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The Dinah Reveals Its Super Queer 2023 Lineup!

Are you ready for The Dinah 2023?! Well, start planning now and save the dates, September 20-24, 2023. Organizers have already announced the epic lineup for its 32nd anniversary, which will blend mega mainstream acts, queer headliners, and under-the-radar buzz talent into a major musical extravaganza. 

The LGBTQ+ community and allies will converge on Palm Springs and into the iconic host hotel, the Margaritaville Resort and Spa. Touted as “the world’s biggest, largest, and most renowned annual music festival for queer women,” the annual festival promises to be an unforgettable and distinctive experience held in a safe space featuring a queer line-up highlighting the exciting changing faces of music.

“The Dinah is as much about celebrating our queerness unfiltered and in the most authentic way as it is about elevating the inspiring new young queer voices of the moment – the queer idols of tomorrow – who are bettering the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and allies around the world,” said Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of The Dinah.

(Photo Credit: The Dinah)
(Photo Credit: The Dinah)

And Princess Nokia will be one of those inspiring new queer artists set to make her Dinah debut as the headliner on Saturday night, September 23.  The Harlem-born rapper, self-proclaimed “disruptor”, and Arista signee rose to prominence with her 2017 studio album 1992 Deluxe. Her single “I Like Him” became the singer’s first single to earn an RIAA gold certification. Princess Nokia released her latest EP, “i love you but this is goodbye,” this past March, taking an intimate look at the journey from heartbreak to self-love. And with new music on the way, the possibilities are truly endless for Princess Nokia, not only a rapper, but a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, style icon, actress, and activist. 

The night before Princess Nokia hits center stage, Doechii, one of today’s most magnetic rappers, will be the headliner on Friday night, September 22. Doechii rose to prominence in 2021 with the viral success of her song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” on TikTok in 2021. She signed with Top Dawg Entertainment and Capitol Records in 2022 releasing her sophomore EP, She/Her/Black Bitch.

She dropped her single “What it is (Block Boy)” featuring Kodak Black, earlier this year which marked her first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100.  She has received nominations for an MTV Video Music Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards, and was awarded the “Rising Star Award” from Billboard Women in Music.

(Photo Credit: The Dinah)
(Photo Credit: The Dinah)

A 90s dance floor icon, Black Box will bring their timeless repertoire of feel-good and infectious radio hits to The Dinah mix on Friday night. Black Box has been keeping millions of fans dancing beneath disco balls and neon lights for three decades with their dance floor staples “Everybody Everybody,” “Ride on Time,” “Strike It Up,” “I Don’t Know Anybody Else,” and “Fantasy” – all part of their seminal album Dreamland considered one of the strongest and best-known dance albums of the 90s.   

Among the weekend’s high points will be the Dinah’s legendary pool parties showcasing a string of galvanizing queer emerging performers. Phem, one of the most prominent up-and-coming queer indie genre-defying singers, is scheduled to perform poolside Saturday, September 22. The LA native singer/songwriter was featured in BillboardRolling StoneGalore1883, and Euphoria magazines as an ever-rising icon within the alternative space. 

Phem has received commercial and critical success, releasing songs with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Iann Dior, and Steve Aoki.  Cementing her star power, Phem just concluded a world tour with Avril Lavigne and is gearing up to hit the road again in the fall. Look for her new single, “Ikea”, this summer. 


On Friday, G Flip will kick off the pool party festivities.  The riveting non-binary Melbourne-born singer, songwriter, producer, and drummer has sold out Australian headline tours, major festivals, and U.S. tours supporting Fletcher and K.Flay. They recently won MTV’s EMA award for Best Australian Act for the second year in a row, appeared on The L Word, and co-hosted and performed at the closing ceremony of Sydney World Pride. The LA-based multi-talented artist released their new single “Be Your Man” in May and announced their first U.S. headline tour kicking off in September on the heels of a string of Pride Month performances.

Captivating queer rising pop powerhouse, Xana and Keeana Kee, a Latvian-born New York-based lesbian fashion model turned pop star, are slated to take the Sunday Pool Party and close out the roof-raising 5-day event.

The Dinah will showcase two artists as part of its “Emerging Artist Contest,” created as a commitment to the community to offer queer women and non-binary talent stage time and exposure. The two winners (TBA soon) will headline the opening and closing parties at Reforma Palm Springs.

(Photo Credit: The Dinah)
(Photo Credit: The Dinah)

With an impressive repertoire featuring some of the past three decades’ most influential superstars, 2023 is already poised to be the most audacious, daring, and boldest Dinah ever!

For more information and updates go to: www.thedinah.com. And if you plan to spend extra time exploring the area, be sure to check out our Palm Springs Travel Guide to help you plan your fun Dinah getaway! 

Vacationer Staff

Vacationer Magazine's writing staff works hard to bring you all the latest LGBTQ travel articles to help inspire and inform.

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