If you find yourself venturing out to the desert on weekend 1 or 2, with or without a Coachella wristband, you will be ecstatic to learn that the whole valley is invigorated with an abundance of exclusive VIP soirees, refreshingly decadent pool fêtes and after parties guaranteed to make "sleeping" an impossible feat. Here at Magnetic, we call this magical weekend "Fauxchella." From the impassable celeb-filled VIP entrances to the welcoming arms of free mini-concerts and liquor drenched pool parties, you will most definitely find something to call your party home. The clock is ticking as Fauxchella gets closer, so elevate your social schedules with our detailed list of the best of what Fauxchella has to offer.
Weekend One (The big one)
- Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
BASE CAMP - TENT & RV RESORT
One of the biggest Coachella hurdles is recovering from expensive festival ticket prices. Justifiably so, Coachella DOES deliver a treasure trove of amazing acts for their pricey wristbands but add in the additional costs of a festival weekend (ie: "hotel, motel, Holiday Inn"), "empty bank account syndrome" always gongs like a grim church bell after pressing the "buy" button... Just when reality sets in on the small fortune you've spent for a weekend in the desert, in comes BASE CAMP to save the day. Long story short, Base Camp is a commune of cool like minded frugal individuals who value a place where lodging fees are low but the resort style accommodations and fun factor are high. Located a few miles south east of the festival fields, Base Camp delivers a deluge of amenities at bare bones camp ground prices. So let's go down the welcomed laundry list of AWESOME... there are daily pool parties from Thursday to Sunday with curated DJ sets to insure you're constantly in a state of dance while you prepare for the festival, also available to Base Camp patrons are hot air balloon rides for those that truly wish to get a "bird's eye view" of the magnificence of the Coachella Valley, shuttle service to and from the festival, full service bars to keep the party going, "Tent Service" where you can call in and order from pop up restaurant caterer, Trio, who will prepare your gourmet meals and deliver to your tent door, a beauty bar to freshen up your Coachella looks and much much more. With camp site pricing starting at a very low $59 per person per night...how could you go wrong with Base Camp? um... you can't. To RSVP for day parties and make reservations, click HERE.
YOUNG TURKS IN PALM SPRINGS
FYF and Goldenvoice team up for their first Coachella party which will be tucked away at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Since this is the first time we're seeing the party pairing, it's unclear as to what will be what, but one thing is for sure... the music line-up is SICK, with Jamie XX making our eyes widen with excitement. I've heard from past "air museum" parties that the DJ booth is set up between two US Air Force fighter jets so that in itself will be a sight to see. To buy tickets click HERE.
What if i told you there was a place that existed far off in the southern regions of Palm Springs were scantily clad women and men enjoyed a lackadaisical weekend of Coachella desert leisure while being showered by complimentary cocktails and non-stop music. A place where doing nothing meant you were "living the dream" and the only vital element was a refreshing pool to cool off in. Well guess what? Such a place does exist and it's called the Vestal Village. If you are one of the lucky few invited, then the doors to this relaxed VIP world open and beckon your chilled out calls. Outside of the various yummy food offerings, alcohol kiosks will keep your livers marinated as the various musical acts provide you the ingredients to boogie on land or in water. If you're camping at the VV, campfire night time parties will also be available. Unfortunately you have to know someone that knows someone in order to get the secret pass code for the private RSVP, but if you get it, it's well worth it.
