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Hello Desert Hearts Family!
Wow it's good to be back! I think we can all agree that 2016 was one of the craziest years ever, but it's during this adversity that our Love Movement really shines brightest. The world needs love more than anything else right now and it's been our intention since day one to create as much love and positive energy as possible. We hope you'll join us once again at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, CA on March 31st - April 3rd for our finest Desert Hearts Festival yet. We've been charging up and we're ready to blow your minds.
There's a reason the mantra of our movement is "House, Techno, & Love... We Are All Desert Hearts." Every single person who attends Desert Hearts is part of our family. A collective consciousness that we tap into together to create the ultimate vibe. Whether you're contributing a theme camp, workshop, your art, or even just a smile, the more you put in the more you get out. When we all go into Desert Hearts with the exact same intention of creating the most amount of love and positive energy possible, we're able to create a tangible vibe that sets the groundwork for the entire weekend. Vibe is king at Desert Hearts, so bring your A-Game, because we’re all bringing ours.
House, Techno, & Love… We Are All Desert Hearts. ♥
Your Desert Hearts Crew
~ ♥ Admission ♥ ~
Gates open for General Admission, Friday at 10am. Thursday early arrival passes allow admission Thursday at Noon. Music starts at Noon on Friday and bumps nonstop until Monday at 4pm. Tickets include entrance, camping, and access to all open kitchens, theme camps, & art installations.
For fastest entry, please print and bring your ticket that will be emailed to you upon purchase. If you can't find the email please check your spam or promotions folder.
* In order to encourage carpooling, an Environmental Impact Fee of $20 will be charged per vehicle. This is intended to greatly help us reduce the amount of traffic entering and exiting the festival grounds. *
♥ Tickets ♥
General Admission - $200
Early Entry - $60 (Need to also buy a General Admission ticket)
Car Camping Pass - $80
RV Camping Pass - $165
♥ Car Camping, RV Passes, & Early Entry Passes ♥
If you are planning to camp in the campgrounds with your vehicle, you will need a Car Camping Pass. If you are arriving in a RV or bus, you will need a RV pass or else you will not be allowed entry. If you don't need to camp directly next to your car, there is a huge parking lot about a 2-5 minute walk to the campgrounds where you'll be able to park and leave your car. It is literally the shortest festival walk you'll ever do so don't even trip when Car Camping Passes sell out.
Early Entry Passes allow entrance to the festival grounds on Thursday before music starts on Friday. If you would like to enter on Thursday you will still need a regular general admission pass as well.
*Note: All cars & RVs will have to pay the standard $20 Environmental Impact Fee upon arrival, even if you bought a Car or RV Camping Pass.
~ ♥ About Desert Hearts ♥ ~
Over the past 4 years, the Desert Hearts Family has found itself at the center of a dusty movement, fostering intimate experiences of sonic joy and unbounded love across the globe. Part boutique festival, part record label, and part globetrotting party brigade, this ragtag crew of dreamers has emerged as a vibe-focused force radiating a conscious ethos of House, Techno and Love.
In November 2012, Desert Hearts began as a 200-person renegade gathering deep in the Mojave Desert, dreamt up by the DH’s founding quintet of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Marbs, & Kristoff McKay. The intrepid crew barely survived a set of extreme weather conditions and unfortunate circumstances, but that first party sparked a fire.
In just a few short years what began as a nomadic gathering of friends, has evolved into the darling of the West Coast house and techno scene. Though each edition of the festival may sell out, the DH Crew made the decision to keep the events intimate, ensuring that the love, radical self-expression and positive energy of that first adventure remains at its beating heart. It’s what has attracted world-class bookings like Tiefschwarz, DJ Harvey, Monkey Safari, Rodriguez Jr., DJ T, Claude VonStroke, Marc Houle, Olivier Giacomotto, Mark Henning, M.A.N.D.Y, and many more.
2014 saw the launch of Desert Hearts Records, a totally-free record label embodying the musical sensibility of the movement, while providing a platform to foster established and emerging talent from around the world. Entirely curated by Mikey Lion with Marbs handling the artwork for the label, past releases have included Andreas Henneberg, Latmun, The Glitz, jozif, TÅCHES, Dance Spirit, Fritz Carlton, Kevin Anderson, RYBO, and of course records from the core Desert Hearts Crew.
The beating heart of Desert Hearts is its founding fathers. A suitably colorful cast of characters, who fell into each other's lives skating and surfing around the beaches of San Diego. Led by top hat sporting label boss Mikey Lion, the core crew is rounded out by ex-pro BMX legend turned DJ, Lee Reynolds, the artistic backbone of the crew, Marbs, Mikey’s younger brother & absolute madman, Porkchop, and renegade visionary Kristoff McKay.
If the Desert Hearts festival is the epicenter of this movement and the record label its voice, then the roaming City Hearts party series has become the legs that carry this evangelistic cause around the country. A roaming urban distillation of the festival, City Hearts has been sprinkling a little bit of California magic dust across the country and beyond, winning hearts and minds and selling out shows in Los Angeles, New York, Tulum, Mexico City, Miami, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, and more with more massive showings on the horizon.
