Coachella Parties 2024: The Ultimate Events Guide

Kendal Jenner and Kim Kardashian snap a photo outside of the Revolve Festival in Indio California

The Evolution of Coachella Parties

What began as informal gatherings, the parties have morphed into events that rival the Coachella festival itself.

In the early days of Coachella (2000s), a few hotels started booking DJs to entertain their guests at the pool. Party promoters from LA would host private parties for their friends at homes and estates throughout the Desert Cities before heading to the festival in the afternoon.

When the festival headliner ended around 1:00am, attendees wanted to keep the music going. After parties sprang up at empty lots around the festival.

Everything changed in 2009 when legendary event producer (and owner of the Bungalow) Brent Bolthouse decided to satisfy the demand of thousands of VIP festival attendees. Bolthouse brought massive fair-themed party to the inside of an airplane hangar just 10 minutes from the Polo Fields. Neon Carnival was born. The event continues to be one of the best Coachella parties of the weekend.

As social media and Instagram boomed in the 2010s, more and more influencers started attending Coachella. Brands realized the festival weekend as a marketing dream, and began to host day parties with the hopes of luring influencers. Revolve Festival launched 2015 and pioneered the “estate party.” Over the years it’s grown into the most exclusive and sought-after invites of the weekend.

The years just before the pandemic, more and more brands jumped into the scene, with seemingly endless budgets, all trying to outdo each other. In more recent years, nightlife groups from LA, Vegas and NYC started their own events.. Indio and La Quinta now see parties hosted by TAO Group, Zouk, Framework and H.Wood Group. These nightlife brands bring their years of experience, and in my opinion, have brought incredible music programming to the parties.

Today’s events are so extravagant that some people travel to Coachella valley just for events and skip the festival entirely. After all, there are several events each day of the weekend.

List of 2024 Coachella parties:

  • Zenyara
  • Camp Poosh
  • Revolve Festival
  • TAO Desert Nights
  • Interscope Records
  • Bootsy Bellows
  • Desert Daze
  • SoHo Desert House
  • Desert Gold @ Ace Hotel
  • The DoOver
  • Sturdy.
  • Nylon House
  • ZOEasis
  • More will be added and details are forthcoming. Check back for updates.

Golden Voice Surf Club

palm springs surf club coachella event

Who: Open to anyone 21+

What: An unprecedented day-time event series bringing a blend of electronic music’s brightest stars to the lush desert oasis of the Palm Springs Surf Club. Expect a mix of relaxation and partying with performances, wellness amenities, and top-tier food and beverage options.

When: Weekend One: April 13-14; Weekend Two: April 20-21

Where: The iconic Palm Springs Surf Club (1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States)

Why: Goldenvoice Surf Club is setting a new benchmark for festival weekenders, offering an idyllic pre-festival vibe like no other. It’s a place to catch global electronic music luminaries in an intimate setting, lounge in luxury cabanas, or enjoy the thrill of water slides and wave-pools, all in the heart of the desert. The event series is a first-of-its-kind experience, designed to cater to both the hardcore party-goers and those in need of a serene day before diving into the festival madness. From floating down the lazy river to witnessing pro-surfers in action, the Goldenvoice Surf Club is the ultimate daytime destination for Coachella attendees and electronic music fans alike.

Weekend One kicks off with Desert Air presenting an electrifying lineup including Bicep (DJ Set), Barry Can’t Swim, salute, and Mia Moretti. Sunday brings Sound Nightclub‘s unmatched curation with a to-be-announced roster of top electronic talent.

Weekend Two escalates the excitement with back-to-back sets from the likes of Skream b2b Benga, Mall Grab b2b Skin on Skin, Kettama b2b Partiboi69, and Dylan Brady. The finale on Sunday features JUNGLE (DJ Set), NEIL FRANCES (DJ Set), and Juliet Mendoza, ensuring a closing weekend of infectious beats and unforgettable moments.

Tickets and more information about this can’t-miss pre-festival extravaganza are available at Dive into the wave of music and surf under the desert sun.


Neon Carnival 2024

after party lineup for neon carnival 2024

Who: Private Event. Invite Only

What: The most electrifying after-party of the desert music festival scene returns for its 13th year. Neon Carnival is legendary for its late-night dance party atmosphere, featuring a roster of top-tier DJs, carnival-style games, and a star-studded guest list.

When: Saturday, April 13th, for one night only.

Where: Desert International Horse Park, a huge venue with carnival rides.

Why: Neon Carnival, created by nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse and Jeffrey Best, ups the ante each year with an unforgettable night of music, games, and fun. This year, the event boasts an incredible lineup including Anderson .Paak aka DJ Pee .Wee, viral sensation DJ Hunny Bee, and reality TV star James Kennedy.

