The Desert Music Fest That's A Cheaper, Cooler Alternative To Coachella
Couldn't afford Coachella this year? Tickets sell out too quickly? Desert Daze sounds like it might be a fun, shorter and cheaper alternative to get your festival fix.
Desert Daze, a one-day music festival just a touch south of Coachella in Mecca, is shaping up to be pretty cool. Here's what you need to know:
Desert Daze take place on Saturday, May 2 at Sunset Ranch in Mecca. Tickets begin at $55 plus service fees for general admission, $75 for admission plus camping, and then increase from there for better camping packages. (If you feel fancy, you can get a VIP group cabana for $1600: that includes 12 tickets and three parking spots. So, about $130/person.) If you've attended and camped previously, the festival has moved the camping grounds to a more centralized location closer to parking and the festival. Food and drinks will be available on-site at the festival.
There's also a pre-party at Pappy & Harriet's the night before.
Moon Block Party, who puts the festival on, has an Instagram full of trippy bands playing against a desert backdrop and 20-somethings in clothes with pot leaves on them. So, yeah, sounds about right.
This video shows the highlights from last year:
If you're looking for other Coachella alternatives (or supplements!) There's also the four-day Lightning in a Bottle fest coming up in May as well, with headliners Flume, SBTRKT and Tycho. Tickets for that fest start at $205, plus fees.