More than 80,000 people have paid to get into the Coachella music festival this weekend — but the parties start now.
Celebrities, DJs, gift bags and free alcohol will abound at a series of parties scheduled throughout the next 10 days. throughout the next two weekends.
Most of the parties are free, 21-plus and require an RSVP — but if you’re persistent or know a friend-of-a-friend, you could have a shot at getting in anyway. Even if you RSVP, though, show up early. Some of the parties hit capacity quick, and your name on the guest list doesn’t guarantee you entrance.
Here’s a sampling of some of the biggest and best parties along with a few tidbits about what to expect and which celebs you might see at each venue:
Photo illustration by Brian Indrelunas, The Desert Sun
There are 94 days until weekend 1 of Coachella 2013 kicks off, but who will take the stages?
There’s still no artist line-up, but it’s never happened this early.
That’s much to the chagrin of the dozens of people who post on the Coachella Facebook page each day, begging for at least an announcement of when the announcement will come.
Don’t count on that.
In the meantime, here’s our roundup of artists who have reportedly confirmed their appearances for 2013 and evidence that exists (or doesn’t) for the persistent rumors about other artists.