Fort Desolation Fest will return to the scenic and luxurious Cougar Ridge Resort in Torrey, UT on August 12th–14th for three days of live music and natural beauty. Part music festival, part outdoor adventure exhibition, the event celebrates “overlanding,” which refers to self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. This year will feature performances from Amos Lee, Elle King, The Band of Heathens, Molly Tuttle, Elizabeth Cook, and more, with the picturesque Capitol Reef National Park serving as the backdrop.
After Fort Desolation Fest attendees make the scenic drive to Torrey, they will have three days to explore the surreal red-rock landscapes around Capitol Reef National Park and three nights of electrifying musical performances. Cruising Highway 64 or the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive and visiting the Petroglyphs and Cassidy Arch are among the daytime activities, and at night, the event becomes a full-blown music festival where everyone comes together for incredible entertainment, local food, and beverages.
“We created Fort Desolation Fest for overlanders, van-lifers, car campers, adventure bikers—and anyone else who enjoys music, food, and drinks in the great outdoors,” said Fort Desolation founder Jeremy Rawle, co-creator of Nitro Circus. “We believe adventure is best shared. We love live music, we love overland adventures and we love southern Utah more than any place on earth.”
Tickets for Fort Desolation Fest go on sale Friday, April 8th. There are a limited number of on-site camping spots, and other accommodations are available in the Torrey area. View the complete Fort Desolation Fest lineup below, and for more information, head here.