The lineup for this year’s iteration of the California psych-oriented fest Desert Daze was already shaping up to be characteristically intriguing. In periodic “artist transmissions” through the year, they’ve already announced headlining sets from Stereolab, Flying Lotus 3D, and the Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin the whole way through). And today, the festival is back with the full lineup, featuring several more exciting additions.
Up at the top of the poster, Desert Daze adds a rap headliner with Wu-Tang Clan, who will be performing Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in its entirety. Ween will also join Wu-Tang and the Lips in revisiting a beloved classic album by presenting Chocolate And Cheese in full. Other newly announced acts include Khruangbin, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Jessica Pratt, and Pussy Riot. Plus, Devo will kick off their farewell tour at the festival.
Just like last year, Desert Daze is taking over California’s Moreno Beach in order to house all this music. Which means this year’s installment of the festival promises to once more bring a laidback atmosphere, exploring all different corners of psychedelic music (and a few other sounds, too), on a lake surrounded by mountains. More people should do festivals this way! Until then, check out the full Desert Daze 2019 lineup below:
Wu-Tang Clan (Performing Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers))
Ween (Performing Chocolate And Cheese)
The Flaming Lips (Performing The Soft Bulletin)
Flying Lotus 3D
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
The Black Angels
Dungen (Performing Ta Det Lugnt)
Fred Armisen — Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome
Connan Mockasin & Friends
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Klaus Johann Grobe
Frankie & The Witch Fingers
Dumbo Gets Mad
Opening Ceremonies & Talks: Ian Svenonius With Special Guests To Be Announced
Desert Daze takes place 10/10-10/13 at Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Tickets are available here.