The 7 Most Psychedelic Desert Festivals


Just imagine a hot summer night, tons of sand all around you, colorful strangers dancing to the same beat, eyes closed, music blasting, and for a moment you forget the world exists. There’s just you and the desert and this powerful feeling of living in the moment.

This is what festivals are all about, and there is something extraordinary about festivals taking place in the desert because they somehow make you feel like you are on some other planet.

So we gathered a list of the 7 best desert festivals which are an out-of-this-world experience.


1. Desert Hearts in California, USA

Desert Hearts is a young festival which is still developing, but its main idea is to connect with nature and celebrate life with music. The cozy atmosphere doesn’t include hundreds of thousands of people and dozens of stages; it is just one stage with music blasting for 72 hours without ever stopping.

Desert Hearts takes place at an Indian reservation, and as such follows the principle of respect towards nature, sharing and love. 

It is one of the rare festivals that take place in November, which makes the atmosphere even more unique. The only thing you need is to come in good spirits, to have an open mind and a smile on your face, and the good mood is only going to blossom as you connect to other free-spirited people around you.

When it comes to music, it is mostly house and techno while the venue is decorated with numerous art installations and colorful lights. Moreover, you can take part in some of the workshops that the festival offers. The atmosphere is truly magical and you won’t make a mistake if you decide to join the Desert Hearts growing family.

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