Joshua Tree Music Festival: Line-Up Reveal

Eye the vibes ready to rise at the Maytime desert gathering.

A BEAUTIFUL, BEWITCHING BASH: An out-sized, big-of-everything desert festival is a sight to behold, and hold near, if communing with sound and art and movement is your bag. But there are a few of them now, in the springtime, in the Coachella Valley and Mojave Desert, so picking out the party that weaves best with your particular tastes is paramount (of course, you could be the sort of festival goer who simply adores every sort of fest, and, if so, cheers to loving it all). One of the most distinctive of the springtime sound-taculars is the Joshua Tree Music Festival, a twice-a-year heart-big hoedown the folds in numerous beyond-the-music activities. Those activities include yoga sessions, a number of family-fun to-dos, art displays, and a Positive Vibration station. As for who is behind the guitars and gongs and drums and flutes and microphones on the stages? The line-up is always diverse, always full of thrum and move-ability, and always likely to hold something that appeals deeply to the individual festival attendee. And the...

2017 SPRING SCHEDULE... for the May 18 through 21 extravaganza was revealed in early December. While not totally complete — "more tba," says the festival — you can begin perusing the roster now and deciding what shows/acts/singers to see. Orgone is on the list, as is Yak Attack and The Adobe Collective. And if you feel the pull more strongly away from the tunes, now and then, best check out the "What Goes On" section of the fest, which includes all of the other sunshiny stuff that's afoot, from Random Acts of Mindfulness to the Live Painting & Auction. Tickets, figuring out your camp/RV situation, car passes, and such? Start here, desert revelers.

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