Joshua Tree Music Festival Announces Spring 2023 Lineup

Article Contributed by Joshua Tree Mu… | Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The lineup for the spring Joshua Tree Music Festival is here! This will be Joshua Tree Music Festivals 21st annual spring event, taking place May 18th to May 21st at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground in Joshua Tree, CA.

Joshua Tree Music Festival lineups are keenly crafted curations spanning diverse musical styles. They feature artists on-the-rise alongside esteemed global acts, local and international musicians, a few surprises and a whole lot of talent.

Headlining this May are New Orleans funk legends, Galactic. Galactic draw on 25 years together, 10 albums and over 2000 shows, they’ll be accompanied by vocal powerhouse Angelika “Jelly” Joseph. Balkan Bump brings high energy global electro-brass and lush live production to the mix. Revolutionary rock n’ rollers The Last Internationale add a touch of grit. And Thievery Corporation founding member Rob Garza is set to play a sizzling late night DJ set fusing dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova.

Adding some International flavor to the lineup: the trance dance inducing Dutch-New Zealand trio, My Baby; the searing hypnotic rebel music of Tuareg tribesmen, Tamikrest; and Haitian-American Leyla McCalla, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English.

Do not miss these high energy main stage performances: saddle up for some splendid rock-and-roll with over-the-top theatrical rockers, Whiskerman; be mesmerized by the electro-tribal force that is Trouble in the Streets; and take an extra-dimensional cosmic journey with Golden Dawn Arkestra.

To get a feel for the music vibe and soak up the full spectrum of styles, listen up to the official May 2023 Spotify playlist.

The festival kicks off at 5pm on Thursday evening, the perfect warm-up to an action-packed weekend on the dancefloor with music rotating from early until late between four stages. “We believe in high-quality shared experiences at JTMF. Music rotates with one stage live at a time so you don’t miss a beat, and this May we’re adding the after-hours House It Up silent disco DJ sets for those that want to keep dancing into the early hours.” Says festival founder Barnett English.

Just a stone’s throw from the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree Music Festival has been drawing music lovers to the mystical Mojave desert since 2003. The four-day festivals are immersive, community-centric, family friendly, conscientiously inclusive experiences. Attendees are seasoned festival goers and first-timers alike, a passionate community coming together with a mission to experience social interaction on a deeper level, and foster positive, life-changing moments. Joshua Tree Music Festival happens each May and October. For more information go to

Current ‘early bird’ ticketing tier is almost sold out. Tickets for the festival, taking place May 18-21, 2023 in Joshua Tree, CA, are available via the Joshua Tree Music Festival website - be sure to grab yours soon before prices bump up.  4-day tickets are $245 plus fees, vehicle passes, early entry add-ons and parking passes can be purchased separately.

RSVP on the JTMF May 2023 Facebook Event Page and be sure to stay in