Coachella 2019…let’s go!
Festival season is officially upon us, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite music fests of the year – Coachella. We headed to the desert last year for the first time to take on the fest, and this we’re gearing up for another epic Coachella festival experience, this time on the ultimate Coachella road trip party bus with The McCord List and WWD Magic to the fest – and on a road trip of our own on the way back to Los Angeles post-Coachella in one very sleek Cadillac ride.
Before we take you inside that road trip and Coachella, we’re breaking down our picks for the hottest events and parties of the fest. Take a peek at our FAB Coachella lineup!
UGG’s Desert X: Anything that has H.E.R. in the mix is guaranteed to be a vibe. UGG will kick off the fest’s weekend of events with a night of fun and art with Desert X featuring artist Ivan Argote. The exclusive event will be held at the Villa Royale in Palm Springs and guests will be treated to comped cocktails, small bites, and pairs of UGGS. (7-10 p.m. Villa Royale, 1620 S. Indian Trail, Palm Springs).
LE & Co Celebrity & Influencer Gifting Lounge: Luxury Experience & Co will present an interactive gifting lounge celebrating all things Coachella at the gorge West Elm Estate. Celebrities and influencers will be treated to pampering and gifting from Bloomingdale’s, gifted a five-star vacation to Turks and Caicos from Sail Rock Resorts, Kindbody, Trestique Cosmetics, High Beauty, Eco Daisy, Morning Recovery, Bloomers Frosé & More and many other beauty, apparel, and accessories. (11 a.m. – 3 p.m., West Elm Estate, 780 E. PASEO EL MIRADOR, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262)
Adidas BBQ & Ball Party: Trae Young, Candace Parker and more will go head to head in a Three Stripe Three Point shootout deep in Coachella valley at Zenyara for Adidas’ daytime bash. Expect good barbeque grub prepped by Von Miller and Eddie Huang, lit basketball moments, and mixing and mingling with athletes and industry peeps. (Zenyara, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Chinese Laundry Party: The shoe brand will help festival goers kick off the weekend with Grey Goose happy hour cocktails, a gifting suite with Beach Bunny swimwear, jewelry, and more, and festival hair styling stations. (1 p.m. to Sunset, Private Location)
Rachel Zoe’s ZOEAsis: The Zoe Report, along with Founder and Editor-at-Large Rachel Zoe, are bringing back the fifth annual ZOEasis style retreat at The Parker Palm Springs. This invite-only event was one of our fave events last year. The vibe is inspired by Rachel’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, and guests will be treated to custom installations, seasonal bites, hosted bars, and fresh sounds from Coco & Breezy and Pamela Katz Tick. Victoria Justice Kiernan Shipka, Alisha Boe, Paris Berelc, and more are expected to attend.
(The Parker Palm Springs, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs)
Nylon’s Midnight Garden Party: Nylon is back at the fest with its fourth annual star-studded bash that will feature live performances by singer/songwriter, JoJo, and DJ sets by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sat Erika Jayne, as well as Johnny Wujek, Markus Molinari and Pookie. Guests will also be privy to instagrammable ShoeDazzle and Uninterrupted installations, a custom Ketel One Botanicals open cocktail bar and flower station, CANN CBD X THC Soda, and more. (10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; private location)
TAO x Revolve Desert Nights: Our fave Tao pop-up is back at Coachella with private invite-only bashes Friday and Saturday night. (Private location, 10 p.m.)
Combs Fest: Diddy’s Coachella 3-day party weekend kicks off Friday at the Combs Compound in Palm Springs, Calif. with a Ciroc After Hours Bash from 12 a.m. – until. It continues Saturday and Sunday with pool parties hosted by surprise guests, and Justin and Christian Combs, and more Ciroc After Darks bashes. RSVP here.
