Music

Music Fests No Longer Need a Headliner

Music

Music Fests No Longer Need a Headliner

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The lineup for the 4th annual Desert Daze festival was rolled out today, but it seems they forgot to mention who’s headlining. Well, that’s just a guess, because the one night art, music, and culture festival in Mecca, CA listed a bunch of bands, but it’s unclear what the big draw is other than seeing them in a desert near the Salton Sea.

No disrespect to Warpaint, the recently reformed Failure, or even The Farmer Dave Expansion, but most smaller festivals struggle to sell tickets with a big draw, so having a roster of smaller bands might not be the hottest idea. At $55.00 without camping fees, it’s not expensive by today’s standards, but it’s also a little top heavy, as the name tail off pretty quickly. Check it out:

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, Teebs w/ live band, Vetiver, Mystic Braves, Mini Mansions, Föllakzoid, Mr Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Plague Vendor, The Farmer Dave Expansion, Fever the Ghost, Gap Dream, Sister Crayon, Zig Zags, Carlos Nino & Friends feat. Luis Perez and Christopher Garcia (performing Mystical Moon Music), Wyatt Blair, LA Witch, JJUUJJUU, 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 feat. SuperTall Paul + Rossome + more surprises!

After reading Vetiver and remembering they were still a band, I really started to zone out–not sure if I’m the only one. Whatever (or Vet-iver), there’s a lot of good bands playing and it’s an excuse to go glamping, so there’s that.