Marking its 13th anniversary, the event promises to outdo itself with electric performances, thrilling carnival games, and exclusive drink tastings. Liquid I.V., the #1 powdered hydration brand in America, and PATRÓN EL ALTO, offering handcrafted, prestige tequila, alongside the classic denim lifestyle brand Levi’s®, are ensuring this year’s Neon Carnival is more exhilarating than ever. Expect to dance under neon lights, enjoy specialty PATRÓN cocktails, and experience the debut of Liquid I.V.’s new flavors, all in one iconic night in the desert.

Don’t miss out on what’s set to be the most talked-about event of the festival season.

Revolve Festival

flower poster for the revolve party at coachella

Who: VIP guests, fashion enthusiasts, beauty aficionados, celebrities, influencers, and the next generation of consumers.

What: The seventh annual REVOLVE Festival, a highly anticipated event that combines fashion, beauty, entertainment, and lifestyle into one unforgettable weekend. The festival kicks off with an exclusive Pool Party on Friday, followed by the main event on Saturday, featuring an exceptional blend of musical performances, brand activations, and immersive experiences.

When: Pool Party for VIPs on Friday, April 12th; REVOLVE Festival on Saturday, April 13th, 2024, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Where: An iconic new venue in Palm Springs, promising an intimate and elevated experience with out-of-this-world décor and interactive photo opportunities.

Why: REVOLVE Festival returns to set the desert ablaze with the best party of the season, offering unparalleled access to cutting-edge fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands. Co-Founder & Co-CEO Michael Mente emphasizes the festival’s commitment to delivering an incredible experience, showcasing the best brands, ambassadors, and performers. This year’s edition will introduce attendees to a fresh, elevated experience unlike any other, with activations from the hottest brands, curated food and beverage options, and a blockbuster musical lineup soon to be announced. Guests can look forward to engaging with activations from 818 Tequila, Sprinter Vodka Soda, Red Bull, LaCroix, VOSS Water, and more, alongside fashion and lifestyle experiences from rhode, Quay, Supergoop!, and P.F. Flyers.

The festival has been a social media sensation, drawing hundreds of creators, celebrities, and artists in past years, and promises an even more spectacular lineup of performers this year. Stay tuned for the reveal of this year’s unforgettable lineup and get ready to experience the best of fashion, beauty, and music at REVOLVE Festival 2024.

Celsius Cosmic Desert

celsius cosmic desert

Who: Music aficionados, A-list celebrities, influencers, and fans of cosmic vibes.

What: CELSIUS Cosmic Desert, a stellar celebration of the launch of the CELSIUS Space Vibe Trilogy flavors. The event promises a night filled with electrifying performances, celebrity sightings, and the unveiling of new, invigorating beverage flavors.

When: Friday, April 12th, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: An exclusive location in Indio, CA, set against the mesmerizing backdrop of the desert sky, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable cosmic experience.

Why: CELSIUS Cosmic Desert is the event of the season, blending the energy of live music with the exhilaration of new CELSIUS flavors. Headlined by the iconic T-Pain, electrifying duo Two Friends, and the mesmerizing Xandra, the night is set to be an interstellar journey of beats and vibes. With a history of unforgettable performances and A-list attendance, including stars like Shaun White and Madison Beer, this year’s event is poised to surpass all expectations.

Indulge in a selection of the finest food and drinks, experience the thrill of discovering the CELSIUS Space Vibe Trilogy flavors, and dance the night away under the desert stars. CELSIUS Cosmic Desert 2024 is more than a party; it’s a launch into a new dimension of energy and entertainment.

Sonic Desert 2024

sonic desert event

Who: Music lovers, Coachella festival-goers, environmental enthusiasts, and fans of unique beverage experiences.

What: Sonic Desert, a one-of-a-kind daytime party presented by Coca-Cola Spiced & Topo Chico in partnership with BPM Music, featuring a lineup of celebrity DJs, refreshing beverage experiences, and innovative environmental showcases.

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Where: A private ranch in Thermal, California, just minutes away from the Coachella festival grounds, offering an exclusive escape with panoramic views and a vibrant atmosphere.

Why: Sonic Desert is the ultimate daytime destination for those looking to indulge in a sensory experience unlike any other during the first weekend of Coachella. This exclusive event combines the iconic taste of Coca-Cola Spiced with refreshing raspberry and spiced flavors, alongside the crisp, no-calorie taste of Topo Chico’s sparkling mineral water. Guests will be hydrated by Smartwater, offering vapor-distilled water with electrolytes for a pure taste, and can explore the future of zero-emission transportation with DriveH2’s display of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car.