- Friday, April 14, 2017 -
FUNBOY X SMASHBOX:
FUNBOY x Smashbox kicks off the festival weekend by floating into Fauxchella with a Friday poolside soiree from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at a secret undisclosed location that will offer invited guests many wet and wild "Floato-Ops" on top of custom FUNBOY metallic lip floats, a glimpse into the weekend's future with fortune tellers and hair by Bumble & Bumble coupled with glam stations for those post-pool festival-ready touch ups. DJ Yasmin will make sure that the music is on point throughout the afternoon of glitz, glam and floatos. INVITE ONLY
REPUBLIC x SBE - THE HYDE AWAY:
Returning for another splash filled weekend in the sun, Republic Records, teamed up with SBE, will be bringing The Hyde Away to an undisclosed estate somewhere in the Coachella Valley on Friday (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM) and Saturday (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM). With Hudson and bareMinerals residing, guests will be able to enjoy makeup touch ups and surprises from the denim purveyor. Special performances by Republic artists Aminé, Justine Skye, Hailee Steinfeld and Post Malone, coupled with cocktails and delicious bites, ensure that your 3 hour escape at the Hyde Away will be a memorable one. INVITE ONLY
AMUSE SOCIETY x PRISM DESERT HOUSE
Amuse Society pairs up with Prism to bring the Desert House on Friday afternoon filled with poolside tunes by DJ Pamela Katz and friends as everyone attending will have sponsored Svedka cocktails and House Beer in abundance to refresh their thirsts while Drybar handles the tasks of providing everyone with mini "festival" makeovers so you'll all look your best as you enter the Coachella fields. Missing that last piece of clothing to complete your ensemble? Never fear the Amuse Society Pop-Up shop will be open all 3 days, providing you a curated festival-couture selection of items designed to make you look your best while frolicking in the desert. To RSVP for Friday's pool party, click HERE:
SAGUARO X GITANO DESERT GYPSY DISCO
The Saguaro Hotel begins the Fauxchella weekend with the "Gitano Desert Gypsy Disco" poolside on Friday, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The centrally located pool will be transformed into a melting pot of gyrating bodies, alcohol-heavy cocktails and even yoga classes. With KCRW DJ & "Afro Funke" maestro Jeremy Sole headlining this soiree...it's a sure thing that the vibe will be funky as the music keeps it groovy. Unlike days of old, the Saguaro no longer offers free admission and are now hosting "pay-to-play" events (hotel guests will have free admission), but at $15.00 for entry, it's hardly a wallet-buster and will definitely prove to be dollars well spent. To buy tickets click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS - FRIDAY (WKND 1)
DJ/producer Nicky Romero will take the headlining poolside helm to commence the Day Club Palm Springs weekend one pool parties this coming Fauxchella at the Hilton Palm Springs. Day Club attendees will be treated to freebie goodies from the on-site sponsored tents while DJs send a barrage of beats to force everyone to boogie while tan lines deepen and sobriety lessens before the festival partying even begins. To buy tickets click HERE.
RHONDA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Goldenvoice continues to provide some of the best entertainment in a region where arid sun and desert sand dominate in heated glory. Joining forces with A Club Called Rhonda and Framework, the Queen of the desert arises to reign supreme. Friday night the Queen will hold court inside of a 20,000 sq. ft. hangar while legendary house DJ Doc Martin entertains the masses along with a back-to-back set by Solomun and Dixon, all designed to ensure the night's festivities will be dance packed until the 4 AM hour rings its bell. To buy tickets click HERE.
- Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
AMERICAN EXPRESS presents THE PLATINUM HOUSE:
American Express Platinum will be throwing their card into the Fauxchella hat this year with their first out-of-festival event, “The Platinum House” located at the lush and super swanky Parker Palm Springs. For Saturday and Sunday (Weekend 1) platinum card holders attending the Platinum House will have the chance to sign up* to burn off some desert (or even some dessert) calories with exclusive SoulCycle classes taught by senior-founding master instructor and author, Stacey Griffith, as well as check out a SoulCycle pop up shop with limited edition items only offered during Coachella. But if spinning under a 91 degree sun is not your thing, there will be a plethora of activities to explore, from custom floral crowns to custom patch and flash tattoo stations, while model-entrepreneur-DJ Hannah Bronfman will be dishing out the grooves to keep you moving poolside as crafted “Platinum Pony” cocktails, created by the AMEX Platinum Collective, and delectable eats are served throughout the day. To top it all off, there will be a special live performance by Bebe Rexha around 3 pm on Saturday. Sadly the only way into this platinum VIP oasis is by invitation or by flashing your valid Platinum American Express card…because membership DOES have its privileges. INVITE ONLY *SoulCycle class sign-up begins April 10
TOPSHOP TOPMAN: THE ESCAPE
