A celebration of music, art, and community in magical Joshua Tree

Let the Joshua Tree Music Festival countdown begin, the festival kicks off next Thursday! This will be Joshua Tree Music Festivals 21st annual spring event, taking place May 18th to May 21st at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground in Joshua Tree, CA.

This May’s lineup features over 30 incredible artists with genres described as New Orleans funk, lush live-electronic fusion, hypnotic psychedelic blues rock, high energy French reggae, electro tribe, loop-based funk hip-hop, the list could go on. Joshua Tree Music Festival lineups are keenly crafted curations spanning diverse musical styles. They feature artists on-the-rise alongside esteemed global acts, local and international musicians, a few surprises and a whole lot of talent.

More than just music, Joshua Tree Music Festival also features immersive workshops, yoga & movement to complement dance floor sweat sessions, a nurturing supportive community of music lovers, and a bustling Kidsville to entertain and delight the youngest attendees.

Headlining this May are New Orleans funk legends, Galactic. Galactic draw on 25 years together, 10 albums and over 2000 shows, they’ll be accompanied by vocal powerhouse Angelika “Jelly” Joseph. Balkan Bump brings high energy global electro-brass and lush live production to the mix. Revolutionary rock n’ rollers The Last Internationale add a touch of grit. And Thievery Corporation founding member Rob Garza is set to play a sizzling late night DJ set fusing dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova. To get a feel for the music vibe and soak up the full spectrum of styles, listen up to the official May 2023 Spotify playlist.


This May, Joshua Tree Music Festival introduces some exciting new offerings:The Queer Salon is a safe space for our QTBIPOCC and LGBTQIAA+ community to gather, co-create, and celebrate queer and trans joy. Stacked with three days of fabulous programming. Astro Mojo Dojo is intended as a safe and sober space, a quiet and welcoming place for reflection, connection, and of course, tea! Stop in for galactic tea ceremonies with our incredible hosts. The Late Night Headphone House is JTMF’s take on silent disco. Late night Friday and Saturday (and into the early morning) bumping house DJ sets will invite attendees to dance as long as their feet allow.

The festival kicks off at 5pm on Thursday evening, the perfect warm-up to an action-packed weekend on the dancefloor with music rotating from early until late between four stages.

Just a stone’s throw from the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree Music Festival has been drawing music lovers to the mystical Mojave Desert since 2003. The four-day festivals are immersive, community-centric, family friendly, conscientiously inclusive experiences. Attendees are seasoned festival goers and first-timers alike, a passionate community coming together with a mission to experience social interaction on a deeper level, and foster positive, life-changing moments. Joshua Tree Music Festival happens each May and October. For more information go to www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

Tickets for the festival, taking place May 18-21, 2023, in Joshua Tree, CA, are available via the Joshua Tree Music Festival website – be sure to grab yours soon, there’s only a few left at the current price tier.  4-day tickets are $295 plus fees, vehicle passes, early entry add-ons and parking passes can be purchased separately.


Full Lineup:

Galactic feat. Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph, Balkan Bump, The Last Internationale, My Baby, Tamikrest, Garza, Dub Inc, Adam Freeland, Leyla McCalla, Q.Varo, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Frazey Ford, Father Taj, Rainbow Girls, Trouble In The Streets, Mikey Reyes & The Feeling, Sgt Splendor, Corinne West, Whiskerman, DJ Mai Girl, Giselle Woo & The Night Owls, Sass N Harmony, Boostive, Stephen Lewis’ Big Fun Duo, Megan Slankard & The Wreckage, Psycodelics, MTN GRL, Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar, Nigel Roman, Amanda Davis, Kate McCabe, Haute Mess, Ding Dong, LMcG, DJ Rai Girl, Alandrome, Late Night Headphone House (late night silent disco sets), Cactus Wine Experience, Songwriter Sessions.

  • Joshua Tree Music Festival October 8-10 2021 at Joshua Tree RV & Campground in Joshua Tree, California. (Photo by: Foster Snell)

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  • May 21, 2021 - Joshua Tree Music Festival's Spring Concert Series featuring Diggin Dirt at Joshua Tree RV & Campground in Joshua Tree, California. (Photo by: Foster Snell)

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  • Joshua Tree Music Festival October 8-10 2021 at Joshua Tree RV & Campground in Joshua Tree, California. (Photo by: Foster Snell)

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  • Slim Jim and Lady Chilane (queer salon)

  • My Baby (Penelope Valentine)

  • My Baby (Penelope Valentine)

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  • Jacob Avanzato Photography

  • Giselle Woo and the Night Owls (Penelope Valentine)

  • Gabriella Evaro (Penelope Valentine)

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  • Astro Mojo Dojo