Desert Daze promised their ‘Phase 3’ lineup announcement later this summer, and it’s finally here. After the already spectacular previous adds, we’ve been gifted with My Bloody Valentine as the final headliners. Shellac, Steve Albini (speaking engagement), Julia Holder, Gum, Escape-ism, opening ceremonies with Ian Svenonius, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers will also be joining the festival. Check the poster below for the full lineup:
The fest also includes installation artists, films, talks, projections, workshops, a mystic bazaar, & late night programming still to come.
Noteworthy is the inclusion of the Australian band, and Tame Impala side project, GUM. In addition to Pond and Tame Impala, King Gizzard will also be playing the fest, making this a legendary event for bands from the land down under playing in America.
The festival kicks off October 12th-14th, and tickets are flying, so make sure to grab yours now here.
For more information, and additional press release info, click here, and check below:
“Newly announced headliner, My Bloody Valentine joins the lineup along with legendary noise rock outfit, Shellac, complete with speaking engagement by Steve Albini. Another addition to the mix, composer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter will perform with an orchestra and string section. The inclusion of GUM, solo project of Jay Watson of Tame Impala, represents the first time the trifecta of Tame Impala/Pond/Gum have ever shared a bill. Rounding off the new additions are Escape-ism, the solo project of Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain and the Gang), also returning to the role of reverend of the Desert Daze opening ceremonies and transcendent ritual music of Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers.
With the Phase III additions, Desert Daze 2018 presents a menu with something for truly everyone. Lectures on high magick? Got that. Talks from salty DIY icons? Absolutely. Camping, boat rides and beach lounging at its newly greened and beautified Moreno Beach location? Oh yes. And of course previously announced performances by Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Death Grips, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs, Warpaint, Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV IS…, Ty Segall & White Fence, Earth performing The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Chelsea Wolfe and many more. Installation art, films, talks, projections, workshops, Mystic Bazaar, and late night programming still to come. Thursday night arrival has been added for campers that want to set up before the main program begins; details about Early Arrival Passes will be available on the festival website.”