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My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Julia Holter, Gum Added To Desert Daze 2018’s Lineup

Desert Daze, the music festival which promises one of the kind experience in the middle of nowhere, has announced its third phase with the addition of a major headliner: My Bloody Valentine. As everyone knows, the Irish band was supposed to play at the FYF Fest this year, but the event was canceled. Other interesting additions are rock noise outfit and Steve Albini’s own Shellac, composer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter, who will perform with an orchestra and string section, and GUM, the solo project of Jay Watson of Tame Impala. Because the lineup also includes Pond, it will be the first time that this unique trio consisting of Tame Impala/Pond /Gum has ever shared a bill (Jay Watson is a full member of Tame Impala and Pond, while Nick Allbrook contributed to both bands from 2009 until 2013).

This year, Desert Daze has managed to gather another impressive lineup, which, beside the previously cited acts, also features King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Death Grips, Mercury Rev, Warpaint, Jarvis Cocker, Ty Segall and White Fence, Earth, and so many others

Desert Daze 2018 will take place on Oct 12th to 14th at beautiful Moreno Beach at Lake Perris in Southern California. General Admission and VIP pass options are on sale now on Desert Daze website, and Visitor (or General Admission passes) start at $279. Camping and lodging experiences are also available for purchase.

Last year was an amazing experience, so check out the phase III of this busy lineup

Phase 3 Transmission

Tame Impala

My Bloody Valentine

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Death Grips

Mercury Rev perform Deserter’s Songs


Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV IS…


Ty Segall & White Fence

Earth perform The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats (North American Exclusive)

Damien Echols High Magick

Chelsea Wolfe

Connan Mockasin


A Place To Bury Strangers

Shannon & The Clams

Kevin Morby


Malcolm Mooney of CAN


King Khan & The Shrines


Julia Holter



Kikagaku Moyo







All Them Witches

The Holydrug Couple


True Widow


Sons Of Kemet

Cut Worms


Ulrika Spacek

Here Lies Man

Mary Lattimore

Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers

Hand Habits


Tropa Magica

Gladys Lazer

Mannequin Pussy

Cat Scan

Opening Ceremonies w/ Ian Svenonius

Talks w/ Steve Albini

& More TBA



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