Festival season is back! The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts on Friday and music lovers, celebrities and fashion mavens alike will descend upon the desert for a weekend of amazing performances and even better parties.
From this year’s most anticipated sets to the hottest parties that are sure to attract a ton of famous faces, here’s a guide for making the most out of the weekend.
When is Coachella?
The music festival takes place over two weekends, April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22.
Where is Coachella?
Ever since it started in 1999, Coachella has been located in the Indio desert in California.
Who are the biggest performers?
Perhaps the most highly anticipated performer this year, Beyoncé will return to the Coachella stage as a headliner after being forced to postpone her 2017 performance due to her pregnancy with twins Rumi and Sir Carter. Saturday’s performance will be her first since welcoming the twins.
Given Beyoncé’s major star power, she could have some of her famous friends — and family — join her during her set. Fans have been speculating that a Destiny’s Child reunion may be in the works for Beyoncé’s performance, and that there’s a good chance her husband JAY-Z will join her on stage as they’ll be kicking off their second joint tour, dubbed OTR II, in June.
Along with Beyoncé, the Weeknd and Eminem will perform as headliners on Friday and Sunday respectively.
Cardi B will make her Coachella debut on Sunday — with a baby bump! The Grammy-nominated rapper revealed that she’s expecting a baby with her fiancé Offset during her April 7 performance on Saturday Night Live. Offset, who is one-third of the hip-hop trio Migos, is also set to perform on Sunday.
Other big names on the lineup this year include breakout star SZA, rock groups Portugal. the Man and HAIM, Vince Staples and French Montana.
What are the most exclusive parties?
Coachella is about more than the music. Whether you prefer to lay low at pool parties or dance until the sun rises, there’s an option for everyone when it comes to the weekend’s biggest events. As a tip for those planning on party-hopping, ride share services like Lyft are definitely the way to go.
Friday, April 13:
Kicking off the weekend is the Three Olives Rosé Vodka Launch party at the Hilton Palm Springs Day Club. A surprise guest will help bring the rosé all day lifestyle by extending the daytime party (partnered with Betches) into the night.
Just around the corner, fashionistas will be flocking over to Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report’s fourth annual “ZOEasis” sponsored by Belvedere Vodka. This year, guests will be welcomed into Zoe’s Moroccan oasis to indulge in cocktails provided by the new Belvedere Ginger Zest and Smoke Tree Wines. The Souk will also offer chic beauty and wellness services including a luxe nail bar by OPI Products, a hair styling market by Pravana …read more