10 Desert Daze highlights for the music festival’s 10th anniversary in Lake Perris

Attendees of the Desert Daze music festival pose for a...

When musician and concert promoter Phil Pirrone founded Desert Daze, he set out with a mission to create an intimate experience that could rival the more impersonal festivals in the area.

Back in 2012, the first incarnation of Desert Daze took place in the Coachella Valley ran for 11 days during the same weekends as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Desert Daze had an anti-festival attitude from its inception that aimed to preserve its authenticity by keeping it less predictable and more unique than its peers. Its reputation grew organically each year as it secured more high-profile acts. With that came an increase in attendance, prompting the festival to relocated first to Mecca, then to Joshua Tree, before finally landing a new home at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area in 2018.

The three-day festival returns to Lake Perris Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Numerous acts including Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Iggy Pop, and more will perform across three main stages. Festival attendees can also expect to see familiar immersive art installations and a few new ones as well.

“In a way, we’re celebrating that we made it this far, but also the future,” Pirrone said on a recent Zoom call. “It’s finishing what we started, but also kind of setting the tone for the next 10 years.”

Attendees of the Desert Daze music festival pose for a photograph at the Lake Perris Recreation Area on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The annual music festival returns in 2022 and will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Lake Perris Sept. 30-Oct. 2. (File photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

Andrew Mumm enjoys the cool water of Lake Perris during the 2018 edition of the Desert Daze festival. The annual music festival …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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