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The Best Pool & Afterparties at Coachella Weekend 1: Our FULL Recap

Party hard is what they do in the desert. This year there was a full on party revolution at Coachella and everyone came to play. When we say everyone – we mean everyone!! From A-list Hollywood stars, the best music artists, the most followed influencers, media moguls and top shelf brands, Coachella party vibes were poppin’ off across desert city lines. Bet ya want to know all the details behind this year’s best parties? Well, here they are! Read on to see who and what you missed at the BEST COACHELLA PARTIES of 2024.


The next-generation retailer and fashion brand REVOLVE returned to the desert Saturday afternoon with their highly anticipated 7th annual fashion, music, and lifestyle event and it was event better than years before. Revolve rented out the entire grounds at the luxe Parker Hotel in Palm Springs for their yearly party. Pretty rad if we do say so ourselves.

Walking into  REVOLVE Festival you were met with a checkered road leading to all things entertainment and brand activations. There were out of this world inspired décor and interactive photo opportunities, meticulously crafted to captivate and enchant. There were A-list stars, IG and TikTok stars, influencers and members of the media. A few notable names were Megan Fox, Emma Roberts, Hailey Bieber, Nina Dobrev, Shaun White, Evan Mock, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Taylor Hill, Chriselle LimAmelia Hamlin, Delilah Belle, Charli D’Amelio, Teyana Taylor, Madison Pettis, Landon Barker, Natalia Bryant, Iann Dior, Camila Coelho and more.

Music was pumping and their surprise performances were everything. Ludacris, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ying Yang Twins, Nina Sky, Kim Lee, and Siobhan Bell all brought the throwback bangers we all grew up on. Our EIC – Erika De La Cruz – was living her best dance life as Ludacris belted out Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” So much good music to listen to and so many things to see and experience.

Ludacris perfroms at Revolve Festival 2024 (Photo by BFA)

Guests enjoyed activations from the hottest brands across fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Food and beverage options included Raising Cane’s, Cosmic Bliss serving Hailey Bieber’s signature Strawberry Glaze Soft Serve Sundae, and an assortment of offerings curated by Family Style Fest (Mr. CharliesYeastie Boys, and Wanderlust Creamery) as well as cocktails provided by 818 Tequila, Kendall Jenner’s premium tequila, and Sprinter Vodka Soda, canned vodka sodas by Kylie Jenner. Non-alcoholic options included the new limited-time-only Red Bull Summer Edition Caruba Elderflower, LaCroix Sparkling Water and VOSS Water ( the tops of the bottles were bedazzled too). In the fashion and lifestyle space, guests were able to stop by rhode’s photobooth and pick out a pair of sunglasses from Quay’s pop-up. They also received free sunscreen from Supergoop! and participated in a shoot a hoop competition to win shoes from P.F. Flyers, which is launching on Pro Tip: You can even shop some of the festivals curated looks right now on their Festival Shop. Check out more pics below.

CELSIUS® Cosmic Desert 

To celebrate their latest innovations, the Space Vibe Trilogy, CELSIUS Energy once again threw an out-of-this-world party in Coachella, CA, aptly named ‘Cosmic Desert’. A-list celebrities flocked to be among the first to experience the 3 delicious new flavors and enjoyed a variety of onsite activations and offerings from brands like 818 Tequila, Empress Gin, Chicas Tacos and Swrlies ice cream. Headlining performances included global superstar T-Pain, the enigmatic group Two Friends, and DJ Xandra. Some guests included Halle Bailey, Megan Fox, Emma Roberts, Alessandra Ambrosio, Charli D’Amelio, and Barry Keoghan. Pretty sure he was killing time before h his rumored GF Sabrina Carpenter performed on one of the Coachella stages.

T-Pain performs onstage during CELSIUS Cosmic Desert Event (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Getty Images for CELSIUS Energy)

Megan Fox attends CELSIUS® Cosmic Desert (Photo by CELSIUS/Getty Images)

Desert Nights by Tao Group Hospitality

After Coachella Friday Night , Becky GEvan RossAshlee Simpson, and Tom Schwartz stopped by the exclusive, invite-only Desert Nights by TAO Group Hospitality where they popped bottles of PATRÓN EL ALTO. The party was held at the Zenyara luxury private estate minutes from the festival. Guests not only enjoyed specialty PATRÓN cocktails, they also sipped on Grey Goose cocktails as DJ Kaskade played the hottest tracks for everyone to dance to. Better-for-you soda brand poppi and  Pizza Hut  fueled the night and hydrated with evian. 

Becky G at TAO Desert Nights (Photo by: Angel Montalvo)

Ashlee Simpson at TAO Desert Nights (Photo by: Angel Montalvo)


BDG, publisher of NYLON, spread its wings and descended onto Palm Springs Friday night with one of its can’t-miss flagship events this Coachella season: NYLON House. Hosted at a private estate, guests were treated to an evening filled with music, style, experiences, world-class entertainment, and more. This exclusive after party brought together a curated cast of celebrities, tastemakers, musicians, and influencers for a journey into music, culture, sound, and exploration. Influencers and stars like Billie Eilish, Simu Liu, Megan Fox,  Ariana Madix, ,Becky G, Chris Hahn, , Lauren Ashley Beck, & Scheana Shay enjoyed a Smirnoff ICE ion-site ice chalet to snap photos and grab a delicious chilled drink. Inside e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Dew Dome, guests went on a sensorial journey through the dewy, drippy, sticky world of their viral Power Grip Primer and newest drip, Power Grip Setting Spray! Party-goers also embraced the colorful world of global fashion brand Kate Spade New York, and explored an immersive Kate Spade New York technicolor infinity room and received a commemorative branded hat. everyone danced to multi-GRAMMY nominated duo, Sofi Tukker, who performed a headlining DJ set along with sets by Blond:ish, Tinx & Lucas