Topshop Topman have created a true desert oasis and pop-up shopping experience from Saturday to Sunday of Weekend 1. Straying away from the "party party" atmosphere that heavily marinates the Coachella footprint, each day guests will be able to dip their feet in the refreshing resort pool or enjoy meditation sessions and massages by Korakia Pensione along with complimentary laser facials from Skin Laundry. And in preparation for heading to the festival, ladies will be able to touch up their looks with glitter and facial jewelry by The Gypsy Shrine, create their own coiffed-masterpieces with Kitsch hair bands, slip on floral crowns hand-crafted by Miss Daisy and add sparkling bejeweled finishing touches provided by BaubleBar. Guests will also be treated to refreshing coconut vodka concoctions from Coco21, Dulce Vida Tequila cocktails and exquisite wines from Banfi. Chagit Health Shots will also be served to all to give our bodies much needed antioxidants, energy, vitality and immunity to withstand anything that the weekend brings. Saturday’s palettes will be satiated by Mediterranean tapas and sweet treats from Sugarfina for desert, while Sunday will feature a recovery style brunch menu to revive all from the desert weekend. Music purveyors will be Liam Berkeley and Sam Cooper on Saturday and DJ Avi (Naked Rhythm) on both days. Also don't forget the Ivy Park x Playlist Yoga session hosted by Rachel McCord (McCord List) on Sunday. RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPUBLIC RECORDS x SBE - THE HYDE AWAY:
Republic Records will be joining forces with the LEGENDARY Casablanca Records and SBE for one more day (Saturday) of poolside disco frolics at The Hyde Away somewhere in the Coachella Valley from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. bareMinerals will be providing le chic touch ups with denim surprises from Hudson. Also hair care, style and color maven Joico will have color tint stations to give guests some visually arousing looks as DNCE’s Joe Jonas and one of the godfather’s of DISCO, Giorgio Moroder, deliver DJ sets destined to rival the festival headliners. Saturday’s can’t get any better than this. INVITE ONLY
HYPEBEAST teams up with Under Armour in 2017 to lure everyone to the two-day (Saturday & Sunday) "HYPEBEAST Hotel" located on the southern end of the Palm Springs strip. Promising an experience filled with fashion, live indoor and outdoor art installations and many more surprises, you'd be an idiot to not RSVP (below) for this event. Let's not leave out that epic music mavens like A-Trak, Kittens, Zaytoven, Prominite & Leaf, will be on deck to keep the beats flowing as 1800 Tequila and Moet & Chandon will be poppin' bottles to do the same. If the HYPEBEAST Hotel is tickling your curiosity, make sure you click HERE to RSVP.
LUCKY BRAND'S LUCKY LOUNGE presents DESERT JAM
BMF Media returns with Lucky Brand as they present "Desert Jam" located at the iconic and historic Ingleside Inn. Over the past years, BMF Media, with their Midas touch, have always delivered some of the best that Coachella events have to offer, so we're definitely excited about the new Lucky Lounge Desert Jam. The lucky list of invitees will have the pleasure of lounging beside the beautiful pool in front of the inn, with an abundance of libations, delicious nibbles, photobooths and mini-activities to partake in. The two day event will also be filled with music stirred up by Fauxchella favorite, Jamieson Hill and other surprise special guest DJ's, with a special live performance by recording artist Noah Cyrus confirmed for Saturday. This will be a private INVITE ONLY event for the lucky few.
PANDORA INDIO INVASION feat. CHARLI XCX & LPX
Pandora x T-Mobile unleash a third installment of the fan favorite "Indio Invasion" featuring sultry chanteuse Charli XCX dropping a DJ set with LPX as the opener. Located at the Cree Estate, Pandora patrons will be showered with nibbles and cocktails while beach balls fly through the air. Unfortunately the RSVP list was closed shortly after they announced this event, due mostly in part by so many fans in love with Charli XCX. WARNING: FOMO-induced comas have been known to attack capacity-closed-entrance guests who are in ear shot of all of the festivities, so REMEMBER to come early and be willing to stand in line, as an RSVP confirmation does not guarantee entry into this Pandora poolside paradise.
BOOTSY BELLOWS x PACSUN
Bootsy Bellows returns to the desert with PacSun riding shotgun as they once again hunker down at the Bootsy Bellows Estate in Rancho Mirage, for another celebrity-heavy pool party extravaganza on Saturday, April 15 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. PacSun will be showcasing several lines of "festival couture" currently available at all retail stores as well as online, and at their pop-up shop which will also feature their coveted custom denim jackets with many exclusive giveaways. Lil Yachty will be making a special appearance while DJ Taco keeps it going throughout the afternoon. In the past years, the Bootsy Bellows Estate fête has been reported to be hotter than the triple digit temps of the Coachella Valley, but with a palatial pool that commands more square footage than most California homes, it's easy to not "give a shit" about the heat while A-list and B-list celebs, along with music artists of all kinds parade around the estate grounds. This event is as private and exclusive as it gets and is strictly INVITE ONLY.
