We are pleased to bring the following artists to Desert Rocks 2012!
Beats Antique * The Wailers * Lucent Dossier Experience * Brother Ali * RJD2 * JGB feat. Melvin Seals * Chali 2na and The House of Vibe * Phadroid * The Polish Ambassador * Elephant Revival (2 nights) * Random Rab * Hot Buttered Rum * GAUDI * MTHDS * Govinda * Euforquestra * Octopus Nebula * DeadPhish Orchestra * Lunar Fire * Willie Waldman Project featuring Wisdom * Samples * Nathan Moore * The Burned * Wisebird * Stonefed * White Water Ramble * Andy Frasco and the UN * Dirt Monkey * The Possum Posse featuring A Guy on a Buffalo Show * Sweatshop Union * Spell Talk * Michael Garfield * Afro Omega * Holy Water Buffalo * Tatanka * Ariano, LD & Thoughtsarizen * The Human Experience * Equaleyes * The Human Experience * James and The Devil * Crushendo * Sorne * Human Agency * Lil Sum'n Sum'n * Grant Farm * Marinade * Birds of Paradise * The Human Revolution * Luke Benson Band * The Williams Brothers Band * Burnell Washburn * Jaden Carlson Trio * Max Pain & The Groovies * Wounded Healer * GeorgeLife * Bedrockk * Scenic Byway * Funk & Gonzo * Roots Rawka * Tyeze * Dumb Luck * Babylon System * The Drunken Hearts * Ashlee K and Karen Waldrup as The Violets * Wasnatch * DJ Ebenflow * Red Dog Revival * DopeThought * Bonfire Dub * Sea Stars * Dynohunter * The Pour Horse * ATOMGA * Libby Kirkpatrick * Triggers & Slips * Puddle Mountain Ramblers * JACK+JILL * Huckle * Ragtime Willie * Gigi Love * Tramlife * Tony Holiday & The Velvetones * Timmi Cruz * Patrick Latella * deCay * Heartwreck * QUINTANA * DJ Balance * The Pillars Project * JNatural * Anthony Motto * Jae Wonka * deCay featuring InEssence * 12BC * RKTboy * Nocturnal Safari * Raw-Fidelity * Pat Maine * Ryno * SpaceY * Omeed the Nag w/ DJ Vagif *Arkadios * Ruddy Carpel * Dusk Raps * Stesus Nice * Xzentradi * Rich Again * Two and a Half White Guys * Soltron * illoom * Jef Doogie * SuprTek * Dr. ILL * K<3Love * Jayce * B Town * Maestrobe * Darkside * Prowess * 2BE * MusicGarage.org Kids * Advent Horizon * Minx * The Syndicate * Harlem Shuffle * Steve Auerbach * V!!3E TR!!3E * Learical Mindset * Pookie * RoboRob * Seik One
CAMPING AND SITE SCHEDULE Thursday, 6/7 12:00pm Gates open. Camping area opens. Thursday, 6/7 3:00pm Music starts. Friday, 6/8 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Saturday, 6/9 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Sunday, 6/10 11:00am Music starts, goes till dawn. Monday, 6/11 2:00pm Camping area closes, everyone must be packed up and gone.
RAIN OR SHINE Desert Rocks is a Rain or Shine festival, in fact a little rain is welcome!
DOGS Want to bring your furry friend to Desert Rocks? Dogs are allowed however you must purchase a $40 dog pass available online or $50 at the gate. Dogs will be tagged upon entry of the festival with the owners name and contact info. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. If your dog is caught wandering the festival without a leash it will be brought to the festival pound and there will be a $50 dog bail fee. Please be respectful of the enviornment and cleanup after your dog!
PRE PURCHASE YOUR DOG PASS HERE
Rules Treat people and your environment with respect. Lookout for all your fellow music loving campers. No glass in the stage area. No on site camping without a music festival wristband. No Fires. No Weapons. No Fireworks. No Drugs Allowed. No unauthorized vending. No Mean People. No Filming. No leaving your campsite a mess, leave no trace! Trash receptacles and recycle bins will be on site, so please find them and use them!
Shuttles Desert Rocks will have shuttle buses operating non-stop running between the festival venue, the town of Green River (7 miles away for those staying at Hotels), and the giant Green River Beach only 2 miles from the venue. Shuttle passes will be $15 for an unlimited weekend pass or $5 per ride.
