Coachella Party Guide: Neon Carnival, REVOLVE Festival & More

The desert is calling….

Coachella, presented by Goldenvoice, returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 12–14 and April 19–21.

Headlining both weekends this year will be Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator and Doja Cat. No Doubt, lead by Gwen Stefani, is also schedule for a reunion set, marking the rock band’s first time performing together in nearly a decade. 

Other performers on the lineup include Peso Pluma, Reneé Rapp, Lil Uzi Vert, Justice, Blur, Ice Spice, Grimes, Jon Batiste, Jungle, Lil Yachty, J Balvin, DJ Snake, Bebe Rexha and more.

In addition to the star-studded lineup during the festival itself, there are endless parties and events in between sets and after hour bashes where Coachella kids can enjoy even more action. From the world famous Neon Carnival to the influencer-packed REVOLVE Festival, check out the ultimate Coachella Weekend Party Guide below.

Fair warning, most of these events are invite only so you better know the right people. 

Fanfix Dinner

Gen Z creator platform Fanfix will host a decadent, invite-only seven-course dinner, curated by Lunasia. The night will also include specialty drinks, a special performance by The Nightly, and gifts from makeup brand About-Face, created by Halsey.

When: Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Palm Springs, Calif.

Access: Invite Only


Starting off the weekend with a bang, PAPER magazine will host an evening of cultural chaos in celebration of emerging and established music through a high-impact experience and dynamic digital storytelling. Produced by The Influence, the PAPER PLAYGROUND event will take place at a private estate in Bermuda Dunes featuring an eclectic itinerary with a headlining DJ set by DJ Ruckus, special performance by Armani White and more.

When: Thursday, April 11 at 9 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Private estate in Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

Access: Free RSVP HERE

Rare Powered By GEOJAM

One of several exclusive events GEOJAM will be hosting at its estate during festival weekend, the up-and-coming social platform returns to the desert with Rare, one of its highly coveted late night parties. Presented by The Plug and The Boiling Crab, invited attendees will be immersed in the luxury of a private GEOJAM estate under the desert stars with live music, open bar, delectable bites and special guests.

When: Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Access: Invite Only

Desert Gold

Grab your bikinis. Spanning both Coachella weekends, Ace Hotel and Swim Club will once again host its Desert Gold event series, bringing a killer lineup of DJs, artists and party collectives to the desert, for hotel guests and visitors alike. Weekend 1 will include daily poolside beats by Moonshine, Remezcla House and the legendary party The Do-Over, returning for its 13th year in the hotel’s bar, Amigo Room. For Weekend 2, highlights include South Central LA underground dance party Hood Rave, with Los Angeles based creative hub, Franchise closing out the program with a curation of hip hop, psychedelic trap, deep house and footwork. Ace Hotel & Swim Club will also unveil a new large-scale mural on the Commune wall, courtesy of multidisciplinary artist and illustrator Corey Wash. Every event is free, but keep in mind that space is limited and it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When: Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14 (Weekend 1) & Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21 (Weekend 2)

Where: Ace Hotel and Swim Club, 701 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Calif.

Access: Free RSVP HERE


Up and at ’em campers! Poosh by Kourtney Kardashian Barker, is hosting its largest event of the year, CAMP POOSH. during Coachella Weekend 1.

The nostalgic summer camp-themed event will host a group of influencers, celebrities and friends of the brand overnight, Thursday through Sunday, on a 40-acre Palm Desert estate, with the main event happening on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The retreat will feature DJs, camp activities, immersive activations, exclusive Camp Poosh merch, pre-festival glam, food trucks, bar activations and more. Some of the weekend sponsors include Wella, Smartsweets, Lee Jeans, Amazon Prime Video, Adidas, Havaianas, Erewhon, Celsius, Gimme, Kate Spade, ZenWTR, Coney Island Picnic and more.

When: Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14 (Weekend 1)

Where: Private estate in Palm Desert, Calif.

Access: Invite-Only

Gallery Desert House

Gallery Media Group, the lifestyle publisher behind PureWow, @ballplayers, @moms, @cocktails and @recipes, is expanding its successful experiential event series, Gallery House, to the desert this festival season. Presented by PATRÓN EL ALTO, the two-week Gallery Desert House pop-up—going down for two weekends during Coachella and Stagecoach—promises an unforgettable experience across the realms of fashion, music, wellness and culture.

Daily programming will include sunrise-to-sunset pool parties, workouts and wellness, a #GRWM content studio, VIP transportation to the festival, bespoke brand vignettes and more. Attendees will be treated to the ultimate desert oasis experience filled with non-stop entertainment, including live DJs, luxury shopping opportunities, retro futuristic-themed pool parties, wellness activations with various amenities such as a hot tub, lounge daybeds, snacks and specialty refreshments, bracelet welding, astrology readings,  a larger-than-life art installation, an immersive Dance 360° Photo Studio opportunity, jewellery making opportunities and more. Sponsors include PATRÓN, Delta, Dove, INFINITI, KDP Core Hydration & Bai, Vince Camuto, Frye, Michaels, COVERGIRL, and KDP Keurig.

