Coachella 2018: Guide to all of the hottest after parties, events and more


Coachella 2018 is almost here!

Buzz around this year's music and arts festival has been building for over a year ever since Beyoncé cancelled her scheduled headlining appearance last year after learning she was pregnant with twins, so it's safe to say that this year's Coachella will be the biggest one yet.

In addition to performances by Beyoncé, a pregnant Cardi B, The Weeknd, Eminem, Kyo and SZA, the festival will also feature incredible art installations, trendy food options and more.

The desert fun doesn't stop there, though, as tons of brands set up shop both on-site and in the surrounding areas for a variety of exclusive parties and events, and we have a guide to all of them below.

Neon Carnival: Tickets are highly-coveted to Coachella's ultimate after-party, which is presented by the Levi's Brand and returns to the desert for the ninth consecutive year on Saturday, April 14. Tequila Don Julio Palomas will be served at the Airstream Speakeasy, DJ Politik will be providing beats and Batiste Dry Shampoo will host on-site hairstyling stations in addition to ferris wheels, dance floors, bumper cars and more at the Brent Bolthouse-created party, which will be held at a new location this year, HITS Desert Park.

TAO x REVOLVE -- DESERT NIGHTS: Tao Group and REVOLVE are partnering for an invite-only after party featuring surprise late-night performances and DJ sets. The event will also feature brand activations from Palms Casion Resort and PUMA.

BMW i's Powered Paradise In The Desert: The h.wood Group's Poppy nightclub will partner with Kylie Cosmetics and BMW i to launch the KYLIE x KOURT collaboration and the launch of Pizza Boys Radio on Beats 1. Kylie Jenner is expected to make her first official post-baby appearance at the party, which will feature DJ sets by Diplo and Chantel Jeffries on Friday, April 13.

Sound + Rhonda INTL Presents Rhonda Queen of the Desert: Legendary poly-sexual dance institution A Club Called Rhonda, a longtime staple of Los Angeles' underground night life, is bringing back its renowned after-party this year on Friday, April 13. South African DJ Black Coffee and Jamie Jones of electronic group Hot Natured will perform together with a back to back set. The wild, hedonistic affair will go down at HITS, a horse racing facility that will be converted in an indoor-outdoor club experience.

Day Club PS: If you want to cool down amid the desert heat, this daytime event at the Hilton Palm Springs will provide a poolside party experience every day of Coachella with a variety of popular electronic acts such as ODESZA, Deorro, Alison Wonderland, Cash Cash and Justin Martin across the festival's two weekends.

The Absolut Openhouse: The all-inclusive space will be open to "everyone and anyone," offering refreshing Absolut Lime cocktails, DJ sets, charging stations and free-WiFi in an air-conditioned tent celebrating all cultures. Also there? A giant rainbow perfect for giving your Instagram followers Coachella envy.

American Express Platinum House: Opening up shop at the Parker Palm Springs during Weekend 1, it will offer the first-ever SoulAnnex pop-up by SoulCycle, as well as Bootcamp x Meditation classes for Platinum Card Members (plus three friends!), VIPs and celebs.

Republic Records and Dream Hotels Present "The Estate": Republic artists like Martin Solveig and Phantoms will perform at this exclusive party that will feature signature cocktails provided by Tanqueray No. TEN, Red Bull, Batiste Dry Shampoo hairstyling stations and more.

Lucky Brand Desert Jam: Held at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs, this exclusive pool party will feature performances by Charli XCX and Harry Hudson, Jack Daniels cocktails and more on Saturday, April 14.

Viva Music at V Party House: V Magazine and Sunset Studios are teaming up to start festival season off on a high-note with performances by Amrit, The Misshapes and more at Korakia Pensione.

ZOEasis Style Retreat: Belvedere Vodka is once again collaborating with The Zoe Report and Rachel Zoe for the fourth annual event, which will take place at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs on Friday, April 13. Guests will be transported to Marrakech, Morocco, sip on the new Belvedere Ginger Zest and hang out with a slew of celebrities and influencers.

FORWAY Oasis HYDE Away: Hyde Sunset is teaming up with FORAY Collective for a VIP experience at a private estate in Rancho Mirage will feature DJ sets by Sam Feldt, Brody Jenner and Delamare, glam by Tresemme and Charlotte Tilbury and a gifting suite with Joe Jeans and other top brands on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14.

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