ATMs There will be ATMs available onsite at the festival grounds.
CELL PHONES In the town of Green River there is good cell phone reception. At the festival site there is intermitent service, some carriers do not provide service. Check with your individual service provider.
FIRST AID Desert Rocks is proud to have a fifteen person, volunteer staffed medical team. These professionals include nurses, EMT's, firefighters to provide your first aid care at the festival.
CAMPING If you plan to stay onsite you or your group must have a Tent Camp Pass, a Car Camp Pass (two tents allowed per car camp pass), or an RV (small or large) pass (two tents allowed per RV pass). Camping is also first come first serve. You must have a festival pass to camp, NO EXCEPTIONS. Your weekend pass will still be valid upon re-entry so long as it is not broken or damaged. Folks wearing BROKEN WRISTBANDS will not be admitted under any circumstance.
Motor homes are welcome, but the terrain is rough, so please drive slowly and carefully. There are NO hook-ups on site. Desert Rocks is an overnight camping festival in the middle of the desert. As such it is important for "YOU," the festival goers, to be prepared for desert camping.
Below is a list of items that you should bring with you on your trip:
Tent (no holes and a working zipper), Tarp, Sleeping Bags, Raingear, Extra pair Shoes/Socks, Bug Spray, Blanket/pad/lawn chairs, Sunscreen, Hat for shade, Sunglasses, Umbrella for Shade, Water Container, personal mister, Towel, Swim Suit, Trash Bags, Extra Toilet paper (just in case), Lantern/Flashlight with extra batteries, Flag to identify campsite, Hand Sanitizer, Small Luggage lock for your tent (please don't bring valuables), Earplugs, Pen and Paper for the many friends, memories, and setlists, extra set of keys, Vehicle Key code (to duplicate your lost key), small first aid kit. If you forget any items there will be a on-site store to help you with your needs.
Please remember that the Desert contains various critters including snakes, lizards, fire ants, etc... The property owners have done their best to relocate these critters off of the property however to ensure your safety we ask that you please sleep in a tent, vehicle, or enclosable area. If you are sleeping in a tent please make sure that you keep your tent zipped up at all times to prevent a critter from sneaking in and snuggling up with you.
SHOWERS Desert Rocks will be offering deluxe, hot showers for $5. Thanks to Blue Lagoon Mobile Showers for bringing this comfort to us in the middle of the desert!
ALCOHOL At the Beer Garden your ID will be checked and you will be given a separate wristband that will allow you to purchase beer. In an effort to GO GREEN we will be selling reusable cups, as such your first beer purchase will be $6, re-usable cup re-fills will then be $4, SO KEEP YOUR CUP.
WATER Water bottles and an assortment of drinks will be sold on-site, also there will be an abundance of potable water available to you free if you have a container to use.
RESTROOMS There will be ample porta potties located at various site throughout the festival grounds. A handicap accessible porta pottie will be onsite. There will also be a "Men’s Room" porta pottie as well which includes 5 urinals to help keep porta pottie lines to a minimum. Hand Sanitizer and toilet paper will be provided however we encourage you to bring an extra roll and hand sanitizer just in case. Please be respectable and do not damage the Porta Potties or put foriegn objects in them.
SAFETY The Desert is a harsh environment that includes high day temperatures, low night temperatures, Cactus, Cliffs, Loose Sharp Rocks, Critters (Snakes, Lizards, Insects, Coyote's, etc...), Storms, Flash Floods, etc... To avoid injury and to have a fun, safe, exciting festival experience we advise you to read these tips:
Stay Hydrated. Watch where you are stepping, sitting, and reaching, Desert Critters like to hide under rocks, in crevices, in bushes/broken branches, and burrows. Cactus can grow anywhere there is sand so watch your step. If you see yellow caution tape or orange safety fence there is likely a cliff or other hazard, please avoid these areas. Please keep a flashlight with you at night and be aware of your surroundings. Please do not throw rocks off cliffs as there may be people below, also if you are under a cliff be alert for falling rocks. Please no fires, the desert is very dry and gusty and fires are easily spread. Do not camp under cliffs or in Riverbeds as falling rocks and flash floods are very dangerous.
There will be a safety team, first aid tent, and staffed EMTs/medics onsite in case anyone is hurt. If you or someone you know is hurt please notify a safety team member and head to the first aid tent. For serious emergencies a life flight/ambulance will be called.
