Our Coachella Party Mega Guide

Our Coachella Party Mega Guide

by Molly Beauchemin
As tens of thousands of people (and literally DOZENS of celebrities!) head back to Indio for Hollywood's favorite music festival, we've decided to set our sights on the afterparties and day drinking that allow Coachella attendees to not have to be sober for 72 hours straight. Below we've spotlighted some of the best DJs, discos, and dance-offs that the desert of Palm Springs has to offer.

FRIDAY

WHAT: H&M Loves Coachella Poolside Party Featuring Haim
EXPECT: Twentysomething girls with ungodly amounts of Instagram followers, HAIM fanboys and fangirls, and probably a celebrity or two will drink poolside cocktails while the sisters Haim mix an undoubtedly eclectic DJ set (we're guessing it'll be Stevie Nicks, A$AP Ferg, and hopefully this Cerrone remix of "If I Could Change Your Mind").
WHERE: Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
WHEN: Friday April 10, 6-9 PM
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

WHAT: LED Day Club's Coachella Party Series
EXPECT: An epic braid bar featuring celeb stylists Amber Dawn and Michael Duenas, plus (and more importantly,) DJ sets from Chromeo, Chvrches, Skrillex, DJ Snake, and more are the highlights of this multi-day and multi-weekend party series. The good news is you can buy tickets directly from LED Day Club, so those looking to add one more set to their checklist are more or less guaranteed a good show.
WHERE: The Hilton Palm Springs, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
WHEN: Each day from April 9-12 and April 16-19
RSVP: Open to the public with purchase of tickets, which you can get HERE.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 100/0 -- see above.

WHAT: The Retreat at Sparrow's Lodge
EXPECT: Treat yourself to an impressive array of healthy food from NYC's The Fat Radish as well as cocktails from Absolut Elyx, Clover Juice, and a bespoke coffee bar at Sparrow's Lodge. Music will be provided by Psychemagik, Isaac Ferry and Daisy O'Dell featuring SOSUPERSAM for Caeden headphones. There will also be enough pampering to make a Kardashian cry: Kiehl's skincare, Vanity Projects nail art by Dior, Soothe massages, facials, Glamsquad makeup and barber services galore. There will also be a live art installation by Alia Penner, a portrait studio by Brantley Gutierrez (who's shooting for VanityFair.com) and a vinyl listening room sponsored by L.A.'s own Amoeba Music, which is probably where you should sulk if you can't get in.
WHERE: Sparrow's Lodge, 1330 E Palm Canyon Drive
WHEN: Friday April 10, Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12, 12-5pm
RSVP: Invitation Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

WHAT: Siwy Denim and Pandora Jewelry's Runway Show
EXPECT: Take in private fashion shows by Tracy Reese and Nanette Lepore on the Gene Autry Lawn complimented by spa services form Exhale and Hawaiian Tropic, plus cocktails and clothing giveaways. Also: Parker Palm Springs is gorgeous (Google it and weep) and easy to find for first timers heading to the valley.
WHERE: Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E Palm Canyon Drive
WHEN: Friday April 10, 5pm
RSVP: Runway show is invite only, but lawn and spa services are open to public.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 35/65

Florence Welch at the 2014 Soho Desert House. [Photo courtesy of Soho House/Getty]

WHAT: Soho Desert House Kick-Off With Coach
EXPECT: Soho House's annual Coachella pop-up gets things started with some help by Coach and a performance from Echosmith.
WHERE: Soho Desert House in La Quinta
WHEN: Friday April 10, 3-6pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 45/55

[Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com]

WHAT: Pop Sugar and Shopstyle's Cabana Club Hosted by Alessandra Ambrosio
EXPECT: Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio celebrates the launch of her new BaubleBar collection with a short reception that includes drinks and music (but, hey, it's Alessandra Ambrosio, which is reason enough to go).
WHERE: Viceroy Palm Springs, 415 S. Belardo Road
WHEN: Friday April 10, 4:30-7pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

WHAT: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs and A Series of Awesome Events' "Burn Out"
EXPECT: By day, the Hard Rock will be turned into a tropical pool party with floaties and marimba tunes and by night, the dance music crowd will come out for DJ sets by the likes of Dijital, Le Youth and Jerome Price.
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 150 S Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 
WHEN: Friday April 10, 9pm-2am; Saturday, April 11, 11am-6pm and 9pm-2am; Sunday, April 12, 11am-6pm
RSVP: Open to the public and free of charge with RSVP, which you can do HERE. 21+ only.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 100/0 -- just RSVP!

