The Ultimate 2018 Coachella Music Festival Party Guide

Welcome to Coachella…and the ultimate party guide for the music fest. While thousands are flocking to Indio, Calif. this weekend to catch the first glimpse of Beyonce performing post-twins on the Coachella stage, the festival is about much more than the performances going down in the desert.

Coachella is an all day, all night party – and we have the inside scoop on all of the main events. Take a peek at all the bashes you need to know about, and keep an eye on our Instagram (@destinationfab) for an inside look via our Destination Fab Takes Coachella girls’ road trip thanks to Cadillac.

The Destination Fab Party List:

UGG Brunch: The shoe brand will kick off festival season with a brunch at Frederick Loewe Estate from 12 – 4pm Friday. Guests will also be treated to a clutch Lyft code to make it easier to get to and from the estate.

Create and Cultivate: The empowering popular conference and online platform will host a Desert Pop Up at Commune at the Ace Hotel with music, food, drinks, beauty treatments and panel discussions Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Kate Bosworth, Olivia Culpo, and more are scheduled to hit the stage to speak at the event, Supergoop! Olive & June, and Nature’s Bounty will provide beauty treatments, and guests will be privy to an interactive instagrammable booth from Mini Cooper and pop ups from Dolce Vita, BCBG Generation and more. RSVP for the event here.

Dusk Till Dawn: The Style Artist Lounge presents this Oasis Retreat & Immersive Party Experience, held from day to night & night to day Friday-Sunday. When attendees want a break from the hustle and bustle of the fest, they can head here for meditation sound baths, deep house yoga, tarot readings, cannabis lounges, and fashion pop-ups by LA-Based streetwear designers. At night, the event turns into a party, with Paris Hilton serving as one of the DJs for the fete. Get tickets here.

ZOEasis: Stylist turned fashion mogul Rachel Zoe’s The Zoe Report will host this intimate evening in the desert at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.. It will have an ode to Marrakech, and  guests will indulge in a kickoff cocktail and dinner party filled with traditional sips and small plates. Attendees will also be privy to The Souk marketplace, which will feature a range of brands, along with a ton of beauty and well services include a lux OPI nail bar, Pravana hair styling market, custom Belvedere Vodka Ginger Zest cocktails, and skin treatments by SK-II.

Neon Carnival: This highly anticipated annual event, headlined by Levi’s, is one of the hottest events during the weekend, and one of the most exclusive. Kicking off Saturday at 10 p.m. a new location – the HITS Desert Park – attendees lucky enough to snag a wristband will enter into a next level fair playground of sorts with plenty of carnival style games and amusement park thrills to boot. Created by famed LA nightlife maven Brent Bolthouse, the much talked about event  will feature Tequila Don Julio Palomas served from an Airstream Speakeasy, Batiste Dry Shampoo hair styling stations and hits by the likes of DJ Politik and DJ Ruckus.

Levis Palm Springs Brunch: The famed denim brand will host a private brunch at Colony Palms Hotel Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., where guests will be treated to grub, DJ performances, and customizations by Heron Preston & Snoop Dogg.

Revolve Festival and Hotel Revolve: This epic, invite-only event lasts all weekend, kicking off Friday at the V Palm Springs with #hotelRevolve’s House of Harlow and Urban Decay Brunch hosted by Nicole Richie and a pool party hosted by Shay Mitchell.

Saturday, the #REVOLVEfestival returns to the desert for the third year in a row, with a FOMO inducing 2-day party from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. that has a performance lineup that includes Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, and more, and music sets by some of the hottest DJs in the country.

From Friday – Sunday, each night will wrap up with pop-up club TAO x Revolve Desert Nights, an invite-only after hours turn up the will feature intimate, surprise performances, DJ sets, and interactive brand activations, including a couple of new PUMA sneaker showcases.

American Express Platinum House: Held at the Parker Palm Springs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., the AMEX Platinum House is back for the second year with a hub exclusively for Platinum Card members and up to three of their guests. Attendees will be privy to the first-ever Coachella SoulAnnex pop-up from Soul Cycle where instructors will teach off the bike classes. MILK Makeup will also be on hand to give beauty expertise,  Saks Fifth Avenue will featuring temporary tattoos by Tattly, and guests can get their party on to live DJ sets and surprise musical performances. As guests shop up an appetite at the various pop-ups around the space, premium food and drinks will be served up too, including the signature Platinum cocktail – The Platinum Heat.

Fenty x Puma Drippin’ Pool Party: Rihanna’s company is teaming up with Puma for an unforgettable – and exclusive – pool party at a private location in Coachella Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Republic Records and Dream Hotels present “The Estate”: This invite-only event goes down Saturday at 1 p.m., featuring performances from Republic artsits like Phantoms, Alma and more, hot DJ sets, and Batiste Dry Shampoo hairstyling stations.

Bootsy Bellows Pool Party: McDonald’s and PacSun will make waves with this bash, which goes down from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at a priate loation in Rancho Mirage. Chantel Jeffries, Arkade, and Pookie are set to DJ the event, which will include a performance by Rae Sremmurd.

Combs Fest: Diddy teamed up with and to bring on this 3-day event that features performances by Drake, Lil Wayne, and more. Friday, Combs Fest kicks off with a Combs2Coachella Concert at 9 p.m. featuring performances by Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, and Rich the Kid. Saturday, the fest continues with a Chacha Beach Club Pool Party and a 1 a.m. Takeover with YesJulz. Then, on Sunday, the fest wraps up with a Post Coachella Closer.

(Top photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash )