What to Do Before, Between, and After Coachella Weekends

posted by Ilana Dadras on April 01, 2014

Neon Carnival 2012 via Neon Carnival

Indio, California -- Coachella 2014 is just around the corner, so we've compiled a list of our favorite concerts, parties, and events on the few days before, after, and in between the two festival weekends. 

Maybe you snagged a flight home on Wednesday, maybe you arrived early for weekend two, or maybe you are one of the lucky bastards attending both weekends - no matter the case, if you're in the area from April 8-22, we've got you covered on the party front.

Most of the shows before and after the festival are in LA, such as Chromeo at The Fonda, Kate Nash at The Roxy, and MGMT at The Orpheum.  

The majority of the artists listed are playing Coachella - so attendees can get stoked for the festival shows, and those not going can get a taste of what they're missing, and maybe make better life choices next year.  

At the festival itself, Desert Gold returns to The Ace Hotel for its (free!) annual event series, and the Hard Rock Hotel has partnered with Heineken to present the LED Day Club at the Hard Rock Palm Springs, featuring sets from A-Trak, Dirty South, Skrillex, and more.  

We're excited to see annual events like the weekend-long pool party at The Saguaro and the Neon Carnival return as well.  

Check out our Coachella Event Listings Page for a complete list of the shows and parties.  We've included a few that have already sold out, in case you want to try your luck on Craigslist or elsewhere online - we'd RSVP and buy tickets to the others ASAP. 

If you're looking for a non-musical way to pass the time around Coachella, check out our Pro's Guide to Golfing Coachella Valley

Stay tuned, as we'll keep the list updated as the events get closer.  See you by the pool!

See Also: 

Ace Hotel Announces Desert Gold Parties During Coachella 2014
A Look Ahead: April 2014 Music Festivals
Pro's Guide to Golfing Coachella Valley