JOSHUA TREE ADDITIONS

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JOSHUA TREE
May 18-20 Music in the Magical Mojave
5th annual three day high desert camping experience


Joshua Tree 2006 by Andrew Wyatt
David Murphy of STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) will be joining livetronica pioneers the New Deal at the Joshua Tree Music Festival. Witness the sonic collaboration as they morph into the JOIN, a musical coalescence with Jamie Shields and Darren Shearer of the New Deal. Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Freund is back by popular demand. Catch Tom on the main stage on Saturday and for a rock’n set in Kidzville.

Camping space at the festival is filling up. To guarantee a spot in the main campground near amenities, and to save some coin, reserve your Festival Tickets and camping pass in advance. If you wait, and buy at the gate, you may end up camping in the lower lot.

Festival Line up includes:

LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES * GARAJ MAHAL * the NEW DEAL * RHYTHM COUNCIL * HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION * GANGA GIRI * the BE GOOD TANYAS * TRAMPLED BY TURTLES * PNUMA TRIO * BRETT DENNEN * MELTONE * AXIS BROTHERS * OMAR TORREZ * PO’ GIRL * KOKOLO AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA * GODDESS ALCHEMY PROJECT * MANEJA BETO * VEGITATION * SCOTT HUCKABAY * PREZIDENT BROWN * TOM FREUND * HUNKAMAMA * BLVD & SOULEYE* MOJOW & the VIBRATION ARMY * SOLID RAY WOODS.


JOSHUA TREE, CA – The 5th annual Joshua Tree Music Festival will take place Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, in Joshua Tree, California. A family-friendly event for music loving souls of all ages, the festival is a three day high desert camping experience in the magical Mojave. The festival is held in the shadows of the National Park, and is one of the only multi-day campout music festivals of its caliber in the Southwest.

The festival showcases an incredibly diverse array of more than 20 nationally, and internationally recognized recording artists. From rocket-fueled funktronica to rippin’ newgrass, flamenco-delic, afro-centric, swampy N’awlins grooves, angelic harmonies and tribal beats all can be found at the fest. Two stages alternate through out the weekend so you don’t miss any bands, and the music flows non-stop.

The line-up so far includes: Los Amigos Invisibles (Venezuela), the New Deal (Canada), Ganga Giri (Australia), Garaj Mahal (feat. Fareed Haque), Heavyweight Dub Champion (SF), Be Good Tanyas (Canada), Rhythm Council (fea. Papa Mali, Henry Butler, Kirk Joseph & Robb Kidd), Pnuma Trio (Memphis), Meltone (Japan), Brett Dennen (LA), Trampled By Turtles (Duluth, MN), Axis Brothers (SF), Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra (NYC), Po’ Girl (Canada), Maneja Beto (Austin), the Goddess Alchemy Project (Sonoma), Omar Torrez (LA), Vegitation (San Diego), Solid Ray Woods & the Raw Soul Revue (Joshua Tree). More tba soon. Check the website for artist bios and updates.

Children of all ages are welcome. The festival village includes Organic Foods, World Market, PlayShops, KidsVille, the Love Train, daily parades and more. The music begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and runs until the wee hours of the morning each night. Dance under the stars and howl at the moon in this awe-inspiring high desert environ!

Early Bird Tickets are now available now for Friday ($26), Saturday ($36), Sunday ($26) or a three-day pass for $75.00. Purchases of festival tickets and camping reservations may be made online via the website. For festival information and to purchase tickets, log onto: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.