WWD x SOCIALYTE - FESTIVAL SEASON POOLSIDE:
Women's Wear Daily and Socialyte invite a select few to pit-stop at their Festival Season Poolside presented by NudeStix cosmetics. Located at a stunning 6300 sq. ft. palatial estate this will be a short and sweet lay-over where guests will be able to hydrate and inebriate their thirsts with Coco21 coconut-vodka drinks, as NudeStix freshens up their looks to get them festival ready before heading over to the polo fields. INVITE ONLY
BRENT BOLTHOUSE's NEON CARNIVAL:
On April 15th the neon titan will rear its brightly glowing head to dominate the Thermal Airport for another Saturday night of illuminated carnival madness. Brent Bolthouse, The Levi's Brand and Don Julio return to resurrect the Neon Carnival’s 8th annual party out in the desert a few miles from the festival grounds. If you’ve never been to the Neon Carnival, you should know that it holds the crown for being the most-desired Saturday night after party in all of Coachella. With promises of new amusement park rides and a collection of midway games designed to delight Neon celebrities and party-goers, Don Julio 1942 will be returning to insure that everyone is in a state of refreshed bliss with crafted tequila riddled cocktails from their Airstream speakeasy bar, while A-listers and VIPs will be treated to bottle service booths along the dance floor. If you’re not a fan of tequila concoctions, then make your way to the Bud Light space for endless amounts of beer beer beer. Ladies (and some gents) will be coif-assured to know that the Batiste Dry Shampoo tent will be on-site once again to make sure you can get your "hair-did" and if you are worthy, you might have the chance to enter the coveted Levi’s gifting tent for some denim-take-home-amazingness. Neon also endeavors to satisfy your musical pleasures with surprise guest DJ’s and fan favorites Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus who are all tasked with the duties of assaulting the decks to insure that you “can’t stop, can’t stop your feet” because they “won’t stop, won’t stop the beats.” So do what you can, do what you must and try try try to get on this list because sadly this carnival is INVITE ONLY.
WICKED DELIGHT & DR. FRESCH PRESENTS: THE PRESCRIPTION POOL PARTY
The Saguaro Hotel hosts Wicked Delight & Dr. Fresch's "The Prescription Pool Party" on Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Dr. Fresch along with a handful of DJ extraordinaires will be administering the music-pharmaceuticals poolside with relentless beats designed to keep all bodies jumping, thumping and pumping. Unlike days of old, the Saguaro no longer offers free admission and are now hosting "pay-to-play" events (hotel guests will have free admission). Unfortunately Blue Cross, Anthem or Kaiser insurance will not cover any fees but a $35.00 co-pay will grant you admission. To buy tickets click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS - SATURDAY (WKND 1)
Day 2 of Day Club Palm Springs is already SCREAMING out loud about how good it's going to be. Headliner Skrillex returns with the OWSLA crew to guarantee that the day's hours will be filled with DANCE DANCE DANCE! Other head turners Justin Martin and Chris Lake will definitely be bringing their "A" games to contribute to what looks to be one helluva Saturday afternoon in the middle of a desert. Cash bars will be on site as well as sponsored kiosks filled with goodies for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you buy your tickets by clicking HERE, before they sell out!
40z & WAFFLES x COACHELLA 2017:
Moving from brunch in Los Angeles to a backyard bbq in the desert, 40z and Waffles will be dropping a beer-ponging, hair braiding, gold tooth blinging, slip-n-sliding, free boozing helluva pool party this coming Saturday at Coachella. Jay Z's D'USSE Cognac will non-stop-pour as DJs deliver the dope shit to keep the bodies boogying during an afternoon filled with plenty of activations to explore. A limited number of general admission ($60) and VIP ($100) tickets are for sale so hurry and get yours before they're gone. To buy tickets click HERE:
- Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
THE DO OVER x adidas ORIGINALS - DESERT SUNDAYS:
I remember spending many-a-hungover Sundays in a tiny hole in the wall bar on Gower between Hollywood and Sunset, where the Sangria flowed non-stop and the music fulfilled the soul through your ear holes... Times have changed but the vibe still remains... The city of Hollywood no longer hosts such magical Sundays but Coachella has inherited and has continuously been honoring a beloved Sunday lifestyle. The Do-Over x adidas Originals collaboration returns for another desert weekend of poolside grooves and frolics at the iconic Ace Hotel. Surprise guest DJ's coupled with fully stocked bars and a pool full of beauty, the Do Over continues its reign as Fauxchella-Sunday KING. To RSVP for the Do Over, click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS - SUNDAY (WKND 1)
Nearing the end of Coachella weekend 1, Day Club PS saves the yummiest soiree for last. Sunday's chlorine drenched pool party will be a house music inferno featuring an impressive groove filled line up with legendary Sasha playing back to back with Hot Since 82, along with the deliciously jump-boogie turntable styles of The Martinez Brothers (a solid Fauxchella favorite). Day Club PS sponsors will be on site to dole out complimentary goodies while the cash bars will insure you maintain a state of inebriation...If you got the music in you and you're craving for a bit of that HOUSE...you need to click HERE to buy your tickets before they're all gone.
