By JOHN DALY
The legendary Wu-Tang Clan joins the Desert Daze lineup, performing their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), it was announced.
DEVO has also been added to the festival, which takes place Oct. 10-13 at Moreno Beach in Lake Perris. The band that broke new ground in the new-wave conceptual arena back in the 1970s, will be kicking off its farewell tour with the Desert Daze performance.
In keeping with the theme of playing an entire album, Ween will perform the 1994 record Chocolate and Cheese for the first time anywhere.
Other new additions to Desert Daze include Khruangbin, The Locust, Pussy Riot, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Altin Gün, and others. They join previously announced acts The Flaming Lips doing The Soft Bulletin, Flying Lotus 3D, Stereolab, Animal Collective, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Dungen playing Ta Det Lugnt, Shintaro Sakamoto, W.I.T.C.H, Crumb and many more.
Ian Svenonius returns to conduct the opening ceremonies.
It is the second year at the Moreno Beach location at Lake Perris. Knitting Factory, Red Light Management and Moon Block produce.
Following complaints about last year’s long lines to gain entry to the fest, the event will be handling traffic better this year, according to a release. The state park venue features camping facilities including bathrooms with running water, showers and RV hookups.
Desert Daze 2019 will take place October 10th – 13th at Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Passes, VIP packages, camping and add ons are on sale now via https://desertdaze.org.
DESERT DAZE 2019
WU-TANG CLAN – PERFORMING ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) * WEEN – PERFORMING CHOCOLATE & CHEESE * THE FLAMING LIPS – PERFORMING THE SOFT BULLETIN * DEVO * FLYING LOTUS 3D * KHRUANGBIN * STEREOLAB * ANIMAL COLLECTIVE * THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM * THE BLACK ANGELS * THE LOCUST * ALVVAYS * PARQUET COURTS * DUNGEN – PERFORMING TA DET LUGNT * FRED ARMISEN – COMEDY FOR MUSICIANS BUT EVERYONE IS WELCOME * WITCH * W.I.T.C.H. * SHINTARO SAKAMOTO * TEMPLES * CONNAN MOCKASIN and FRIENDS – 2 SETS + 2 FILMS * DIIV * MOSES SUMNEY * PUSSY RIOT * LIGHTNING BOLT * ATLAS SOUND * CRUMB * PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS * NICK HAKIM * JAKOB OGAWA * METZ * JESSICA PRATT * VIAGRA BOYS * WAND * JERRY PAPER * GEORGE CLANTON * ALTIN GÜN * BLANCK MASS * BIG BUSINESS * PART TIME * FROTH * POST ANIMAL * SASAMI * MDOU MOCTAR * FAYE WEBSTER * JONATHAN BREE * THE KVB * SURFBORT * KLAUS JOHANN GROBE * ANIKA * FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS * LUMERIANS * JJUUJJUU * DUMBO GETS MAD * AL LOVER * SESSA * THE PARANOYDS * BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT * TRUPA TRUPA * AUTOMATIC * PARTICLE KID * WINTER * TRIPTIDES * KILLS BIRDS + MORE TO COME
OPENING CEREMONIES and TALKS: IAN SVENONIUS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
VISUALS: MAD ALCHEMY LIQUID LIGHT SHOW * ASTRAL VIOLET * TACHYONS+ * MUSTACHIO LIGHT SHOW * BILLGAZER * SNAKE CHIME ZEN * SLIM REAPER * ERNAV K * PURDY LITES * ZACHARY RODELL
THE SANCTUARY curated by EPICENTER PROJECTS: CRISTOPHER CICHOCKI – CIRCULAR DIMENSIONS * RANDY RANDALL / SOUND FIELD * ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE * KID 606 * DNTEL * TOM HALL * BYRON WESTBROOK * POD BLOTZ * JEFF FROST * MITCHELL BROWN * GEORGE JENSEN * CONSCIOUS SUMMARY * JIM HAYNES * ROTARY ECT * WHITE BOY SCREAM + MORE TO COME
**New line-up additions noted in BOLD