Much has changed for the Desert Hearts crew since its inception five years ago, growing from a small gathering of friends in the Mojave to a globally spotlighted community, record label, and touring event. But it’s been the crew’s retention of their core ethos centered around an unadulterated passion for spreading love and delivering peak musical moments that sees it continue to prosper as one of the world’s most connective dance music movements.
Desert Hearts Festival returns this Spring with the beating heart of its love crusade at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation to deliver 80-hours of non-stop House, Techno, and Love soundtracked by its best musical lineup yet on April 27-30.
The lineup for Desert Hearts Festival 2018 acts as a collection of allies and tastes gathered throughout the crew’s journey playing some of the world’s best parties as of late as well as a showcase of some of Desert Hearts Records forthcoming stars. The Spring event will welcome the musical mystics of Crosstown Rebels icon and purveyor of global rave Damian Lazarus, Hot Creations mainstays wAFF and Nathan Barato, former Art Department member Kenny Glasgow, rising New York stalwart Serge Devant, London house maestro Matt Tolfrey, First Lady of Paradise Lauren Lane, perpetrators of the cosmic house sound Acid Mondays, and the undisputed king of the 808, Egyptian Lover.
The festival will also see the return of Desert Hearts favorites like jozif, Sacha Robotti, Doc Martin, Andreas Henneberg, Dance Spirit, Tara Brooks, and a full grip of the label’s rising stars like Rybo Featuring Anabel Englund, Lubelski, Kevin Anderson, Evan Casey, DINK!, R. Fentz, and Justin Campbell. What always remains one of the most picturesque day into nights of the event will be an 8 hour foray into the sounds and infinite quirks of the Desert Hearts crew DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky.
While the music sustains the beating heart of the Desert Hearts vibe, art and fan involvement interplay on and off the dancefloor to create a magical world ripe for fans to get lost in through the reservation. From the iconic stage production and lighting design, to the countless immersive heart pieces, to gallery and vendor row, the iconic Desert Hearts Fashion Show and of course the famed theme camps like Pile Palace and Savage Hearts – there are infinite ways for Desert Hearts fans to dive into the magic.