Into the Whimsical Wonderland of Desert Hearts Festival

by Coachella Valley | May 2, 2019 10:08 am

Article and Pictures by: Colby Gregory & Tessa Walker[1]


            As the Coachella Valley is rocked by it’s third

major music festival weekend in as many weeks, just

across the San Jacinto Mountains lies another music

festival that is well worth exploring! So we decided to

escape the heat for a weekend and check out this

Mecca for local techno, house, and EDM music.

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A Bit of History:

Desert Hearts is the brainchild of Ex-Pat Brit Lee

Reynolds, Mikey Lion, Porky,Marbs and Deep Jesus

and aims to create a supreme atmosphere of love and


All of the founders are artists themselves and have

played an impressive line up of festivals between them,

forging the way for the house techno scene of the west


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Beginning with 200 followers in 2012, this gathering

has grown to over 5,000 who gathered at the Los

Coyotes Indian reserve to exist as one for a weekend.

The 72hrs of straight music pulses through the camp,

encouraging festival goers to let their freak flags fly!

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Desert Hearts is a culmination of music, spirituality,

friendship, and so much more. I arrived and was

immediately encompassed in a world of fire dancers,

fashion shows, yoga classes, and non-stop music that

kept the energy alive throughout the weekend.



Without any cell service or wifi to connect to everyday

felt like another opportunity to reconnect with the

people around you and just live in the moment.

Swapping the Do-Lab at Coachella for the Burning

man-esque atmosphere of Desert Hearts just

mightblow your mind! Hopefully we will see you there

next year, in the meantime here are a few of our

favorite shots from the weekend :


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