For your best chance at rubbing elbows with Katy Perry, Kendall and Kylie, Adam Levine, Justin Bieber and more, here are all the hottest day and night parties that are sure to attract a ton of famous faces.
Friday, April 15
Seeing as we are at a music festival after all, two of the industry's biggest labels – Republic Records and Interscope – will be taking over private houses in the desert. Grammy nominee James Bay and Of Monsters and Men will rock out at Republic while guests at Interscope chow down on BBQ with Adam Perry Lang.
Taking over an epic estate this year near the festival grounds is theAudience and 117Live Social Club, where Bonobo, LondonBridge and Jay IDK will be performing.
Hoping to spot a Jenner or a Kardashian? Your best bet would be at the Galore x Missguided party (guests get to take home Beautycon boxes), where Kylie's bff Jordyn Woods will be deejaying. Returning this year is 1 OAK and Up&Down's pop-up, which drew Joe Jonas and Kendall Jenner last year (Aussie brand nANA jUDY is also once again gifting VIPs high fashion swag). Over at the Revolve Desert House, stars like Ashley Benson, Kat Graham and Whitney Port can get their makeup freshened up at the Birchbox beauty bar, tresses perfected with Joico Instatint and stay cool with Bai popsicles and cocktails. For some more Pretty Little Liars action, Shay Mitchell, Alessandra Ambrosio and influencer Aimee Song will be camped out at the Moet + Revolve dinner. And just a hop and a skip away, model Suki Waterhouse will be hosting the Style Code Live soiree with Amazon while Emily Ratajkowski, Kiernan Shipka and Jamie Chung grab a quick bite at Popsugar's Sunset Kickoff.
And after the sun goes down, that's when the party really starts. One of the weekend's most anticipated parties is Nylon's Annual Midnight Garden Party, where Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown were spotted last year. This year, Dream Hollywood hotel is offering VIP cabanas and L.A. hotspot Blind Dragon is hosting a special pop-up lounge. Expect to see the stars filling up on Umami Burger's truffle and hatch sliders and ice-cream sandwiches by Coolhaus. New to the scene this year is Calvin Klein's Desert Sessions Party, where we're guessing CK gal Kendall Jenner and her bestie Gigi Hadid are likely to pop up.
Saturday, April 16
Hats off if you even make it to bed on Friday. Helping the stars recharge after a full day and night of partying is Popsugar's CFDA brunch, where some of Coachella's most stylish gals, including Emma Roberts, Ashley Greene and Olivia Holt will grab a bite to eat before heading out to the festival (one of the few events open to the public is the H&M "Reborn" installation on the polo fields). Rachel Zoe will be hosting the ZOEasis, a retreat for stars like Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend Austin Butler to pick up Guess denim and get hair touchups by Batiste Dry Shampoo. Just around the corner, The 2016 Music Lounge – which is bringing Las Vegas to Palm Springs with the "What Happens Here, Stays Here" beer – will feature performances by G-Eazy and Joe Jonas' band DNCE, while other VIPS like Camilla Belle can get their hair colored and makeup touched up and pick up customized headphones by V-MODA.
Later in the afternoon, A-listers will gather at the Bootsy Bellows estate party, hosted by John Terzian and The h.Wood Group. And proving stars are just like us, this year McDonald's will be back serving items from their All Day Breakfast menu (we spotted Nina Dobrev munching on their fries last year!).
Returning for its seventh consecutive year is Neon Carnival (presented by Levi's Brand, Re/Done and Don Julio Tequila), an outdoor dance party complete with amusement park rides and games, including bumper cars and a giant Ferris wheel. Rihanna, DiCaprio and Usher have all been seen partying late into the night with their pals. Back again this year is Jeremy Scott's private party, where Perry, Fergie, Robert Pattinson and his fiancée FKA twigs were spotted getting cozy.