Weekend One of Coachella is almost upon us and once again it will be chock-full of the most amazing musical performances, engaging activations and epic parties. (check out our 2018 Desert party playlist HERE)
BASE CAMP Pop-Up Camping Resort
Base Camp continues to be the best value for both Coachella weekends and Stagecoach festivals with a curated camping/glamping experience that always pleases. Located a couple of miles south east of the festival fields, Base Camp delivers an arsenal of amenities with their unbelievably low rates, such as: restroom trailers (flushing toilets), showers with shampoo & conditioner provided by Sun Bum, phone charging stations, Trio restaurant & cocktail bars, a blow-dry & beauty bar, fashion boutiques, daily curated pool parties, DJ sets & live performances, morning yoga sessions, art installations, shuttle service to the festival and welcome gift bags.
With so much going on all over the Coachella valley, Base Camp does their best to make this a fun-filled all-in-one campground resort with campsite pricing starting at a very low $59 per person per night. Check out their highlight reel from last year: Welcome To Base Camp
DATE: April 12-16, 19-23 & 26-30, 2018 / LOCATION: Thermal, CA
For more details & to book a spot at Base Camp: CLICK HERE
WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGS
Just when you sadly got used to the idea of NO THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY for Coachella weekend one, NY Cult & ENTER bring "WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGS" to the weeknight mix. Thursday night will go off with DJs Mia Moretti, Tommy Selah, Bec Adams, Blu Detiger & Le Beau at Melvyn's Restaurant and Lounge located inside the Ingleside Inn. You don't want to miss this COACHELLA KICK-OFF party, which promises to deliver a solid jump off to the beginning of a crazy Coachella weekend! RSVP to get in but remember, RSVP does not guarantee entry, in other words... get there early!!!
DATE: April 12, 2018 / TIME: 10 pm–2 am / LOCATION: Melvyn's
RSVP HERE: https://welcometopalmsprings.splashthat.com/
Desert Riddim Warm-Up
After you brave through the perils of Thursday night LA traffic and enter into the warmth of Palm Springs, you can drop your bags, freshen up and head over to the Desert Riddim Warm-Up party located at the Ace Hotel where Shabbaaaaa DJs Sean G and Drew Byrd will be rocking the decks against the Do Over's Jamie Strong and Chris Haycock in a 2x4 spin session. No need to RSVP just come on down and boogie your ass off.
DATE: April 12, 2018 / TIME: 9 pm–2 am / LOCATION: The Ace Hotel
RSVP HERE: open to everyone
ASICS x Cobra Fitness Club
ASICS x Cobra Fitness Club will kick off Friday morning with a hike through the Tahquitz Canyon starting at The Ingleside Inn. A select few will have the chance to get some nature views and a low impact workout right before a weekend of decadence. You must RSVP, which does not guarantee entry so get there early.
DATE: April 13, 2018 / TIME: 8 am–12 pm / LOCATION: The Ingleside Inn
RSVP HERE: https://cobrafitnessclub.splashthat.com/
CONTROL . ALT . ENTER Pool Party
Need to cool off? Head over to the Control.Alt.Enter pool party tucked away in the iconic Ingleside Inn. Lovesac will be furnishing the idyllic poolside with the squishiest, most comfortable sacs in the desert while special guest performances (to be announced) will keep the vibe going. Cocktails and refreshments will also flow to keep the hydration levels on point.
DATE: April 13, 2018 / TIME: 12 pm-5 pm / LOCATION: The Ingleside Inn
RSVP HERE: https://controlaltenter.splashthat.com/
FORAY OASIS | HYDE AWAY
FORAY Collective is partnering with West Hollywood hot spot, Hyde Sunset, to host a two-day VIP influencer experience called FORAY OASIS | HYDE AWAY. Invited guests will be treated to an extravagantly built out estate that will offer an interactive bar experience by Maestro Dobel, relaxation spa sponsored by Shure Headphones and a gifting suite with top brands like Joe’s Jeans. There will also be non-stop DJ sets by Sam Feldt and Brody Jenner with more to be announced. Make some calls, pull some favors, do what you can to get on this invite only list.
