Even though Coachella sold out early this year, there’s still a reason to head out to the desert this weekend. The parties, once a supplement to the Coachella experience, have now become a comparable (if not better) alternative to the festival. This year over a dozen parties have been announced in the desert, many of which are free and have special performances from artists with time slots at the festival. As we did last year, here’s a list we’ve compiled of Coachella 2011 parties. Here we go:
Filter Magazine’s 9th Annual Coachella Kick Off Party
Thursday 4/14 9PM-2AM 21+
Friday 4/15 and Saturday 4/16 2PM-10PM 21+
Performances from: Theophilus London, Blaqstarr, Them Jeans, Dave P & Sammy Slice, Fat Lip (Live), The Champ, Dam-Funk, Active Child, and others…
That’s right. Filter’s once again gearing up to the 9th annual kick-off party on Thursday, 4/15 where everyone who’s anyone will gather to toast the festival days to come. This year, they’ve teamed up with T-Mobile, Jansport and a few other sponsors to bring you a three day event.
Mist Poolside at Aqua Caliente
Ongoing Friday, Saturday and Sunday — April 16th, 17th and 18th
There’s no Music Loves Fashion this year. Instead immerse yourself pool party sounds and performances by DJs and live bands all weekend long at the Mist Poolside.
The Mist Poolside Lounge event will be a full throttle, fun, entertaining 3-day weekend featuring national DJ’s including Scotty Boy, EC Twins, Vice, Donald Glaude, Anthony Attalla, Scooter & Lavelle, Charles Feelgood and many others with live performances from Afrobeta, Speaker Junkies and Rico De Largo.
→ For rooms and info check out Mist Poolside
Anthem Magazine – Coachella 2011
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pool Party Noon to 6PM
Unfortunately Anthem Magazine will not be throwing a party this year, but the people who brought you Anthem Lagoon are hosting another top-secret party at a Village.
No RSVP information.
Desert Gold — Coachella 2011
Ongoing from Thursday 4/14 to Sunday 4/17
Coachella weekend at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs — our 3rd annual Desert Gold. A ridiculously perfect line-up of bands and DJs by the pool and in the Commune, plus DIY footwear crafting with Havaianas, free haircuts from Rudy’s Barbershop, midnight shows in King’s Highway, and a bunch of other stuff we’ll tell you about as the weekend draws near. Performances from Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus and others.
Brainfeeder x Stones Throw at Coachella
Sunday 4/17 Noon – 5PM 7PM
Sunday afternoon house party at Coachella: Dam-Funk, Flying Lotus, Wolf, Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Madlib, Samiyam, Egon on turntables. Event is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Scion Poolside Party
Saturday 4/16 and Sunday 4/17 3PM – 8PM
→ RSVP Link HERE
The Do-Over Coachella Special Edition
Sunday 4/17 Noon – 6PM
The Do-Over crew, along with Adidas, is throwing a very special select engagement to round out the Coachella weekend in the desert at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. RSVP to get exclusive access to the commune and enjoy the sweet heat with some serious sounds, sangria and bbq.
Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17 2PM – 6PM
This year Lacoste has teamed up with HTC and Made With Elastic to bring you Lacoste L!VE at Coachella.
Join for this exciting party. With DJs, nigel godrich, elijah wood, dj cassidy, busy p & so-me (cool cats), ana calderon, chris holmes, huge mystery performers. With performing acts- mark hunter in the lacoste l!ve funk tank. Photobooth, drinks, dancing, and the desert sun.
→ RSVP Link HERE (RSVP does not guarantee entry)
SMOG Afterparty at Space 120
Saturday April 16 10PM
→ Info HERE
The ***** Music Lounge
Friday 4/15, Saturday 4/16 & Sunday 4/17 12pm – 6PM
→ No RSVP Link
944 and A|X Neon Carnival
Saturday 4/16 11pm – 3am
→ Info HERE
I’m sure there’s a few I’m forgetting. There’s also the Oasis Beach Club at The Merv Griffin’s Estate, Jeremy Scott‘s Elvis/Americana themed soiree, Onepiece/Flaunt Magazine Party at the Trousdale Estate, as well as other soirees hosted by Mullberry, Paul and Andre, Blackberry, Diesel, and Rolling Stone Magazine. This surely isn’t the last of the parties. We’ll update this page with whatever else comes up. #HappyCoachella !