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All of the Coachella parties you need to know about

From a dusk-till-dawn dance party to an invite-only campground, these are the best Coachella parties this year

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Coachella parties—that is, the many public and invite-only soirees outside of the festival grounds—have become a destination of their own in recent years. Sure, you could trek across the massive music festival grounds underneath the overbearing midday sun. Or you could spend the afternoon in Palm Springs at a pool party with a drink in hand and a DJ spinning nearby. In some cases, scoring an invite to a party can be tougher than securing a Coachella ticket—but regardless, here are all of the Coachella parties you need to know about.

RECOMMENDED: Check out our complete guide to Coachella 2019

Coachella parties to attend

  • Nightlife

The Ace Hotel Palm Springs devotes 11 days to Desert Gold, its annual hotel-wide hangout during both weekends of Coachella. The Do-Over and NTS Radio have been tapped to take over blocks of music programming, while Adult Swim will be on-hand with entertainment during weekend one.

  • Nightlife
  • price 2 of 4

What started as an adverse reaction to the celebutante-heavy club scene has flourished into one of the the artsy-est, most inclusive parties in L.A. For Coachella, A Club Called Rhonda is headed to the desert with Nina Kraviz and Virgil Abloh to bring its polysexual party scene to the HITS Desert Horse Park (85555 Airport Blvd, Thermal), a field not too far from the festival grounds.

Pandora Indio Invasion
  • Nightlife

Music streaming service Pandora presents this annual soiree, held poolside at the rustic Cree Estate in Cathedral City. The afternoon fête includes tasty treats and DJ sets from Charli XCX and LPX.

  • Nightlife

Morning cocktails, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and pop-up musical performances on the lake—just another day at Vestal Village. This desert oasis and luxury campsite predates Coachella by a couple of years and has cultivated quite the cool factor ever since. The village is technically invite-only and full of social media influencers, so you’ll need to request an invite to get in—and rack up a few Instagram followers beforehand.

Dusk Till Dawn
  • Nightlife
  • price 3 of 4

Get refreshed during the day with yoga, guided meditation and sound baths, and then immerse yourself in a THC-infused party until dawn at this multi-weekend party.

  • Nightlife

Imagine the county fair of your youth, but with high-end brands behind the carnival games and A-list celebrities lounging about. That’s the gist behind Neon Carnival, arguably the premier party surrounding Coachella. It’s also about as invite-only as major Coachella parties come; you’ll need to luck out and win a ticket or find an in with Bolthouse Productions or a participating sponsor to procure a wristband.

Invite-only parties

These parties aren’t open to the public, so you’ll have to score an invite on your own. But we thought you still might like to know about:

KROQ House
Apr 12–14

Revolve Festival
La Quinta
Apr 13, 14

Desert Beach Club
Bermuda Dunes
Apr 13

Vampped Vacancy
Location TBA
Apr 12

Adidas SportClub
Coachella Valley
Apr 12–14, 19–21


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