SAGUARO X BRUNCH:
The Saguaro Hotel presents BRUNCH on the last day of Fauxchella weekend 1. Unlike days of old, the Saguaro no longer offers free admission and are now hosting "pay-to-play" events. However, to make up for the $20.00 fee, they've teamed up with the Modern Disco Ambassadors (MDA), which confirms that your Easter Sunday in the desert will be filled with butt-shaking goodness from the MDA DJ line-up. To buy tickets click HERE.
Coachella on the festival grounds:
For Coachella attendees, American Express will be posted up on the festival grounds with a first-ever “American Express Experience” tent, promising an original robot-powered interactive video activation that will allow all Coachella goers to escape the heat and a chance to star in their own mini music videos. Admission is free to everyone inside the festival so make sure you find the tent and secure your mini-15 minutes of fame!
- Thursday, APRIL 20, 2017 -
Base Camp returns with their epic value resort glamping weekend from Thursday to Sunday (read above for more details). To secure your spot click HERE:
Weekend 2 at the Vestal Village will definitely be a welcome escape, but only if you have the invite. For more information check out info above this article.
- Friday, APRIL 21, 2017 -
Cannaspa comes to cultivate Coachella for their first cannabis induced spa event. This 2-day spa event will be filled with medicinal activities to give any of your ailments a much needed fixing. Don't miss out on "Dinner is Dope" where Chef To Higher prepare some delicious cannabis filled bites as mixologists pour plentiful potent concoctions. There will also be yoga and art activities for everyone to partake in, all ingrained with the spa's namesake. To reserve your spot at the spa, buy tickets HERE:
SAGUARO x SAGO SESSIONS
Weekend 2 at the Saguaro Palm Springs continues the party with three days of poolside frolics as an army of DJs beat out a battery of non-stop music to keep the splash-boogie going for days. To buy tickets "Sago Sessions" click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS x MAD DECENT POOL PARTY
Day Club Palm Springs refuses to let the party end by returning for another weekend of pool parties, epic talents and non-stop dancing under the desert sun. To purchase tickets for the "Mad Decent Pool Party" click HERE:
- Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017 -
SAGUARO x DIRTY DESERT
Weekend 2 at the Saguaro Palm Springs continues the party with three days of poolside frolics as an army of DJs beat out a battery of non-stop music to keep the splash-boogie going for days. To buy tickets for "Dirty Desert" click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS x MADEON
Day Club Palm Springs refuses to let the party end by returning for another weekend of pool parties, epic talents and non-stop dancing under the desert sun. To purchase tickets for "Madeon" click HERE:
- Sunday, APRIL 23, 2017 -
THE DO OVER x adidas ORIGINALS - DESERT SUNDAYS
Returning for weekend 2 The Do Over will deliver another Sunday of the freshest beats by the illest DJs that the Coachella valley has to offer. You don't want to miss your last chance to get down and do over again. FREE to all who RSVP so click HERE:
SAGUARO x RINSE
Weekend 2 at the Saguaro Palm Springs continues the party with three days of poolside frolics as an army of DJs beat out a battery of non-stop music to keep the splash-boogie going for days. To buy tickets "Rinse" click HERE.
DAY CLUB PALM SPRINGS x DILLON FRANCIS
Day Club Palm Springs refuses to let the party end by returning for another weekend of pool parties, epic talents and non-stop dancing under the desert sun. To purchase tickets for "Dillon Francis" click HERE: