Coachella 2018 Parties: Your Guide to the Biggest Events

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Mark your calendars. The countdown to Coachella is in full swing.

It’s that time of the year when celebrities make the trek into the desert for one of the biggest music festivals ever. While this year’s lineup boasts headliners like Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem, your best bet for a major star sighting will be at one of the many parties popping up around the festival grounds. After all, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were spotted canoodling at these exclusive events to get away from the crowd!
Though most of the star-studded bashes are strictly limited to VIPs and closed to the public, there are still ways in which you can score free invites — just look for the RSVP links below!
So, where might you spot Kendall Jenner snapping selfies by the pool? What’s the go-to after-party for all your faves? Here’s your complete guide to all the happenings around Coachella.
[Note: All events are not affiliated or associated with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This post will be constantly be updated. Events are roughly sorted by time and date. Some parties are happening on multiple days.]

#hotelREVOLVE
What: If you’ve ever considered yourself an “influencer,” this is the place to be. Revolve is taking over the V Palm Springs Hotel to host to a series of invite-only events, including a beauty suite by Benefit and Mane Addicts, a private pop-up shop for fashionistas, and a unique sneakers experience curated by Nike.
When: Thursday to Sunday
Where: Palm Springs
Chinese Laundry & 12th Tribe’s Sunset Sippin’
What: Early bird gets the worm. In the case of Coachella, those who are in town early get gifted with swag. Chinese Laundry and 12th Tribe are showering VIP guests at their “Pre-Yoncé Kickoff Party” with shoes and threads at their sunset cocktail party. Chinese Laundry will also have a van driving around on Friday and Saturday to hand out fun goodies, so be sure to follow their social media accounts for details on how you can up your style game!
When: Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Palm Springs
Dusk Till Dawn Presented by Style Artist Lounge
What: You know what they say: There’s no rest for the wicked. Apparently, the same goes for festival goers. This three-day, two-parter extravaganza literally offers guests the chance to dance the night away until the next morning. Unwind and relax during the daytime portion — featuring yoga and guided meditation by Tantris, spiritual healers, astrologers, psychic mediums and a sampling of organic, vegan-friendly cuisines — before going HAM at the nighttime party.
Who:Chanel West Coast and Leaf will hit the stage once the sun goes down.
When: Friday to Sunday, 12-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. until dawn
Where: 50471 Polk Street, Coachella, California
Get tickets here!
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Control.Alt.Enter
What: The Ingleside Inn has always been a party hotspot on Coachella weekend, and this year is no different. Snag a lounger under its yellow umbrellas and catch live performance from — as stated on the invite — a “surprise guest.”
When: Friday, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs
RSVP here!
Gypsy Shrine
What: Fashion and beauty bloggers will undoubtedly be flocking to Gypsy Shrine’s pink-themed party with Glossypops and Bag Girl. Be sure to bring our camera!
When: Friday, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Palm Desert
Foray Oasis & HYDE Away in the Desert
What: The Foray Oasis is back and it’s bringing along West Hollywood hotspot Hyde Lounge this time around. The pair have partnered up for a two-day bash featuring a pop-up salon helmed by TRESemmé stylist Justine Marjan and sips from Maestro Dobel.
When: Friday, 4-6 p.m.
Who: Brody Jenner will be spinning tunes for his soon-to-be wife, The Foray co-founder Kaitlynn Carter.
Where: Rancho Mirage

Genies Mirage Presented by Vampped and No Ties
What: Avoid a serious case of FOMO and head over to Genies’ festival kickoff party. The smart bitmoji app is teaming up with marketing agency Vampped and talent agency No Ties Management to bring one unforgettable experience to the desert. Get pampered at a pop-up salon sponsored by Sugar Bear and re-energize help the help of IV drip registered nurses on-site. VIPs will be treated to an exclusive gifting suite by Madison Beverly Hills.
Who: Confirmed guests include Shay Mitchell, Emily Ratajkowski, The Chainsmokers, and Nina Agdal.
When: Friday, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Per the invite, “just a short walk from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.”

