Indio Desert Music Festival 2017 Party Guide presented by RSVLTS

Everyone knows that since we first partnered with Heineken in 2013 as their official content producer for the world famous music and arts festival in Indio, CA we were hooked and it has became a cornerstone for RSVLTS.com. We’re an east coast company but the pilgrimage to the desert in Indio each year have become an annual tradition.

After attending various pool parties in the vicinity of the Indio festival grounds we quickly realized there is more to America’s greatest music festival than the actual festival itself. There are pool parties, carnivals, brand events and so much more that offer an oasis to drink icy cold beers and kick back with friends poolside.

In 2014 we launched our Indio Music Festival Party Guide as a one-stop-shop for the most up to date event information, and judging by the dozens of exclusive tips and hundreds of emails we received, it ended up being much more than a piece of content. Over the years festival goers have used our guide as a road map to their weekend planning so it is imperative that we run it back in 2017, bigger and badder.

This year the entire RSVLTS crew and some special guests will be at Base Camp, the “pop up” camping experience located 6 miles south of the Polo Fields. So join us for swimming, music, food, hot air balloon rides, drinks, art & much more on their 40 acres of RV, tent + car camping.


Coming soon:

  • Culture Collide’s 2017
  • 1 OAK and Up&Down Party
  • dFm House Pool Party
  • The Pamper Lounge
  • The Music Lounge
  • Popsugar + ShopStyle Cabana Club

Updated: 4/3/2017 at 5:11 pm ET



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2017 Indio, Palm Springs and Vicinity Event Guide

Thursday, April 13

Base Camp 2017 [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17
Where: Indio, CA – 6 miles from the festival grounds
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: Base Camp is the premier camping experience during the festival in 2017. This year they have 40 acres of RV, tent + car camping, swimming, music, food, drinks, art & much more.
RSVP: http://www.welcometobasecamp.com/

Vestal Village 2017 [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17
Where: Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, 58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, CA 92253
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: Vestal Village 2017 will surprise guests with new creative, heightened day and night parties and expanded living environments loaded with added amenities and unparalleled customer service. For three days, under the hot desert sun, invited guests will enjoy a handpicked line-up of internationally and nationally recognized bands, hosted bars, a giant beach-entry pool, craft cocktails, and catered food. Additionally, Vestal Villagers will be able to roam spectacular scenery to experience hundreds of acres of mountain terrain to fish, hike, bike, swim and party.
RSVP: https://village.vestalwatch.com/ (password: Kyuss)

Young Turks in Palm Springs [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 at 8pm
Where: The Palm Springs Air Museum – 745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92262
Admission: Ticketed event
Description: For the first time ever, FYF fest will be hosting a festival pre-party at the Palm Springs Air Museum. If you’ve ever been to Splash House, then you know how fun the after hours events are at the Air Museum. The DJ stage is flanked with two massive air force jets and there is plenty of room to move around. We personally believe this will be an event similar to Neon Carnival, but much more authentic, music-centric, and fun! This seems like the perfect event to kick-off the long festival party weekend.
RSVP: https://www.axs.com/events/331852/young-turks-in-palm-springs-tickets

Get Lit [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Sunday, April 16
Where: Secret location in Indio, CA
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: This 3-day event will feature some of SoCal’s finest cannabis companies who will be bringing their best buds, edibles and products to patients who want to medicate in a safe, fun environment. We will also have licensed doctors onsite to provide updated, valid prescriptions to patrons who need one. During the day, doors will be open from 10am-4pm and by night we will reopen from 10pm-4am for the fiercest after party in the valley. Unlike other events that require quite a trek from the main event, Get Lit is conveniently located steps away from the festival gates. This exclusive event is only open to Festival goers with a valid wristband and requires an RSVP for admission. Expect to see some killer DJs spinning sets and an exciting lineup of artists will take the stage on the one-acre lot that has been outfitted with covered lounge areas, bathrooms, tents, misters and a food & beer garden for your enjoyment. There will also be armed security onsite to protect and ensure everyone parties peacefully.
RSVP: https://comegetlit.com/at/desert-music-festival-2017-wknd-1/

Friday, April 14

Desert Oasis by FORAY Collective with Emily Ratajkowski and Brody Jenner [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Friday, April 14, 2pm to 6pm
Where: Private estate in Indian Wells. Address is revealed upon confirmed RSVP.
Admission: Invite only
Description: One of the top festival kick off parties, this year will be hosted by actress and model, Emily Ratajkowski and include DJ sets by Brody Jenner, Madds and Devin Lucien. Title sponsors include L’Oréal Paris and boohoo.com.
RSVP: rsvp@foraycollective.com

Artist Village at Laguna Seca [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Friday April 14 – Sunday April 17
Where: Private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Address given upon RSVP.
Admission: Must RSVP
Description: Yearly hotspot for Artists and Celebrities. This year teaming up with the best bringing fashion, art, hangar concerts, pool parties, special guest performances, and more. This estate has been transformed into a village where VIP’s can fuel up, relax, and continue the party all day and after the festival every night.
RSVP: http://www.toptionsapp.com/

AMUSE X Prism Desert House [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Friday April 14, 10am to 6pm
Where: Private Residence in Palm Springs
Admission: Must RSVP
Description: On Friday, April 14th, join us for our Poolside Kick-Off Party! Chill poolside to by DJ Pamela Katz and grab a drink from Svedka Vodka and House Beer. Enjoy ‘dos from Drybar and mini makeovers before you hit the polo fields.
RSVP: https://www.amusesociety.com/amusexprism/

