Splash House 2013 // Palm Springs, CA // August 10-11
GENERAL ADMISSION – 2 DAY PASS
– Three Poolside Stages
– Non-stop shuttles
– Full Liquor Bars
– Shade Tents & Lounges
– Food Trucks
– Much More
WHAT IS SPLASH HOUSE?
Splash House is a multi-venue pool party weekender debuting this August 10th & 11th in Palm Springs, CA. We’re taking advantage of Palm Springs’ collection of resort pools by connecting them together for one event, and with shuttles looping between our hotels you’ll have easy access to every pool and performance. One GA Wristband gets you access to all three hotels and the shuttles in between.
PALM SPRINGS POOL CULTURE
In its heyday, Palm Springs put the glamour in pool parties. Times may have changed, but today as more pools are transformed onto rooftops and into swim-up bars, beach entries, and million dollar clubs, the understated elegance of the pools of Palm Springs remains.
If you can bar crawl, then why not Pool Hop? Splash Stops will be positioned in front of every host hotel with shuttles dropping off and picking up guests continuously so at any time you can hop to the next pool party. The three hotel pools are less than one mile away from each other making the transition seamless and fast, while the party never stops on the bus.
- You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket and attend Splash House – a valid photo ID must be presented at check-in for every wristband
- Check-in will be located at one of our Host Hotels. To be announced soon
- Pool Venues and Parties will start at 12pm on Saturday and 11pm Sunday
- Each hotel pool has a limited capacity. Entry access will be limited based on capacity levels.
- Lineup is subject to change
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- General Admission Wristbands are on sale now
- Book your room and recieve a discounted GA Wristband with our Stay & Play Packages
- All guests must have a wristband for entry into the hotel. Up to 4 discounted wristbands are available per room package.
- Prices will increase periodically leading up to the Pool & Music Weekend. Buy now to save.
- You can print out your tickets at home or pull them up on your mobile phone for check-in
- Your wristband will only be provided once. Admission will be denied if your wristband is missing or tampered with in any manner.
- For group room + ticket packages of more than one room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT NOT TO BRING
SPLASH HOUSE ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR PALM SPRINGS’ POOL &
MUSIC WEEKEND DEBUTING AUGUST 10th -11th
Acts Include: Bag Raiders, Juan Maclean, Miami Horror, Neon Indian,
Plastic Plates, Poolside, and more
SPLASH HOUSE is a new Palm Springs Pool and Music Weekend offering a
summer retreat served up by California’s coolest musical tastemakers. With live
acts and DJ sets, SPLASH HOUSE will present some of the most innovative,
edgy and engaging names in electronic music across a variety of genres.
SPLASH HOUSE will take over The Saguaro, The Curve and Caliente Tropics
hotels in Palm Springs Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th to stage a
weekend of poolside entertainment across three stages, hosted by some of
Southern California’s leading independent promoters: LED, Private Label, and
Performing at SPLASH HOUSE: Bag Raiders, Juan Maclean, Miami Horror,
Neon Indian, Poolside, Plastic Plates, Viceroy and more TBA.
Underpinned by serious grooves, SPLASH HOUSE offers a totally unique
musical experience – think mountain sunsets, palm trees and jamming poolside
to some of the world’s freshest electronic performers.
SPLASH HOUSE will offer attendees access to the three simultaneous pool
parties and performances by continually running shuttles between the hotels.
The shuttles will stop at each of the participating hotels, which are concentrated
in south Palm Springs.
Opening Saturday through Sunday August 10-11, 2013 from noon to sundown.
Ticket prices begin at $99.00. Guests must be 21+. For more information, visit
http://www.splashhouse.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
promoter, co-promoting IDENTITY Festival which drew over 17,000 in 2012, and
opening the renowned Voyeur nightclub, which has championed the biggest
names in EDM from festival headliners like Eric Prydz and Kaskade, to
underground heroes Damian Lazarus and Steve Lawler.
About Private Label
club Lure in conjunction with tastemaker radio station KCRW, Private Label has
brought a music conscious crowd to the heart of Hollywood by booking edgy live
acts and DJs like Jamie xx, M83, Bag Raiders, RAC, and Flight Facilities to
name a few.
About Pacific Festival
Orange County featuring today’s top bands & DJs, local food, and community.
Past performers at Pac Fest include Cut Copy, Calvin Harris, Phantogram,
Capital Cities, Poolside, and many more. Pacific Festival events also bring
attention and support the Surfrider Foundation to help protect the California
Tyler McLean was born and raised in Palm Springs. After attending Palm Springs High School, he attended UCLA—graduating last fall with a degree in Communications and Political Science. He’s also the force behind this summer’s largest pool party, Splash House—a multi-venue pool party weekender debuting this August 10th & 11th in Palm Springs. Kate Buckley recently sat down with Tyler to learn more.
Tyler, as a 20-something Palm Springs native, you must be excited about the renaissance afoot in Palm Springs—particularly with regard to the younger demographic. Did this overall shift lead to your idea for Splash House?
