • Jakob Ogawa
  • Jerry Paper
  • George Clanton
  • Blanck Mass
  • Froth
  • Sasami
  • Richard Rose
  • The Paranoyds
  • Particle Kid
  • Winter
  • Kills Birds
  • Sanctuary Stage Artists: Cristopher Cichocki, Randy Randall, Ensemble Economique, Sana Shenai, White Boy Scream, Ellen Phan (Hypnosis Session), Zachary Paul, Live for Each Moon


Check out the newly-released set times and start planning your weekend now. 


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