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The Zoe Report’s ZOEasis
What: Chill with the chicest people of Coachella at this laid back retreat hosted by designer Rachel Zoe. This year’s gathering of fashionistas will be an ode to Marrakech, where VIP guests will be pampered with manicures by OPI Products,hairstyling by Pravana, skin treatments from SK-II, and inspirational henna art by Keds as they sip on custom cocktails from Belvedere Vodka.
When: Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Who: Expect to see stylish stars like Paris Hilton and Victoria Justice mingling with the likes of Olivia Culpo and Brooklyn Beckham.
Where: Palm Springs
Playboy Social Club Magic Hour
What: They’re bringing sexy back! Playboy is returning to the desert this year with not one, but two sure to be star-studded soirées. On Friday, the magazine is hosting an exclusive bash with boozy milkshakes by Stillhouse Whiskey and suds from Golden Road Brewery. Oh, did we mention there’ll be topless fire dancers as well?
Who: Word has it G-Eazy will play unofficial host.
When: Friday, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Palm Springs

TAO x REVOLVE Desert Nights
What: Party until the sun comes up at Revolve and nightlife powerhouse TAO Group’s three-night affair. Expected to be the go-to for A-listers in town, this uber exclusive late-night bash will feature surprise performances, DJ sets and interactive brand activations with PUMA and Palms Casino Resort.
When: Friday to Sunday night
Where: Top secret location
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American Express Platinum House
What: Since it’s going to be a long weekend, you might as well kick start your mornings with an energizing workout. American Express is taking over the Parker Palm Spring on Saturday and Sunday, hosting SoulAnnex pop-up courtesy of SoulCycle. After sweating it out in the desert sun, guests can kick back by the pool and treat themselves to complimentary food, drinks, and festival swag.
When: Republic Records artists will be performing throughout the weekend.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Parker Palm Springs
RSVP is closed to the public, but Platinum American Express cardholder can gain entry along with three additional guests.
Mama Mirage
What: There’s no need to call the babysitter if you’re heading to the desert this year! Fashion Mamas, the first members-only network for mothers who work in fashion and creative industries, is throwing their second annual Mama Mirage party. The family-friendly shindig will include desert-themed crafting with Cybex x Jeremy Scott, a play area filled with developmental toys by Skip and Play, and spiked and virgin beverages from Clover Juice. Guests will walk away with gift bags filled with rad products, as well as goodies from Saje Wellness and Pair Eyewear.
When: Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Palm Springs
This event is for members only, but you can apply to become one here!
Furla Beach Club
What: The luxury handbag brand is feting festival season by unveiling a new limited edition crossbody at this fashionable get-together. Influencers Thàssia Naves, Caroline Daur, Mary Leest, and Alexandra Pereira will play hostesses.
Who: See if you can spot Hannah Bronfman behind the DJ booth.
When: Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Palm Desert

Republic Records Presents The Estate by Dream Hotels
What: Teaming up with Dream Hotels, Republic Records is throwing one giant house party at a luxury mansion somewhere in the desert. Label artists like Phantoms and Martin Solveig are slated to perform.
Who: Aside from special performers, be sure to keep an eye out for Darren Criss and Chanel Iman, who are both on the guest list.
When: Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Somewhere near Coachella
Lucky Brand Presents Desert Jam
What: Lucky you if you score an invite to this private party! Lucky Brand is bringing music, fun, and — of course — denim to the desert with their second annual Desert Jam. Guests will enjoy complimentary hair chalking by Splat Hair Color, swag bags, poolside games, drinks and bites.
Who:Charli XCX and Kylie Jenner‘s BFF, Harry Hudson, are set to perform.
When: Saturday 12-6 p.m.
Where: ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs
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Playboy Social Club Pool Party
What: Sun’s out, buns out! Work on your festival tan at Playboy‘s pool party. Ladies will get a chance to customize their own flower crown bunny ears at the Bespoke Bunny Ear Station, while gents can enjoy complimentary haircuts in a mobile barbershop courtesy of G-Eazy’s barber. Don’t forget to cool off with a rosé slushie or tequila popsicles!
When: Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Palm Springs