GITANO Desert Gypsy Disco [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Friday, April 14, 11am to sunset
Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs – 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Admission: Ticketed event
Description: There is something magical about California’s Mojave Desert this time of year. Join us as we take you on a one-of-a-kind mind, body and soul musical journey that is sure to elevate your spirit and get you ready to dance your way into the festival grounds.
RSVP: http://thesaguaro.com

Base Camp 2017 [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17
Where: Indio, CA – 6 miles from the festival grounds
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: Base Camp is the premier camping experience during the festival in 2017. This year they have 40 acres of RV, tent + car camping, swimming, music, food, drinks, art & much more.
RSVP: http://www.welcometobasecamp.com/

Saturday, April 15

Neon Carnival presented by Don Julio and Levi’s
When: Saturday, April 15, 10pm
Where: Thermal Airport 56-850 Higgins Drive Thermal, CA 92274
Admission: RSVP only
Description: Neon Carnival, the most sought-after late night event, returns for its eighth-consecutive year to Thermal, California on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The invite-only outdoors dance fête, widely recognized as one of the most coveted after parties of the year, is the brainchild of famed LA nightlife maven Brent Bolthouse, the creator of The Bungalow. Expect new games, amusement park rides and continued involvement from the biggest names in entertainment and brand partnerships, including the return of iconic denim inventor, the Levi’s Brand, back to headline the event. Tequila Don Julio, returning for the third year in a row, will be pouring specialty drinks from customized speakeasy inspired airstreams and providing 1942 bottle service for VIP tables
RSVP: http://www.bolthouseproductions.com/

4th annual Pandora Indio Invasion with Charlie XCX
When: Saturday, April 15, doors at 1:30pm
Where: Cree Estate – 67698 Carey Rd. Cathedral City, CA 92234
Admission: Must RSVP to link below
Description:  Pandora is coming back to the desert for our 4th 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 special DJ sets from Charli XCX and LPX!
RSVP: RSVP here

Winter Bumbleland hosted by Kendell and Kylie Jenner
When: Saturday, April 15, time TBD
Where: Bumble Mansion in Rancho Mirage
Admission: RSVP info coming soon
Description:  Dating app Bumble is going to make it snow… in the desert. On Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Ashley Graham are set to host two-days of pool parties at a Rancho Mirage, California mansion that Bumble, the social and dating app where “females make the first-move,” will convert in to a winter wonderland with real ice and snow.
RSVP: Coming soon.

Desert Jam presented by Lucky Brand
When: Saturday, April 15, 12PM-6PM
Where: INGLESIDE INN, 200 W RAMON RD, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264
Admission: RSVP on link
Description: A pool party and back yard BBQ with open bar and performance from Noah Cyrus and other special guests.
RSVP: https://desertjam.splashthat.com/

The Prescription Pool Party [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Saturday, April 15, 11am to sunset
Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs – 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Admission: Ticketed event
Description: There is something magical about California’s Mojave Desert this time of year. Join us as we take you on a one-of-a-kind mind, body and soul musical journey that is sure to elevate your spirit and get you ready to dance your way into the festival grounds.
RSVP: http://thesaguaro.com/

Base Camp 2017 [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17
Where: Indio, CA – 6 miles from the festival grounds
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: Base Camp is the premier camping experience during the festival in 2017. This year they have 40 acres of RV, tent + car camping, swimming, music, food, drinks, art & much more.
RSVP: http://www.welcometobasecamp.com/

Float Into the Weekend
When: Saturday, April 15, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Palm Springs, CA
Admission: Private event
Description: Float into Coachella with the Funboy x Smashbox on Friday, April 14th from 2pm-6pm in Palm Springs. The afternoon will feature DJ Yasmin and floato-ops with custom Funboy Metallic Lip Floats as well as fortunes and festival glam with hair by Bumble & Bumble.
RSVP: TBD

REVOLVE Festival 2017
When: Saturday, April 15, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Revolved Estate in La Quinta
Admission: Private event
Description: 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.
RSVP: TBD

Sunday, April 16

Winter The Do-Over Desert Sundays @ Ace Hotel
When: Sunday, April 16, noon to 6pm
Where: Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.
Admission: RSVP required
Description:  The Do-Over and adidas Originals presents our seventh annual accesory to festival desert madness at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Taking place in Ace’s Commune pool area / event space, Desert Sundays has become a notorious Sunday bash warming you up for your glide to Indio or simply a destination all unto itself.
RSVP: http://www.thedoover.net/desert2017/

Winter Bumbleland hosted by Ashley Graham
When: Sunday, April 16, time TBD
Where: Bumble Mansion in Rancho Mirage
Admission: RSVP info coming soon
Description:  Dating app Bumble is going to make it snow… in the desert. On Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Ashley Graham are set to host two-days of pool parties at a Rancho Mirage, California mansion that Bumble, the social and dating app where “females make the first-move,” will convert in to a winter wonderland with real ice and snow.
RSVP: Coming soon.

Brunch Eats & Beats [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Sunday, April 16, 11am to sunset
Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs – 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Admission: Ticketed event
Description: There is something magical about California’s Mojave Desert this time of year. Join us as we take you on a one-of-a-kind mind, body and soul musical journey that is sure to elevate your spirit and get you ready to dance your way into the festival grounds.
RSVP: http://thesaguaro.com/

REVOLVE Festival 2017
When: Sunday, April 16, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Revolved Estate in La Quinta
Admission: Private event
Description: 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.
RSVP: TBD

Base Camp 2017 [RSVLTS exclusive]
When: Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17
Where: Indio, CA – 6 miles from the festival grounds
Admission: Must RSVP at link below
Description: Base Camp is the premier camping experience during the festival in 2017. This year they have 40 acres of RV, tent + car camping, swimming, music, food, drinks, art & much more.
RSVP: http://www.welcometobasecamp.com/

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