Back To The Desert Hearts Dream!

Desert Hearts Festival is one of North America’s most celebrated and unique electronic music events! And they’ve now released their star-studded lineup for its return to Lake Perris, California on May 5-8. Join the dream!

Desert Hearts Festival returns to the idyllic shores of Lake Perris and they’re bringing a ton of improvements brought to them by the people in their community. Leading these changes will be the event’s pivot back to their celebrated One Stage, One Vibe format, a tradition fostered since the inception of the event which brings the community together on a single dance floor. DH 2023 will feature a tighter and more cohesive layout, and tons of theme camps located just right off the dance floor. There is more shade to relax and unwind under and stage side car camping. Car camping is one of my favorite things! Of course, we can’t forget the iconic beach, which will remain a focal point, with the addition of interactive activities and water sports.

Not only does the festival boast a new and improved venue, it includes some of the best musical offerings in the the world. Between each festival edition, the Desert Hearts crew hits the road to play some of clubland’s most celebrated parties, bringing their own unique flair to the festival circuit! There are tons of great artists that join the roster including Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky. Desert Hearts is ready to announce one of their biggest lineups out there!

Over many years of fandom turned professionals, the DH crew has always hoped of hosting their ultimate idols at their flagship festival. Now those dreams have been realized with the 2023 lineup being topped by UK multi-genre pioneer Skream, 17 Steps icons Dusky, Turbo labelhead TIGA, and Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke

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Billing continues with a mix of some of the scene’s most buzzed about names. Lo-fi originator DJ Seinfeld makes his DH debut alongside dancefloor favorite Justin Martin, progressive house sensation Miss Monique, Hot creations founder Lee Foss, elrow resident Tini Gessler, 90’s rave revival production duo Prospa, and Club Bad’s percussive house frontrunner Melé. Additional highlights include Polish house duo Catz ’n Dogz, emerging tech house producer Eddy M, and next generation house risers VNSSA and Mary Droppinz.

DH 2023 sees its curation dip further into more esoteric and left of center stylings led by 803 Crystal Grooves imprint founder CINTHIE and the ever-playful Aussie export Partiboi69.

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Desert Hearts has also enlisted several revered torchbearers from the storied house and techno hotspots of Chicago and Detroit for this year’s edition. Chicago will be well represented by stalwarts like Gene Farris along with a not to be missed Derrick Carter and Mark Farina back to back set. Detroit will also take center stage seeing two of the city’s house music champions DJ Minx and DJ Holographic each commanding the decks.

A combination of the scene’s up and comers in addition to familiar Desert Hearts faces will shine bright, including the likes of celebrated DJ and producer duo Soul Clap, the raw and electric productions of SHADED, standout producer and audiophile Lubelski, the dark and dreamy melodies of Enamour, and rising talents like Eskuche and Rybo. Rounding out the bill is cinematic techno producer Rinzen, a back to back set from Cascandy and Beth Lydi, and Wyatt MarshallEvan CaseyMorpéi b2b Ofier liveTara Brooks, and Atish among others.

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Performances from the Desert Hearts crew remain the main building blocks of the festival lineup. From the chugging four on the floor tones of Desert Hearts Records label head Mikey Lion and out-there sonic journeys of Lee Reynolds, to the deep and melodic techno soundscapes of Desert Hearts Black’s Marbs and the scrappy musical encyclopedia of Porky, these are the sets that keep the community coming back.

The famed 2022 edition of Tonight’s Tavern was a massive hit for DH’s Lake Perris debut. The interactive lakeside tavern will see additional programming elements for the 2023 event complete with comedy, musical performances, and oddities.

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Those looking for an elevated camping experience can join the fun at Lakeside Ready-Set Camping! DH has just added a brand new beachfront location just steps away from the festival and all of the amenities! Want to join the fun? The Ready-SEt Camping brings you to magic with two different options of Ready-Set tents to choose from. That’s a dream, the camping with none of the prep! This helps you with packing light, not owning camping gear, or flying in from afar. This is so cool! More details can be found on DH’s official website.

While the Desert Hearts experience continues to evolve and grow, the core ethos of inclusivity, creative freedom, and acceptance remains front and center. It remains this renegade spirit that makes it one of the wildest and most authentic community-driven festival experiences out there.

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All Tickets, Camping Options, and Early Arrival Passes go on sale Thursday 2/2 at 10am PST directly to our Desert Hearts Family SMS list. Fans can text 619-586-6779 (or click to register, and will receive a direct link to purchase at 10am on Thursday. Any remaining tickets and camping passes will go on sale to the general public Thursday at 10am PST at