The Dinah, the biggest annual festival for queer women, is returning to Palm Springs this fall to celebrate its 31st Anniversary, September 21-25, 2022. This year the event is being hosted by Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs the fully refurbished hotel was once The Riviera (famous in the’60’s for drawing celebrities like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sonny and Cher to the desert).
The Dinah will once again feature an all-female entertainment line-up with headliners like Fletcher and Haviah Mighty, appearances by iconic ’80s superstar, Taylor Dayne, and new rising queer talent like Cassidy King, IV4, Zolita, and Siena Liggins.
Fletcher takes center stage Saturday. The queer singer’s recent hits include “Becky’s so Hot,” “Her Body is Bible,” “girls girls girls” — a reimagining of Katy Perry’s iconic “I Kissed a Girl” — and “Cherry” featuring trailblazing lesbian pop star Hayley Kiyoko. critically acclaimed debut EP you ruined new york city for me, featured her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart and emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years. Released in September 2020, Fletcher’s EP The S(Ex) Tapes hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres with its gold-certified lead single “Bitter” approaching 200 million global streams. The singer’s debut album Girl Of My Dreams is being released September 16th on Capitol Records. She was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist and landed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2022.
Eighties pop icon Taylor Dayne headlines the Friday night even, bringing her full band to put on a rare concert for Dinah goers. Dayne’s groundbreaking debut single “Tell It to My Heart” turned her into an overnight star in 1987, and she followed it with 17 Top 20 singles including Number Ones “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love,” and “I’ll always Love You.” The award-winning singer has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, received New York Music Hall of Fame honors, and ranked as the Number 18 Female Dance artist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Haviah Mighty co-headlines Friday night’s Black and White Ball. The artist earned break-out success with her album, 13th Floor, making her the first hip-hop artist and the first Black woman to win the Polaris Music Prize, celebrating the “Best Canadian Album of the Year.” She was recently honored with a 2022 Juno award.
The Dinah’s epic pool parties are also back and will highlight live performances by four emerging queer artists: Zolita, IV4, Cassidy King, and Siena Liggins. “These are the galvanizing queer voices to watch long after The Dinah is a wrap. They are part of a new generation of queer young artists who are determined to change the long-held stereotypes of this industry” producer Mariah Hanson said in a statement to the press.
Queer pop sensation Zolita is known for pairing her multi-dimensional songwriting with beautiful, self-directed music videos, that have generated viral responses for singles like “Explosion,” and “Holy.” The first in a trilogy of songs, “Somebody I F*cked Once” was followed by the 2022 pop bangers “Single in September” and “I F*cking Love You.” With more than 90 million views across her videos and a recent performance on the main stage of LA Pride, Zolita has become a powerful voice in the LGBTQ+ community.
IV4 was discovered in 2018 after posting her first song, “Because of Me,” produced by Smash David and SkipOnDaBeat, on social media and earning tens of thousands of views. Get Rich & Cry Trying is IV4's latest project since signing to Warner Records. The St. Louis-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter previously released the hit singles “Work 2 Hard,” and “Swimming” featuring Trippie Redd.
Singer-songwriter Cassidy King has built a reputation as a solo artist with her singles “professional Smiler” and “Wasted.” In her latest EP, Concrete Walls, Ohio native continues to share her moment of reckoning.
Siena Liggins went from a behind-the-scenes songwriter to one of Billboard’s Top Ten new LGBTQ+ artists of the year. Ms. Out Tonight, the singer’s debut album serves sexual anthems like “Dirty Girl” feat. Yung Baby Tate, “No Valet,” “Girlfriend,” and more, Liggins leaves no room for misinterpretation; she’s sharing her authentic experience as a queer woman.
“I’m proud to have put together such incredible line up of marquee talent and community icons,” noted Hanson. “We can't get enough of these exhilarating female artists, and neither will you!”
For more information and/or to purchase tickets visit TheDinah.com The Dinah takes place September 23–25, 2022 at The Margaritaville in Palm Springs, CA. Overflow Hotel is The Doubletree.