Desert Hearts has given rise to a family of tens of thousands and it's safe to say the Love Movement isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Everyone that attends our events is part of our family and who are what makes the tangibly delicious vibe so astronomically good. There is no Desert Hearts without the Family.
HOUSE, TECHNO, & LOVE… WE ARE ALL DESERT HEARTS.
~ ♥ Location & Weather ♥ ~
The Los Coyotes Indian Reservation is truly a gem to behold. Tucked in to the mountains surrounding Warner Springs (San Diego County), it brings the best of the high desert and forest together all in one. Trust us when we say we don’t know of a more beautiful place in Southern California to host our festival.
Temperatures can range from the 70s in the day to the 30s at night. Be prepared for extreme heat and cold. There are plenty of open spaces as well as ample areas shaded by trees.
There will be plenty of parking that is reasonably close to all camping areas. If you wish to bring an RV, you must purchase a pass in advance. If you would like to camp with your car, you must purchase a pass in advance.
The campground is rustic so there are no showers or functional bathrooms. We will be providing ample portapotties that will be spread throughout the venue.
* * There will be no drinking water supplies, so please bring enough to last you as well as extra to share. * *
~ ♥ Musical Offerings ♥ ~
TBA ~ but you know it’s gonna be dope baby!
~ ♥ DesertARTS ♥ ~
DH Arts Program aka DesertARTS was founded to provide a structured management platform for the involvement of community based artists and performers to create a truly unique atmosphere embedded with artistic participation and imagination.
Art and dance are the ultimate form of self expression and it is through these platforms that we celebrate all that make us human. With the growth of Desert Hearts we have continued to focus on the expansion of our arts and outreach for community participation. We have fully committed to hosting a wide variety of artists, which include but not limited to, live painting, face/body painting, displayed art, interactive art, art installations and performance art.
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~ ♥ Yoga and Healing Sanctuary ♥ ~
Being a boutique festival that's focused so heavily on the music and vibe, we at Desert Hearts are now more than ever committed to creating space for community healers to gather and share their knowledge. Our village this year will feature healing domes from Sacred Spaces, Wet Dreams, Earthing Tea and more. Shane Chunephisal (email@example.com) has taken lead of organizing and managing our yoga and healing coordination. We will be hosting various forms of healing included but not limited to Yoga, Workshops, Sound Healing, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Energy Work, Spoken Word and Relax/Recharge Zones.
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~ ♥ Vendors ♥ ~
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~ ♥ Ride Share Group ♥ ~
Join our Ride Share group to find a ride or find riders to Desert Hearts. Please only make posts related to ride shares on this group.
~ ♥ Creative Participation ♥ ~
Any creative energy you can bring to the gathering please do! Have some cool deco for your camp? Have some tripped out clothes or costumes? Have any paintings or art sculptures? Like to dance like never seen before? Well this is the place to do it! Let you're creative genius flourish because that is what makes us so beautiful and unique.
~ ♥ Rules and Regulations ♥ ~
We are an open community where you can experience freedom in many ways however we have a few rules you must follow when attending Desert Hearts:
~ ABSOLUTELY NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES OR ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR OF ANY KIND. Including NOS tanks, balloons or any kind of drug use. Desert Hearts has a strict Zero Tolerance policy. You will be asked to leave if you violate this.
~ 21 & Up Event; ID's will be checked at the gate.
~ No re-entry if you leave the festival. Bring enough water and ice to last you throughout the weekend--they will not be sold or provided on grounds.
~ No dogs (service dogs excluded, but must be identified and leashed).
~ No renegade sound systems--basically anything larger than a small speaker. One stage, one vibe has always been our policy.
~ No littering, especially be mindful of bottles and cigarette butts. Do your part to help clean up trash when you see it.
~ Pack it in and pack it out please!!! When you leave trash at the campgrounds it puts a lot of strain on our volunteer team.
~ ♥ Leave No Trace ♥ ~
This is a leave no trace event. Pack it in, pack it out. Please do not leave your trash bags with us.
PLEASE do not leave any bottles or trash by the dance floor/speakers. If you see trash or bottles out on the ground or left out, please help clean it up and keep our land beautiful. There will be recycling containers by the stage.
It's a good idea to bring two trash bags, one for trash and one for recycling. Please pocket your cigarette butts and pick up any butts if you see them on the ground. No glow sticks or glow sand please! Also, please no feather boas or anything that will create MOOP.
~ ♥ Safety and Security ♥ ~
Desert Hearts will be staffed with a fully licensed and insured security team at all times. This does not mean you should leave your car unlocked or personal belongings out in the open. Desert Hearts is not responsible for anything that is lost or stolen.
At all our outdoor gatherings there will be a trained medical staff on standby during the entire duration of the event. If you have any medical needs please find the medic tent and they will be more than happy to service you. Please be cautious of any known allergies, illnesses, or infections you may have. Also, be cautious of your surroundings, some of our locations are known to have such things as poison oak.
~ ♥ Stay Connected ♥ ~
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House ♥ Techno ♥ Love
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