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Everything You Need to Know About Neon Carnival 2024: The Best Party At Coachella

We just got back from our wild night at Neon Carnival, and we have so much to tell you. It was our first time experiencing the invite-only after party and it was the perfect ending to an incredible festival weekend. Here’s what you should know about it. It’s been a legendary, iconic after party for weekend one of Coachella for the past 13 years and it lasts till the wee hours of the morning. So get ready to get lit with every cool and amazing detail were about to dish out. Come with us and check out our epic night at Neon Carnival 2024.


Taylor Taylor Taylor – need we say more? Yup Taylor Swift and her bae Travis Kelce were in this crowd watching and dancing to epic performances from 8-time Grammy Award winning artist Anderson.Paak (DJ Pee Wee)  (you know him, he’s the guy behind “Leave the Door Open” with Bruno Mars), Vanderpump Rules star – James Kennedy, and up-and-coming DJ and social media sensation DJ Hunny Bee – who gave an epic performance.

Taylor Swift attends Neon Carnival (Photo by Angel Montalvo)

As far as the many more that were in the crowd? Ice Spice, J Balvin, Maluma, Jon Batiste, The Weeknd, Leonardo DiCaprio, Victoria Justice and Simu Liu were some of the big names. Like we mentioned Paris Hilton and Kesha were dancing up a storm. Paris’s aunt Kyle Richards was also there along with Bebe RexhaJonathan “Foodgod” Cheban,  Tyga,  Tinashe, , Evan Ross, Alix Earle, Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay, Tom Schwartz, Joe Keery, Madison Pettis, and Amelia Gray were there.We saw YouTube stars like Austin McBrook and Harry Jowseys hanging out by the Levi’s Ferris Wheel.

Victoria Justice poses at Neon Carnival (Photo by Angel Montalvo)


This year, Liquid I.V presented the 13th annual Neon Carnival in association with Patrón El Alto and the Levi’s® Brand and kicked off right after Ice Spice and No Doubt wrapped up around 10pm. Although the festival rakes in over 125,000 festival goers a day, 8,000 wristbands for the after-party are reserved for stars and influencers like Paris Hilton & Kesha (both of whom we saw on the dance floor). This one-day-only Coachella event is the hardest wristband to secure at Coachella, and the all-night rager is one you definitely do not want to miss.

This epic bash is put on by Brent Bolthouse. Remember him? He was Heidi Montag’s boss on the “The Hills” and has been producing extravagant nightlife for the last twenty years. FYI: he’s known for bars like Warwick Lounge (Hollywood) and The Bungalow (Santa Monica, Huntington Beach). Wristbands get distributed in LA at the Warwick before the weekend begin. It’s a must to pick them up to get in. The all night affair is held at the renowned Desert International Horse Park. Just a ten minute drive from the Coachella grounds in Indio, CA. Walking into Neon Carnival you’ll immediately hear the music, see the amusement park games ( and prizes if you win them), and free drinks to keep the  party going.

So, what made Neon Carnival so memorable? First of all, you could do so much more than dance. The venue was huge (over three football fields!), so there was plenty of wiggle room and space to enjoy the music, lights, and vibes. Everyone was crowding around the Levi’s Lounge so they could play carnival games and win exclusive prizes from Levi’s. From ring toss, to football, to darts, they had every fair game you could think of! It was so much fun! And for prizes, we won bucket hats, tote bags, and fanny packs all exclusively from Levi’s.


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So you could never be thirsty at Neon Carnival.  Their sponsor, PATRÓN had stocked tequila bars at every turn, featuring PATRÓN El Alto. We loved their margarita, but if you’re not a tequila girl, no problem! There were a ton of Heineken and Nurtl booths to savor any beer and seltzer cravings you had throughout the night. If you weren’t in the mood to drink, there was plenty of Liquid I.V. mocktails and slushies to keep your body happy and hydrated. The vibes were on point too. In case ya didn’t know, Neon Carnival is a blend elements from a 20th century county fair, an EDM concert, and a rowdy open bar to create an immersive, once in a lifetime party for the Hollywood elite.  There was carnival-style decor and attractions at every turn and carnival eats like cotton candy and hot dogs. Safe t say Neon Carnival is a party not to be missed if you’re lucky enough to go r have a friend that can get you a wristband. We can’t wait to come back and see who will be pushing out the best beats and who will be on the dancefloor. Check out more pics from our epic night below.

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