The Dinah 2024: The Best Talent Ever…

The Dinah is the Superbowl for queer women in bikinis, so mark your calendars!

The Dinah

Palm Springs, September 25-29

The Dinah Photo By Liliana Sandoval

The Dinah is the Superbowl for queer women in bikinis, so mark your calendars! You do not want to miss the world’s largest lesbian party/music festival that has been welcoming our community since 1991.

The first Dinah, 33 years ago, was created by Mariah Hanson in response to the dearth of fabulous safe spaces for the community. The event sold out immediately, filling the Palm Springs Modern Art Museum with ecstatic queer women. Hanson, the Executive Producer and Founder, ran with the concept, turning it into an international lesbian celebration.

The weekend in Palm Springs is now a mix of daily pool parties and all-night dancing held at Margaritaville in Palm Springs, CA.

“The Dinah has become a bucket list event for the queer female-identified community,” says Hanson.

A slew of the nation’s hottest DJs are set to perform this year, including DJ Mo, DJ Alex D, and DJ Tatiana. The Dinah is known for its incredible musical headliners, featuring both mainstream and up-and-coming queer artists. The Dinah stage has been graced by pop powerhouses like Lizzo, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga before they “made it big.” Hanson has always possessed a special ability to curate talent by bringing some of the best famous and under-the-radar artists to The Dinah stage. This year’s line-up follows the tradition, including Lauren Jauregui, King Mala, Lucy & La Mer, Lauren Sanderson, Iniko, Whitney Peyton, Show Relle, and more.

Lauren Jauregui Photo Courtesy of The Dinah

“We feature some of the most sought after queer talent on our stages and create an atmosphere of unity and community throughout The Dinah,” Hanson says.

King Mala Photo Courtesy of The Dinah

The weekend starts early at The Dinah with their Official Kick-Off party on Thursday at the gorgeous Reforma Nightclub. Mingle with friends, check out the hotties, and get the party started with a performance by the winner of The Dinah’s Emerging Artist contest. Are you ready to discover the next queer icon – or your next girlfriend?

You can’t drink all day if you don’t start early! Don’t miss The Girl Spot Friday Pool Party, which is hosted this year by The Real L Word’s Rose Garcia. Catch a performance by American rapper Whitney Peyton, then towel off and get ready for the famous Black and White Ball. If endless go-gos and the nation’s hottest DJs aren’t enough to pique your interest, go for the star studded celebrity red carpet and special performance by bicon Lauren Jauregui, former member of Fifth Harmony.

Whitney Peyton Photo Courtesy of The Dinah

Don’t forget sunscreen because we’re back out by the pool on Saturday for The L Word Pool Party. Expect tons of vendors and make sure you stick around for the celebrity dodgeball game and a performance by King

Mala, famous for her hit song “she calls me daddy.” At night, be a star at The Hollywood Party. This party’s lineup is jam-packed with queer icons like Lauren Sanderson and Iniko.

Iniko Photo Courtesy of The Dinah
Lauren Sanderson Photo Courtesy of The Dinah

It might be Sunday, but the weekend isn’t over yet! The Sunday Funday Pool Party is your last chance to get lucky, with prizes being handed out every hour. Get your mind blown by the DJ battle and experience joy like no other at the rubber duckie dive. Show Relle, an up-and-coming queer rapper, will take the stage at Sunday’s Pool Party. Lucy and La Mer, an indie project of singer/ songwriter Lucy LaForge, will also perform. The Closing Party, held Sunday night, is the last and craziest night of The Dinah. Leave it all on the dance floor and get the most out of your final night in queer paradise.

Show Relle Photo Courtesy of The Dinah

“The Dinah is an absolute feel good event designed to bring us closer together and to create bonds that last a lifetime and, of course, unforgettable memories,” says Hanson. Basically, The Dinah is the place to be this year (and every year). It’s a lesbian rite of passage.

Tickets range from $40 (one night pass) to $650 (premium pass). Be there or be straight.

 


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