The California desert has long been a haven for artists and outcasts, a place to get away from prying eyes, unwind, and lose yourself in wide skies and horizons. With the debut of Desert Air this December, Palm Springs is being reclaimed for a new generation of adventure seekers, establishing a new legacy for electronic music in the Mojave.
Desert Air, presented by Splash House and Goldenvoice, will bring internationally renowned DJs and genre explorers to one of North America’s most unique open-air venues. Aside from its industrial hangars and historic aircraft, the Palm Springs Air Museum will host festivalgoers against the backdrop of the iconic San Jacinto Mountains and desert landscape.
The lineup and artists involved.
The music will be equally dramatic, with Innervisions’ Dixon, the magnanimous and playful German producer DJ Koze, the Bronx’s prodigal house sons The Martinez Brothers, South Korea’s music-fashion globetrotter Peggy Gou, and enigmatic Detroit tastemaker Moodymann among those invited.
The soundtrack for Desert Air features a who’s who of the underground’s next generation. Compton’s Channel Tres will bring his Detroit-house inspired vocals and live show to center stage alongside Ninja Tune’s Grammy-nominated disco-infused Jayda G, London’s one to watch TSHA, Canadian deep house DJ/producer Patrick Holland, cutting-edge Manchester trio Mason Collective, German producer and singer Perel, the shapeshifting Chris Stussy, and PVBLIC XCESS’ Chloé Caillet.
Tickets and location.
Befitting a desert escape, attendees will have the convenience of resort-style accommodations and a site situated just minutes from the heart of Palm Springs. At Desert Air package partner hotels The Saguaro and Renaissance, expect a crowd of like-minded people.
Desert Air is presented by Goldenvoice (Coachella‘s organizers) and Splash House, the first multi-weekend festival series in Palm Springs, which debuted in 2013 and brought cutting-edge electronic music to the city.
The price of a general admission ticket starts at $130 plus ticketing fees. The price of a VIP pass starts at $230 plus ticket fees. Hotel packages start at $750 for two people and go up to $1050 for four. Packages include 2-night accommodations + Desert Air passes.
Pricing and more info are available at desertairfest.com.
Desert Air health policy.
To enter the venue, proof of full vaccination will be required. Based on the ever-changing circumstances, the festival’s Health & Safety policy and FAQs HERE have been updated in consideration of our fans, artists, and event workers. Plans and mandates may change in the future. The page will be kept updated as more information and developments become available as the festival approaches.
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— Desert Air (@desertairps) September 17, 2021