Inside Coachella’s Hottest Party: The Neon Carnival

DJ Ruckus performs on stage at the Levi's Brand And RE/DONE Levi's Present NEON CARNIVAL With Tequila Don Julio
DJ Ruckus performs on stage at the Levi’s Brand And RE/DONE Levi’s Present NEON CARNIVAL With Tequila Don Julio

Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Tequila Don Julio

The Neon Carnival was once again the hottest event of Coachella. 

This year’s shindig, as presented by denim brand Levi’s in partnership with RE/DONE | Levi’s,Tequila Don Julio  Redbull and Perrier, was attended by some of the biggest names in show business including Leonardo DiCaprioRihannaJared Leto, Josh Hutcherson, Aaron PaulMichael B Jordan, Alexander SkarsgardNina DobrevMichael Pena, Alessandra Ambrosio, Joe Jonas, Scott Eastwood, Karlie Kloss, Freida Pint, ZEDD, The WeekndAlexander Wang, Camilla Belle, Derek Hough, Jermaine Dupri, Brandon BoydJohnny Manziel, Scott DisickCourtney LoveShaun White, Chanel Iman and Chuck Liddell. 

All guests were in good form at the party that kept going through the wee hours of the morning. Leonardo DiCaprio, donning his usual baseball hat and shades, arrived around 1:00 AM under the radar through the back entrance and settled into a large booth where he let loose and was having a great time with friends. Rihanna arrived after Leo and was seated next to his booth.  She rocked bright yellow-rimmed sunglasses, keeping them on the entire night.  While the two were chatting, DJ Politik played Rihanna’s huge hit “Work” and the entire event went wild. Jermain Dupri, donning an all red jumpsuit, held court at another table next to Leo’s. The music mogul seemed to be very impressed with the DJs and was watching the stage vibing to the infectious beats. At another table, Nina Dobrev, Derek Hough and Josh Hutcherson sat together and were all spotted dancing to beats by DJ Equal. Scott Eastwood was seated at a table near Jared Leto, who seemed to be keeping a low profile sitting with his brother Shannon and a few friends. Fresh off of his Coachella performance where Kesha was a surprise guest, ZEDD headed straight to Neon Carnival and enjoyed watching the other DJs.

The famed late-night outdoor dance party created by Brent Bolthouse featured a new set up, new amusement park rides, games and more.  This year Levi’s presented a personalized tailoring experience inside the mobile tailor shop, while 1942 offered bottle service at VIP tables.The Fatburger Fatmobile food truck provided on site catering to hungry guests serving fresh Fatburger hamburgers and french fries throughout the night. Festivalgoers also paired up on Tinder’s ‘Matchmaker’ ride. DJ’s Kayper, Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus will be performing late into the night in the California desert. 

Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

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