Party With the Stars in the Desert: The Ultimate Coachella Party Guide

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The in-crowd heads out to the desert this weekend for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. In addition to the three-day, back-to-back weekends music festival headlined by Beyonce, Eminem and The Weeknd, the calendar is jammed with fabulous, booze-filled parties. From the infamous Neon Carnival to the fashionable #RevolveFestival, keep reading for the ultimate guide to this year’s hottest Coachella Weekend One events.

NY CULT New York Welcome to Palm Springs

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When: Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Melvyns, 200 W. Ramon Rd, Palms Springs

NY CULT kicks off the festival weekend with the New York Welcome to Palm Springs event with Mia Moretti, Tommy Saleh, Bec Adams, Blu Detiger and Le Beau.

Revolve Parties

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When: Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15

Where: Secret Locations

Revolve may very well be the queen of Coachella with multiple events going on. Revolve will once again kick off the weekend with #hotelRevolve at the V Hotel in Palm Springs on Thursday, April 12, with a welcome reception by label LPA.On Friday, Nicole Richie hosts the HOH X Urban Decay Brunch, followed by a Pool Party hosted by Shay Mitchell, performance by Rayvn Lenae, DJ set by Brittany Sky.

#RevolveFestival will be held at a private estate in La Quinta from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday featuring an open bar by CÎROC and champagne provided by Moët & Chandon including the introduction a new champagne to be enjoyed over ice Moët Ice Imperial. The Palms Stage at the event, hosted by Palms Casino in Las Vegas, will once again feature the biggest names in hip hop including A$AP ROCKY, Mike Will Made-IT + Friends, 21 Savage, Snoop Dogg, YG, Nipsey Hussle, GoldLink, Gunna, Kiiara, Rich The Kid, Saweetie and more. #RevolveFestival will also have a free shuttle to and from Coachella provided by Lyft. Confirmed guests already include Chanel Iman, Elsa Hosk, Emily Ratajkowski, Jasmine Sanders, Olivia Culpo, Romee Strijd, Shay Mitchell, Taylor Hill, Winnie Harlow and more.

Revolve Desert Nights will also be returning from 1 a.m. to sunrise each night at an ultra top secret location, and this year will be powered by Las Vegas’ TAO Group. New in 2018, TAO x Revolve Desert Night swill feature intimate, surprise late night performances and DJ sets, and interactive brand activations with presenting partners Palms Casino Resort and PUMA. Get ready for an interactive future meets retro presentation.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s 10th Annual Desert Gold

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When: Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 22

Where: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s 10th Annual Desert Gold, the hotel’s very own psych city during the Coachella, returns with Electric Decade, two weekends of sonorous bliss under the blazing desert sun. For this 10th anniversary soirée, Ace Hotel & Swim Club will partner with Adult Swim for exclusive never-before-seen Adult Swim content, a live musical performance and more soon-to-be-announced surprises.

During Weekend One, Adult Swim will kick it off Thursday evening with a screening of “Things You’ve Never Seen In A Pool,” featuring what’s on the horizon for Adult Swim with unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and standby fan-favorites. On Friday, they’ll continue the party poolside with a special live music performance by a favorite Adult Swim artist. London’s independent radio platform NTS Radio will once again curate Desert Gold’s music programming all weekend, joining them for nightly dance parties Friday through Sunday in the Amigo Room and daytime poolside sessions on Saturday and Sunday. A late night dancehall-inspired party courtesy of The Do-Over x Shabbaaaaa on Thursday night will get us grooving in the Amigo Room.

If you happen to stick around for Weekend Two, Reverberation Radio , a close-knit group of collectors who create weekly mixes of largely forgotten tracks drawing from many expressions, will set the mood all day Friday at the Swim Club and late into the night at the Amigo Room. The non-profit Los Angeles radio station dublab takes over on Saturday. You’re sure to discover a fresh, new sound from this group dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture that has been broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999. To close out two weekends of musical euphoria, DJ Nobody and Chico Mann invade the desert. Both hailing from Los Angeles, they bring decades of experience across a diverse array genres to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club and Amigo Room.

Nana Judy Combschella

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When: Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15

Where: Secret Location.

Hosted by P Diddy’s sons Christian Combs and Justin Combs, fashion brand Nana Judy is presenting Combschella, a three-day event at an estate spanning over two acres including a concert hangar and pool oasis. Lil Wayne, Yes Julz and Rich the Kid are performing.

Rinse – Festival Warmup

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When: Friday, April 12, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E/ Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

The desert’s wettest pool party oasis kicks off Friday at The Saguaro with vibes from Alex Harrington, Sabio, 80r and Paparazzi. Anyone on the list can get in with an RSVP here. Free before 2 p.m., $20 after.

