Archive for the Festivals Category

11th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival – October 6-9 in Joshua Tree, CA.

Posted in Festivals with tags on September 19, 2016 by worldromper

Joshua Tree Music Festival

The festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom, with powerful music from around the world, to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of yoga classes from sunrise to sunset, 27 different music playshops and didgeridoo classes, late night Astronomy theatre, and a World 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.

The fall line-up features rambunctious rock & roll by the prodigious Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, DJ Mark Farina (of Mushroom Jazz fame), two of the most compelling African bands touring today in Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) and Jagwa Music (Tanzania), virtuosic soul and funk by the Katdelics (SF) & Jelly Bread (Reno), dance inducing live-tronica by Dynohunter, spicy Afro-Mex rhythms and inspiring lyrics by Las Cafeteras, and the positively infectious global grooves of Femina (Patagonia), Zazi (Netherlands), Palenke Soultribe (Colombia) and Tribecastan (NY). Thirty-three artists, with just one band live at a time so you don’t miss a beat. An eclectic line-up, artfully sequenced, for maximum impact.

For the full line-up and festival info, log onto:

Watch a mashup video of some of the artists on the 2016 lineup on Youtube.


About Joshua Tree Music Festival:

The Joshua Tree Music Festivals (there are two each year; one in May, one in October) are intimate, community-centric, artistically infused and highly participatory affairs. They capture 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 family friendly global music experience. 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, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Elle King, Chicano Batman, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Valerie June and more.

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, with two alternating stages. “It’s the combination of the magical setting, the music and the people that leads to epiphanic moments. We’ve created a space that enables folks to spend more time together with the ability to not miss any of the music.” Those ‘shared experiences’ are where you find the magic. Kidsville is action packed, and people rate JTMF as one of the few festivals that truly caters to the entire family. You’ll find instant community with nonstop interaction, as folks gather under the billowing shade cloth (over 35,000 square feet of shade flying over the stages and audience), while soaking up the sonic celebrations of the inspired artists. “This is a festival that will take you in as a family member, and send you home with more than you came with”.

The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial.

Tap into this magical trifecta and get your JTMF tickets now!



WIN TICKETS to Turntable.FM Does SXSW 2012 with Flying Lotus [March 10]

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 6, 2012 by worldromper

Turntable.FM is hitting Austin’s SXSW music festival hard this year, with numerous digital pre-parties, DJ battles and a host of contests. They will also be hosting two big events, March  10 with Flying Lotus and Araabmuzik and March 15 with Diplo, A-Trak and ?uestlove.

Find all the information about these two Turntable.FM events here and if you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Flying Lotus show on March 10, simply, send an email to with “Dancefever5000” in the subject line.

Good luck!

Cypress Hill SmokeOut: Low End Theory Stage

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 1, 2012 by worldromper

Saturday March 3 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino – AND it’s on my birthday!

Eagle Rock Music Festival Announces Lineup + Low End Theory Stage

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , on September 6, 2011 by worldromper

HOLY SHIT. Continue reading

Decibel Festival 2011 Announces Program

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , on August 1, 2011 by worldromper

Seattle here I come!

I cannot more highly recommend this festival – click the flyer for more information:

Lightning in a Bottle 2011 Time Slots by Day

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags on May 24, 2011 by worldromper


Festivals always like to print their schedule by stage, however I attend festivals a day at a time. So here is a handy-dandy print-up of the Lightning in a Bottle 2011 schedule BY DAY.

Please note these time slots go backwards, starting with the headliner late in the night and working their way backwards in the day.

I usually print out a couple of these to refer to in the latter part of the festival when everyone has lost their official programs and asking everyone they know about the lineup!




