One of the things that makes West Coast house and techno festival Desert Hearts so unique is its decision to cap attendance at 3,500. It allows the organizers to keep the intimacy and the intention of the founding vision intact, but it does mean tickets always sell out — and fast.
Demand is high for the installation-heavy vibe fest in Warner Springs, California, whose lineups have boasted Tiefschwarz, M.A.N.D.Y. and Claude VonStroke. The people of Desert Hearts know the time has come to expand and have thought long and hard about how to grow without compromising the brand’s integrity. The answer is simple: Bring Desert Hearts to new cities and festivals around the world.
City Hearts will be a touring teaser designed to give more music and art lovers a chance to experience the Desert Hearts life while pumping the crowd up for the main event. The tour will kick off in Brazil on Saturday and travel across the United States before culminating in the Desert Hearts weekend, March 31 through April 3, in Warner Springs.
Check the full list of tour dates below, and visit Desert Hearts online and on Facebook for tickets and more information.
City Hearts Tour Dates:
Dec 03 – Som & Sol Festival – Santa Maria, BR
Dec 16 – The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 23 – Spin Nightclub – San Diego, CA
Dec 31 – Minimal Effort – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 6-9 – Ocaso Festival – Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Jan 20 – Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
Jan 21 – Flash Factory – Manhattan, NY
Jan 26 – Warehouse – New Orleans, LA
Jan 27 – Flash – Washington, DC
Jan 28 – Lemon City Studios – Miami, FL
Feb 03 – Agave – Avon, CO
Feb 03 – Gem & Jam – Tucson, AZ
Feb 04 – Cervantes – Denver, CO
Feb 05 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Feb 10 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 11 – TBA
Feb 17 – Ethics – Austin, TX
Feb 17 – The Biltmore – Tahoe, CA
Feb 18 – 1Up – Reno, NV
Feb 24 – Whiskey Bar – Portland, OR
Feb 25 – Public Works – San Francisco, CA
Mar 4 – Secret Location – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 31 – Apr 3 – Desert Hearts Festival in Warner Springs, CA