Control Alt Enter

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When: Friday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Ingleside Inn, 200 West Ramon Rd., Palm Springs

The Ingleside Inn Pool will be the site for a hip pool party attended by influencers in the fashion industry, celebrities and festival VIPs.The bash will also feature a special guest performer.

FORAY Oasis | HYDE Away

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When: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Private Estate in Rancho Mirage

FORAY Collective will partner with sbe hotspot HYDE Sunset to host a VIP influencer experience. The estate will be transformed into an extravagant oasis including a glam buildout by Tresemme & Charlotte Tilbury, an interactive bar experience by Maestro Dobel, a relaxation spa area provided by Shure Headphones, and a gifting suite with top fashion brands like Joe Jeans. There will be DJ sets by Sam Feldt, Brody Jenner, Delamare and more, creating the perfect environment for attendees to dance and mingle at sbe’s Hyde Sunset Pop Up lounge.

The Playboy Social Club

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When: Friday, April 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  and Saturday April 14, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Private boutique hotel in Palm Springs

Playboy is taking over a very private boutique hotel in the heart of Palm Springs. Guests will be entertained by the DJ collective, Soulection, with boozy milkshakes and cocktails fueled by Stillhouse, experience topless fire dancers and more. Magical moments will be created with a Bespoke Bunny Ear Station, where ladies will be adorned with their own customized Flower Crowned Bunny Ears. The gentlemen in attendance will receive complimentary haircuts and beard trims in a sleek airstream mobile barbershop, courtesy of G-Eazy’s barber. Tasty treats like rosé slushies and tequila popsicles will be plentiful!

Zoeasis

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When: Friday, April 13  from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Parker Hotel, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

The Zoe Report, along with Founder and Editor at Large, Rachel Zoe, returns to Coachella for the fourth annual ZOEasis style retreat. Located at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, guests will be welcomed into Rachel Zoe’s ode to Marrakech to indulge in a kickoff cocktail and dinner party consisting of exotic sips and small plates. Attendees will browse The Souk marketplace which will feature a range of coveted brands. The Souk will also offer chic beauty and wellness services including, a luxe nail bar by OPI Products, hair styling market by Pravana and inspirational henna art by Keds.  Guests will enjoy custom cocktails made with Belvedere Vodka’s new Ginger Zest flavor at the spice-stall bar and wine from Smoke Tree Wines.

Luxury skincare brand, SK-II will prep influential ZOEasis attendees with glowing skin for their journey into the desert and beyond. Zoe’s take on effortless glamour will be showcased via VIPs dressed in Rachel Zoe Collection, her namesake line known for bohemian silhouettes and classic tailoring. Amazon’s Echo Look, the first artificially intelligent style assistant with Alexa, will be snapping photos and giving style advice all evening.

Guests scheduled to be in attendance include Paris Hilton, Olivia Culpo, Victoria Justice, Brooklyn Beckham,  Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Nicola Peltz, Anwar Hadid, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Hannah Bronfman, Kiersey Clemons, Katie Maloney, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Jeannie Mai, Nolan Gould, Vanessa Morgan and more.

BMW i’s “Powered Paradise In The Desert” Presented by Kylie Cosmetics x BMW i x Poppy

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When: Friday, April 13 from 11p.m. to 5 a.m.

Where: Secret location

Poppy nightclub, in partnership with Kylie Cosmetics and BMW i, will host the ultimate Coachella party destination BMW i’s ‘Powered Paradise In The Desert’. Kylie Cosmetics will celebrate the launch of the new makeup collection “KOURT X KYLIE” & the launch of Pizza Boys Radio on Beats 1. Guests will also enjoy DJ sets by Diplo and Chantel Jeffries, with live performances by Cactus Jack and Sheck Wess, while indulging on specialty sips by Absolut Elyx, Perrier Jouët and Avion Tequila. Throughout the night, partygoers will experience unique activations by Influence.Co, Skydeck Experiences, Epic Agency, and more real surprises.

The American Express Platinum House

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When: Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Parker Hotel, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

The American Express Platinum House returns to the Parker Palm Springs providing gourmet bites and curated libations on Saturday and Sunday. The laid-back event will feature artist installations by Daniel Arsham who will be wowing guests with his ethereal designs from Snarkitecture, a first-ever SoulAnnex fitness and wellness pop-up from SoulCycle, MILK make-up experts to keep guests looking their best, various pop-up shops to get your last minute festival looks together and temporary tattoos from Saks Fifth Avenue. Just flash your AMEX Platinum card for entry.

