THE MYSTICAL NATURE OF DESERT DAZE 2017

Iggy Pop shot by Wanda Martin.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Wanda Martin & Anya Sidorova
WORDS  Julian de la Celle


     Over the weekend Desert Daze proved to be this years savior of rock ’n’ roll bringing together the likes of Iggy Pop, Ty Segall, Thurston Moore, Eagles of Death Metal and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard to name a few. The line-up alone was enough to hail Desert Daze ’17 as the biggest and most exciting yet. From the early hours of the day people flocked to the festival grounds to be immersed in the sounds of music and clouds of dust started up by the dancing audiences. A love for music and art is at the center of this festival, both from the festival goers and from the people behind the scenes - Founder Phil Pirrone, Art Director Mason Rothschild, Liquid Light Show God Lance Gordon, Photographer David Evanko, and about a hundred other people making sure it all felt like a genuine community. There is a certain energy that surrounds the festival grounds - The Institute of Mentalphysics - that instantly transports you to another mystical realm by giving guests a welcoming, yet still buzzy atmosphere. Mad Alchemy once again created beautifully stunning liquid light show visuals for multiple stages throughout the festival, specifically for acts John Cale, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ariel Pink. Desert Daze has grown immensely in the past six years, pinning down even bigger acts and bringing in even bigger crowds, and we can't wait to see what 2018 has in store.

 

La Femme shot by Wanda Martin.

  Hedi Slimane shot by Wanda Martin.

Hedi Slimane shot by Wanda Martin.

Shot by Wanda Martin.

Starcrawler shot by Wanda Martin.

Deap Vally shot by Wanda Martin.

Prettiest Eyes shot by Wanda Martin.

Frankie & the Witch Fingers shot by Wanda Martin.

Froth shot by Wanda Martin.

Mr. Elevator shot by Wanda Martin.

Twin Peaks shot by Wanda Martin.

Fever The Ghost shot by Wanda Martin.

Andrew of The Mothdrops shot by Wanda Martin.

Death Vally Girls shot by Anya Sidorova.

Death Vally Girls shot by Wanda Martin.

Thurston Moore shot by Anya Sidorova.

Thurston Moore shot by Wanda Martin.

The Babe Rainbow shot by Wanda Martin.

The Creation Factory shot by Wanda Martin.

Shot by Wanda Martin.

Eagles of Death Metal shot by Wanda Martin.

Allah-Las shot by Wanda Martin.

Drinks shot by Anya Sidorova.

Shot by Anya Sidorova.

Evan Snyder & Jeffertitti of The Entire Universe shot by Anya Sidorova.

  JJUUJJUU shot by Anya Sidorova.

JJUUJJUU shot by Anya Sidorova.

Ty Segall shot by Anya Sidorova.

Ty Segall shot by Wanda Martin.

Ty Segall shot by Anya Sidorova.

Ariel Pink shot by Wanda Martin.

  Don Bolles shot by Wanda Martin.

Don Bolles shot by Wanda Martin.

Sunflower Bean by Anya Sidorova.

Shot by Anya Sidorova.

John Cale shot by Anya Sidorova.

Founder Lance Gordon of Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show shot by Wanda Martin.

Shot by Anya Sidorova.

Kurt Vile shot by Wanda Martin.

Twin Peaks shot by Wanda Martin.

Chris Shaw (GOGGS) shot by Wanda Martin.

Shot by Wanda Martin.

Spiritualized shot by Wanda Martin.

Shot by Anya Sidorova.

Iggy Pop shot by Wanda Martin.

Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show shot by Wanda Martin.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra shot by Wanda Martin.

 

Wanda Martin - @wanda_martin
Anya Sidorova - @anyamoscou

Desert Daze - @desertdaze_official
Mad Alchemy - @themadalchemistliquidliteshow