SATURDAY

WHAT: Paper Magazine and PacSun Present Neon Carnival
EXPECT: Oh, hey, that's us! Come out and party in an airport hangar and hang out in a neon-lit ferris wheel and other carnival rides at the biggest party of the fest (if we do say so ourselves). We've also got DJ sets from Politik, Jesse Marco, DJ Ruckus, and Kayper and an exclusive screening of Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, a standout from this year's Sundance Film Festival that references 90's hip-hop culture in California, for you to enjoy when you're not drinking some Don Julio cocktails or trying to beat Clint Eastwood in a water gun game.
WHEN: Saturday, April 11 from 10pm-4am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 0/100 (Sorry no chance on this one.)

WHAT: Refinery29 and A-OK's 2-Day Paradiso Pool Party
EXPECT: Girls with great beachy waves, technicolor instagrams and enough trend-sensitivity to comatose Alexa Chung (who, incidentally, will be there as a featured guest), will head out to this '90s beach party-inspired event that'll feature Garnier Fructis products (necessary in that desert heat) and DJ sets from Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss, Eliphant, Lolawolf ft. Zoe Kravitz, and others -- but really they had us at Alexa Chung.
WHERE: The Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
WHEN: Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 12-6pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70
 
WHAT: DVF Brunch hosted by Rachel Zoe + Pool Party Hosted by The Zoe Report and Dolce Vita Shoes at the dFm House
EXPECT: Rachel Zoe's highly curated A-list brunch will bring together Julianna Hough, Poppy Delevingne and others in honor of Diane von Furstenburg, and feature some of the best swag of the weekend: there's a gifting suite, pop-up shops, a Scunci x Dream Dry braid bar, and more.
WHERE: An undisclosed location.
WHEN:  Saturday, April 11, 11am (Brunch) and 2-6pm (Pool Party)
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 10/90 (See "Where".)

[Photo by Sam Deitch/BFAnyc.com]

WHAT: Bootsy Bellows Estate
EXPECT: The WeHo club teams up with McDonald's and Chevrolet to take over a private estate with performances by 2 Chainz, Cody Simpson and ASTR and DJ sets by Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle.
WHERE: An undisclosed location.
WHEN:  Saturday, April 11, 2-6pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

WHAT: Interview Magazine's Day Parties
EXPECT: The two-day bash will consist of a pool party and BBQ on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday (thank god for the tequila cocktails we hear they'll be making). Saturday's party will have DJ sets and performances and at both events you should be on the lookout for DJs, musicians and models rolling through who were featured in their recent issue (think: Sia, Diplo, A-Trak, Mark Ronson, Action Bronson, Twin Shadow, Hanne Gaby, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt and more). And oh, the swag! Dickey's will provide the BBQ on Saturday, beGlammed will offer beauty services, and Birchbox will offer DIY Coachella boxes -- we don't know what those are, but we want them.
WHERE: Private Residence
WHEN: Saturday April 11, 1-5pm and Sunday, April 12, 1-4pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60


[Photo via Instagram]

WHAT: Moschino Late-Night Hosted by Jeremy Scott
EXPECT: This is the place to find an army of models and other Hollywood darlings spreading FOMO in their wake. The event will feature coastal farmhouse cuisine and a signature cocktail, and it *will* run late. Katy Perry will probably be  there.
WHERE: Undisclosed location  
WHEN: Saturday April 11, 11pm-4am
RSVP: Brag-worthy Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 5/95 (don't try)

SUNDAY

WHAT: NYLON's Recovery Brunch
EXPECT: Women in flower crowns and layered bracelets mixing with mildly-hungover SoCal bros will head to a private lakeside estate for NYLON's brunch. There'll be yoga, a Bloody Mary bar, a juice bar and food from STK that'll sufficiently revive you in time to catch Drake's closing Sunday night headlining set.
WHERE: Private Hangar in Bermuda Dunes
WHEN: Sunday April 12, 1-6pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50



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