 

Pandora Indio Invasion

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When: Saturday, April 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Cree Estate, 67698 Carey Rd., Cathedral City

Online radio website hosts an afternoon pool party at an estate boasting several buildings surrounding a massive pool and private grotto area. Music by Dillon Francis and lots of free drinks plus swag from sponsors.

Lucky Brand – Desert Jam x NYLON

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When: Saturday, April 14  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Arrive Hotel, 1551 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

Classic denim meets festival fun when Lucky Brand takes over the ARRIVE Palm Springs this year for their second annual Desert Jam. Featuring performances by Harry Hudson and Charli XCX, along with support from Jaira Burns, Naomi Wild and DJ sets from Mr. Best, Wade Crescent, Tolula Adeyemi, and Denise Love Hewett. When it’s time to take a break from dancing, guests can get their festival looks ready with Scunci and FHI Heat, while sipping on Omission Beer, Jack Daniels cocktails and more.

Bootsy Bellows x McDonald’s Pool Party

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When: Saturday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Bootsy Bellows Estate in Rancho Mirage

Typically fast food and bikinis don’t go hand in hand, but during Coachella weekend, it’s one of the hottest pairings. This year’s Bootsy Bellows Pool Party presented by McDonald’s and PacSun will feature DJ sets by Chantel Jeffries, Arkade, Pookie and a performance by Rae Sremmurd in the setting of a luxury estate in Rancho Mirage. Partygoers will get to enjoy Quarter Pounder with cheeseburgers, nibble on McDonald’s world famous fries, cool off with a refreshing McCafé smoothie and score festival exclusive products including coveted denim jackets and LA Hearts bikinis from PacSun.

Republic Records Estate Party

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When: Saturday, April 14

Where: Private Estate

Republic Records, the home of artists including The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and The Chainsmokers is throwing a mega estate party with Dream Hotels. The estate boasts seven private villas, its own golf course, a man-made lake with jet skis, kayaks and a white sand beach. Expect the industries most powerful players in attendance.

Fenty X Puma – Rihanna Party

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When: Saturday, April 14

What: Secret Location

One of the most exclusive events of the weekend, Rihanna is hosting an ultra VIP bash celebrating her Fenty x PUMA collection. Almost zero details have been released but expect only an A-list crowd.

Neon Carnival

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When: Saturday, April 14 a 10 p.m.

Where: HITS Desert Park, 85555 Airport Blvd., Thermal

Neon Carnival is back to the desert’s most celebrated music festival for its ninth consecutive year. Created by famed L.A. nightlife maven, Brent Bolthouse, the highly-anticipated outdoors dance fête widely recognized as one of the most coveted after parties of the year will return once more to light up the desert sky. Breaking ground in a new location at the HITS Desert Park, guests can expect new and exciting carnival-style games and amusement park thrills, with continued involvement from the biggest names in entertainment and consumer lifestyle, including the return of iconic denim inventor, the Levi’s Brand, back to headline the event.

Tequila Don Julio will be returning for their fourth consecutive year, providing guests with specialty Palomas served from the Airstream Speakeasy and providing Don Julio 1942 bottle service for VIP tables. Batiste Dry Shampoo will host hairstyling stations that offer attendees bold, festival-inspired styles and provide product samples for the ultimate hair refresh.  Los Angeles beer staple, Golden Road Brewery, will be providing a unique bar experience with their customized freight container serving up their most popular brands. No strangers to the nightlife scene, Hollywood heavy hitter DJs, and Don Julio 1942 Brand Ambassadors Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus will keep partygoers dancing with performances that will last into the early morning hours.

Beats & Brunch

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When: Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

Wind down before heading to the last night Coachella with the brunch + pool party combo featuring DJs, daybeds and dancing. Anyone on the list can get in with a RSVP here.

The Do Over

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When: Sunday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

Close out the weekend with Adidas and the Ace Hotel & Swim Club at The Do-Over. Special guest artists will be revealed for this recovery poolside bash.

Onitsuka Tiger x Galore Desert Fiesta Brunch

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When: Sunday, April 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lazy C Ranch, 22222 Sherman Way, ste 200, Canoga Park

Fashion magazine Galore, along with Leomie Anderson smd Mae McKagan, will host a killer brunch party with footwear brand Onitsuka Tiger at the Lazy C Ranch. Performances by Grace McKagan, Caroline Vreeland and The Driver Era are expected with guests including Nicola Peltz, Olivia Holt, Dove Cameron, Anwar Hadid,  Alexandra Richards and more.

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