McDonald’s and Pac Sun’s Bootsy Bellows Pool Party: If there’s an ultimate pool party the Saturday of Coachella, this one is always it. The exclusive bash, held at the Bootsy Bellows Estate in Rancho Mirage, attracts celebs and in-the-know festival goers, who nosh on free McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries, sip cocktails from the open bars, party the day away by the pool, and pick up free swag. Rich the Kid and Roddy Rich are set to perform, and DJs Devin Lucien, Fred Matters, and more will be spinning to turn up the bash. (2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bootsy Bellows Estate, Rancho Mirage, Calif., private location)
Revolve Festival: Oh, Revolve Festival, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We had a blast at this 2-day fest from one of our fave online retail brands last year, and it’s back again for it’s fourth year in a row, with all of its glitz, glam and style glory. Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Tookes, and Shanina Shaik, are just a few of the stars expected at the festival, where guests will enjoy surprise performances, star-studded DJ sets, plenty of Instagrammable photo opps, JAJA Tequila tequila and cocktails, a Virgin Voyages beach lounge, KAOS Cabanas presented by Palms Las Vegas, Schutz soda shop, and more. (Private location, La Quinta, Calif. 1 – 8 p.m.)
AMEX Platinum House: This is one of the exclusive events off the grounds that you don’t have to know an industry vet to get into. If you have an Amex Platinum Card, you have free access to the Platinum House Saturday and Sunday…and it’s so worth it to go. It’s an oasis of sorts, away from the hustle and bustle of the festival grounds, at Avalon Palm Springs. Guests come here to kick back, relax, and enjoy custom cocktails, this time whipped up by one of the nation’s top Mixologists, Jim Meehan. Chef Michael Solomonov will serve p curated bites, and guests will also be treated to morning runs, Equinox spa experiences (including CBD massages and cyro facials),and festival-ready beauty looksby Milk Makeup Co-Founder Zanna Roberts Rassi. (Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Avalon Palm Springs)
Create and Cultivate: We had a blast stopping by Create & Cultivate’s pop-up last year and can’t wait to do it again this year. The inspirational, female-empowering group is back with a one-day pop up filled with music, food, drinks, beauty treatments, and panel discussions led by Jameela Jamil, Create and Cultivate founder Jaclyn Johnson, and more. The first 150 guests will also walk away with a gift bag full of goodies (10 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Ace Hotel, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Spring, Calif. 92264) See the full schedule and RSVP, here.
Neon Carnival: What’s a Coachella experience without Neon Carnival? Not much of an experience at all. We headed deep in the desert to the exclusive adults-only carnival last year to find out why it’s the hottest ticket in town, and quickly got our answer. It’s a full-on playground for in-the-know Coachellagoers, who have to pick up wristbands ahead of time to enter the grounds. Inside, guests hop on bumper cars, ride the famed ferris wheel, slide down a carnivalesque slide, and more, as well as sip comped cocktails, feast on free grub, and dance the night away to a series of surprise performances and DJ sets by DJ Ruckus and more. ( 10 p.m., 85555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, Calif.)
Jeremy Scott’s Moschino x The Sims Bash: One of our fave fashion designers, Jeremy Scott, will return to Coachella to host his annual, super-exclusive Palm Springs Desert Party to celebrate the launch of his new The Sims capsule collection, which is inspired by the video game franchise and includes ready-to-wear items and accessories. Guests will be treated to Ciroc cocktails, SONIC Drive-In, sparkling grub, Perrier and Acqua Panna water, and discounted Lyft rides up to the bash. Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls, Winston Duke, and more are slated to attend. We’re hoping a fashion show of sorts will also be in the mix. Fingers crossed. ( 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.; private location)
Lucky Brand Desert Jam x Rolling Stone Live Bash: Rolling Stone and Lucky Brand will take over ARRIVE Palm Springs for their third annual Desert Jam pool party. X Ambassadors and Jax Jones are set to perform and guests will be treated to Jack Daniels cocktails, Heineken, and plenty of free swag at the pop-up, including Foster Grant sunglasses and Wild Spirit Fragrances. (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Arrive Hotel, 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262) If you attend, make sure to hashtag #LuckyXMusic #RollingStoneLive on social. RSVP here.
Photo Credit: Amex
AMEX Platinum House: The luxe pop-up will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Platinum Card members, who can be three guests each with them (see info above).
Revolve Festival: The party continues Sunday with Rae Sremmurd, Offset, Tyga, Saweetie, Rich The Kid and more taking the stage to turn the party up (1 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Quinta, Calif., private location)
Keep an eye on the site for all of the details from these events and more in our Coachella 2019 coverage!