DATE: April 13 & 14, 2018 / TIME: 1 pm–5 pm / LOCATION: Rancho Mirage
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
KOURT X KYLIE present PARADISE IN THE DESERT
West Hollywood nightclub Poppy teams up with Kylie Cosmetics and BMW i, to bring the BMW i powered "Paradise In The Desert," where Kylie Cosmetics will celebrate the new KOURT X KYLIE makeup collection and the launch of Pizza Boys Radio on Beats 1. Paradise guests will be treated to DJ sets by Diplo, Chantel Jeffries and friends, with a special live performance by Cactus Jack and Sheck Wes. The spirits will flow with curated cocktails by Absolut Elyx, bubbly from Perrier Jouët and shots or margaritas by Avion Tequila. The fun doesn't stop there as guests will also be able to explore unique activations by Influence.Co, Skydeck Experiences, Epic Agency with more in store. Sorry this is an exclusive invite only event.
DATE: April 13, 2018 / TIME: 11 pm–5 am / LOCATION: ???
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
Are you ready to be entertained?!? Christian pka "King Combs" and Justin Dior Combs, sons of Bad Boy Records mogul Sean Combs aka "P. Diddy" aka "Puff Daddy" aka "Puffy" aka "Diddy" aka "Brother Love" aka "Love," are bringing the first ever "Combs Fest" to the Bermuda Dunes this Coachella weekend. If you are lucky enough to get in, you will be treated to some amazing poolside and late night festivities located on a palatial 2 acre estate. On Friday night, Lil Wayne will be lighting up the desert with an after hour party that will definitely make headlines, starting at 11 pm and going until 4 am. Saturday is a double banger with a Beach House Pool Party feat. Bad Boy x ChaCha hosted by Justin Dior Combs and 40oz Van from 1 pm to 6 pm with a follow up after hours with special guests to be announced, starting at 11 pm and going until 4 am. Sunday funday will start with the Iceberg Pool Party featuring performances by Rich The Kid and King Combs from 12 pm to 5 pm followed by an after hours closing party teamed up with nANA jUDY hosted by YesJulz with many surprise special guests to perform. With all three weekend days and nights loaded to the gills with musical talent, the fun will not stop there. Inside Combs Fest many activations and libations will be provided by Xbox, Ciroc, DeLeón Tequila, Bumbu crafted rum, Luc Belaire Rare Rosé, High Times, Lovesac and Red Bull, which will insure that the party won't stop until it has to stop.
DATE: April 13, 14 & 15, 2018 / TIME: various / LOCATION: Bermuda Dunes
RSVP HERE: Combs Fest
TAO x REVOLVE - DESERT NIGHTS
Las Vegas nightlife powerhouse TAO Group has teamed up with Revolve, Puma and Palms Casino Resort to bring an uber-exclusive 3 day VIP event to invited guests that begins at 11 pm and goes on until...? Details are still coming in but Desert Nights promises surprise performances, top DJ acts and tons of interactive activations to keep guests entertained until the wee hours of the morning.
DATE: April 13, 14 & 15, 2018 / TIME: 11 pm–??? / LOCATION: ???
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
Studeo Detox Fitness Class
For those who aren't hungover and able to get up early enough, Studeo Detox Fitness will be offering a high intensity fitness class with DJ to keep the heart pounding on the lawn of The Ingleside Inn. Spots are limited and RSVP does not guarantee entry so make sure to go early.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 8 am–12 pm / LOCATION: The Ingleside Inn
RSVP HERE: https://studeodetox.splashthat.com/
LUCKY BRAND presents DESERT JAM
Lucky Brand is back for their 2nd Annual Desert Jam, this time at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. If you were lucky enough to attend last year’s soiree, you were engulfed with so many treats ranging from cocktails galore, virtual makeup stations and free lucky brand jeans. This year promises to bring refreshments from Omission Beer and Jack Daniels, ultimate comfort from Lovesac and Scunci and FHI Heat beauty pop ups. Performances will be by Charli XCX, Harry Hudson, Jaira Burns and Naomi Wild, with DJ sets by Mr. Best, Wade Crescent, Tolula Adeyemi and Denise Love Hewett. This is one Saturday afternoon that you do not want to miss. Make sure to pack your bikini and swim trunks for this splash filled pool party coming soon.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 12 pm–6 pm / LOCATION: The Arrive Hotel
RSVP HERE: http://desertjam2018.splashthat.com
DESERT SOIREE GIFTING SUITE
If you were able to secure an invite to this ultra-exclusive Desert Soiree then you're in for an afternoon of celeb-filled VIP gifting and pampering. As an added bonus Golden Soiree set aside a small number of tickets for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the Make A Wish Foundation, but have since been sold out.
