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Behind the Scenes at Coachella 2019's Hottest Parties

The first of two weekends of the annual California music and arts festival kicked off on Friday, April 12.
By Mike Vulpo, Corinne Heller, Amanda Williams Apr 14, 2019 9:27 PMTags
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Coachella's Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments

Levi’s Brand Presents Neon Carnival: Attendees included Leonardo DiCaprio, H.E.R., Paris HiltonAlessandra Ambrosio, Quavo, Wiz Khalifa, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Zedd, Shanina, Jasmine and Romee Strijd, Ashlee Simpson Ross and husband Evan Ross, Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz, Jessica Szohr, Rachel Zoe, Darren Criss, Cody Simpson, Logan Paul, Frankie Delgado, Ed Westwick, and Frankie Grande's who sister Ariana Grande is headlining the festival on Sundays on both weekends.

Paris and Alessandra were seen dancing together onstage and snapping selfies at the event with Bondi Sands and POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. The Bachelor's Caelynn Miller-Keyes hung out with co-star Cassie Randolph's sister Michelle Randolph and her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin at the bash, presented by Levi's. The three were spotted dancing and jumping in the middle of the dance floor. Actor Dylan McDermott was seen hanging out at a VIP table by the stage and drinking with several women.

Moschino x The Sims Party: Vanderpump RulesScheana Marie hung out with her BFF guy friend Brad.

Bootsy Bellows Pool Party: At the bash, presented by McDonald's and PacSun, Gigi Hadid hung out with girlfriends in a private cabana by the pool and chowed down on a burger and fries, while Kendall Jenner enjoyed a sweet treat. Model Abby Champion was seen wrapping her arms around boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger, who sipped on a McDonald's drink as they explored the estate and hung out with friends.

Wearing a pair of shimmering mouse ears, Erika Jayne danced with her best friend Mikey to the music. Nick Young was spotted eating a McDonald's cheeseburger while chatting with his pals. Scheana also attended the bash with friends. Luka Sabbat chilled out with his group on a private balcony overlooking the pool and stage.

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Lucky Brand x Rolling Stone Live Desert Jam: Wearing a True Religion one-piece swimsuit, Rachel McCord lounged in the pool as her husband Rick Schirmer took photos of her. Vanderpump RulesTom Sandoval was spotted drinking a Heineken. The Bachelor's Corinne Olympios attended the bash with her boyfriend.

Olivia Culpo was seen taking selfies with her girlfriends and enjoying the pool area. Ashlee and Evan were also seen snapping photos together and hanging out in the VIP area that featured Foster Grant sunglasses and Core Water.

Bondi Sands Aero Launch PartyEmily Ratajkowski joined the likes of Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder and teen star Maddie Ziegler at the bash.

Interscope Party: Guests at the bash, sponsored by Privé Revaux, included Yungblud and Coachella performer Billie Eilish.

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Coachella 2019: Cutest Couples

Friday, April 12:

TAO X Revolve Desert Nights Party: Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal were flowing at the popular annual pop-up bash, which was attended by stars such as Leonardo, Diddy, Vanderpump RulesJax Taylor and Scheana Marie, YG, Ashlee and Evan, Cuba Gooding Jr., JaVale McGee, Al Harrington, MarshmelloBrandi CyrusDJ Cassidy, Meek Mill, Shanina and husband DJ RuckusTinashe, Lamorne Morris, Kris Humphries, and J.R. Smith2 Chainz gave a surprise performance.

Jax was spotted roaming around by himself with a drink in his hand and talking to a few other guys. Lala Kent's fiancé Randall Emmett was seen talking to a group of friends as well. Sporting rhinestones all over her face, Scheana roamed the bash with a guy friend before ending up at Frankie Delgado's table and chatting with a security guard the entire time.

Brandi was seen walking around with a female friend while holding a drink.

Shanina and Ruckus hung out with fellow Victoria's Secret models Romee and Jasmine and their boyfriends, as well as Ashlee and Evan. Romee was on top of the booth dancing, living her best life.

NYLON's Midnight Garden Party: Attendees included Ashlee and Evan, Brad Goreski, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards, Teddi Mellencamp,  and Lisa RinnaAlisha Boe, Ross Butler, Rickey Thompson, and Kendra WilkinsonJoJo performed and the party also featured DJ sets by Erika Jayne and Johnny Wujek. The event was presented by Ketel One Botanical.

See photos of stars at Coachella below!

Kanye West

The rapper gives a surprise performance, appearing onstage with friend and collaborator Kid Cudi.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith & Blackpink

Talk about a Kodak moment! The Hollywood power couple meets up with the K-pop girl group backstage.

Vanessa Hudgens & Stella Hudgens

The High School Musical star and her little sister both look chic in colorful sundresses during Weekend 2.

Charles Melton

The Riverdale star handles the hot Indio heat with a cold one while visiting the Heineken House during the second weekend of Coachella.

Diplo & Ellie Goulding

Diplo rocks a Fendi get-up while the "Close to Me" artist shines in a sea foam green outfit during Coachella Weekend 2.

Dylan Minnette

The 13 Reasons Why star takes the stage alongside his band, Wallows.

Nina Dobrev

The actress is all smiles.

Kacey Musgraves

The country music starlet brings "Golden Hour" to the desert during Weekend 2. 

Charlie Sheen

The actor greets fans during Weekend 2.

Colton Underwood & Cassie Randolph

The Bachelor lovebirds are joined by fellow Bachelor Nation members Kendall LongJoe Amabile, Cassie's sister Michelle Randolph and her boyfriend, actor Gregg Sulkin

Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries star kicks back on her way to the Empire Polo Fields during Day 1 of Weekend 2. 

Rosalía

The Spanish-born superstar serves up Ghostbusters realness. 

Colton Underwood

Someone's burning up in the desert! The Bachelor star stays hydrated at the desert festival with HFactor Water.

Noah Cyrus

Diva in denim! The singer-songwriter celebrates Easter at Coachella. 

Kendall Long & Joe Amabile

Looking good, you two!

Josephine Skriver

An angel in the desert! The Victoria's Secret model enjoys a day by the pool before heading into Weekend 2 of Coachella. 

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott

In newly published behind-the-scenes pictures taken by photographer Saskia Lawaks for V Magazine, the power couple share a moment.

Halsey & Yungblud

The couple that attends Coachella together, stays together.

Ariana Grande

The pop music sensation takes the stage for her headlining performance on Day 3. 

Billie Eilish

The breakout artist of Coachella 2019 flashes her signature smile backstage. 

Kendall Jenner

Babe alert! The supermodel is all smiles at Revolve Festival. 

Lauren Bushnell

The Bachelor alum stuns in a one piece as she hangs poolside at the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Haus in Palm Springs.

Cardi B & Offset

Hip-hop music's favorite couple surprises Revolve Festival attendees with an epic performance. 

Kate Bosworth

One of the O.G. celebs to ever attend Coachella looks oh-so cool on Day 2. 

Check out information about the Coachella 2019 performers and find out how to watch their sets.