This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has come and gone – but the impact of the event, which took place over two weekends in the California desert, will live on for the rest of 2018. And so, too, might the FOMO. Ahead, let’s break down the five biggest Coachella moments that might have even those who subscribe to the “nochella” brand rethinking their travel plans in 2019.
Honestly, this doesn’t even need an explanation. You heard about it. You read about it. You saw the pictures on Instagram. It is being heralded as the greatest performance in the history of Coachella. Good luck to next year’s headliner in trying to top Queen Bey.
Coming back for another year, the KROQ house was a festival within itself. Hosting performances by artists such as Portugal. The Man, PVRIS, Bleachers, Børns, Greta van Fleet, and LP, the famed radio station drew a crowd as big as any festival in the world. The invite-only affair rivaled every party that happened over the two weekends, while also being sanctioned by the festival.
American Express Platinum House At The Parker Palm Springs
The American Express Platinum House at the Parker Palm Springs was also a highlight. Here, you wouldn’t find long lines and people waiting endlessly to get a drink -- but rather a minimalist oasis in the blistering heat, thanks to Daniel Arsham and the team at Snarkitecture. Arsham and his team put together a sensory installation that opened up into an area with a stage and multiple hammocks and bars to see performances from the likes of Justine Skye, Julia Michaels, and Hannah Bronfman. Inside, you could also recharge in the shade while also getting your makeup retouched by the team at MILK Make up. Rather than get lit, this was an area to rest up before you made your way out to the fields.
At this point, Revolve has become synonymous with Coachella and festival fashion. Whenever you think of the clothing people wear to Coachella, you’re thinking of Revolve, even if you don’t know the brand by name. All your favorite celebrities and influencers stock up before heading out to the desert where they take over the Merv Griffin estate and put on their own festival. Much like the KROQ house, #REVOLVEFEST hosts its own lineup of contemporary artists such as A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, 21 Savage, Snoop Dogg, and countless others. This was absolutely the place to see and be seen all weekend. Don’t worry, knowing is half the battle so you’ve got a leg up on next year.
Despite the fact that she wasn’t on the lineup (Coachella, free tip, get Rihanna to perform next year), Rihanna was EVERYWHERE this Coachella. Not only did she stage a fashion show for her Fenty x Puma line with a star-studded pool party (Leonardo DiCaprio attended and didn't even hide his face) but she was at every performance. Her show-stopping looks have become newsworthy within themselves and rival that of the performers.