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Now that the dust from StageCoachellaMegaFest has settled, and hordes of Spring Breakers have vacated the premises, the desert nights are calm again, and a dreamier, mystical music experience caravans into the heart of our valley.
The Desert Daze festival is setting up camp once again at Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, and is bringing in a mix of psychedelic music, hallucinatory art installations, and communal counterculture. Once you step inside, you will find four stages playing music all day and night, campground villages, art work, vendors and pop-shops, and gourmet food trucks- a luscious kaleidoscope for all the senses.
Desert Daze 2015 hosts a killer line-up with headliners RJD2, Warpaint, and Failure, local bands War Drum and Slipping into Darkness, and all the incredible acts in between.
We asked the founder of Desert Daze (and frontman for JJUUJJUU), Phil Pirrone to give us the inside scoop:

How did Desert Daze begin and what inspired you to create the festival?
Someone asked us to throw 3 parties over two weeks and we decided to throw an 11 day festival… Not sure what would ever inspire us to do it. But we were and we did.

 
What kind of art + music does Desert Daze show?
of the psychedelic kind
 
How would you describe the culture and atmosphere of Desert Daze? 
the culture is vibrant and the atmosphere is mellow like a backyard BBQ but exciting like a safari adventure
 
What will the new Village Camping bring to the festival? 
More bands, more food, shade, and the powerhouse of comedy, vaudeville, magic, and music that is SuperTall Paul + Rossome in the JiveJoint. Both during the event and after hours this area will be the center of the party in the campgrounds. 
 
What can we expect this year at Desert Daze 2015?
Seeing amazing live music being performed under a canopy of stars in the wide open desert oasis that is Sunset Ranch
 
Any favorite acts from past Desert Daze festivals?
Tinariwen, Liars, Terakaft, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
 
What’s the future for the Desert Daze festival and Moon Block? Any more concerts or events planned for the Coachella Valley? 
On July 3 & 4 we’re throwing a two day party at Pappy and Harriet’s. We’ll be announcing the lineup very soon. And we’re already working on Desert Daze 2016.

WHAT: DESERT DAZE 2015
WHEN: MAY 2nd
WHERE: Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca
TICKETS: For concert and camping are still available at http://desertdaze.org

featuring >>>
Warpaint
Failure
RJD2
Minus the Bear (performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This)
The Budos Band
Dan Deacon
Chelsea Wolfe
DIIV
Psychic Ills
Deap Vally
Bass Drum of Death
White Lung
Vetiver
Mystic Braves
Mini Mansions
FÖLLAKZOID
DAHGA BLOOM
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel
Plague Vendor
The Farmer Dave Expansion
Fever The Ghost
Gap Dream
Sister Crayon
Zig Zags
CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS feat. LUIS PEREZ (MEXICO) + CHRISTOPHER GARCIA performing MYSTICAL MOON MUSIC
JJUUJJUU
L.A. WITCH
Levitation Room
Wyatt Blair
FATSO JETSON
Kim & The Created
Feels
Girl Tears
Dirt Dress
Slipping Into Darkness
Jesus Sons
War Drum
WILD WILD WETS
Burning Palms
FLYING HAIR
RUNSON WILLIS & THE III’s
Pearl Charles
JM ROBERTS
THE JIVE JOINT w/ Paul SuperTall Newman & ROSSOME!