Coachella 2016’s Hottest Parties—All the Insider

Does anyone even go to Coachella for the music anymore?

Just kidding(ish)!

We of course love us some music, but there’s just no time when the festival party scene is this good. Sadly, many of the fiestas are supes-exclusive and you can only get in with an invite.

But invite-shminvite, that’s what we say.

So if you’re looking for a fomo-free, celebrity-filled weekend, below is our list of the hottest Coachella parties you’re not gonna want to miss…

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POPSUGAR Cabana Club (invitation only)
When: 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Avalon Hotel
Scoop: Emily Ratajkowski is hosting the event with tunes by DJ (and POPSUGAR ambassador) Hannah Bronfman

REVOLVE X MOËT (invitation only)
When: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where: V Hotel
Scoop: Cool down with Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial while partying with celebs like Shay Mitchell and Alessandra Ambrosio

The dFm House (invitation only)
When: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: BBQ hosted by ONE Management

H&M Desert Vibes (open to the public)
Where: H&M installation tent at the festival grounds, Empire Polo Club
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Scoop: You’re gonna want to be Snapchat-ready for this one—take a dreamlike journey with the help of an immersive video experience

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Foray Collective (invitation only)
When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. daily
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Pool party featuring DJ sets by Brody Jenner and Minh + Amy Pham, plus a surprise special performance. Also get your flirt on in the Tinder Cabana and be pampered at an on-site beauty bungalow.

PAPER Magazine (invite only)
When: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Private Location
Scoop: Celebrating the launch of Youth with Kylie Jenner

Amazon X Suki Waterhouse
When: 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Korakia Pensione
Scoop: Suki Waterhouse is hosting the celebration of Amazon’s new live stream fashion and beauty show, Style Code Live.

NYLON Midnight Garden Party (invite only)
When: 10 p.m.
Where:  Private Estate
Scoop: Soon-to-open Dream Hollywood hotel and hotspot Blind Dragon are bringing some serious swank to its second annual garden party, featuring eats from Umami Burger. And expect celebs: Last year Katy Perry and Justin Bieber partied till the wee hours.

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The Retreat by Vanity Fair (invite only)
When: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. daily
Where: Korakia Pensione
Scoop: You’re gonna feel fancy AF with this three-day Zen experience featuring facials and massages by Caudalie Paris, makeup by GLAMSQUAD, a culinary experience provided by The FareTrade and Tenants of Trees cocktails.

POPSUGAR X CFDA Brunch (invite only)
When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Avalon Hotel
Scoop: Hosted by Vogue fashion fund winner Jonathan Simkhai and celebrating the return of the CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have box, the limited-edition box includes handpicked items from CFDA members, and 50 percent of the box’s profits will be donated to the CFDA Foundation.

ZOEasis (invite only)
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Second annual retreat hosted by TZR and Rachel Zoe featuring DIY Denim bar by GUESS and a braid bar hosted by Batiste

Bootsy Bellows Pool Party X McDonald’s (invite only)
When: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: All-day McDonald’s breakfast! Performances by Post Malone, Moxie Raia, Mia Moretti and Devin Lucien. Definite celebrity hotspot, as last year Leonardo DiCaprio, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner came through.

Republic Records (invite only)
When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. daily
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Special performances by DNCE, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay

Cabana Club Pool Party (RSVP)
When: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Avalon Hotel
Scoop: Performance by Jhene Aiko and tunes by DJ Chelsea Leyland and DJ Maad*Moiselle

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Rebecca Minkoff X Smashbox (invite only)
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Celeb stylist Johnny Wujeck hosts an exclusive lunch for VIP influencers

When: 10 p.m.
Where: Private Location
Scoop: Famed late-night outdoor dance party created by Brent Bolthouse and favorited by celebs, featuring amusement park rides, video games, Batiste Dry Shampoo braid bar and burgers from Umami.

Jeremy Scott (invite only)
When: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.
Where: Private Location
Scoop: Intimate and, in previous years, lots of celebs.


REVOLVE Desert House (invite only)
When: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Hosted by A$ AP Rocky, featuring a Birch Box beauty bar and lots of booze sponsored by Ciroc, Baileys and Heineken

Perverse Sunglasses (open to the public)
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Where: Perverse Cirque Tent on the festival grounds, Empire Polo Club
Scoop: Circus-themed launch event for Coachella’s exclusive eyewear sponsor. (P.S. They are rad!)

The Music Lounge (invite only)
When: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Ingleside Inn
Scoop: Las Vegas theme produced by BMF Media unveiling #WHHSH beer cocktails created by ARIA Resort & Casino’s acclaimed mixologist. Special performance by DNCE. Also get beautified with spa services from The Spa at The LINQ and Green Valley Ranch, Resort, Casino & Spa.

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The Do-Over’s (RSVP)
When:  12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel
Scoop: Annual hip-hop party

NYLON Pool Party (invite only)
When: 12 p.m.
Where: Private Estate
Scoop: Annual recovery pool party and brunch. Can either opt for specialty juices or a good ol’ Heineken, or even make your own mimosa at the Cupcake Vineyard mimosa bar.

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