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8th Annual Neon Carnival Recap

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8th Annual Neon Carnival Recap

Posted on 24 April 2017 by levon

We’re back from Coachella Music and Arts Festival. During weekend one, dozens of exclusive, invite-only parties had their doors open (rather closed) for A-list celebrities, industry people, and devout partygoers such as yourself. Here’s where we caught it all:

Bolthouse Productions hosted the 8th annual Neon Carnival at the notorious airplane hangar in Thermal, CA not too far from the festival. Provided by Don Julio, attendees had a taste (or ten) of special cocktails created for the event, such as the “Ash & Ice”, consisting of Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, lavender, raw honey, and activated charcoal. Damn tasty. The bar had all sorts of wonderful cocktails curated by mixologists at Don Julio.

“Like A Boss” Cocktail by Don Julio Mixologists

Bumper Cars was a challenge after a few drinks. One guest dropped their phone on the platform, allowing the rubber-bumpered vehicles to it run over. The moral of the story? Don’t Instagram and drive. As we were in the poor-turning car, we saw DJ and producer Zedd in the vehicle ahead of us. We made sure to give his car a little thump (no pun intended).

Other celebrities were walking around and enjoying the illuminated scenery such as Drake, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, a well-hidden Leonardo Di Caprio incognito, and more.

The dance floor was flood of lights and party people. DJ Ruckus, DJ Politik, Jessie Marco, and Kayper catered to the attendees with classic hip-hop/R&B tracks and thumping house music. VIP and bottle service guests were served Don Julio 1942. Not too shabby.

All in all, this is THE party.

We interviewed a few guests at Neon Carnival and asked about their experience:

Alex: “It’s my second year at Neon Carnival and it’s an absolute s***show. I’m a tequila guy and this is seriously the best of both worlds. It was totally worth bouncing from the festival and coming here as early as I could. Can’t wait for next year.”

Laura: “It’s my first year here, and everyone tells me that Drake is here. I haven’t seen this many celebrities in one place before. I would have never thought I’d be at a carnival in an airplane hangar filled with celebrities and alcohol. I’m totally gonna make this my desert priority when I’m here for Coachella!”


Wanna be interviewed by us? Send us an email and we’ll add your story on ClubSoda.

See y’all next year!

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Coachella Parties — 2017 Edition

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Coachella Parties — 2017 Edition

Posted on 14 March 2017 by levon

It’s showtime! The great, desert getaway is HERE. Whether you’re spending the majority of the time on the festival grounds or jumping from party to party, we have all the details for your desert-raging needs.


Track our hashtag #ClubSodaDesertSessions on our INSTAGRAM and TWITTER page for play-by-play updates! Here’s what we know:


April 15: Bolthouse Productions Presents: 8th Annual Neon Carnival

One of Coachella’s most exclusive parties is Neon Carnival, hosted by Bolthouse Productions and Levi’s. After 8 successful years, this party has established itself as one of the best parties of Coachella weekend 1. From challenging Clint Eastwood on the water gun shooting game to being mocked by Chuck Liddell on the Strongman game, expect a memorable experience at the party. Thanks to all that open space in Thermal, Neon Carnival can fill it up with all your favorite carnival rides, multiple Don Julio bars, a ferris wheel, and a massive stage featuring residents DJ Politik, DJ Ruckus, Jessie Marco, and Kayper.

#Throwback #JaredLeto signing my cast at #NeonCarnival #NBD @neon_carnival

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Highlights: I went to the festival with a broken hand just days before the desert getaway in 2015. As I walked from booth to booth at Neon Carnival, celebrities like Jared Leto, Steven Tyler, and Chuck Liddell noticed my cast. Jared Leto was obliged to sign, Steven Tyler was ecstatic to sign it, and Chuck Liddell asked how I broke it in predictable, not-so-lighthearted tone. In addition all the awesome encounters, I have to admit bumper cars was pretty difficult, considering I had to multitask “drinking while driving” with one hand.

Want to be published on ClubSoda‘s recap of Neon Carnival? Find us there! We want to know how many years you have attended and hear about your highlights!

The countdown begins!


Let’s explore more parties right here!


April 14: Foray & Vampped “Desert Oasis”

Join Emily Ratajkowski at Foray’s day party featuring Brody Jenner and many more on decks. Many socialites and celebrities will be at the event to kick off Coachella weekend with desert fashion vibes. RSVP is private, so it’s a no go, kids.


April 13-16: Vestal Village


This invite-only party is held at a secret location in the desert, divided into a camp ground and pool party. Amenities include pop-up restaurants, outdoor bars, horseback riding, campfires, and much more!


April 14-16: Saguaro Desert Weekendr

The Saguaro is hosting another 3-day party Coachella weekend 1. From KCRW’s Jeremy Sole to Modern Disco Ambassadors, all your party needs are here. For all details and tickets, click HERE!


April 14-16, 21-23: Day Club Palm Springs

Goldenvoice and Sound Nightclub present Day Club Palm Springs, a massive daytime pool party featuring artists like Nicky Romero, Skrillex & friends, Mad Decent, Madeon, Dillon Francis, and many more. To ensure a wild experience, purchase your tickets HERE!


