Desert Hearts Festival Reveals First Wave Lineup for 2024 in Northern Arizona

July 4-8, 2024, will mark a distinctive edition of the Desert Hearts Festival as it unveils its phase one lineup, featuring a blend of iconic artists and fresh talents at the scenic Playa Ponderosa in Northern Arizona.

This year, Desert Hearts has allied with Phoenix’s Walter Productions, promising a return to its roots with an uninterrupted stream of music against a breathtaking backdrop of mountains and Ponderosa pines. Celebrated for its “One Stage, One Vibe” philosophy, the festival ensures a continuous live soundtrack, ranging from house to techno, throughout the weekend.

The lineup stars techno luminary Anja Schneider, the legendary Ardalan, and the innovative atish, alongside dynamic duos such as Coco & Breezy and Walker & Royce. Adding depth to the roster are Doc Martin, Kevin Knapp, Lubelski, Mary Droppinz, Mira, Nala, Öona Dahl, Rinzen, Tara Brooks, and VNSSA, each set to bring their unique flair to the festival.

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Integral to this experience is the Desert Hearts Crew—Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky—whose performances are deeply interwoven with the festival’s ethos. This edition also introduces a collaborative closing set, promising a memorable finale.

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The event’s collaboration with Walter Productions extends beyond music, incorporating art cars and installations that enhance the festival’s immersive atmosphere. The partnership also leverages Walter’s extensive experience in bringing large-scale art to life, as seen in other major festivals.

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Desert Hearts Festival is not just about music; it’s an amalgamation of art, community, and environmental consciousness, set in an intimate venue that promises cool temperatures and stunning natural beauty.

As tickets for the 2024 edition approach a sell-out, attendees are encouraged to secure their place at this transformative event. For more information on tickets and the full artist lineup, visit the Desert Hearts Festival website.

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