By Jason Hall
Desert Daze will be taking place this weekend. Although it is not happening in Joshua Tree, it still is accessible and in a spot which allows them to keep the party going all through the night. This other worldly event has taken over Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Desert Daze has added a huge campsite with access to a private beach for swimming. This year features many returning acts as well as a plethora of new acts to keep the feel fresh and exciting.
Returning this year are King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Deap Vally, and festival regular, Jjuujjuu. The new acts are stacked. We have Death Grips, Tame Impala, Pond (Tame Impala side band), My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, King Khan & The Shrines, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Beak, Chelsea Wolfe, and a ton more. This year’s line-up seems to be a more well-rounded, multi-genre lineup than years past. No matter your taste in music, Desert Daze is sure to keep you excited all day and night.
Also new this year is The Outer Space programming. The Outer Space programming features Experimental Installations, Projection Artists like local artist Cristopher Cichocki, a series of talks from artists and namesakes like Gerald Casale of DEVO, Damien Echols of The West Memphis 3, and Steve Albini. A returning part of the festival which is now part of The Outer Space programming is The Mystic Bazaar which is a collaborative effort between Damian Lund and Domino. The Mystic Bazaar is a calm space located deep in the campground and features powerful sets by many musicians throughout the event.
Tickets are still available through www.desertdaze.org or at the event. This is going to be another not to be missed event in our neighboring community.