On Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, LYT, in collaboration with LA Weekly celebrated Coachellaweekend in the desert at the LA Weekly Festival Hotel.
Held at the KorakiaPensione hotel, the inaugural gathering featured a wide array of celebrities, influencers, artists, musicians, chefs, fashion designers, art installations, health & wellness programs, and craft drinks. Lyt and LA Weekly also had special surprises in store for this select group of invitees and VIPs. During Friday’s event, LA Weekly held its first-ever cannabis competition with specialized cannabis education experts in the industry. Saturday hosted the recovery brunch which included specialties by renowned LA restaurants, “hair of the dog” cocktails, and even IV drips to help festival-goers.
Celebrities such as Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross were some of the attendees at the event, skipping out on the festival to relax and unwind. Cuba Gooding Jr., Brook Hogan and many others were also in attendance.
Photo Credit: Raymond Morris, Shane Lopes and Jennifer Johnson photography.
Neon Carnival, one of the most exclusive events during the desert-weekender, will be hosting their 10th annual carnival extravaganza! In partnership with Levi’s®Brand, Bolthouse Productions’ party will include sponsorship by beauty supply brand Bondi Sands and the highly-anticipated filmPOKÉMON Detective Pikachu by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. Brent Bolthouse, the maestro behind the one of the most celebrated events, will continue to bring life to after-party seekers for an attraction-filled, music-thumping, celebrity-filled carnival. For the first time, Bolthouse Productions will debut Neon Carnival for the desert’s most-popular country music and arts festival as well. Neon Carnival will take place on April 13 AND 27.
Here are some of our favorite experiences from the past few years at Neon Carnival:
The dance floor was filled with an array of lights and visuals. Residents DJ Ruckus, DJ Politik, Jessie Marco, and Kayper catered to the attendees with classic hip-hop/R&B jams and vibe-boosting house music. VIP and bottle service guests were served Don Julio 1942.
Bumper cars is always a great time, but many can’t help but Instagram and drive, which leads to total chaos on the ride (in the best possible way). We bumped into DJ and producer Zedd on the ride (no pun intended). Many other celebrities were enjoying the illuminated scenery such as Drake, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, Leonardo Di Caprio, and more.
Last year, all attendees were given heart-shaped diffraction glasses, adding a fun, colorful twist to the already-colorful scenery, especially when playing carnival games.
The Ferris wheel is an absolute MUST. An aerial view of the entire party is breathtaking. Sit back and enjoy the show from the top. It’s something you won’t want to miss.
A decade later, Neon Carnival is still (and always will be) the place to be.
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Welcome back to ClubSoda for this spectacular weekend! Neon Carnival, Revolve Fest, and many more parties have been announced thus far. Our job is to pool all these details together on our website just for you! Check us out every day for special updates, RSVPlinks, and details for all your desert-raging needs! Catch us in the desert, photographing all the best events out there. Every year, we ask all you party-lovers about your favorite desert events and memories! Who knows, you just might make the cut! See you there!