PARKING Parking will be $10 onsite for the general parking area. Car camp passes will allow you to park and car camp in the designated camping areas. Parking is also first come first serve, so get there early. There will be a long term parking for those who intend to stay for the duration of the festival, short term parking will be available for locals and those who are coming and going regularly. If you show up after dark plan on parking in the upper venue lot, even if you have a lower venue pass.
KIDS Children under 12 are free and family camping is available. Parents will be responsible for their children at all times during the festival. Each child will be required to wear an information wristband in case they are separated from their parents.
Here is a link to listen to the new album from The Temper Trap, "The Temper Trap." It will offically be released on June 5th. Enjoy! (Click the album to launch the player)
Here is the brand new Silversun Pickups song, "Bloody Mary." I could have waited until tomorrow but I wanted you to hear it first.
Their new album "Neck of the Woods" will be out later this year.
- xoxoxox Corey
Well, I decided to put of some of our favorite albums of 2011 up a little early this year. I have to say there were some pretty big disappoints for me from some of my favorite bands The Rapture (normally my favorite band to snowboard to), The Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Dredg had an amazingly awful album, Cold War Kids lost the piano I loved in their songs and my attention with it, The Decemberists surprised me with the most boring thing I heard all year with "The King Is Dead." On the other hand, I was surprised how much I enjoyed Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" though I was prepared to hate it. I was bummed by The White Stripes official break-up as my Facebook was flooded with condolences from friends only to have Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears fill in the bluesy hole in my heart. I could go on and on. I am X96's cranky critic and music director. 2011 is a year where folk-rock launched into the cosmos with Mumford and Sons and a sing-songy English woman couldn't not be avoided no matter where you went. Here are the top ten albums of 2011 from some of our staff. We argue over music all the time. I will follow up this blog with some favorite picks from some folks in Utah that influence some of my music tastes. -Corey
Corey O'Brien Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears "Scandalous" Bright Eyes "The People's Key" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Grouplove "Never Trust a Happy Song" Does It Offend You Yeah? "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" Pendulum "Immersion" The Strokes "Angles" Foster the People "Torches" Spank Rock Everything Is Boring and Everyone is a F**king Liar" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" (if I had heard the Black Keys album "El Camino" I am sure it would have made it)
Todd Nuke'em Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto" Foo Fighters "Wasting Light" Foster the People "Torches" Brogan Kelby "Skylights" Panic at the Disco "Vices and Virtues" Rise Against "Endgame" Switchfoot "Vice Verses" Yellowcard "When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes" Richie T. Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto" Flogging Molly "Speed of Darkness" Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math" New Found Glory "Radiosurgery" Panic at the Disco "Vices and Virtues" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" Rise Against "Endgame" She Wants Revenge "Valleyheart" Various Artists "Rave On, Buddy Holly: A Tribute"
Heidi: the Sales Princess Adele "21" Angels and Airwaves "Love Part II (To The Stars)" The Black Keys "El Camino" Bright Eyes "The People's Key" Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" Foster the People "Torches" Hollywood Undead "American Tragedy" The Naked & Famous "Passive Me, Aggressive You" The Strokes "Angles" Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "World Wide Revel Songs" Kandy Kane: The Self-Proclaimed Sales Queen The Airborne Toxic Event "All At Once" Angels and Airwaves "Love Part II (To The Stars)" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Florence and the Machine "Ceremonials" Foster the People "Torches" Grouplove "Never Trust a Happy Song" The Joy Formidible "The Big Roar" The Naked & Famous "Passive Me, Aggressive You" Switchfoot "Vice Verses" Broken Bells "Meyrin Fields" El "Mike" Jefe Adele "21" The Airborne Toxic Event "All At Once" Awolnation "Megalithic Symphony" Beastie Boys "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Foster the People "Torches" Green Day "Awesome As F**k" The Naked & Famous "Passive You, Aggressive Me" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Dude Buddy Adam Arctic Monkeys "Suck It and See"
Awolnation "MEgalithic Symphony"
Ben Harper "Give Till It Hurts"
Cake "Showroom of Compassion"
Cole War Kids "Mine Is Yours"
Death Cab For Cutie "Codes and Keys"
Eddie Vedder "Ukulele Songs"
Flogging Molly "Speed of Darkness"
Radiohead "The King of Limbs"
Social Distortion "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"
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