It's that time of year again where everyone and their mom takes off to the desert for Coachella! Located in Indio, CA the 3-day music festival quickly becomes home for the next few days for all the music lovers, floral-crowned-hippies, and believers.
If you don't have a ticket to the festival - don't stress. One of the main highlights, that will have PLENTY of live music is all of the parties and installations. Weekend one is no longer the takeover weekend in terms of parties. Festival- goers will be pleasantly surprised as now there are a few events spreading over to the second weekend of the festival. We've rounded-up our favorite parties and must see events for more fun in the desert!
Who: Spiritual Gangster's Zen Den
What: Relax & Rejuvenate at Spiritual Gangster's Zen Den this Coachella. The 3-day event will feature refreshing hip hop yoga sessions, a festival-ready pop-up shop, inspirational aura readings & more! (21+ Only)
When: Fri, 4/14: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sat, 4/15 & Sun, 4/16: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel & Swim Club (701 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264)
Funboy x Smashbox:
FUNBOY x SMASHBOX is hosting an exclusive event on Friday, April 14th from 2:00PM - 6:00PM in Palm Springs to celebrate their collaboration.
The afternoon will feature DJ Yasmin and floato-ops with custom FUNBOY Metallic Lip Floats, as well as fortunes and festival glam with hair by Bumble & Bumble. Due to the 'festival inspired' décor guests will be able to give their friends that aren't in attendance plenty of FOMO with the 'floato-op's', fortunes, and festival glam that will be onsite.
Pretty LittleThing.com x Paper Magazine:
A PLT Party is a party you don't want to miss. Their last one was held at a chic mansion in Beverly Hills with a surprise performance by Rae Sremmund. Kylie Jenner and Tyga happened to be in the crowd as well! This partywill have ALL the good vibes you can images fab festival fashion and I'm sure it won't disappoint!
8th Annual Vestal Village Presented by BedHead:
Guests will enjoy live music and libations in style. Take a break from the sun and feel relaxed as you get dolled up! Attendees can up their Coachella do' by receiving a boho braid, twisted top knot, or rock a faux-hawk that will last all weekend! Stay social by using the handle #youhairyouway
The Lucky Lounge Presents: Desert Jam
April 15th & April 16th 12-6
Presented by Lucky Lounge and produced by BMF Media the Desert Lounge is back for another year of fun in the sun. This year guests will enjoy light bites and drinks while relaxing poolside. Hair coloring and styling will also be on site. A special performance by Noah Cyrus will take place on Saturday along with additional special guests over the weekend!
The Levi's Brand Presents Neon Carnival:
For the 8th year in a row the invite-only dance party takes over Thermal, California. What has quickly become one of the hottest parties at Coachella Neon Carnival NEVER disappoints. Created by famed LA nightlife maven Brent Bolthouse, and also creator of Santa Monica hotspot The Bungalow, Neon Carnival creates a space where guests can release their inner child.
This year guests can expect new games, amusement park rides and continued involvement from the biggest names in entertainment and lifestyle brand partnerships, including the return of iconic denim inventor, the Levi’s® Brand, back to headline the event.
“I am excited to once again join forces with Levi’s and Tequila Don Julio, two brands that consistently capture the electrifying spirit of Neon Carnival. Every year is another opportunity for us to top ourselves, and we look forward to making this year’s Neon Carnival the best ever,” said Brent Bolthouse.
Guests will enjoy beverages from Bud Light and Tequila Don Julio, while noshing on light bites.
After a long hot day dancing and listening to the artists at Coachella, guests will be able freshen up at the on-site hair styling station from Batiste Dry Shampoo. Hollywood heavy hitter DJ’s including Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus will keep partygoers dancing with performances that last into the early morning hours.
Belvedere x Noisey: Behind the Scene:
Friday, April 21st from 10pm—1am
Ace Hotel in Palm Springs
For the 3rd year Belvedere Vodka and Vice’s music channel Noisey collaborated to launch experiential program, “Belvedere x Noisey: Behind the Scene,” which spotlights the hottest music scenes, breakthrough artists, and what’s to come for the industry.
Guests at the party will enjoy Belvedere cocktails while the two trend-setting brands bring this program to life. As for the party itself, it's dedicated to all things music, including a live performance by “Next” artist DJ Esco, longtime collaborator and musical confidant of the program’s “Now” artist Future. Attendees will truly see how the musical journey continues 'behind the scenes.'
Whether you'll be attending the festival or not, I can assure there won't be a shortage of fun in the desert! Stay tuned for updates!