Whether you’re opting for Coachella or Nochella, you can’t deny that driving out to Palm Springs is a good idea, especially when it’s during the biggest festival around and there’re parties every which way you turn. For those workin’ nine to five, this close enough getaway fits perfectly with your open weekend, and we already know what the schedule is for freelance life—getting to go to the party is still work for us—and hey, we’re not complaining.
With all of the splendor surrounding two big weekends filled with the love and celebration for music, we made a short list of what events you can catch us at, including our very own homage to music somewhere poolside during weekend 2.
WEEKEND ONE ITINERARY
The What: Vestal Village – Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17
At a secret location in Palm Springs, weekend one blasts off with Vestal, the men’s and women’s watch and eyewear brand inspired by music and the outdoor lifestyle presenting its 7th year of Vestal Village. With two outdoor stages featuring live music and DJs, hosted daytime bars, free shuttles, campfires, hiking, horseback riding (BYOH – bring your own horse!), the largest non-hotel swimming pool in the area, bouncy house beats spun by Cut Snake and Disco Ambassadors, and activations like our favorite summer accessory, Solé Bicycles….yeah…see you during our Saturday adventure. More info.
The What: Collide Presents ‘Not A Pool Party’ – Thursday, April 14th
“It’s El Niñ0 you’re already wetttttt” is the tagline on this one as Collide firms up a night of live sets by Dan Deacon, James Supercave and Magic Wand at Hard Rock’s venue, Bardot. And the buck doesn’t stop there on this music industry insider-driven event: Dance In A Panic and Spaceland Present are touting the DJ sets of the night, with Andy Rourke (The Smiths), our super homie Jessie Rogg (Mack Sennett Studios) and other fine music peeps behind the decks. Wetttttt.
The What: Cleobella, D’Blanc and Vanessa Mooney – Friday, April 15th
We’re not missing out on three brands that we love to wear, and even write about sometimes. Cleobella, D’Blanc and Vanessa Mooney kick off their weekend of connectivity with beer, bikinis, delicious bites and of course, music. Chances are you’ve gotten your mailer if you follow any of the brands. You follow? Invite only.
The What: Nylon’s Midnight Garden Party – Friday, April 15th
NYLON returns for its second annual Midnight Garden Party! With our gal Kittens behind the decks—as well as Wade Crescent, Two Fresh and Soko—the most infamous, whymsical event will tout the best in experiential notes for your memories. Expect a campsite promoting the Freeform original series, original series, “Dead of Summer,” with 1980’s nostalgia and a secret vintage school bus bar serving camp inspired cocktails. Whoa. Other happenings like VIP cabanas to celebrate the new hotel, Dream Hollywood, Umami Burger, NYX Cosmetics, Coolhaus, Heineken, Pacsun and many more are in tow and full of surprises. Dreamy, right? Invite only!
The What: Music Lounge by Las Vegas – Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Party like you’re in Vegas! The Music Lounge will be poppin’ with culinary offerings from Vegas’ top eateries, a pop-up beauty bar,and the unveiling of an exciting new Las Vegas product. Saturday will bring the party vibes (exclusive DJ performances were mentioned…) while Sunday will tap into a more relaxing, poolside atmosphere. Invite only. Womp Womp.
The What: Revolve Desert House – Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Revolve is a giant when it comes to shopping and shopping the best in the latest style cravings. Well, their doin’ it up in a two-day VIP soirée in the desert with special performances, DJ sets, festival-inspired games, and delicious food trucks. And yep, Birchbox will have a beauty bar on site, along with, Ciroc, Baileys, Heineken, Club W, and many more activations. Send off those emails to your industry contacts, this one’s invite only. If partying has you snoozing, no worries – the event is sponsored by Bai.
The What: Hot Splash at Base Camp – Saturday, April 16th
New kid on the block, Base Camp, will be the stomping grounds of a new amped-up crowd with various events taking place on the camp grounds. A favorite is Hot Splash, a pool party with bands (like Kitten, Humans, Great Dane and much more,) hot air ballon rides, lakeside cabanas and a shit ton of cocktails with sponsors from Red Bull and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Presented by Vicious Buzz, this one is sure to be killer. RSVP by clicking Day RSVP.
The What: Pitchfork’s High Tide Pool Party – Saturday, April 16th
We’ll leave our last party we’re hitting before our disco nap to charge up for Neon Carnival. It seems that Pitchfork’s popular P4K Radio will be broadcasting live from the event’s “Bikini Bar” and acts like LCD Soundsystem (!!!!!) and No Age are just gonna “drop on in” for live performances. Dying. Dead. Gone. Don’t miss this one.
The What: Levi’s Haus Palm Springs Pool Party – Saturday, April 16th
The What: The LEVI’S® Brand + Re/Done | LEVI’S® Present Neon Carnival with Tequila Don Julio – Saturday, April 16th
Theeee ultimate outing is back for its seventh year: Neon Carnival, the most sought after late night event, returns for its seventh consecutive year to Indio, California. The famed late-night outdoor dance party created by Brent Bolthouse will feature a new set up, new amusement park rides, games and more. Known for attracting the Hollywood elite, this year’s event will be presented by renowned denim brand Levi’s® in partnership with Re/Done | Levi’s® who will be providing guests with a personalized tailoring experience inside the Levi’s® mobile tailor shop. Tequila Don Julio is back again to provide the specialty drink experience and 1942 bottle service for VIP tables. Activations like Batiste Dry Shampoo, the Fatburger truck, Tinder’s ‘Matchmaker’ ride, and talent like DJ Politik and DJ Ruckus take you late into the night in the Cali desert. Invite only, folks…call in your plea.
WEEKEND TWO ITINERARY
The What: LA CANVAS, LAMP, Paradise Ultd. x Kismet Collective Present: Ritual Union – Friday, April 22nd-Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Join us and our friends as we celebrate the collaborative spirit in Ritual Union at Hard Rock Palm Springs. On Friday, turn up in the nighttime at the infamous Bardot that (almost) leads straight into an all-day Saturday poolside music and culture session with dance beats by top notch DJs like Jamie Prado, Leo Islo, PZB, Whitney Fierce. With gracious host and emerging Boheme denim brand, Grace In LA Jeans, other partners like PBLA, Sunnylife Inflatables (yes, the famous gold Swans) and others pop up. We’re also shoving 50 VIP gift bags into the hands of the first 50 guests. FREE with RSVP!
The What: Sound Nightclub Presents: All Gone Pete Tong – Sunday April 24, 2016
Consider this our last hoorah. In our current music issue, we have Pete Tong stretched out in a suit and tie, with what we like to think of as an impeccable feature on his current state (link). Now back to the party deets: With Sound Nightclub presenting, the full Day Club Palm Springs in tow and other artists like Bob Moses, Dubfire, Lee K, Nicole Moudaber and Thomas Jack ready to spin you out of control, the impression of a damn good music festival will leave its stamp on you. It has to. Just look at the lineup! Tickets, cause they’ll go bye bye if you don’t.
The What: The Do Over @ Ace Hotel + Swim Club – Sunday April 24, 2016
If you’re opting for a real good wind down, here it is, oh that desert feeling, those Desert Sundays—and brands like Adidas, Marley, Serato—along with an anticipated expectation of Hip-Hop beats, yeeeee, with a full lineup to be announced. We’re not sweatin’ it, we have trust in all things ACE…and this is another freebie with your RSVP.
Stay on our pulse as we unravel IRL updates during both weekend’s of the fest…