Coachella 2019 is almost here.
The most talked-about music festival in the world will kick off its first weekend on Friday, April 12 in Indio, California, with music's biggest and most influential stars hitting the desert for music, food, fashion, parties and, of course, more than enough Instagram-ready moments ready to pique your envy.
Ahead of the festival, AOL is rounding up the hottest parties and best activations from in and around Coachella 2019, including the uber-exclusive annual pop-up carnival-themed after-party Neon Carnival, #REVOLVEfestival, a chance to meet Khalid with BMW, where to get free WiFi on the grounds thanks to Absolut and NYLON's party featuring "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne.
Neon Carnival: The hottest ticket in town is Neon Carnival, where celebrities, influencers and more descend upon HITS Desert Park for a pop-up musical carnival experience spanning three football fields on Saturday night. This year's Levi's-presented event will feature DJ Ruckus, Kayper and special guest performer, A-Trak. For the first time this year, Neon Carnival will also pop-up during Stagecoach -- the country music festival that happens the weekend after Coachella weekend two.
POPPY x Google - Midnight Bloom: Los Angeles-based nightclub POPPY returns to Coachella this year in partnership with Google, making it the tech giant's first big headlining event during the festival. John Terzian and Brian Toll's The h.wood Group will surely attract A-list stars to the exclusive party (the group's party last year for Kylie Cosmetics boasted guests like Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Rihanna, The Weeknd and more). The Friday night fete will feature a performance by Gunna and additional surprise guests.
Midnight Garden Party at the NYLON Estate: NYLON hosts its fourth annual Midnight Garden Party at a secret location on Friday in collaboration with Annapurna Pictures, CANN, Ketel One Botanicals, Lyft, ShoeDazzle and Uninterrupted. The exclusive party is set to feature performances from the likes of Jojo and Erika Jayne, and appearances by "13 Reasons Why" star Alisha Boe and the cast of Olivia Wilde's "BookSmart."
#REVOLVEfestival: The fourth-annual desert party, which is a week-long curation of aspirational style, entertainment and beauty moments. For its musical performances, the event partnered with Top Dawg Ent for the first time this year, with TDE putting together a star-studded lineup including SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Reason and Zacari. 2 Chainz is also expected to make a guest appearance at the event, with guests expected to include Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, Olivia Culpo and more.
TAO x REVOLVE -- DESERT NIGHTS: This invite-only party returns for a second year, hosted by nightlife powerhouse TAO Group, this year happening for just one ultra-exclusive night on Friday, where guests will sip on Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal cocktails. The after-hours event at #REVOLVEfestival is sure to bring a ton of A-listers together, as last year's event featured Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Scott, Timothee Chalamet and more.
Bootsy Bellows Pool Party: The invite-only day party thrown by one of LA's hottest nightclubs and presented by McDonald's and PacSun will feature performances from Rich The Kid and Roddy Ricch, as well as DJ sets by Devin Lucien, Fred Matters and Siobhan Bell. It'll be held at the Bootsy Bellows Estate in Rancho Mirage from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Past attendees at the 7th annual party include Kendall Jenner, the Hadids and Hailey Baldwin.
ZOEasis: Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report are bringing back their chic desert party for the fifth year in a row. This year's day party, which will go down at the Parker Palm Springs on Friday, is a "Saint-Tropez-themed soiree under the desert stars," and will surely feature appearances by some of Zoe's famous pals. Last year's attendees included Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and the Foster sisters.
Cupcake Vineyards Frozie Factory: Official wine sponsor Cupcake will serve up the first-ever frozen selfies, which involves your selfie being printed on top of whipped foam in two distinct flavors, Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc Bellini. You can also look for the brand's Cupcake wine in cans available around the grounds.
#MYCALVINS House: Calvin Klein will unveil a surreal representation of the house featured in its latest Spring 2019 campaign, which memorably featured Shawn Mendes, Kendall Jenner, Noah Centineo and A$AP Rocky. Located on the Coachella festival grounds, the house will feature multiple Instagram-ready moments including a branded bathroom, the ultimate walk-in closet and a bathroom with a mirrored ceiling, which will serve as a de facto photo booth. Limited quantities of customizable Calvin Klein t-shirts will also be available, where "houseguests" can substitute the iconic "CK" logo with their own initials.
Absolut Planet: Located between the main stage and outdoor stage on the Coachella festival grounds, Absolut Planet will highlight the brand's focus on sustainability and producing zero waste (you won't find plastic straws, napkins or stir sticks here) ahead of its Earth Day campaign launch. Festivalgoers will enjoy Absolut Grapefruit cocktails, free WiFi, charging stations and more.
American Express Platinum House: Located at the Avalon Palm Springs, Platinum House will exclusively offer Platinum Card Members complimentary food and beverages, DJ sets, an immersive experience by FriendsWithYou called "Follow Me" and much more. Platinum partner Equinox will give an exclusive first-look at its reimagined spa experience, EQX Body Lab, and host morning runs for card members. The space is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Day Club: The Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs is hosting this daytime poolside event during all six days of Coachella, with lineups featuring some of the biggest dance acts booked to play the festival itself. Headlining DJs Diplo, Dillon Francis, Pete Tong, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Nora En Pure and Jauz curate their supporting acts for the day they perform from noon to sundown.
Framework Presents: Rhonda INTL Queen of the Desert: A Club Called Rhonda -- a renowned polysexual brand with Los Angeles roots -- takes over the HITS Desert Horse Park for an after-hours party on Friday night of Weekend 1. Techno icon Nina Kravitz and renowned fashion designer Virgil Abloh will put their unique imprints on the artsy, inclusive event that runs from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
BMW #RoadToCoachella Fan Pitstop Party: This fun pop-up experience will feature food trucks, a claw machine with custom bandanas, the Free Spirit Shop and an exclusive chance to meet top-billed festival performer Khalid on Saturday, April 13.
Desert Jam 2019: Lucky Brand and Rolling Stone Live present the 3rd annual party at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. This year's lineup will feature performances by X Ambassadors, Drax Project, Ama Lou, Palm Springsteen and Jax Jones on Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
YSL Beauty Station: Think of YSL Beauty's activation as a classic fueling station, but instead of loading up on gas for your car, you're loading up on the brand's newest and most popular beauty products. Experts will be on-hand for the innovative, Instagram-ready activation, which is directly on the highway en route to Coachella. The pop-up experience will be open from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Located at 68899 A Street in Cathedral City.
NYX Professional Makeup's Glitter Trip: Open to all festival goers, this beauty activation will feature a beauty bar, glitter fountain, and tutorials from celebrity makeup artist Nam Vo using the new Glitter Goals collection. Guests can also use free WiFi, enjoy air conditioning and more.
Desert Gold 2019: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club welcomes the 11th annual "sonic detox oasis" featuring DJ sets from the likes of Jónsi (Sigur Rós) and Julianna Barwick, as well as performances by Mary Lattimore, Cool Maritime and Carlos Niño.
Heineken House: Located on the festival grounds, this year's Heineken House will have a fresh new feel and feature headlining acts The Roots and De La Soul on Saturday, April. Festival goers will be able to visit the experiential pop-up throughout both weekends of the festival.
American Express Card Member Lounge: On the festival grounds, card members can enjoy nail art by celeb nail artist Britney Tokyo, sneaker cleaning by Jason Markk, access to exclusive artist merch, charging stations, a private bar and much more.
Lyft's Driver Pit Stop: Heading to Coachella to make some extra money as a Lyft driver? The ride-sharing service will be offering a driver support outpost in La Quinta during both weekends of the festival from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m., where drivers can get food discounts at area restaurants and relax between rides.