Featuring Atish, Beth Lydi, Cascandy, Catz ‘N Dogz, CINTHIE, Color Love live, Dave Zilla, Derrick Carter, D!NK, DJ Holographic, DJ Minx, DJ Seinfeld, Dusky, Eddy M, Enamour, Eskuche, Evan Casey, Gene Farris, Justin Campbell, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, Lubelski, Mark Farina, Mary Droppinz, Melé, Miss Monique, Morpéi, Ofier live, Partiboi69, Prospa, Rinzen, Rybo, Shaded live, Skream, Soul Clap, Tara Brooks, TIGA, Tini Gessler, VNSSA, Wyatt Marshall + More
Alongside Your Desert Hearts Crew Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porky
Desert Hearts Crew Opening B2B + Desert Hearts Crew Closing B2B
May 6-7 at The Torch at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Desert Hearts Festival, one of North America’s most celebrated boutique electronic music events, has released the star studded lineup for its 2023 edition taking place at The Torch at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 6-7.
The experience will transform the grounds of The Coliseum into a full-scale Desert Hearts Festival takeover, featuring the signature Desert Heart stage, top of the line sound and lighting, art-cars projection mapping, live painters, and world-class musical talent. This special urban event follows the lead of DH’s ten year tenure of taking over unique venues around LA with its City Hearts series.
Over many years of fandom turned professionalism, the DH crew has always hoped of hosting their ultimate idols at their flagship festival. Now those dreams have been realized with the 2023 lineup being topped by the likes of UK multi-genre pioneer Skream, 17 Steps icons Dusky, and Turbo label head TIGA.
Billing continues with a mix of some of the scene’s most buzzed about names. Lo-fi originator DJ Seinfeld makes his DH debut alongside dancefloor favorite Justin Martin, progressive house sensation Miss Monique, Hot creations founder Lee Foss, elrow resident Tini Gessler, 90s rave revival production duo Prospa, and Club Bad’s percussive house frontrunner Melé. Additional highlights include Polish house duo Catz ’N Dogz, emerging tech house producer Eddy M, and next generation house risers VNSSA and Mary Droppinz.
DH 2023 sees its curation dip further into more esoteric and left of center stylings led by 803 Crystal Grooves imprint founder CINTHIE and the ever-playful Aussie export Partiboi69.
Desert Hearts has also enlisted several revered torchbearers from the storied house and techno hotspots of Chicago and Detroit for this year’s edition. Chicago will be well represented by stalwarts like Gene Farris along with a not to be missed Derrick Carter and Mark Farina back to back set. Detroit will also take center stage seeing two of the city’s house music champions DJ Minx and DJ Holographic commanding the decks.
A combination of the scene’s up and comers in addition to familiar Desert Hearts faces will shine bright, including the likes of celebrated DJ and producer duo Soul Clap, the raw and electric productions of Shaded for a live set, standout producer and audiophile Lubelski, the dark and dreamy melodies of Enamour, and rising talents like Tara Brooks, Evan Casey, Atish, Color Love live, Dave Zilla, D!NK, and Justin Campbell among others.
Rounding out the bill are a slew of pairings teaming up for special back to back sets including Eskuche and Rinzen, Rybo and Wyatt Marshall, Cascandy and Beth Lydi, and Morpéi and Ofier live. There will also be a Desert Hearts Crew Opening b2b and Desert Hearts Crew Closing b2b to properly kickoff and conclude DHF 2023.
Of course, performances from the Desert Hearts crew remain the building blocks of the event’s finely curated schedule. From the chugging four on the floor tones of Desert Hearts Records label head Mikey Lion and out-there sonic journeys of Lee Reynolds, to the deep and melodic techno soundscapes of Desert Hearts Black’s Marbs and the scrappy musical encyclopedia of Porky, these are the sets that keep the community coming back.
This year, Desert Hearts Festival will pivot back to its celebrated One Stage, One Vibe format, a tradition fostered since the inception of the event which brings the community together on a single dancefloor. As a part of the iconic LA Coliseum’s centennial anniversary celebration, the 2023 edition will provide attendees with a brand new take on the immersive Desert Hearts Festival experience. Minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles’ thriving late-night scene, there will also be a number of afterparties to be announced leading up to the event.
While the Desert Hearts experience continues to evolve and grow, the core ethos of inclusivity, creative freedom, and acceptance remains front and center. It remains this renegade spirit that makes it one of the wildest and most authentic community-driven festival experiences out there.
Desert Hearts Festival is a 21+ event.
Desert Hearts Festival 2023 Lineup (A-Z):
Catz ’N Dogz
Color Love live
Desert Hearts Crew Opening B2B + Desert Hearts Crew Closing B2B
Plus Very Special Guests
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. Located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, the Coliseum is a 77,500 capacity multi-purpose stadium which opened in 1923. Home to the USC Trojans, the legendary stadium has been named as one of the nation’s 40 best stadiums to experience college football by Sporting News, and ranked USC football at the Coliseum as the nation’s No. 3 stadium experience by StadiumJourney.com. Following a recent renovation in 2019, the stadium is now home to a newly added seven-story suite and press tower which includes luxurious suites, loge boxes, club seats, a new press box, and the rooftop 1923 Club with a 360-degree view of the Los Angeles basin; along with several upgrades including new seating, updated technology and concession stands, additional food options for guests, and much more.
The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other, including the only venue to host two Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the Track and Field Competition for the Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932, XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984) and soon a third (XXXIVth Olympiad in 2028); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928-1981); professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979 and 2016-2019); appearances by U.S. Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; and international dignitaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela, to name a few. Additionally, the Coliseum, designated a National Historic monument in 1984, has hosted some of the greatest acts in entertainment, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Prince, and many more. For more information please visit lacoliseum.com.