April 14: Goldenvoice x Framework Present: Rhonda, Queen of the Desert

Come on down and enjoy Solomon b2b Dixon featuring Doc Martin on the eve of the 14th. Buy your tickets HERE. Don’t expect this part to end early.


April 13-24: Desert Gold at Ace Hotel

Desert Gold — Ace Hotel & Swim Club and B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen’s desert oasis during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — is set for another edition of cosmic, sun-soaked bliss. Now entering its ninth turn around the sun, we’re flooding the visual sphere with works by Modern Construct.

RSVP for the Do-Over is on a separate link located HERE!


April 13: Young Turks in Palm Springs


“Young Turks in Palm Springs will feature DJ sets from Jamie xx, Four Tet and Ben UFO, along with performances from Francis and the Lights, Kamaiyah and Sampha, along with special guest PNL. The show is going down Thursday, April 13 at the Palm Springs Air Museum.”

Source: AXS

Buy your tickets HERE!


April 16 & 23: The Do-Overs

RSVP for The Do-Over HERE! It’s good for both weekends!


April 12-15: Amuse x Prism Desert House

Amuse x Prism Desert House with Amuse Society festival must-haves along with pieces from Matisse Footwear, Flynn Skye, D’Blanc Eyewear, Five & Two Jewelry, and more…

Source: LA Guestlist



April 14: FunBoy x SmashBox Cosmetics Party

Pool float maker Funboy, the celeb-favorite brand responsible for the Taylor Swift-approved inflatable swans, has partnered with Smashbox Cosmetics to host a pool party at a private Palm Springs residence from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Funboy has also created a special collection of metallic lip floats in honor of Smashbox’s new Metallic Lip Glosses — perfect for an Instagrammable float-o op.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


April 15-16: REVOLVE Festival 2017

REVOLVE is pleased to present #REVOLVEfestival, a variety of aspirational style and entertainment experiences with special-guest appearances and surprise performances. REVOLVE will present its second annual #REVOLVEfestival, a two-day daytime desert party with multiple brand activations, performances and special guests. Additionally, #REVOLVEfestival will present DESERT NIGHTS, an exclusive VIP, invite-only festival after hours turn up at a top secret location.

This year, #REVOLVEfestival will include the influential music brand, Billboard, who will host interviews and live content capture via-the Billboard Artist Lounge, with carefully curated artists to deliver the ultimate music festival experience for audiences around the globe. Those unable to attend the events can tune in on billboard.com to get updates and watch daily happenings throughout the weekend.

Source: LA Guestlist


April 15: ZOEASIS


April 14-17: Artist Village at Laguna Seca



April 15-16: Lucky Brand Desert Jam



April 15-16: Hypebeast Hotel



April 15: Livby Island

Get refreshed before heading into the festival with the following: 02 station, IV hookups, Organic Juice bar, Acai & fresh fruit, more food & drinks, pool, hammock village and more at the Laguna Seca Estates with Livby.


April 14-15: Victoria’s Secret Angel Oasis

Five Victoria’s Secret Angels (Jasmine Tookes, Martha Hunt, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Hill and Josephine Skriver) will be hosting a private bash in Indio on Friday afternoon, complete with a DJ and beauty stations. The event is over at 6 p.m., which gives guests plenty of time to hit the Polo Fields for Radiohead’s performance.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

More details coming soon about the following parties:
-Culture Collide “Not a pool party”
-Base Camp
-Hot Splash: Exclusive Coachella Day Party
-Indio Invasion Coachella pre-party
-Pop Sugar

See you there!

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Coachella Parties — 2016 Edition

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Coachella Parties — 2016 Edition

Posted on 27 February 2016 by levon

Latest update: 3/31/16 2:18PM

We’re less than 2 months away from the mass desert migration for 2016 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Whether you’re going weekend 1 or 2, we have all the details for your desert-raging needs. This list will be updated periodically, so check back with us every week for details on all the exclusive party RSVPs and how YOU can get in. Here we go… #ClubSodaDesertSessions


4/14-17: Vestal Village

We’re curious to check out the new location for the awesome event that Vestal has been hosting for the past few years. Enjoy some fun in the sun, take a dip in the pool, and grab some drinks! This event has been consistently great. Sorry, RSVP is via invitation only…

Vestal Village is a 4-day exclusive living environment taking place at a secret location in the desert valley outside of Palm Springs from April 14 – 17th.


4/16: PopSugar + ShopStyle “Cabana Club”

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Sorry folks, this one is invite only.


4/15: Foray Oasis

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Sorry folks, this one is invite only.


4/14-18, 21-25: BaseCamp


Base Camp will take place during all three festival weekends (april 14-18, april 21-25 & april 28-may 2). the Base Camp property is located 6 miles south of the Polo Fields and features 40 acres of camping, swimming, music, art & much more, just make sure you bring the best family tent, you’ll need it. welcome to Base Camp.