Inside VIP guests will be treated to light bites and premium cocktails as they are showered with gifts from many different sponsors (Skincare Products by VoilaVe, PortoVino Purses, CBD Products, Mia La Maven Med Spa massage certificates and more). The fun doesn’t stop there as complimentary spa treatments and massages will also be offered from Royal Treatment Wellness to those in need of a tranquil escape from the festival madness.
UPDATE: if you weren’t able to get an invite or a ticket for weekend one, don’t worry, rush over to the link below to purchase gifting suite tickets for weekend two (April 21, 2018). There’s nothing better than being treated like royalty in the desert and also helping a very good cause.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 11 am–3 pm / LOCATION: Rancho Mirage
PURCHASE HERE: http://bit.ly/coachellagifting (WEEKEND 2 ONLY)
American Express Platinum House
Last year Team Magnetic had the pleasure of attending the first ever American Express Platinum House located deep within the beautiful Parker Palm Springs. This year the Platinum House returns to provide platinum card holders a break from the heat with gourmet bites and curated libations. Added this year will be artist installations by Daniel Arsham who will be wowing guests with his ethereal designs from Snarkitecture, a first-ever SoulAnnex fitness and wellness pop-up from SoulCycle, MILK make-up experts to keep guests looking their best, various pop-up shops to get your last minute festival looks together and temporary tattoos from Saks Fifth Avenue.
For those interested in the SoulAnnex, classes are available for purchase with all proceeds from the 10:30 am classes to benefit the SoulScholarship Program. (sign up link will be active starting April 12 at 12 pm). Remember to flash your Platinum American Express card to gain entry for you and three additional guests.
DATE: April 14-15, 2018 / TIME: 11 am–5 pm / LOCATION: The Parker Palm Springs
RSVP HERE: flash your Amex Platinum Card
The TIPSy Desert Party
The Ivy Society will be hosting a TIPSy Desert Party featuring the iconic artwork of SHAG (Josh Agle), who happens to be one of my favorite artists. Guests will be treated to "shagalicious" cocktails, the coolest art in the desert and groovy tunes to boogie to. If you are a fan of anything Tiki then you don't want to miss this. RSVP at the link below but hurry before the list closes.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 11 am–3 pm / LOCATION: The Shag Store
RSVP HERE: TIPSy Desert Party
Create & Cultivate
Returning to the Commune at the Ace hotel, the Create & Cultivate Desert Pop-Up, described as "fun in the sun with a side of smart," is definitely not a one trick pony. From the moment doors open, at 10 am, guests will be treated to make up beauty treatments from R+Co, Supergoop!, Nature's Bounty, and Olive & June, female empowering panel discussions on fashion, art and the beauty industry, curated pop-ups from Dolce Vita and BCBGenerations, for festival fashion shopping, a beautifully designed interactive Mini Cooper booth and a music filled happy hour at the end of it all. If you're a blogger, influencer or someone interested in getting into that world, this pop-up is for you. there are limited seats available so RSVP as soon as you can.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 10 am–5 pm / LOCATION: The Ace Hotel
RSVP HERE: Create & Cultivate Desert Pop-Up
Republic presents The Estate by Dream Hotels
Last year Team Magnetic had the pleasure of checking out the Republic Records Hydeaway (read about it here), which was filled with free Reebok shoes, gourmet food, cocktails and amazing musical performances. This year Republic is coming back strong with "The Estate" by Dream Hotels. At the Estate, Harley Davidson will wow guests with an exhibit of the hottest motorcycles, Batiste Dry Shampoo will keep things fresh and UGG will make a fashionable appearance. Red Bull, Whispering Angel and Heineken will also be on site to quench thirsts as Republic artists Phantoms, Alma, Heron Preston and (one of our favorites) Martin Solveig perform to an intimate crowd. This is a highly coveted and exclusive event so make sure to reach out to your friends in the record industry to see if you can make the cut.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 1 pm–6 pm / LOCATION: TBA
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
DEEP IN THE DESERT with Erick Morillo
Deep Space Productions & Equl are bringing house music legend Erick Morillo out to the desert for an afternoon poolside at the Chroncierge Estate somewhere in the Coachella Valley. Being as exclusive as they come, you'll definitely need an invite to enter.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 12 pm–6 pm / LOCATION: TBA
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
Indio Invasion feat. Dillon Francis
The Indio Invasion returns to the Coachella Valley. Pandora and T-mobile will be taking over the Cree Estate once again with an epic pool party filled with drinks, eats and Dillon Francis. This event will prove to be one of the gems of the party arsenal. RSVP below as soon as you can, as this list closes pretty fast. Also, GO EARLY...just because you RSVP’d doesn’t mean you’re getting in.
