Festival Preview: Desert Daze 2017

Now in its sixth year, California’s Desert Daze Music & Art Festival sees the new collaboration from Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile heading up an eclectic programme in Joshua Tree. Set at the Institute of Mentalphysics – designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – the loaded bill also includes Iggy Pop, Sunflower Bean, Ty Segall and Twin Peaks between October 12-15, with the Thursday night lineup dedicated to DJ sets from the likes of John Dwyer of Oh Sees.

Desert Daze will see the live iteration of Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile and The Sea Lice.

Alongside the music programme will be curated art, performance and film screenings, including Adult Swim Presents Things You’ve Never Seen in a Desert in Noble Hall and Cristopher Cichocki – Circular Dimensions in Sanctuary Hall. The psychedelic theme and boutique focus permeates the growing festival as campers will bask in the surroundings for the “ritual observance,” among an array of underground and established artists.

Desert Daze Music & Art Festival | October 12th-15th | Joshua Tree | Tickets at desertdaze.org