White Party Global Announces New World Talent for the Legendary Desert Music Festival, White Party Palm Springs

Israeli pop artist NETTA will be Sunday’s special guest performer while legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson will serve as Queen of White Party.

Pride Circuit Parties Brian Webb

This article was published on April 11th, 2022

Desert heat! Desert music! Desert divas!

The countdown to White Party Palm Springs has begun, and with it comes the announcement of new world talent coming to the desert shores for the legendary music festival. As attendees prepare their elaborate themed costumes for each party, they are also looking forward to be wowed by the newest acts on the bill.

The legendary festival will be returning, April 29 – May 1, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. The three-day music festival will be marking its 32nd anniversary this year and is anticipating fantastic experiences, music, and celebrities.

Photo credit: Iggy Lopez

The weekend will be all about dancing in the sun, seeing friends, making new acquiaintances, and making up for lost time.

Joining already confirmed headliners, DJs and performers are several exciting additions to the talent line-up.

Queen of White Party

The enormously popular festival will be joined by Beverly Johnson, a ground-breaking supermodel whose pioneer status as the first African American woman on the cover of Vogue Magazine paved the way for others in the industry. She will be crowned as the 2022 “Queen of White Party” during a special ceremony on Saturday during the White Carpet arrivals.

“Looking forward to walking that white carpet with everyone and receiving the title of Queen of the White Party!”, said Beverly Johnson.

Special Sunday Big Top Circuit T-Dance Performer

Israeli pop artist and reigning Eurovision winner NETTA has been added to the roster of performers at White Party Palm Springs 2022. With over 100 million video views on YouTube, this internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter has hit #1 on Spotify in over 20 countries with her single “Toy” and continues to tour the world. She is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity, and is a self-described “nasty woman” who inspires people to be themselves.

NETTA is set to put on a powerful performance full of colorful, innovative experimentation during Sunday’s Big Top Circus T-Dance. Her powerhouse vocals are sure to pump up the Sunday afternoon party revelers as they dance the night away.

“With her trendsetting style and legendary accomplishments, Beverly Johnson is the perfect fit for Queen of White Party,” said White Party Global Executive Producer Chris Diamond. “It will be an honor to watch her coronation at this year’s White Party Palm Springs’ return to the desert. I’m also excited to see what NETTA will bring to this year’s Big Top Circus T-Dance. She has the fun and quirky energy that we want to create during this legendary party.”

Star Studded Line-Up

Starting Friday afternoon and going to Sunday night, White Party Palm Springs will be a non-stop party, celebrating over 30 years of the largest gay music festival in the world. 

Paula Abdul has been announced as the headline performer for White Party Palm Springs 2022. The two-time platinum-selling, American singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality, Paula Abdul will be performing at the signature Big Top Circus T-Dance, taking place on Sunday, May 1 at a large, outdoor venue across from the Palm Springs Convention Center. 

Platinum-selling, British singer-songwriter, Raye, will headline the iconic White Party Palm Spring’s ‘Eternal’ themed main event, taking place on Saturday, April 30 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 

The “Eternal” themed main event will be further elevated by the addition of a new song with the same namesake, written exclusively for White Party Palm Springs 2022 by Karina Kay. Kay, an Israeli-born choreographer turned Circuit Diva, worked with Diamond on the single in memory of the late WPPS founder Jeffery Sanker to help the party “stay on forever.” 

International DJ line-up

White Party Palm Springs events will see 13 DJ’s representing nine countries from around the world laying down hot tracks and cool beats at seven events over the three-day weekend extravaganza. 

 Date / Time  Event  DJ(s) 
Friday, April 29, 2022  
12:00pm – 6:00pm    Soaked– Pool Party DJ DJ Orel Sabag (Israel) 
9:00pm – 4:00am     Jungle Cruisin            DJ Lisa Rodriguez (Brazil) DJ Dani Brasil (Brazil)  
Saturday, April 30, 2022  
11:00am – 6:00pmSoaked Pool PartyDJ Isis (Mexico) DJ Bruno Knauer (Brazil) 
9:30pm – 4:00amThe White Party – EternalDJ Rick Braile (Brazil)DJ Chris Turina (Chile)DJ Phil Romano (Italy)
Sunday, May 1, 2022  
11:00am – 4:00pmSoaked – Pool PartyDJ Arno Diem (France)
3:00pm – 10:00pmBig Top Circus T-DanceDJ Ben Bakson (Germany)DJ Dan Slater (Australia)
10:00pm – 4:00amAfter Life Closing PartyDJ Joe Gauthreaux (United States)DJ Mauro Mozart (Brazil)
Photo credit: Iggy Lopez

Guided Yoga

Start the weekend off by centering yourself for a non-stop weekend of thrilling events and activities. Licensed yogi master Francisco Ramos will lead an energizing warrior yoga session at 10:00am on Saturday, April 30 on the Palm Spring Convention Center east lawn. Stretch your muscles, rest your mind, and let your spirit soar during this holistic well-being session.

Get your passes now!

Weekend passes are selling out fast. Individual day passes are also available for purchase. Information on passes, the host hotel, and additional event details can be found at www.whitepartyglobal.com.

All tickets purchased pre-pandemic will be honored for Palm Springs White Party 2022 and 2023.

There are no requirements to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend White Party Palm Springs.

Photo credit: Iggy Lopez

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