The three-day event will take place from September 30th to October 2nd in Lake Perris, California. Tame Impala will perform 2012’s Lonerism in full in honor of its 10th anniversary. Meanwhile, Iggy Pop’s set will be his only US show of the year, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will put together an exclusive setlist just for the festival.
Other confirmed acts include BadBadNotGood, Perfume Genius, JPEGMAFIA, Black Country, New Road, Pond, FUZZ, The Marías, The Armed, Chicano Batman, Show Me the Body, Nilüfer Yanya, Viagra Boys, Daniel Rossen, Duster, Men I Trust, Aldous Harding, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Nation of Language, Buck Meek, and more.
Desert Daze will also feature a special screening of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia followed by a Q&A with host Hamilton Morris, as well as a conversation titled “Mysticism in the Music Industry” presented by Cuban-American artist and occultist Micki Pellerano. Special guests for the latter will be announced soon.
Passes for can be purchased beginning Thursday (June 16) at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. via the official Desert Daze website.
At Desert Daze 2018, Tame Impala were 15 minutes into their much anticipated headlining set when a massive storm rolled in, forcing the band to cut off the show prematurely. Four years later, Tame Impala will retake the Desert Daze stage to perform their landmark album. Lonerism was released on October 5, 2012 making this Desert Daze performance a near exact 10 year anniversary celebration.
Lonerism, Tame Impala’s second studio full length was recorded both at Kevin Parker’s home studio in Perth and in Paris. The album received a 9.0 ‘Best New Music’ on Pitchfork saying, “Lonerism is portable and joyous, a soundtrack for the times when you’re walking downtown and look up at a collection of skyscrapers, or driving through a mountain pass on an interstate…embodying and advocating a wakeful and passive state of psychedelia.”
The album birthed the singles “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” which received worldwide commercial radio play and endless film and TV sync licensing respectively, catapulting Tame Impala into the mainstream. The album topped 2012 year-end lists and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.