Inside The Hottest Parties Of Coachella 2018

Take an inside peek at the hottest parties of Coachella 2018.


Leonardo DiCaprio attends The Levi's Brand presented NEON CARNIVAL on April 14
Leonardo DiCaprio attends The Levi’s Brand presented NEON CARNIVAL on April 14

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As usual, Neon Carnival, created by L.A. nightlife maven Brent Bolthouse, was back as at the hottest party of Coachella for its ninth consecutive year. Breaking ground in a new location at the HITS Desert Park, guests were surprised with new and exciting carnival style games and amusement park thrills. Tequila Don Julio returned for their fourth consecutive year, providing all guests with specialty Palomas served from an Airstream Speakeasy (and offering Don Julio 1942 bottle service for VIP tables). No strangers to the nightlife scene, Hollywood heavy hitter DJ’s, and Don Julio 1942 Brand Ambassadors, including Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus kept partygoers dancing with performances that lasted into the early morning hours. Guests included an incognito Leonardo DiCaprio, The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, French Montana, Jamie Foxx, Nina Dobrev, Jhené Aiko, Hailey Baldwin, Alexander Wang, Blake Griffin, Nicole Scherzinger, EJ Johnson, Dorothy Wang, Shaun Ross, Amber Rose, Shay Mitchell, Brody Jenner, DJ Ruckus and Shanina Shaik, Christina Millian, Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Daniel Kaluuya, Kris Humphries, Jasmine Tookes, Terrence J, Chanel West Coast, Kellan Lutz, Romee Strijd, Maxwell Osbourne, Gary Clarke Jr., Alexander Wang, Chandler Parsons and more.


Paris Hilton, Erin Foster, Olivia Culpo, Rachel Zoe, Whitney Port, Victoria Justice and Sara Foster attend Rachel Zoe's 4th Annual ZOEasis at Parker Palm Springs on April 13
Paris Hilton, Erin Foster, Olivia Culpo, Rachel Zoe, Whitney Port, Victoria Justice and Sara Foster attend Rachel Zoe’s 4th Annual ZOEasis at Parker Palm Springs on April 13

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Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe celebrated her 4th annual ZOEasis Retreat this year at Coachella, where she transformed The Parker Palm Springs hotel into a majestic Moroccan soiree. Guests were welcomed to Zoe’s enchanting evening, reveling in a kickoff party to Coachella’s first weekend with spice market mixology, festive beauty treatments and music under the stars. Cocktails were provided by Belvedere Vodka and included four bespoke libations, three of which highlight Belvedere Vodka’s new Ginger Zest flavor, accompanied by trend-forward spices Turmeric, Ginger, Paprika and Harissa. White was the color of the evening with famous faces Sara and Erin Foster, Olivia Culpo, Lisa Rinna, Victoria Justice and bride-to-be Paris Hilton all donning the hue.


Christina Milian poses for a photo at the MoviePass x iHeartRadio Festival Chateau at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta on April 13
Christina Milian poses for a photo at the MoviePass x iHeartRadio Festival Chateau at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta on April 13

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On Friday, MoviePass and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcasting, on demand and live streaming radio service, hosted LAWN TALKS at the MoviePass x iHeartRadio Festival Chateau. The event featured a casual day of conversation amongst music’s top innovators, pioneers, and legends in music, technology and business. Speakers included Christina Milian (singer/songwriter/actress), Jessie Ware (singer/songwriter), and Randy Jackson (Grammy-winning producer), Gabe Saporta (former Cobra Starships front man and music entrepreneur), Aton Ben-Horin (Global VP of A&R for Warner Music Group), and more.


Kate Bosworth attends Create & Cultivate
Kate Bosworth attends Create & Cultivate

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On Saturday, popular conference and online platform for female entrepreneurs Create & Cultivate hosted a pop up at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, which hosted 1,000 attendees eager to hear from speakers Kate Bosworth, Olivia Culpo, Marianna Hewitt, Grace Mahary and more. The event also boasted beauty treatments from R+Co, Nature’s Bounty, Supergoop! pop ups from BCBG Generation, Dolce Vita, and an interactive booth from Mini Cooper.