If you're needing an audible fix make sure to check out the Pandora Invasion station: www.pandora.com/indioinvasion
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 1 pm–4 pm / LOCATION: The Cree Estate
RSVP HERE: https://indioinvasion2018.splashthat.com/
Brent Bolthouse’s Saturday night desert-behemoth returns! Levi’s Brand and Don Julio Tequila present the 9th Annual Neon Carnival, promising to illuminate the Thermal night sky with an abundance of vibrant colors, bass pumping sounds and cheers from thousands of festival goers as the carnival bids farewell to the Thermal Airport and breaks ground at a BIGGER location. Remember the cumbersome school buses from last year? Those are gone! HOORAY! This year guests will be able to park on the carnival grounds, located at the HITS Desert Park. If you’ve been to Coachella but haven’t been to Neon Carnival, then you’ve been missing out on the best Saturday night after hours that the valley has to offer (check out our 2017 Neon Carnival recap).
Carnival guests will be greeted with a Batiste Dry Shampoo pop up, awesome photo booths by Levi’s Brand and Don Julio and midway games where you can test your skills at winning plush toys, hats, t-shirts and other goodies. If you’re done with the games there are carnival rides to enjoy. Our favorite is the ferris wheel because it’s the only ride that can truly give you the best view of all the activities down below. With all the physical exertion caused by the midway games and the adrenaline rush from the rides, Don Julio and Golden Road Brewery will take on the duties of satiating any and all thirsts while Don Julio 1942 Brand Ambassadors Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus insure the beats don’t stop till the break of dawn. This is THE event to be at and befittingly so, you must have an invite to enter.
DATE: April 14, 2018 / TIME: 10 pm–4 am / LOCATION: The HITS Desert Park
RSVP HERE: INVITE ONLY
New Moon Yoga Poolside Retreat
For those still able to function, after a weekend of music under the sun and late night parties, New Moon Yoga will be hosting a poolside yoga session at the Arrive Hotel. This will be your chance to cleanse your chakras as you downward dog your way to a relaxing afternoon. Spots are limited and RSVP does not guarantee entry so make sure to go early.
DATE: April 15, 2018 / TIME: 8 am–12 pm / LOCATION: The Arrive Hotel
RSVP HERE: https://newmoonyoga.splashthat.com/
the DO OVER
Every year the Do-Over continues to bring the best “closing” party for Coachella weekend. Team Magnetic has always been a fan and this year they continue to bring the goods. If you’ve been to a do-over you know that Sunday afternoons couldn’t be better, with poolside playtime and some of the best hip hop vibes in the desert. Special guest artists will be revealed to those in attendance but in the past we’ve seen some pretty big name legends take the decks. Make sure you check this out before you hit the festival or leave the desert.
DATE: April 15, 2018 / TIME: 12 pm–6 pm / LOCATION: The Ace Hotel
RSVP HERE: http://www.thedoover.net/desert2018/
PAY TO PLAY
Below we have pooled together a comprehensive list of all of the "pay-to-play" events that will be happening during both weekends of Coachella. Ticket prices vary per event.
Marriott & W Hotels present the Loyalty Lounge
With so much going on outside of the festival, it's always lovely to find something awesome inside. This year Marriott & W Hotels are teaming up to treat all in attendance, to a relaxing, refreshing and recharging Loyalty Lounge tucked away in the general admission area of the festival. This lounge will be open to everyone, providing shade, soft cushy spots to lounge on and recharging stations with free wifi to insure you get your social media on point. As an added bonus, Marriott Rewards & SPG members will get complimentary food and beverages with elite members getting even more extras. Regardless of where your affiliations may be, it truly pays to be a rewards members so make sure to join up before hitting the desert. (sign up by clicking Marriott or SPG)