4/16: Neon Carnival

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Yet another year of Neon Carnival. You know the drill. Lots of celebrities, thumping music, drunken carnival rides/attractions, and a strict guestlist policy.


4/15-16: The dFm House


Another year at the dFm House at Coachella 2016. Expect some fun in the sun by the pool. Make room for this event in between your desert-raging itinerary.


4/15-25: Desert Gold 2016


Ace & friends bring you the 3rd annual Desert Gold at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, during Coachella weekend, April 14 – 17. This year we have a ridiculously awesome line-up of bands and DJs, parties, DIY crafting with Havaianas, pop-up shops, free Rudy’s Barbershop haircuts, Sailor Jerry cocktails, Feel Good Spa specials and our new late night menu at King’s Highway and the Amigo Room.



4/10: Culture Collide presents: Not A Pool Party


Save the Date. We will be throwing our annual Palm Springs kick-off event on April 14 with Dan Deacon, James Supercave, Magic Wands, plus DJ sets by A Dance in a Panic, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, KAV, DJ Clifton, Blonde Ambition, Golden Touch, and a special surprise guest.



4/17: Day Club Palm Springs & Sound Presents: All Gone Pete Tong

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Get your tickets to this wild pool party at the Hilton Palm Springs to see Bob Moses, Dubfire, Lee K, Nicole Moudaber, Pete Tong, and Thomas Jack. Enjoy the thumping bass in the desert sun as Pete Tong & friends tear it up. Tickets HERE!


4/16: Pandora Indio Invasion


Pandora is coming back to the desert for the third installment of our Indio Invasion. Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Take a dip in the pool, savour some tasty treats and jam out with a special DJ set from Walk The Moon!

Get there early. First come, first serve basis. It’s gonna be a wild one. RSVP HERE!


The site will be updated frequently!

Follow us on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM for updates! Check out last year’s post HERE

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Coachella Parties — 2014 Edition

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Coachella Parties — 2014 Edition

Posted on 05 March 2014 by levon

As much as we love being on the polo fields, having the Coachella party experience is also something to look forward to. We’ve had a lot of memorable vibes these past few years. Some great times at Filter, Lacoste, Saguaro Weekender, Ace, Neon Carnival, Jeremy Scott, Hard Rock, Hennessy, and many more. Keep checking back with us to satisfy all your desert-party needs. Stay tuned.


April 12: Making Shapes Events hosts party featuring François K, Tensnake, and many more. RSVP HERE.


April 12: There’s no better way to kick-start your Coachella weekend than attending 12th Annual Filter Magazine Yacht Club Party. Been a blast every year. RSVP details HERE!


April 11: Details @ Midnight is one of the best Friday-night parties at Coachella! Unfortunate list is officially closed.


April 12: Bootsy Bellows Pool Party featuring Passion Pit (DJ Set) and Juicy J!


April 12: Nylon and Olay Presents Neon Carnival with Guess. It’s the 5th year the event is going down, and frankly it’s our personal favorite. From drunken bumper-cars to Clint Eastwood water-gun shooting, this is it!

NYLON and Olay Fresh Effects present Neon Carnival with GUESS on April 12, 2014 during the highly anticipated music festival. Making its return for the fifth consecutive year, Neon Carnival has become the can’t-miss and most talked about exclusive event of the weekend. This will be the first time that Brent Bolthouse’s legendary Neon Carnival event has partnered with NYLON, a global media company renowned for their signature fashion and music content. Infusing a fresh new feel, NYLON will compliment Neon Carnival with its reign on pop culture and trends.

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April 10-14: Ace Hotel hosts their Desert Gold event weekend 1 and 2! Great place to hang out, enjoy a Bloody Mary, and indulge in good tunes all weekend. RSVP HERE.


April 11-13: Yet another year for Vestal Village. This 3-day party is a great way to set the mood for the weekend. Just make sure you find the password, and you’ll be fine!


April 11-13, 18-20: The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs with Hello Stranger will be hosting their 3rd annual Desert Weekender Coachella weekend 1 and 2! Artists to be announced soon. Click HERE to RSVP. Line-up announced soon.

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April 12-13: #LiveBeautifully #Lacoste


April 10-13, 17-20: Check out Hard Rock Palm Springs for an epic line up of artists like A-Trak, Disclosure, Skrillex, and many more! Get tickets HERE!


April 10-11: Tilly’s x Dickies Present: Desert Lounge, featuring sets by DJ Mom Jeans, Thee Mike B, and celebrating the 3rd annual Fool’s Gold Records pool party! RSVP HERE!


April 13, 20: The Do-Over will be hosting their 4th annual double hitter event at the Ace Hotel! Secret guests are to perform, so make sure you RSVP for the event HERE. What’cha gonna do? Do-Over!


Here’s a ClubSoda exclusive interactive map of all of Coachella parties from the previous years. The markers are colored according to difficulty of entry. Plan accordingly! Note: Some markers are not placed at the location of the event intentionally for security purposes.

Excited much? Check out Dr. Strangedub‘s Coachella 2014 mix made exclusively for ClubSoda!

Coachella 2014 Minimix by Dr. Strangedub on Mixcloud

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