Pandora’s Indio Invasion
What: Is Coachella too crowded for you? Those who prefer to beat the masses will flocking to this not-to-be-missed concert. Thrown by Pandora as their fourth installment of Indio Invasion, this pool party promises tasty treats and summer jams.
Who:Dillon Francis is performing.
When: Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Cree Estate in Cathedral City
RSVP here!
#REVOLVEfestival
What: Revolve heard you like festivals, so they’re having its own mini festival during Coachella Music Festival weekend. The e-retailer is throwing a two-day FOMO induced party, where guests will be able to kick back with CÎROC Summer Colada cocktails and cool down from the desert heat with Moët Ice Imperial – the first-ever champagne created specifically to be enjoyed over ice.
Who: Headlining performs include A$AP Rocky and Snoop Dogg.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-7 p.m.
Where: La Quinta
The Bootsy Bellows Pool Party Presented by McDonald’s and PacSun
What: Returning for the sixth year, McDonald’s is having its annual all-you-can-eat feast/bash at the Bootsy Bellows estate. Always a sought-after invitation, this year’s shindig promises unlimited Quarter Pounder with Cheese Burgers, McCafé smoothies and — natch — the fast food joint’s world famous fries. PacSun will also be handing out much-coveted denim jackets and LA Hearts bikinis.
Who: The guest list is under lock-and-key, but past attendees include Leonardo DiCaprioScott DisickAaron Paul and Coachella queen Vanessa Hudgens.
When: Saturday, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Bootsy Bellows Estate in Rancho Mirage
Levi’s Presents Neon Carnival with Tequila Don Julio
What: Perhaps the biggest nighttime bash during Coachella weekend, Brent Bolthouse’s Neon Carnival has become the party destination for those seeking fun and thrills outside the festival grounds. The outdoors dance fête returns for its ninth consecutive year as a bigger and better blowout, boasting new and exciting carnival games and amusement park rides in its new location. Batiste Dry Shampoo will be providing hairstyling and special goodies to guests, while Tequila Don Julio and Golden Road Brewery will be pouring drinks throughout the night.
Who: Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus will be spinning tunes until the wee hours of the morning.
When: Saturday, 10 p.m.
Where: HITS Desert Park in Thermal

Other Happenings Inside the Festival

The HP Lounge
What: Concert goers can escape the heat and check out the Antarctic Dome, a 11,000-square-foot, 360-degree sensory experience powered by HP workstations and inspired by Odesza’s newest track, “A Moment Apart.”
When: Friday to Sunday
Where: Inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival grounds.
Heineken House
What: The fan-favorite Heineken House is back. Not only is the covered space offering refreshing air conditioning, much-needed charging stations, chilled beer and free water for festival goers, but the place is also promising some killer performances from surprise guests.
When: Friday to Sunday
Where: Inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival grounds.
Absolut Openhouse
What: The Sahara Tent may be great for dancing, but it still doesn’t beat the air-conditioned LED dance floor inside the Absolut Openhouse. Get away from the sun and pop by for a cold cocktail and free Wi-Fi.
When: Friday to Sunday
Where: Inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival grounds.
Marriott Yurt
What: Attendees, whether they are a Marriott Rewards or SPG member, are invited to the Marriott’s loyalty tent located in the general admission area to relax, refresh and recharge. For those who are into glamping, the brand is also offering members the opportunity to bid their points for the chance to stay in one of three designer yurts — each one modeled to look like W Hotels from around the world — on Coachella’s swanky VIP Safari campgrounds.
When: Friday to Sunday
Where: Inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival grounds.

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