White Party Palm Springs postponed to 2021

PALM SPRINGS — White Party Palm Springs has been postponed to April 2021.

The nation’s largest circuit party, which organizers have said draws more than 25,000 attendees to the desert city, was forced to reschedule early this year to October due to COVID-19. That event was billed as a Halloween festival.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, however, has not yet lifted the ban on large gatherings of 250 people or more, and it was inevitable that White Party Palm Springs would be posted again, which founder Jeffrey Sanker said on his website.

Neither the governor nor local health and city officials have indicated when large gatherings will resume, though officials have said it’s more than likely that the ban will not be lifted until 2021. 

White Party Palm Springs 2020

Revelers dance the night away at the Military Ball party during White Party Palm Springs in 2019. Photo: Iggy Lopez.

Ticket-holders for the canceled October event will have their tickets automatically transferred to the 2021 party, which is scheduled from April 23 to 26.

Meghan Trainor had been scheduled as the headliner, but it’s unclear if she will perform in April. No information is listed on Sanker’s website.

Previous headliners have included Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Ke$ha, Mary J. Blige, and Belinda Carlisle.

The DJ lineup for White Party Palm Springs has been announced:

  • Alex Acosta
  • Ben Bakson
  • Binomio
  • Dani Brasil
  • Adrian Dalera
  • Nina Flowers
  • Drew G.
  • GSP
  • Anne Louise
  • Isis Muretech
  • Phil Romano
  • Dan Slater
  • Gaston Silveti
  • Two Unknown Boys

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