The Lake Perris State Recreation Area will be a lot cooler this fall when the rock festival Desert Daze hits the beach featuring headliners Tame Impala, Iggy Pop and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Desert Daze will return on Sep. 30-Oct. 2 and also feature performances by Chicano Batman, Sky Ferreira, BADBADNOTGOOD, Perfume Genius, Shannon and the Clams, Sleaford Mods and many more.
In addition to music, the festival will present a screening of the Viceland docuseries “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia” followed by a Q&A with host Hamilton Morris and a conversation on Mysticism in the Music Industry with artist and occultist Micki Pellerano.
This is Tame Impala’s second time headlining the festival since 2018 when the band pulled the plug on their set and attendees had to evacuate the site because of a storm. Desert Daze staff spent the following morning assisting patrons and preparing to reopen the site.
“After 2018, I don’t think I’ll go a day of my life not being concerned about the weather,” Desert Daze founder Phil Pirrone told The Desert Sun in 2021.
Desert Daze began in 2012 as an 11-day event at Dillon’s Burgers & Beers Restaurant in Desert Hot Springs with performances by the indie-bands Dengue Fever, Dead Meadow, Allah Las, local band Slipping Into Darkness and more.
The festival moved the following year to Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca where it was held until 2015, then moved again in 2016 to the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree. In 2018, Desert Daze moved 45 miles west of Palm Springs to the Lake Perris State Recreation Area.
In comparison to the Coachella Arts and Music Festival and other regional music festivals, Desert Daze is held in a cooler climate during the early fall in a serene beach setting featuring mostly indie-rock bands. In recent years, groups such as Warpaint, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Wu-Tang Clan and Ween have performed at the festival.
The 2020 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and returned last fall with a scaled-down lineup of 24 acts featuring The War on Drugs, Kamasi Washington, Toro y Moi, Japanese Breakfast and a performance by comedian Tim Heidecker and singer Weyes Blood.
source: The Desert Sun