Definitely. It’s exciting to witness the current renaissance and I hope it continues! Splash House was conceptualized for many reasons, but I’d say the current popularity of Palm Springs is what it gives it the opportunity to succeed.
What will be the unique aspects to Splash House? Will it be the anti-Coachella? Give me your elevator spiel.
Both the music and the model are what make Splash House unique. The lineup will feature indie dance/house and nu-disco, styles of EDM that are a great fit with the Palm Springs culture. The model itself of connecting hotels together for a weekend, and making pools the stages will be one-of-a-kind experience unlike anything on the market currently.
You’ve mentioned Palm Springs’ unique pool culture—both past and present (at one time, Palm Springs had the greatest concentration of pools per capita in the world). Can you talk about how this played into your overarching concept for Splash House?
Palm Springs has an incredible pool party tradition––from the famous pools of the El Mirador hotel and tennis club through the spring break years and now today. Pool parties have remained a fixture in Palm Springs through generations and we love the idea of showcasing that tradition. Aside from this though, the model itself is uniquely feasible in Palm Springs because of the high concentration of resort pools. We’re able to host one event amongst several hotels, without the troubles of distance or traffic. Add in the palm trees and mountain backdrop, and you have a perfect fit.
You’re partnering with three different hotels whose pools will serve as the “stages” for the event: The Saguaro Palm Springs, Caliente Tropics and The Curve Palm Springs. How will the scene or “vibe” differ for each hotel? Will there be different lineups of music, art and events for each hotel, or will they rotate?
Similar to most music festivals, artists will be playing simultaneously amongst the different stages throughout the event. As a result, music goers will have the opportunity to switch stages at any given point to hear a different artist. With Splash House, the main difference is our stages are poolside, creating a completely unique music festival atmosphere. We are also excited to have partners in LED, Pacific Festival, & Private Label—event promoters in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles respectively. Each of them curated a stage lineup geared for a certain vibe, so by hosting them at three separate hotels with their own unique theme we’ll have a blend of different pool atmospheres that together makeup Splash House.
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Sunshine, swimming pools, music, art, and food in the resort destination of Palm Springs—sounds like a recipe for success! To my knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done before. What sort of feedback have you gotten? How are ticket sales so far?
Yes, to my knowledge bringing together three hotels for one music-centered event has never been done before. The feedback we have gotten so far has been incredible—people are genuinely excited about a summer getaway in Palm Springs, and the chance to see hear some of their favorite artists poolside. As for sales, the lineup really kickstarted it for us, and I expect that trend to continue to grow as we reach more people every day.
You just released the lineup of 19 musical artists. Will you be releasing more names in the upcoming weeks? How many total artists are you expecting for the entire event?
Yes, we have another big batch of artists being announced this week! That will bring our count to mid-20s and with a few more to be added as we get closer, I expect the total to be at 30 when all is said and done.
Tell us more about the music—what sort of artists are in your lineup?
Overall, the lineup is very diverse—which is the benefit of bringing in three different promoters to curate the lineup. The lineup is a mix of indie artists pioneering the modern disco and house music scenes, with many having played alongside some of the worlds biggest DJs. Considering the exploding popularity of disco and house music at the moment, it is an impressive lineup that Palm Springs should be very proud to host.
Do you envision Splash House as a complete destination weekend? I assume most people will stay at the partner hotels; will transportation be provided between the hotels and downtown? Do you plan to keep people engaged in the evenings or will this be solely a daytime event?
The benefit of Palm Springs is that it does become a true weekend vacation so, yes, we do want to have plenty of activities. We will have shuttles running downtown to visit our local shops and restaurants plus some other potential night time activities on tap. So with the model and these add-on bonuses, the value of Splash House is the full weekend getaway experience.
Splash House Lineup
Who’s your demographic? I assume my 60-year-old mother wouldn’t want to go? What about my 35-year-old sister? Drive markets only or are you reaching out farther?
The pool-hopping music experience may appeal more strongly to the 20 – 30-somethings, but overall the event is something for all ages and demographics because there will be something for everyone. My parents may not know any of the names on the flyer, but I fully expect them to be dancing poolside with me!
You’re working with three seasoned promoters in the feeder markets for the event. What’s their reaction been thus far to both the concept and the Palm Springs market?
They loved the concept and the opportunity to be a part of a new event in Palm Springs, as opposed to piggybacking off of Coachella & Stagecoach weekends. So I think that is a result of the potential all three of them see with the Palm Springs market.
Tyler, what’s the future you’d most like to see for Palm Springs?
I love the direction it is currently in and I hope to see this trend continue to grow. For the future, I most want to see Palm Springs grow as an innovator in entertainment and style. With its history and all of Southern California at its doorstep, it has an unlimited potential.
Why do you feel so passionately about the town of Palm Springs?
I was born and raised in Palm Springs and care about its success, but I have always been troubled by the “closed for summer” business signs. I want Palm Springs become a year-round destination, and Splash House is a step toward demonstrating that it can be.