Taking place just an hour north of Coachella’s rock legacy fest Desert Trip during the second week of October is the decidedly less corporate and way more indie Desert Daze. The fifth annual festival — set for October 14th – 16th at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree, CA — boasts an impressive lineup led by Primus, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Television, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, The Black Angels playing Passover, and a headlining act still to be announced. (Suicide was originally set to headline the festival, but god needed Alan Vega for his new synth project.)
Other notable acts include Foxygen, Toro y Moi, Washed Out, Survive (of Stranger Things fame), Deafheaven, Thee Oh Sees, Beach Fossils, The Sonics, Here We Go Magic, Deakin, Bombino, Ryley Walker, Dead Meadow, Suuns, White Fence, Fat White Family, Pond, Cherry Glazer, The Coathangers, Connan Mockasin, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Raveonettes, Meatbodies, Deap Vally, and Lumerians.
Single-day and three-day tickets, including camping passes, are available through the festival’s website.