The event is invite-only, however everything will be streamed across GMG’s media brands.

When: April 11-14 (Coachella Weekend 1) and April 25-28 (Stagecoach Weekend)

Where: Indio, Calif.

Access: Invite Only

ALT 101.5 Coachella Pre-Party 

Palm Desert alt-rock radio station ALT 101.5 will be hosting the official Coachella Pre-Party at The Palm Springs Surf Club with live performances by Jakobs Castle (featuring Jakob Nowell of Sublime) and Save Ferris. Event partners include AMALA Restaurant, NUTRL Vodka Seltzer, and Coachella Valley Volkswagen. The best part? This event is free and open to the public until venue capacity is reached. 

When: April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Coachella Weekend 1)

Where: The Palm Springs Surf Club, 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, Calif.

Access: Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Life House Palm Springs Pool Party

Boutique hotel Life House Palm Springs will be hosting their poolside Swim Sessions event series through festival weekend with live music, shopping, drinks, and of course, plenty of splish splah fun. Guests can enjoy rosé from La Coste, cocktails by YOLA, and skincare essentials from Supergoop! and music from Earth’s Only Paradise,Mojave Grey, Le Youth,  Rinzen, Model Man and more.

When: Friday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Life House Palm Springs, 1700 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Access: Free RSVP and VIP Tickets HERE

818 Outpost

Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila will be hosting a Western-themed one-day pop-up experience featuring a full-service saloon with complimentary 818 Tequila cocktails, Sprinter Vodka Soda, Olipop and Chamberlain Coffee, as well as festival essentials from partners like Zico, Lemme,  Vacation Inc , Liquid I.V. and more. Attendees can also enjoy a makeup touch-up station from Anastasia Beverly Hills, cowboy hat customization from Bumble, snacking staples from Gopuff and ample photo opportunities.

When: Friday, April 12 (Weekend 1)

Where: Indio, Calif.

Access: Invite-Only. Festivalgoers can head to 818’s Instagram for a chance to snag an invite (while supplies last) and for exclusive merch drops leading up to the event.

True Religion BuddhaFest

True Religion will be hosting its BuddhaFest Desert Oasis gifting suite featuring live DJ sets, refreshing cocktails, sweet treats and cool swag for VIP guests.

When: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Bermuda Dunes, CA

Access: Invite Only

Club Decades Pool Parties at The Saguaro Palm Springs

LA’s favorite weekly dance party heads to the desert for an unforgettable Coachella weekend. Get ready to groove under the sun  at The Saguaro Palm Springs. Going down Coachella Weekend, these fun-filled pool parties will feature DJs spinnin’ your favorite tunes from past decades and today. When: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April. 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Acces: Free RSVP HERE

Celsius Cosmic Desert

In celebration of Celsius‘ new Space Vibe Trilogy flavors, the brand is throwing an epic Cosmic Desert party to kick off Coachella. The event will feature rides, games, exclusive festival merch, a custom piercings station and performances by T-Pain, Two Friends and Xandra.

When: Friday, April 12 from 2 p.m, to 6 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Access: Invite Only

Heineken House

As Coachella’s official sponsor, Heineken returns for its annual “festival within a festival” event, dubbed Heineken House. The immersive experience will include Bob Sinclar, J.Worra, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Fat Joe, BIA and more, plus an open bar stocked with Heineken’s portfolio of beer offerings.

When: Friday, April 12 though Sunday April 14 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif.

Access: Open to all festivalgoers

Framework in the Desert

Back for its third year at the cool airport hanger Atlantic Aviation, Framework in the Desert is an underground music after hours series taking place across three nights during Coachella Weekend 1. Lineups include Belgian techno superstar DJ Charlotte de Witte, Australian hypnotic house purveyor Dom Dolla, global party-starter John Summit and more. Off the dance floor, there are bars featuring specialty PATRÓN Tequila cocktails, food trucks and outdoor social areas. 

When: Friday, April 12 through Sunday, 14 at 10 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Atlantic Aviation Hangar, 86400 Lightning St, Thermal, Calif.

Access: One day or three days passes are available and start at $67. More info HERE


One of the hottest parties of the weekend is NYLON House, an ultra-exclusive, after-hours event held at a private estate. Bringing together celebs, influencers and tastemakers, the event is self-described as a “journey into music, art, sound and exploration.” The party will feature performances by Sofi Tukker, Blond:ish, Tinx & Lucas and more and will be presented by Smirnoff Ice, in partnership with e.l.f. Cosmetics, Hilton, Kate Spade, Remy Martin, got2b, Keys Soulcare, Nautica, Celsius, Sally Hansen, Bumble, Banter and QUAY.

