Past Participants


Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Bon Iver, RZA, TV On The Radio, The Kills, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, Jon Hopkins, Reggie Watts, Sky Ferreira, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Xiu Xiu, Rhye, and more.


David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, Grace Jones, Mel Brooks, John Malkovich, Bill Hader, Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, Blondie, Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, Gregory Crewdson, Pete Holmes, and more.


Moby, Questlove, Flying Lotus, Shepard Fairey, Jason Bentley, and more.


David Lynch, William Eggleston, Brian Eno's Reflection, Christian Louboutin, Within Virtual Reality, Chris Stein, David OReilly, Choreography by Ryan Heffington and more.

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption

Festival of Disruption is a multi-media music and arts event curated by David Lynch with an entirely charitable mission. The two-day festival took place in downtown Los Angeles in the Fall and New York City in the Spring from 2016-2019. 

The Festival takes its name from one of Lynch’s favorite quotes, attributed to the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who said, “life is a festival of disruption.” Lynch brings this quote to life by inviting his favorite musicians, artists, and cultural influencers to create a mysterious and beautiful world complete with incredible performances, talks, screenings, art, DJ sets, themed food and beverages, coffee (lots of coffee), meditation and much more.

Selected Press Los Angeles Times: David Lynch talks about shaking up perceptions as his Festival of Disruption returns to Los Angeles (2018)

Yahoo: David Lynch talks toxic masculinity and escaping the 'suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity' (2018)

Hollywood Reporter: David Lynch's Festival of Disruption Disrupts Ace Hotel (2018)

Vice: David Lynch Thinks Transcendental Meditation Is a Better Investment Than the Military (2018)

Los Angeles Times: At David Lynch's Festival of Disruption, the filmmaker wants artists with 'knowledge and mystery' (2017)

Consequence of Sound: David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption 2017: The 10 Best Moments

Los Angeles Times: A weird, lovely night at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption (2016)

Photos by Jacob Boll / Aga Maru / Yeah Field Trip.

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