Vagabond Festival

Celebrating the Nostalgia of Beat generation America. Music, craft, poetry, writing workshops, talks.

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The festival

Get Inspired

A weekend to honour the rich history of beat generation America and allow you to reminisce on a time of creativity, craft and classic adventures. If you have always felt drawn to the style and stories of the 60s, we offer you the chance to journey back and walk in the shoes of your heroes, to a time where hitting the road was always in search of something new, and the only way to travel was in a classic car.

Journey back...

Our events are carefully curated to inspire and excite the nostalgia in you.
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Star Gazing

Join us as we explore the universe, a moment of silence to watch the stars

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My Beat Hero

Otto Randal talks about how his most recent work has been influenced by beat generation creatives

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Bebop Generation

A live performance of modern jazz music, famously the soundtrack to the Beat Generation

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Nostalgic by Design

A panel talk with designers that are choosing a return to the art of craft and creative process

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Poetry 
Jam

A chance for amateur writers to share their work, and meet fellow modern day poets

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Silent
 Auction

Bid on vintage products, rare records and first edition books

Our Guests

We offer a nostalgic experience that shows how these times are being brought into the modern world. You are discerning about style, and so are we, because Vagabond is founded by creatives, for creatives.
The Miles Davis Tribute Band
@milesdavistributeband

The Miles Davis Tribute Band

A Tribute to Miles is a tribute album by four of the five members of the Miles Davis quintet Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter.

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Otto Randall
@ottorandallwrites

Otto Randall

Author of 'The Desert Moon' and many other short stories inspired by his travels in North America.

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Kat Delvane
@katdelvane

Kat Delvane

Musician and poet Kat has been called the new Dylan, following his recent tour combining spokenword and acoustic performances

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Silas & Amelia Good
@offbeatbydesign

Silas & Amelia Good

Designers and brand gurus who founded the studio 'OffBeat' to offer a unique design aesthetic, andcreative process that harks back to the craftsmanship of the 50s

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Maggie Grey
@thespiritbird

Maggie Grey

Maggie Grey– Blogger and Travel Writer, who you may know better by the name of her blog'Spirit Bird in Flight' has been writing creatively her whole life, but really found success when shedecided to pack up her life, and buy a camper van to travel the world.

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Elias Cooper
@EcooperPH

Elias Cooper

Photographer and travel writer, dedicated to the art of analog prints. Elias will beexhibiting his new collection “On The Beaten Track'

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Melissa Worthy
@mworthy

Melissa Worthy

Melissa Worthys book Button Poetry -  explores the intersections of female identity in modern America. 

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Tom Hunter
@tomhunter

Tom Hunter

Tom is an American Folk singer best known for his morning radio program in San Francisco and is the Co-Founder and Director of 'Music For Soul'. 

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Book your festival

Ticket options and accommodations for you right in the heart of the desert plains.

Early Bird

Early Bird

Entry to the festival on all days, Access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Mobile Charging, Showers and Bathrooms, Mobile App, Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

Entry to the festival on all days

Access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Mobile Charging

Showers and Bathrooms

Mobile App

Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

FROM$200.00/pp

PAY ONLY $50 DEPOSIT

First Release

First Release

Entry to the festival on all days, Access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Mobile Charging, Showers and Bathrooms, Mobile App, Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

Entry to the festival on all days

Access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Mobile Charging

Showers and Bathrooms

Mobile App

Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

FROM$250.00/pp

PAY ONLY $63 DEPOSIT

Final Release

Final Release

Entry to the festival on all days, Access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Mobile Charging, Showers and Bathrooms, Mobile App, Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

Entry to the festival on all days

Access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Mobile Charging

Showers and Bathrooms

Mobile App

Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

FROM$300.00/pp

PAY ONLY $75 DEPOSIT

One Day

One Day

Entry to the festival one 1 day, Access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Bathrooms, Mobile App, Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

Entry to the festival one 1 day

Access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Bathrooms

Mobile App

Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

FROM$100.00/pp

PAY ONLY $25 DEPOSIT

VIP All Access

VIP All Access

Entry to the festival on all days, Backstage access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Mobile Charging, Luxury Showers and Bathrooms, Mobile App, Private VIP Bar, Inner circle access on the main stage

Entry to the festival on all days

Backstage access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Mobile Charging

Luxury Showers and Bathrooms

Mobile App

Private VIP Bar

Inner circle access on the main stage

FROM$450.00/pp

PAY ONLY $113 DEPOSIT

Festival + Teepee

Festival + Teepee

Entry to the festival on all days, Mini Teepee tent, Access to over 30 stages, Free programme, Mobile Charging, Showers and Bathrooms, Mobile App, Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

Entry to the festival on all days

Mini Teepee tent

Access to over 30 stages

Free programme

Mobile Charging

Showers and Bathrooms

Mobile App

Voucher for 50% off 1 x adventure

FROM$500.00/pp

PAY ONLY $125 DEPOSIT

Vagabond

Take a break from the digital way of life and throw it back to the old school. There are no digitally driven workshops at vagabond so all you will need is a paper, a pen and space to dream.

Adventures

Find yourself in the CA desert with our tailor made creative and experimental lineup of adventures to add to your time with us. From meditation to motorbikes escape the crowds and dive into the serene landscapes of the park.

Disconnect In The Desert

Disconnect In The Desert

May 21 - 22 2022

Got writers block? Venture with us into the park for a day of nature meditation to unleash creativity and inspire ideas.

FROM$90

Sunset Harley Ride

Sunset Harley Ride

May 22 2022

As the sun goes down and the red sky rises, take the trip of a lifetime out into the park on your Harley.

FROM$80

Master Your Camera

Master Your Camera

May 23 2022

Learn the secrets of photography, get to grips with your camera and take your shoots to the next level with a 2 hour workshop

FROM$80

Writer's Retreat

Writer's Retreat

April 1 - 6 2021

Disconnect in the Joshua Tree desert.

FROM$420

The journey on film

Testimonials

Jared Lowe
Joshua Tree is the perfect setting to inspire you and help you generate new ideas. I have never disconnected in this way, and found it so helpful to be somewhere that had so much natural beauty, but was also totally isolated. I have the feeling I'll be back every year.”
Jared Lowe
Jessica Dunn
This is the perfect event for writers and creatives – there was such a diverse range of artists and the location was just to die for! Can't wait to go again next year.
Jessica Dunn
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