Coachella Parties 2016: Full list of pool parties and after parties

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THIS IS AN OLD POST FOR 2016 PARTIES. Visit the Coachella event guide for 2024 for current events.

Coachella parties are one of the main draws for people, aside from the festival itself. In fact, thousands of people come to the Coachella Valley during the weekend just for the pool parties and after parties.

Most Coachella parties are sponsored or hosted by some sort of fashion or music-related brand. Almost all events feature free product giveaways and interactive attractions.

Some Coachella parties are exclusive, invite-only affairs, while others are open to the public, but you should always RSVP to each event. None of the events are officially affiliated with the festival.

Related Post: Get your Coachella 2016 tickets here

The following list will continually be updated as the Coachella weekend draws closer. If you would like your event added to the list, please email us here.


Revolve Desert House

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Who: Premium online retailer REVOLVE, throws the biggest event of the festival season. Hosted by A$AP Rocky on Saturday April 16th. Anticipated guests include Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Alessandra Ambrosio, ASAP Ferg, Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz, Suki Waterhouse, Becca Tobin, Kat Graham, Diego Boneta, Tyler Blackburn and Whitney Port.

What: The REVOLVE Desert House is the destination for celebrities, models, and the worlds weekend.

Birchbox is hosting a beauty bar at the REVOLVE VIP party on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. At the Birchbox Beauty Bar, attendees can pick from a selection of desert-inspired beauty kits from top brands like Milk Makeup, Benefit Cosmetics, Living proof, and Supergoop.

Where: Location will be announced closer to the date upon confirmation of attendance.

When: Saturday, April 16 + Sunday, April 17 2016 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm dailyce.

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ZOEasis – The Zoe Report + Guess Party

Zoe Report Coachella Party

Who: Rachel Zoe joined by Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Austin Butler, Cody Simpson, Fifth Harmony, Louise Roe, Leigh Lezark, Jesse Metcalfe, Cara Santana, Karrueche Tran, Johannes Huebl, Brody Jenner, Brandi Cyrus, Rumi Neely, ZZ Ward

What: ZOEasis, a music festival retreat presented by The Zoe Report + GUESS. The Zoe Report and Rachel Zoe will be hosting a variety of exclusive style and entertainment experiences, with special-guest performances. To highlight the iconic styles of festival season, participating brands will activate unique DIY programs onsite for attendees. These activations include: a DIY denim bar by GUESS, spin-art presented by Superga, a braid bar hosted by Batiste Dry Shampoo, with crafted hand-made furniture provided by Harbour Outdoor and much more.

Where: Palm Springs, CA

When: Saturday, 1:00 pm

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Basecamp Coachella Party

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Who: Open to the public, found out more info here.

What: Base Camp, a new “off-site” RV and tent camping party has just been announced to take place during both weekends of Coachella as well as Stagecoach. This new pop-up campground is located on a 40 acre property just 6 miles south of the Empire Polo Field. Guests can reserve a spot for an RV, tent, XL tent or car camping.

Where: Private Compound, at the intersection of Jackson and 61st Street in Indio.

When: All 3 weekends (including Stage Coach)

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Culture Collide “Not a pool party”

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Who: This 21+ Coachella party is open the public, but entrance is based on capacity: RSVP here

What: The Culture Collide Coachella Party is returning to Palm Springs this year just in time to kick off the festival season with a bang! Head out to the desert and get wettttt with Dan Deacon, Magic Wands, Andy Rourke, KAV, DJ Clifton, and more! Presented by Tillys, Element, Others Follow, Maltesers and Absolut Vodka.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs: 1050 South Indian Canyon Dr.

When: Thursday, April 14th, 9:00pm to 1:00am

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Desert Gold @ Ace Hotel Coachella Party

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Who: Open to the public, RSVP here

What: While the Coachella festival rolls on, Desert Gold Coachella party will be ushering in an oasis of meditation and celestial beatmaking at our eighth annual Desert Gold, happening April 15–24 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. With events by David Lynch Foundation and Moog, and poolside cameos by our friends at The Do-Over, Know Wave: Don’t Cry, Don’t Beg, How Many Virgins?, and Burger Records.

