[Photo via Cobrasnake] Everyone knows that Coachella and other such festivals have become more about the parties and events surrounding them, and less about the music/films they were created to promote and celebrate (Sundance, anyone?).
Oh, did you not get the memo that no one gives a shit about art anymore, and it's all about the swag, "VIP lounges" and having your picture taken? We're just telling it like it is, and as the old adage goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So guess what, kids? Rather than bitching about how we're all selling out, it's time to suck it up and figure out which parties you're gonna need to sneak into or do the old "pass back the wristband." Look no further because now that we've sorted the show schedule, we have the party lineup for your weekend in the desert.
We're most looking forward to the Phoenix Party where our boy Myles Hendrik will be DJing and the Jeremy Scott Toga Party, both at secret locations. But stay tuned for our party coverage to see what went down!
Without further ado, I give the Coachella Weekender's Fiesta Guide:
OASIS @ MERV GRIFFIN ESTATE 81345 Ave. 54 La Quinta Ca (3 day event)
Resident DJ All Weekend: Ed Ski, Mr. Best, Spider, S.Co, Rick Rude, Savi, Eye
Friday: 12pm-5pm| Oasis Friends & Family Pool Party 11pm-4am| Oasis "Under the Stars" Kick Off Party Sounds by: Devin Lucien & Jus Ske
Saturday: 12pm-5pm| Dipdive Oasis Pool Party hosted by Will.I.Am & Friends 11pm-4am| Dipdive Oasis & Blackberry Present: DIPDIVE NIGHTS DJ Set by: Will.I.Am, Apl.De.Ap & A Special Surprise Performance Sounds by: Tatiana Fontes
Sunday: 12pm-5pm| G by GUESS Pool Party at the Oasis DJ Set by: N.A.S.A | Sounds by Mr. White 11pm-4am| Oasis Finale Party
Other attractions at OASIS include: Guys and Dolls VIP Lounge, daytime pool party featuring an art installation by BOXeight, artist after parties, Pop up shop by Barracuda Hair, weekend survival kits, food & bev, lake, walking distance from festival.
THE DESERT BENDER PRESENTED BY VICE @ COUGARS BAR & NIGHT CLUB74360 Highway 111, Palm Desert
Saturday: 10pm-2am| Live performances by Male Bonding (Sub Pop), Po Po (Mad Decent), + special guest headliner & open bar all night
BPM & MUSIC LOVES FASHION @ THE RIVIERA (3 day event) 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm SpringsFriday, Saturday and Sunday- 9am-7pm|
Pool party sounds and performances by DJs and live bands all weekend long.
Grand Ballroom events headlined by a DJ set from the Crystal Method and Joel Madden Friday night, and Shiny Toy Guns with Hybrid Digital on Saturday night.
- ACE HOTEL & LEVI’S PRESENT DESERT GOLD (3 day event) 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
Friday: 7pm-2am| in the Commune with Stones Throw: PB Wolf, J.Rocc, James Pants, DJ Haircut, The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1 of Chromeo), Jokers Of The Scene and Chris Bag Raiders playing disco, boogie, and classic house. 21+
Saturday: 11am-4pm| Poolside Performances by Cotton Jones, Duchess and the Duke, Sage Redman, and Tu Fawning. Then, 9pm-2am: Children of the Sun Afterparty in the Commune with Dj Victor Rodriguez, Tim Sweeney and Codebreaker, Aaron Castel Royal Rumble 21+
11am-4pm| Poolside Performances by Eric Bachman, Sondre Lerche, Death Vessel and Slipping into Darkness
Alexa Chung and MMA presents LACOSTE AT COACHELLA (2 day event) Located within walking distance of the field!
Saturday & Sunday- 12pm-6pm| Performances by DJ’s Chris Holmes, Ana Calderon, with special guests DJ’s Binki Shapiro of Little Joy, Devendra Banhart, Alexa Chung and Tennessee Thomas.
THE MUSIC LOUNGE @ INDIOASI2 41070 Laguna Seca, Bermuda Dunes
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:
12pm-6pm| Poolside tunes, drinks, food, media, and gifting. Special performances and DJ sets T.B.A.
'THE NEON CARNIVAL' PRESENTED BY 944 & ARMANI EXCHANGE @ TRADITION AVIATION 56850 Higgins Dr., Thermal, CA
Saturday: 11pm| Celebrating the launch of AX's Neon Sunglasses Collection with carnival rides, games, food, music and dancing. DJ sets by Joel Madden, Devin Lucien, Politik, and Jesse Marco
THE ANTHEM MAGAZINE PARTY @ THE LAGOON! (2 day event)
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-6pm| Pool party featuring performances by Sebastian, Breakbot, So-Me, Peanut Butter Wolf, Classixx, 12th Planet, Heidi, Prince Language, Nervo, Destructo, Playgroup, Figo, and many secret special guests + food and drinks Coachella or Bust!