Thursday 15 May 2014 — Sunday 18 May 2014
Joshua Tree Lake Campground
Joshua Tree, United States
12th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival: A three-day family-friendly global dance experience for music lovers
The 12th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival (JTMF) is happening May 15th-18th in Joshua Tree, CA, merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of dance music all-stars. The three-day family-friendly festival is truly a global dance experience. The festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of yoga classes, didgeridoo playshops, and a global market further inspire, intrigue and invite festival goers. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park.
This year’s lineup features the transcendent buoyancy of Nahko & Medicine for the People, the potent live electronica of Future Rock, the tribal beats of Australia’s Oka, Oumar Konate from Mali, Grammy Award winners La Santa Cecilia, house music pioneer Miguel Migs, gritty urban electro soul from Fly Moon Royalty, the anthemic and timeless Random Rab, the psychedelic bluegrassy space funk of the Magic Beans, the power-soul-punk songstress Elle King, and from New Orleans the raging funk and roll experience that is The Revivalists, to name a few.
Click here for the full line-up, schedule, and festival info: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com
About the Joshua Tree Music Festival:
Founded in 2002 by music enthusiast Barnett English, run on corporate-free, community-centric power, JTMF captures the DIY funkiness of the high desert, turning rusted junk into striking art, old trailers into stages, and a shaded stretch of campground on the outskirts of the infamous national park into a serious dance party. Focusing on up-and-coming artists, the festival has a penchant for picking about-to-break names, from Deer Tick to Trombone Shorty, Edward Sharpe to Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers to Toubab Krewe, sprinkled among diverse music legends such as Robbie Krieger (Doors), Thomas Mapfumo, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads) and Eric Burdon (Animals).
JTMF is produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. The festival is constructed around one Music Bowl, flanked by two alternating stages. “Itʼs the combination of the setting, the music, and the people that leads to epiphanic moments,” explains English. By design “weʼve created a space that enables people to spend more time together with the ability not to miss any of the music.” Kidsville is action packed, and people rate JTMF as one of the few festivals that truly caters to the entire family. There is no nosebleed section, white tents or yellow-jacketed security details. Instead, thereʼs instant community with nonstop interaction, as people congregate under billowing shade cloth, moving from stage to stage while catching delectable, musical moments. This intimate affair is splashed with “conversation stopping” golden sunsets over distant rugged mountains and all-night desert walkabouts.
The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial.
Tap into this magical trifecta and get your JTMF tickets now!