10:00-10:45            The Mowgli’s

11:00-11:45            Carrie Turner

12:00- 12:45            Ultra Love

1:00-1:45            MK and the Gentlemen

2:00-3:00            Early Bird Circus




12:30-2:00            MiM0SA

11:25-12:05            Lucent Dossier Experience

10:55-11:25            William & the Earth Harp

9:30-10:55            Random Rab and the Infinidroid

7:45-9:00            Dub Kirtan Allstars

7:20-7:25            Zoraya Judd

6:00-7:10            The Malah

5:30-5:40            Bella Luna

4:00-5:15            The Mowgli’s

3:35-3:40            Onamare

2:00-3:15            Metal Mother


11:15-12:45            PANTyRAiD

9:45-11:15            NastyNasty

8:15-9:45            Stephan Jacobs

6:45-8:15            Emancipator

5:15-6:45            The Great Mundane

3:45-5:15            Kaminanda

2:30-3:45            Sex Pixels


12:00-2:00            Nick Warren

10:00-12:00            Claude VonStroke

8:30-10:00            J. Cush

7:00-8:30            Mark Zabala

5:30-7:00            MAV3N

4:00-5:30            duckbutter

2:30-4:00            Flook


5:30-6:05            birdseye

7:10-7:55            Shannon Moore & Friends

8:50-9:35            Love in the Circus

11:30-12:30            Chris Joyner

2:00-2:55            Dustbowl Revival

3:00-3:40            Wahnderlust

3:45-4:45            Stevie Starlight

4:50-5:50            Open Jam




12:30-2:00            Pretty Lights

12:05-12:25            William & the Earth Harp

10:30-12:00            Beats Antique

9:35-10:00            El Circo

8:05-9:20            KRADDY

7:45-7:50            Zoraya Judd

6:05-7:20            Y La Bamba

5:25-5:40            nOah VeiL’s pOrtal pOtty

3:55-5:10            Octopus Nebula

3:25-3:35            Otherwise Ent.

1:50-3:05            Lulacruza


11:30-1:00            Virtual Boy

10:00-11:30            Love & Light

8:30-10:00            LowRIDERz

7:00-8:30            Heyoka

5:45-7:00            ill-esha

4:30-5:45            Gladkill

3:15-4:30            Russ Liquid

1:45-3:15            Phutureprimitive


12:00-2:00            Android Cartel

10:00-12:00            Jay Tripwire

8:00-10:00            Sammy Bliss

6:00-8:00            Melanie Moore

4:30-6:00            Joplin

3:00-4:30            Wobs

1:30-3:00            Joe Rodriguez

12:00-1:30            DJ Maggie


4:50-5:00            Bella Luna

5:30-6:25            Je Conte

7:30-8:15            Shane Alexander

9:20-10:20            Peter Goetz

12:00-12:45            Yogi

2:00-3:00            Cohen

3:15-4:10            Metal Mother

4:25-5:25            Open Jam




12:30-2:00            Thievery Corporation

12:00-12:20            Seraphim

10:25-11:55            Bonobo

10:00-10:15            nOah VeiL’s pOrtal pOtty

8:45-9:45            Fool’s Gold

8:15-8:20            Aradia Julia Sunseri

6:40-8:05            Invisible Allies

6:10-6:20            Otherwise Ent.

4:35-5:50            Love in the Circus

2:45-4:15            Desert Dwellers


11:30-1:00            Paper Diamond

10:00-11:30            Eskmo

9:05-10:00            Baths

8:55-9:05            Sofiah Thom

7:30-8:55            LYNX

6:15-7:30            El Papachango

5:00-6:15            Shawna

3:45-5:00            Inspired Flight (Feat. Eligh and Scarub)

2:30-3:45            GoldRush

1:15-2:30            Pussy Monster


12:30-2:00            John Kelley

10:30-12:30            idiot Savant

7:30-10:30            Lee Burridge

6:00-7:30            Pumpkin

4:30-6:00            Syd Gris

3:00-4:30            Brad Moontribe

1:30-3:00            dela Moontribe

12:00-1:30            Brutus


4:45-5:20            Shawn Bisi

6:15-7:00            Renata Youngblood

8:05-8:55            Clayton J Scott

9:45-10:35            Paul Chesne

11:55-12:40            Mind the Gap

2:00-3:00            Helios Jive

3:15-4:05            Lulacruza

4:20-5:20            Open Jam

Ten Artists Not to Miss at Lightning in a Bottle 2011

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , on May 16, 2011 by worldromper

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Photo by Aaron Gautschi