Olivia Culpo parties with Dream Hotels at Republic Records and Dream Hotels present The Estate at Zenyara
Olivia Culpo parties with Dream Hotels at Republic Records and Dream Hotels present The Estate at Zenyara

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Olivia Culpo, Darren Criss, Daniel Kaluuya, Reggie Bush, Heron Preston, and more partied with Dream Hotels at ‘Republic Records and Dream Hotels Present The Estate.’ At one of the weekend’s most coveted parties, guests took turns jumping around on the massive Dream Hotels-bed-turned-trampoline while enjoying DJ sets and performances by Phantoms, Martin Solveig and Alma, as well as a special DJ set from artist Heron Preston. Additional notables included Aminé, Ludwig Göransson, Kash Doll, Mondo Cozmo, Kiana Ledé, Shaboozey, Maty Noyes, Parson James, Cemetery Sun, ZZ Ward, Grace Mitchell and more.



Nicki Minaj and Kylie Jenner
Nicki Minaj and Kylie Jenner

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Hospitality and nightlife powerhouse, TAO Group, announced its most recent partnership with industry leading e-retailer and experiential marketing mogul REVOLVE to revamp their exclusive, invite-only after hours turn up at #REVOLVEfestival surrounding the world’s biggest music festival. New in 2018, TAO x REVOLVE – DESERT NIGHTS kicked off on Friday night with sounds by Mel Debarge and Chase B, a surprise performance by rapper Nav, and interactive brand activations with presenting partners Palms Casino Resort and PUMA. As the music festival drew to a close on its first night with headliner The Weeknd, TAO x REVOLVE – DESERT NIGHTS welcomed its first VIP guests for a star-studded after party in Palms Springs. After surprising fans with Jamie Foxx and Rita Ora on stage at the festival, Norwegian DJ Kygo stopped by for a post-performance celebration. Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort was one of the first to arrive at the private estate with longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan. Straight from the festival, donning the same long orange dress, Iggy Azalea arrived hand in hand with rapper Tyga and posted up in front of the DJ booth together for most of the party. Nicki Minaj arrived with Migos rapper Quavo and took over a VIP section together. The pair later left together but not before Nicki danced atop a couch to her new hit ‘Chun-Li’. Next up, festival headliner The Weeknd arrived with a group of friends including ‘Call Me by Your Name’ star Timothee Chalamet, receiving praise and congratulatory messages from everyone in the room on a stellar closing set. The final group of notables turned quite a few heads in the room as new parents Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott arrived alongside Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Younes Bendjima, Jordyn Woods and Chance the Rapper. The crew joined up with Nicki and Quavo’s VIP table, sharing a few laughs before closing down the party for the evening. While guests sipped on specialty Remy Martin cocktails and Heineken, other guests like Terrence J and girlfriend Jasmine Sanders posted up at Weedmaps’ outdoor bar. Other special guests at TAO x REVOLVE – DESERT NIGHTS on Friday night included French Montana, rapper Belly, Nina Dobrev, Scott Eastwood, Taylor Hill, Lais Ribeiro, Anwar Hadid, Kaia Gerber with brother Presley Gerber, Teyana Taylor, Busta Rhymes, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey. On night two, Stranger Things co-stars and real-life lovebirds Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton arrived straight from the festival alongside Riverdale stars Camila Mendes, Hart Denton and Vanessa Morgan. The entire crew made their way into The Palms Suite and headed straight for a glitter-filled photo moment in the photo booth. The Palms Suite continued to attract notable guests throughout the night including newly married super model Chanel Iman and American Crime Story actor Darren Criss. Soul singer Leon Bridges stepped into The PUMA Lounge for a fun photo moment featuring a retro future display with the latest RS range of sneakers, from RSo, 350 and 100, a reboot of the PUMA’s 80’s running system technology. Guests at The Puma Lounge reveled playing old school arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man and tried their luck at the sneaker catcher machine where they had a chance to win a pair of the RS sneakers.