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Our 12th Annual gathering will be happening this year, however, due to the government mandated ban on all gatherings in regard to containment of Coronavirus, our event will be held virtually on 9/25 and 9/26 (no physical gathering for this year). 

Click HERE to subscribe to our youtube channel and stream the 2020 fest! (schedule below)

 

https://www.spin.com/2020/09/desert-stars-festival-goes-digital-with-streaming-performances/

 

Follow our instagram for up to date information on this year's show and thank you for supporting our 2020 lineup! 

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2020 SPOTLIGHT CAUSE 

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST 

 

This year we are hosting a raffle to benefit our friends at the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Featured in this raffle will be an SG electric guitar signed by past Desert Stars performer Robby Krieger of The Doors as well as two BOSS guitar pedals signed by Jeff Schroeder (of Smashing Pumpkins). Raffle winners will be announced on each night of the event! All proceeds will go to MDLT! As the stewards and protectors of the Mojave, we continue to firmly believe in the mission of The Mojave Desert Land Trust to minimize and safeguard development within the region. 

2019 RECAP // LUNA + DEAN WAREHAM PERFORMING GALAXIE 500

After a decade long run at Pappy & Harriet's from 2007-2017 which defined the indie music festival scene and showcased well over 300 artists including the likes of The Black Angels, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dinosaur Jr to name just a few, we have doubled down on bringing intimacy and connection to our fans with the move to our new outdoor theater in downtown Joshua Tree in 2019.

PAST  PERFORMERS  2007-Present:

 

DINOSAUR JR

BLACK  REBEL  MOTORCYCLE  CLUB

THE  BLACK  ANGELS

THE  DANDY  WARHOLS

SWERVEDRIVER

PSYCHIC  TV

LUNA

DEAN  WAREHAM 

(PERFORMING  GALAXIE  500)

SEBADOH

THE  LEMONHEADS

STRAWBERRY  ALARM  CLOCK

ROBBY  KRIEGER  (The Doors)

...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD

DAVID J 

(Bauhaus  /  Love  &  Rockets)

THE  TELESCOPES

MOON  DUO

CHAOS  CHAOS

TESS  PARKS

DOROTHY

RYLEY  WALKER

MILD  HIGH  CLUB

TIJUANA  PANTHERS

MARK GARDENER  (RIDE)

PINK  MOUNTAIN TOPS

DEAD MEADOW

THE  ENTRANCE   BAND

ALEX  MAAS

(The  Black  Angels) 

SLOAN

LOU  BARLOW

HERON  OBLIVION

RINGO  DEATHSTARR

RAIN  PARADE

stephen  mcbean

( black  mountain)

SPINDRIFT

COSMONAUTS

DEATH  VALLEY  GIRLS

THE  KOLARS

NEW  CANDYS

GATEWAY DRUGS

THE  SHIVAS

ADAM  FRANKLIN  &  BOLTS  OF  MELODY

THE  BLACK  RYDER

THE  WARLOCKS

TRIPTIDES

LITTLE  BARRIE

JOEL  GION 

(Brian  Jonestown  Massacre)

KURT  HEASLEY (Lilys)

ICARUS  LINE

HE'S  MY  BROTHER  SHE'S  MY  SISTER

CELLAR  DOORS

TENNIS  SYSTEM

FRANKIE  &  THE  WITCH  FINGERS

SKY  PARADE

DOWN  DIRTY  SHAKE

MIRANDA  LEE  RICHARDS

THE  NO.44

THE  FLUSTERS

SPIRIT  MOTHER

DREAM  PHASES

BLOOD  CANDY

VELVET  STARLINGS

IRESS

IMAGINARY  PERSONS

HIGHLANDS

THE  SPYRALS

BAND APARTE

GREG  ASHLEY

JESIKA  VON  RABBIT

THE  BLANK  TAPES

THE  VEERS

ASTEROID #4

MATT  HOLLYWOOD  &  THE  BAD  FEELINGS

STRANGERS  FAMILY  BAND

CREATION FACTORY

LEE GALLAGHER & THE HALLELUJAHS

MAGIC CASTLES

THE  BIXBY  KNOLLS

SARABETH  TUCEK

THE  FLASH HITS

LSD  AND  THE  SEARCH  FOR  GOD

MR  ELEVATOR  AND  THE  BRAIN  HOTEL

DRINKING FLOWERS

FEELS

JOSH  T  PEARSON

EARTH,  MOON,  EARTH

PALE  DIAN

DOWN  AND  OUTLAWS

SILVER  GHOST  SHIMMER

DEAD  LEAF  ECHO

BRUSH  PRAIRIE

ANNIE  GIRL  &  THE  FLIGHT

THE  COLD  AND  LOVELY

WHISKEY  BISCUIT

GRAM  RABBIT

THE  MORNING  AFTER  GIRLS

FEDERALE

RACHEL  FANNON

GABRIELLA  EVARO

THE  PRIDS

PETE  INTERNATIONAL  AIRPORT

SMALLSTONE

RESAURANT

NIGHTMARE AIR

LEMON  SUN

THE  TYDE

NICK  JAGO

TEARS  OF  THE  MOOSE  CHASER

CAT  MARTINO

LOWER  HEAVEN

MAGIC  MIRROR

THE  FLASH  EXPRESS

AMERIKAN  BEAR

THE  UPSIDE DOWN

SOUVENIR  DRIVER

PEARL  CHARLES

WALLBURDS

ZODIAC  DEATH  VALLEY

HOLLOW   SIDEWALKS

SWOON 23

CUCHILLO

GOLDEN  ANIMALS

OCHA  LA  ROCHA

MIRACLE  FALLS

GOLDRUSH

GO FEVER

BOYSCOUT  JAMBOREE

MEZZANINE  OWLS

L' AURA  MOIRE

WHISPERING PINES 

1776 

ZACHARY JAMES AND THE ALL SEEING EYES

THE MEEK

SILENT PICTURES

CHATHAM  RISE

THE  SPIRAL  ELECTRIC

CASSINI

THE  LOVE  DIMENSION

SASH  THE  BASH

BONE  ACRE

ANNIE  HARDEE (Giant Drag)

CG ROXANNE  &  THE  NIGHTMARES

TRANS  VAN  SANTOS

HOOVERI

FLAURAL

UNITED GHOSTS

EVERYONE  IS  DIRTY

MY  DALLAS  TEENS

DARWIN

LA CERCA

DUMB NUMBERS

THE MOON UPSTAIRS 

RT N THE 44'S

CB  BRAND 

ESKIMO  HUNTER

THE  SKY  DROPS

ASSEMBLEHEAD  IN  SUNBURST  SOUND

LANCE  DINAUER  &  THE DANDY  LIONS

SABROSA  PURR

THE  QUARTER  AFTER

CHIEF  NOWHERE

LION  FEVER

STVENESON  RANCH  DAVIDIANS

FAUNA VALLETA

BLACK  NITE  CRASH

MERE  MORTALS

THE  COUNTRY

WINTER  FLOWERS

GOLDEN  GHOSTS

CROOKED  COWBOY  &  FRESHWATER  INDIAN

THE TRIMS

+ many more

 

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