Simu Liu attends NYLON House (Photo by Shutterstock on behalf of BDG/NYLON House)

Sonic Desert presented by Coca-Cola Spiced

This exclusive daytime party was all about the CHILL. Sonic Desert came back for the 2nd time to the iconic festival weekend and offered guests the chance to hang with friends on grassy knolls, experience several brand activations from Coca-Cola Spiced and Top Chico. This party definitely was the one to pick us back up on our feet before another night of music at Coachella. It felt like our Palm Springs spa time. There were tons of floral arrangements everywhere while lounge type music set the mood. Wellness was the main theme here. Drip IV Therapy provided on-demand vitamin-infused blends formulated with science-backed therapies to optimize repair, recovery, and rehydration. There were tons of hydration stations too from Smartwater and Monster Energy. Dulce Vida Tequila brought the cocktails and as far as food they had The Boiling Crab, Doughlicious, Dang Brothers Pizza on deck to fuel everyone. Check out more photos below.


During the afternoon, BDG–publisher of The Zoe Report–hosted ZOEasis at a private estate where guests were treated to a sun-filled day of music, style, experiences, and more. Guests sipped on cold beverages and nibbled on delectable bites under the desert blue sky as DJ Miss Maddi Jean (Maddi Waterhouse) played a special set. ZOEasis captured the essence of a retreat celebrating changed perspectives, embracing individuality, and forging new ways to wellness. ZOEasis is presented in partnership with Lumify and Smirnoff ICE. Celebs like Saweetie, Ashlee Simpson Ross, Evan Ross and more attended the daytime bash. More photos below.

Saweetie attends ZOEasis (Photo by Shutterstock on behalf of TZR/ZOEasis)

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson attends ZOEasis (Photo by Shutterstock on behalf of TZR/ZOEasis)

Gallery Desert House & Pool Party presented by PATRÓN El Alto

Say hello to the new pop-up on the block!  Gallery Desert House was pumping all weekend with  unforgettable experiences across the realms of fashion, music, wellness and culture. From sunrise-to-sunset there was a pool party at 3 surrounding pools with floaties, workouts and wellness, a #GRWM content studio, bespoke brand vignettes, and more. The non-stop entertainment included art, music & signature drinks. On each sides of the pool there were 2 bars serving the coolest drinks. They were handing out PATRÓN El Alto spicy margaritas in cute mini PATRÓN bottles with glow stick straws.  There were wellness activations, hot tubs, cold plunges, lounge daybeds, snacks and specialty refreshments. You can even make your own jewelry or decorate a bandana – a setup put on by Michaels. They had an area where you can take some cool photos from the gram in this lit neon cube area and inside giant pink glowing iridescent balls. In the mood for a little competition – Gallery House had a pickleball court, giant Jenga, and corn hole available for attendees. Dove had a station where they had tons of bottles of their just launched body washes and branded cold plunge and sauna sessions. Kemosabe had a station to make your own hat. Also Core Water was everywhere because…hydratrion…obvi. I think the biggest takeaway from this pop up was that it was so bright and fun , it instantly put you in a good mood. It was the perfect place for people to stop by mingle and get uplifted before a night of music.


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Framework in the Desert

Framework in the Desert took over  Atlantic Aviation ( the airport hangr) and turned it into its own desert club paradise. This was a super cool party to kick off the weekend. It was only a short distance from Indio festival grounds and kept the party going for night owl festival-goers.The party had an indoor/outdoor feel and you can even see planes flying overhead. If you’ve never been to a rave – then consider this a close second.  The visuals were really cool and the party was like its own psychedelic light show. Super cool DJ’s were shelling out hit after hit as lasers were shooting from the DJ booth to the crowds of people dancing. Remember, this is open to the public, so anyone and everyone is welcome! Bars were set up that offered PATRÓN El Alto on the rocks or cocktails in cute PATRÓN bottles. They also had food on site so no goes hungry (but you got to pay for it). Food trucks were lined up outside the dance floor which was perfect for a little break in between all the partying. We’d say this is one party not to be missed.


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Ace Hotel & Swim Club: Desert Gold

This is an iconic party to hit up every weekend at Coachella. Desert Gold is Ace Hotel Palm Spring’s party baby. It’s their sacred ceremony of far-out sounds,  poolside bliss and mind-altering musical encounters. We visited on night one where The Do Over filled their Amigo Room and and Remezcla brought Latine excellence to the Commune. The rooms are tiny and intimate, but each are decked out with bars and had multiple DJ’s playng throughout the night. It was dark inside these rooms with nothing but a  disco ball providing that dancefloor glimmer effect. Walk outside to the pool area you’ll see string lights and a more relaxed vibe. There was a taco stand offering some night snacks and aqua frescas which smelled and tasted incredible. This is definitely a spot for those looking to dance the night away.


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Absolut Vodka Pop-Up

As the Official Vodka of Coachella, Absolut returned for the 12th year in a row with a tent experience on the festival grounds featuring the one, the only… Paris Hilton!  She kicked off the weekend inside the tent (which is open to all festival go-ers during both weekends of Coachella). The tent features photo moments, immersive mixology experiences, AC, WiFi (thank God!), and of course the Absolut Cosmo. Earlier in the day, Absolut hosted a brunch with actor & comedian Matt Rogers, featuring live music by Mei Kwok. The brunch featured music, culture, and cosmos celebrating Absolut’s Born to Mix ethos. 

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