Desert Hearts Announces 2024 Festival Lineup

Featuring Anja Schneider, Ardalan, atish, Coco & Breezy, Doc Martin, Gettoblaster, Gorje Hewek, Kevin Knapp, Ky William, Life On Planets, Lubelski, Mary Droppinz, Mira, Nala, Nick Warren, Öona Dahl, Rinzen, Shaded, Tara Brooks, VNSSA, Walker & Royce + More

Alongside the Desert Hearts Crew: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porky

Returns to its Roots with Around The Clock Music, Single-Stage Experience, and Theme Camps, Plus Walter Art Car Arena Amidst the Mountains and Ponderosa Pines

July 4-8 at Playa Ponderosa, Northern Arizona

Desert Hearts Festival has long been defined by a feeling of belonging and solidarity on its universally celebrated dance floor. It’s a place where self-discoveries are realized, lifelong family is found, and the boundary between artist and reveler evaporates with ease. This year, Desert Hearts has sought a return to its roots, teaming up with its longtime allies at Walter Productions to reinvigorate their foundational ethos at the beautiful Playa Ponderosa in Northern Arizona, July 4-8.

In tune with this mission, Desert Hearts has enlisted artists close to the beating heart of its 12-year journey to raise a flag of unity in its brand new location. Each selector represents a different chapter in the Desert Hearts saga, a patchwork of longtime family members, Desert Hearts Records mainstays, and those who have inspired the sonic tastes of the founding group since their humble beginnings.

In the words of Desert Hearts Co-Founder Mikey Lion, “The festival industry is in a make-or-break moment of time as it grapples with rising costs, market saturation, and a stalling economy. Independent festivals and the communities that grow around them are the heart and soul of the music world, but they are struggling to survive.”

Mikey continues, “While many festivals focus on recycling the same trending headliners to compete with festival giants, Desert Hearts is taking a different approach. This year our festival is focused on building up our community, showcasing label friends and family, talented local DJs, and a number of our favorite international touring artists. Desert Hearts Festival is “One Stage, One Vibe” playing nonstop House & Techno all weekend long. We’re essentially programming a 72-hour DJ set with the right artists playing the right music at the right time. Everything Desert Hearts Festival does is geared towards creating the best possible vibe, and on July 4th weekend, we’re going to throw the best party in the world.”

The 2024 edition will move back to its foundational ‘one-stage, one-vibe’ format and showcase its unique festival layout: an interconnected arena of theme camps, live painters, installations, and art cars that border the entire dance floor – set to the backdrop of the majestic Ponderosa Pines and spectacular views of Flagstaff’s San Francisco Peaks.

For those in pursuit of full sensory immersion, Desert Hearts Festival will provide attendees access to a host theme camps including Pile Palace, which hosts a plush dancefloor lounge and free beverages to patrons, the Dreamscape Collective Art Gallery featuring a tea lounge alongside visionary art, spiritual wellness at the Healing Sanctuary, and a Walter Theme Camp and art car arena around the dance floor, plus a vendor village with craft and clothing vendors as well as a variety of food and beverage options. 

Another key art fixture will be the Black Hole Experience (BHX), an immersive black hole simulation in a mobile format making its USA and festival debut created by Montreal-based environmental organization Age of Union and its founder Dax Dasilva and designed by multidisciplinary artist Kelly Nunes.

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Matt Flaherty
Founder of Drop The Beatz

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