Desert Hearts Festival Mikey Lion performing on stage with friends dancing behind him
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80 hours of non-stop house, techno, and love at Desert Hearts Festival! Who are you most excited to see?

Desert Hearts Festival returns for another year of non-stop house, techno, and love all weekend long! With only one stage, you’ll never have to worry about conflicts with set times. The awesome part is that you don’t even have to leave your tent to hear the music… except when you’re trying to sleep.

This year’s amazing lineup showcases some of the Desert Hearts Records rising artists such as Rybo featuring Anabel Englund, Lubelski, and Justin Campbell. We will also see the return of favorites like Sacha Robotti, Doc Martin, and Tara Brooks, as well as the Desert Hearts Crew: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop.

While the festival will be bumpin’ all weekend, here are five artists I think you shouldn’t miss!

Tickets are officially sold out, however, you can check the Facebook discussion board for people selling their tickets, and don’t forget to check out our tips for buying tickets third party!

Julia’s Top Picks at Desert Hearts 2018

Sacha Robotti
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Sacha Robotti

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I’ve always kind of known about Sacha Robotti, but it wasn’t until Desert Hearts Festival 2017 that I truly discovered the Sloth Acid King. I was taking a break in my tent during his incredible techno set that absolutely blew my mind.

Having played at nearly every major music festival in North America, Sacha has been killing it and I can’t wait to see his set! He’s playing several shows leading up to Desert Hearts Festival, so see which one is in a city near you!

Lauren Lane at Dirtybird Campout
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Lauren Lane

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As I was curating my playlist to prepare for Lightning in a Bottle 2017, Lauren Lane quickly caught my attention. Since I was trying to survive while sick with bronchitis at Lightning, I did not get a chance to check out her set, so I’m really stoked about this second chance.  Her original track, “Cool Kids”, will really get your feet moving and grooving. You’ll definitely be feeling like a cool kid!

Tara Brooks
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Tara Brooks

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Tara Brooks will forever be a crush of mine. She plays deep, dark, compelling sets that hypnotize my soul. I don’t remember how long ago I started listening to her music, but I’ve always been super excited to groove along to her sets. She’s always had such a great energy behind the decks and you can tell she has a deep passion and love for the music.

Justin Campbell at Desert Hearts Festival
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Justin Campbell


Describing his sound as “stimulating house music”, Justin Campbell keeps his listeners moving on their feet all day long. His unique style of euphoric grooves bring the best vibes, in my opinion. I can’t get enough of his sunrise set from Desert Hearts 2016! Definitely looking forward to some good feels during his set. Although, if it’s a sunrise set… I’ll try my best to stay awake!


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Lubelski is one of Desert Hearts rising artists who is quickly making an impression in the scene. Co-produced with Fritz Carlton, “Doses” is still ranking as one of Desert Hearts’ hottest tracks. What piqued my interest was his DnB track on his SoundCloud with the hashtag #bladerunnerxmasseffectvibes. All three things that I definitely enjoy.

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With a father who is a musician, Julia grew up surrounded by music. While trying out every instrument that peaked her interest, piano, drums, guitar, ukulele, and DAW software holds a special spot in her heart. Attending music events whether it be an open mic night, club, or a festival is one of her passions. As a child, her parents took her to concerts, but at age 13 is when she went to her first one on her own. Since then she has been to many different events in all genres. In 2008, she went to her first electronic music festival, Monster Massive. She's been to smaller club events, but nothing like a massive. After seeing the go-go dancers at Monster Massive, she knew that's what she wanted to do one day. In 2010, she started go-go dancing at smaller clubs and eventually became a performer for Insomniac Events where she performed with them for a year. Experiencing a festival from on the stage is an incredible feeling. There is so much powerful energy that reminds Julia just how much music means to her. While she doesn't dance anymore, she is currently training in pole and aerial arts in hopes to perform at events again someday. Being able to create and share the beauty of music and arts is something that Julia wants to put her energy into. The music scene has changed her life for the better and shaped her into who she is today.


  1. Your first festival was monster massive? Didn’t Deadmau5 & kaskade play their album that night? I remember that night, we got chased by 1000 asians 🙂 LOL

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