Where: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs: 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

When: Both Coachella Weekends

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The Do-Over Pool Party

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Who: Open to guests of the ACE Hotel and those that RSVP here.

What: A Coachella pre-party on Thursday, and pool party on Sunday. Lineup to be announced, but expect great music.

Where: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs: 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

When: Thursday, April 14th, 9:00pm to 2:00am, and Sunday April 16th, noon – 6:00pm.

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 Hot Splash: Exclusive Coachella Day Party

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Who: RVSP at:

What: A Coachella pool party near a lake with Hot Air balloon rides, welcome to HOT SPLASH. With already over 4,000 people on the RSVP list, HOT SPLASH is destined to be one of the top pool parties and events at Coachella on at Base Camp – VICE’s Thump labeled Base Camp as the top party destination for Coachella, with praise from L.A. Weekly, YourEDM, and various online blogs. With food trucks and vendor sponsors from Red Bull and Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Vicious Buzz will be hosting and curating HOT SPLASH as a free-RSVP pool party. Located at Base Camp, HOT SPLASH has a pool & lake, curated DJ sets, cocktail bar, and hot air balloon rides. Did we mention Hot Air balloon rides? (yup, it’s going to be that type of party).

Where: Base Camp (see above)

When: April 16, 2016 from 12pm – 6pm

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Indio Invasion Coachella pre-party

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Who:  RSVP Here

What: Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Pandora’s Coachella party is coming back to the desert for the third installment of our Indio Invasion. Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Take a dip in the pool, savour some tasty treats and jam out with a special DJ set from Walk The Moon!

Where: Cree Estate, 67698 Carey Rd, Cathedral City, 92234

When: Saturday, April 16th at 1:00pm

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Coachella Parties – Neon Carnival

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Who: Industry execs and celebrities (Bieber, Chris Brown, Usher, Leo etc.) . This is one of the most exclusive events in California throughout the entire year.

What: A celebrity-filled, Hollywood type after party that has made a name for itself as the must-do Coachella after party. The event is the product of Brent Bolthouse, Hollywood nightclub promoter and owner of The Bungalow in Santa Monica. “2016 attendees can expect new rides, a new setup, as well as DJs Kayper, Politik, Jesse Marco, and the under-appreciated DJ Ruckus, all of which will keep a predominantly industry crowd dancing late in to the night — or early into the morning, depending on how you look at it.” Read more here

Where: Tradition Aviation, 86400 Lightning St, Thermal, CA 92274

When: Saturday April 16th

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Pop Sugar

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Who: Invite Only, or you can try showing up and making your way in.

What: Popsugar and the CFDA are hosting a brunch in honor of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner Jonathan Simkhai. Also marking the return of the CFDA Popular “Must Have” box, the event will feature Brooklyn-based string duo Chargaux.

Where: Avalon Hotel,415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

When: Saturday April 16th

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Vestal Village camping party

Vestal Village Coachella

Who: Usually a Southern California + Australia type crowd that includes pro surfers an skateboarders. It’s a private, invite only type of thing, but more info can be found here.

What: Vestal village is a private, invite only Coachella party. The event is divided into two parts: a living environment with vip camping and exclusive nightime desert campfire parties + hosted vip daytime pool parties. Vestal village amenities include: mountain hiking, horseback riding, swimming pool, fishing lake, RV hookups, tent camping, vip camper check in, welcome gifts, outdoor stage, outdoor bars, campfires, showers, horseshoe pits, free shuttles, pop-up restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner), hosted bar, pets are our friends and more. One of the best Coachella parties out there.

Where: Secret Location 🙂

When: All Weekend

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  1. says: Alex

    Why even publish this blog when all of them are invite only or celebrity only? Not only is this unhelpful and pointless it is basically a big “F-U” to everyone who is trying to find a pool party that we can actually get into. Thanks for nothing.

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