When: Friday, April 12 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Weekend 1)

Acces: Invite Only

Geojam Jungle

Presented by Elevate Agency, up-and-coming social platform Geojam will host its Geojam Jungle bash featuring live performances from Saweetie, SG Lewis, and Two Feet, with a special guest DJ set by skateboarder Nyjah Huston. The event will serve up an open bar, food truck bites, an IV station and live art show for an unforgettable night under the desert stars. Sponsors include Happy Dad, Rare Collective, Halo, Lo Siento, Luc Belaire, and Verity Threads.

When: Friday, April 12, at 10 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Access: RSVP to attend by enrolling in MyFestival Rewind in the Geojam app.

TAO Desert Nights

Taking place at the jaw-dropping Zenyara estate, TAO Desert Nights returns as one of the premiere after hours event series under the desert night sky. The immersive experience will take place all three nights of both festival weekends with a music lineup of artists and DJs sure to have the festive crowd dancing all night. Event sponsors include PATRÓN EL ALTO, Grey Goose, Poppi, Heinz, evian, Prime, Pizza Hut, Heineken Silver, Q Mixers, White Claw, G.H. Mumm and Dorsia.

When: Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 (Weekend 1) and Friday, April 19 though Sunday, April 21 (Weekend 2)

Where: Zenyara Estate, 53153 Jackson St., Coachella, Calif.

Access: Invite Only. 

Sonic Desert

After a rowdy Day 1, retreat to the Sonic Desert event, a day time party presented by Coca-Cola Spice, in partnership with Topo Chico and BPM Music. This all-day relaxation, recharge event, held at a private ranch, will offer guests Drip IV Therapy infusions, organic tequila infused sips from Dulce Vida Tequila, custom hats by Glo Design Lab and music by DJ Austin Millz.

When: Saturday, April. 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Thermal, Calif.

Acces: Invite-Only

Goldenvoice Surf Club

Going down at the brand new Palm Springs Surf Club, the Goldenvoice Surf Club is a two weekend mini festival (formerly known as Day Club Palm Springs) featuring brand activations, food and drinks and DJ sets from artists like Jungle, Neil Frances, Barry Can’t Swim. The resort-like location boasts an expansive wave pool, lazy river, water slides, and amphitheater, making it the perfect backdrop for your Instagram pics.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 (Weekend 1) and Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 2 (Weekend 2)

Where: Palm Springs Surf Club, 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, Calif.

Access: Tickets start at $40 HERE


Returning for its eighth year, Rachel Zoe and TZR will host ZOEasis, a daytime desert oasis of style and self-care. As the ultimate desert escape, ZOEasis will feature stylish brand activations, a special set by DJ Miss Maddi, celebrity attendees and more.

When: Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Palm Desert

Access: Invite Only

REVOLVE Festival

Following a kick off VIP pool party on Friday, the notorious influencer haven REVOLVE Festival will take place Saturday in Palm Springs, delivering an unparalleled blend of beauty, fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences and activities. Lucky attendees can except live performances, celebrity guests, world inspired décor, endless interactive photo opportunities, bites from Raising Cane’s, cocktails by Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila, premium tequila and Kylie Jenner’s Sprinter Vodka Soda, canned vodka sodas by and non-alcoholic sips from the limited-time-only Red Bull Summer Edition Caruba Elderflower, LaCroix Sparkling Water and VOSS Water. Other hot brand activations include rhode’s photobooth, Quay’s sunglasses pop-up, free sunscreen from Supergoop! and a hoop competition to win shoes from P.F. Flyers.

When: Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Palm Springs

Access: Invite Only

Neon Carnival

Neon Carnival, the legendary late-night dance party synonymous with high-energy entertainment, electrifying performances and a star-studded guest list will make its triumphant return for its thirteenth year to the desert’s most celebrated music festival. Back for its 13th year, Neon Carnival 2024 will take place April 13 at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, CA. Grammy winner Anderson .Paak will headlines this year’s late night party as DJ Pee Wee. Viral TikTok sensation DJ Hunny Bee, and Vanderpump Rules star, DJ James Kennedy are also set to perform.

The brainchild of famed LA nightlife king Brent Bolthouse and producing partner Jeffrey Best, Neon Carnival is a strict, invite-only event, spanning three football fields of carnival-style games, rides, bars, brand activations dance floor and, of course, Neon Carnival’s iconic light-up ferris wheel.

Patrón El Alto will serve as the official tequila of the event with custom cocktails while Liquid I.V will keep partygoers  hydrated. and partner. VIP table service will be offered for the first-time, provided by Patrón and Levi’s. Other sponsors for this year’s Neon Carnival include Ghost Energy, Tangle Teezer, LaCroix, Coca-Cola, Nütrl Vodka Seltzers, French bee Airlines, ApeCoin, Heineken, Path Water and more.

When: Saturday, April 13 at 10 p.m. (Weekend 1)

Where: Desert International Horse Park, 85555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, Calif.

Access: Invite Only

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