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:

  • Desert Gold 2017
  • Ace Hotel Pool Party
  • Culture Collide’s 2017
  • Vestal Village 2017
  • 1 OAK and Up&Down Party
  • Republic Records Party
  • dFm House Pool Party
  • The Pamper Lounge
  • The Music Lounge
  • 8th annual Neon Carnival
  • Popsugar + ShopStyle Cabana Club
  • The Do-Over 2017

Updated: 3/2/2017 at 3:52 pm ET


Send all event tips and invites to: tips@rsvlts.com


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

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

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.

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/

Sunday, April 16

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/

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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