Splash House returns August 11-13 for its fifth anniversary in Palm Springs, bringing its 2017 double weekend edition to the Riviera, Saguaro, and the newly initiated Renaissance. This intimate music experience has become a staple on the boutique festival circuit with ahead of its time bookings and an idyllic desert setting.
The fifth anniversary embodies the forward thinking musical programming that has set Splash House apart with electronic giants Bonobo (DJ Set), Hot Chip (DJ Set), Thomas Jack, Big Gigantic, Kaytranada, and Tokimonsta, the underground tones of Jackmaster, Lane 8, Tensnake, Redlight, Catz n’ Dogz, and the Desert Hearts crew, modern hip-hop forerunners SuperDuperKyle and GoldLink, House maestros Sam Gellaitry, Chris Malinchak, Poolside, Manila Killa and many more soundtracking the oasis soirée.
Once again the party will shift into night at the Palm Springs Air Museum where festival-goers will find themselves dancing outside beneath the desert sky surrounded by vintage museum aircrafts. Soundtracking what will surely be a highlight of the weekend will be none other than electronic titans like Classixx, Malaa, and SOFI TUKKER along with house veterans like James Murphy (Extended Set), Lee Foss and J.Phlip.
Priding itself as a landing place for what’s next in electronic music, Splash House has played host to acts like Flume, Kaytranda, Thomas Jack, and Kygo before they took the world’s stage. While also tagging in global superstars like Claude VonStroke, ODESZA, Guy Gerber, Gorgon City, Tokimonsta, Shiba San, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Claptone, and many more industry leading acts.
Tickets are on-sale now. Guests must be 21+. General Admission tickets are $135; After Hours tickets start at $40. Travel Packages available starting at $220 per person; all packages include weekend tickets and 3-night hotel accommodations.
If you’re Splash House bound make sure you follow our guide to to keep up with the festivities. Unlike any other music festival the venue is right outside your hotel room. For three days and at three hotels Splash House is celebrating their fifth year with a variety of artist you don’t want to miss. Here are 10 tips you’ll need to know before you rage.
Booking a hotel room with your best friends is a must for this festival. Hotel packages sell out fast since they’re limited on rooms but the good news is that all three venues are hotels. Splash House’s official hotels The Saguaro, The Riviera, and The Renaissance all offer room sizes for 1-4 people.
Splash House Hotel Packages can be booked at
Don’t forget to bring the inflatable pink flamingo’s or flags! If you have a pool side room with a balcony make sure you’re creative with Splash House’s Bitchen Balcony Contest. Decorate your balcony for a chance to win a room package to Splash House 2018 & merch pack! This festival also allows you to control how you want to experience it from your room to the pool. Grab all the markers and poster boards, this is going to be a fun project for everyone to join.
More info on rules & prizes: splashhouse.com/bitchinbalconies
Splash House has a nag for putting together a very tasteful lineup. For August they managed to package a variety of unique artists that you never get to see play right outside your hotel room.
AOBeats, Big Gigantic, BLOND:ISH, CamelPhat, Catz ‘N Dogz, Croatia Squad, Desert Hearts, Durante, Eli & Fur, Flamingosis, Gigamesh, Huxley, Hurley Mower, Jacques Greene, Jay Prince, Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Justin Jay, Kaytranada, Le Youth, Lincoln Jesser, Louis Futon, Manila Killa, Monte Booker, Mr. Carmack, Nonfiction &a Josh Billings, NVOY, Oliver Dollar, Option 4, Overjoy, Phantoms (DJ Set), Redlight, Sage Armstrong, Sango, Secondcity, SNBRN, SuperDuperKyle, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), The Him, Vindata, AFTER HOURS, James Murphy, Bob Moses, SOFI TUKKER, Elderbrook, Lovefingers.
The Splash House Spotify playlist has all the tracks to get you ready for this weekends festivities. AOBeats just released his playlist to get us hooked to Splash House vibes.
You’re not doing Splash House right if you don’t jump into the pool. Each hotel provides luxurious pools to keep you cool while the DJ keeps spinning your favorite tracks. Make sure you pack those bathing suits to splash into the groove.
CABANAS AND DAYBEDS
If the pool is too much for you, cabanas and daybeds are perfect to relax in. Order a pitcher or two and your crew is golden for the rest of the day.
Daybeds & Cabana Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Splash House shuttles are a party on the go. They pick up and drop off constantly at each hotel so you won’t miss a beat. Plus each stop is equipped with waters to keep you hydrated for the next set.
You won’t want to miss the after hours at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This party gets turned up even lower after 9pm. Vibing to the music as airplanes take off nest to you is an experience you’ll never forget at Splash House.
FOOD & WATER
The best part of Splash House is the convenience of never having to leave the venues. Each hotel has dine in restaurants or room service. Plus don’t forget each shuttle stop is prepared to give you as much water as needed to keep you hydrated. Each venue will be selling water inside also.
Kudos to Splash House for using technology to help us organize a three venue and three day festival. Save your self some stress and download the Splash House app for all the latest updates, lineups, and maps.
Words By: Andrew Lazar & Isabel Montoya