The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back after a two-year hiatus and so are the parties and events we’ve loved so much.
This year’s fest takes place on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24 with Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Swedish House Mafia plus the Weeknd (who replaced Kanye West) are at the headliners this time around, but the action outside of the grounds always reigns supreme to us.
The majority of the best bashes happen during weekend one, and we’ve got the lowdown on everyone you need to know about, including RSVP links for those open to the public. Check it all out below with our day-by-day guide.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Rolling Stone Live’s Welcome to Fabulous Palm Springs Party with Zouk Nightlife, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Arrive Hotel
Why you shouldn’t miss it: The annual welcome bash at Rolling Stone Live will feature DJs Honey, Pookie and the Archer, with CIROC Vodka cocktails, Matua Wine, bites from Madre Restaurant & Mezcaleria, and more. RSVP HERE: https://welcomeps.splashthat.com
Friday, April 15, 2022
Coachella #withAmex: This is always one of our favorite lounges of the fest. If you have an American Express card, you can access it Friday-Sunday and there are complimentary refreshments (you can view the full list of experiences/perks here: AmericanExpress.com/Coachella).
Why you shouldn’t miss it: They’ll have a pop-up shop with Coachella Merch featuring performers like Billie Eilish, a special selection of sweet treets on Saturdays, wellness activities including astrology reading, charging stations, a cash bar and more. There are also perks, like a comped ride on the La Grande Wheel and exclusive access to reserved tables at Broad Street Oyster Co. on the festival grounds.
American Express Coachella Lounge, Photo Credit: American Express
Desert Gold at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Why you shouldn’t miss it: This is a Coachella staple. Expect live performances by Sudan Archives and Esty; resident DJs Pangea Sound and Chulita Vinyl Club; a Future Classic night. By day (12 p.m. – 6 p.m), you’ll hang out by the pool for a day party, and at night (8 p.m. – 1 a.m.) you’ll hit the Amigo Room for sounds curated by DJs. You’ll also get to enjoy a beverage program inspired by the former In Sheep’s Clothing Hi-fi bar. RSVP HERE for the Amigo Room.
Nylon House, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Private Estate, Invite Only
What to expect if you get an invite: After making an appearance at Art Basel, Nylon is kicking off the first day of the festival with an after-hours dance party featuring a special DJ set from Peggy Gou.
TAO Desert Nights, 11 p.m. – 4 a.m., Invite Only
What to Expect if you get an invite: TAO parties are always exclusive, intimate and a good time if you can score an invite. On the kickoff night, you’ll enjoy a performance by Black Coffee and complimentary Casamigos cocktails.
Saturday, April 16th, 2022
Rolling Stone Live and the Rolling Stone x Meta Creator House, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Arrive Hotel RSVP to attend here: https://rsliveps.splashthat.com/
Why you can’t miss it: This is a experiential event with sponsor activations – You’ll get to try CÎROC Vodka Spritz canned cocktails (it’s the premiere of them), enjoy a Matua Wine chill zone and bites from a curated Madre Restaurant & Mezcaleria sampling (yum!). You’ll also enjoy poolside cocktails, with an ORIGIN water hydration station, along with additional goodies from Core Foods, Reign Energy Drinks, and Tractor Beverage Co.; Lucky Brand will also be on hand to debut its Future Fantastic Event in partnership with Lola Langusta of Stoned Fox. Guests will be able to create custom tees and bandanas, visit the custom craft cocktails bar by Codigo 1530 and Disco Cubes, and more.
The Zoe Report’s ZOEAsis, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Private Estate, Invite Only
What to expect if you get an invite: Rachel Zoe’s Boho-chic infused vibe throughout the event with sponsor activations, complimentary signature cocktails, small bites, and free goodies.
The Zoe Report’s 5th Annual ZOEasis at The Parker Hotel on April 12, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Zoe Report)
Revolve Festival, Private Location, Invite Only
What to expect if you get an invite: A daytime event filled with brand activations with free swag, free grub and complimentary cocktails. There’s always a ton of curated photo opps and performances too.
Levi’s Neon Carnival, 10 p.m., Private Location, Invite Only
What to expect if you get an invite: If you score an invite, go. It’s a blast every time. Think of this as a carnival for adults, with free food, complimentary Tequila Don Julio cocktails, and free carnival games and rides. (If you remember the Insecure Coachella episode, this was in it).
Levi’s Neon Carnival
TAO Desert Daze , 2PM – 6PM : Chase B + Special performance, Invite Only
TAO Desert Nights 11PM – 4AM : Diplo and Gordo performing, Invite Only
Sunday, April 17th, 2022
The Do Over: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Commune Pool, Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Why you can’t miss it: The Do-Over is a day party that is always a vibe no matter when it happens or where it takes place. Admission is free. (RSVP to The Do-Over here). This is happening the following Sunday too.
TAO Beach, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Private Location
Revolve Festival, Private Location, Invite Only
What to expect if you get an invite: A daytime event filled with brand activations with freebies, free grub and complimentary cocktails. There’s always a ton of curated photo opps and performances too.
Have a fun and safe time at Coachella!