Adding to the allure, Dulce Vida Tequila will provide organic tequila-infused sips, Glo Design Lab will showcase handcrafted hats adorned with healing crystals, ROLAND will present the latest in electronic music instruments, and Drip IV Therapy will offer on-demand, vitamin-infused blends for optimal wellness.

The music lineup, headlined by the multi-talented Austin Millz, promises to keep the party alive with unforgettable deejay sets, special guest performances, and other festive activations. Sonic Desert is not just a party; it’s a celebration of music, sustainability, and innovative hydration and wellness solutions, set against the backdrop of the stunning desert landscape.

More Events Added Soon!

Tables and Bottle Service

In the last few years bottle service has become increasingly popular; almost all of the most exclusive parties now offer full table service. This is the best way to experience the parties as you get guaranteed admission, and your table will be situated close to the action.

Over the years I’ve been to almost every single Coachella party, some are a hit, and some are a miss. Personally, I prefer the parties that are at private estates in La Quinta and Indio, so you’re only a short Uber ride away to Coachella. I tend to avoid the hotel parties and anything north of Rancho Mirage. Palm Springs is simply too far from Coachella. In my opinion, the best Coachella Parties for 2024 are:

  • Revolve Festival
  • Bootsy Bellows
  • Neon Carnival
  • TAO Desert Nights
  • Zenyara x Framework

Tips for getting into Coachella 2024 parties:

  • RSVP – The best Coachella events are RSVP only. You cannot simply show up and expect to get in.
  • Be in the “industry.” It helps if you work in the music or entertainment industry. Use your contacts.
  • Know one of the sponsors for an event. All of the events are sponsored by brands, and they pay good money to get their products in front of you. If you know someone that works for the sponsoring brand, reach out!
  • Buy bottle service. Many of the events are becoming more and more like an LA or Vegas Club. Bottle and table service is available for VIP guests at some of the more exclusive events. Prices range from $500 – $2000 per person.
  • It’s amazing how far a smile can go. If you’re nice to the event staff and security, and don’t come in a big group, you might have a shot of getting into one of the Coachella 2024 parties.

Still, the best party during the weekend is the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. There is no other place where you can enjoy such a wide range of music in such a beautiful setting. And if you’re looking for an after party, the Coachella campgrounds are a fun place to decompress after the festival.

How the Parties Work

Most of the pre-parties start at around 11:00am and wrap up around 6:00pm.  The after parties typically start at around midnight, and reach their peak at about 2:30am, but continue until sunrise.

Most parties are hosted by brands that are attempting to connect with the Coachella “crowd” or demographic… namely cool, affluent, tastemakers between 21 and 34. Big brands like join together to throw parties in hopes that their products will be featured on the social media posts of the influencers they invite.


The Coachella Valley is a surprisingly big place, and the parties are spread out from Palm Springs in the north, all the way down to Thermal in the south. During festival weekend, heavy traffic means a drive between Indio and Palm Springs can be over an hour! So plan accordingly, and if you plan on party hoping, I recommend picking one area per day. For example, Saturday in the Palm Springs area, and then Saturday and Sunday in La Quinta and Indio.

In no circumstances should you drive to any of these parties. There is no parking offered, and you will be turned away. Some of the events have shuttle services, but in most cases you will need to Uber.

Exclusive Coachella Parties

The best Coachella parties of course, are not open to the public, but are invite-only events. Such events are attended by A-List celebrities, big influencers and many of the musicians that perform at Coachella. Revolve Festival and Bootsy Bellows have been the hot ticket in the desert for the last few years (well actually, you can’t get a ticket, you need to be given a wristband by the event organizers).

But it seems that every year the party organizers try to out-do each other… the Republic Records party the Zenyara Estate in 2019 was unlike the Coachella valley has ever seen. Helicopters shuttled guests into compound, which was turned into a Vegas-like club during the day, and a swanky beach party at night.

Join the Conversation


  1. says: Tonja E North

    Looking to celebrating by B day weekend .. Can you please help me get just 2 tickets for interscope or any pre parties the last weekend of coachella. I recently moved here from Texas and would love to tell and film or interview someone at coachella to let Texans know where the fun is located. I also have a specialty dessert White Hennessy Bread Pudding .. Texas style good

    I would love to do samples if anyone need some for the day party. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. I can even volunteer if possible.

    I am a Employee at Radys Children Hospital In San Diego .. So anyone wanting to sponsor a employee would be greatly appreciated..

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