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Coachella Parties We Want to Crash This Year

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Katy Perry, center, with Margot and Mia Moretti of The Dolls at Coachella 2015.

Off to the desert oasis we go!

Coachella kicks off Friday, but if you missed your chance at nabbing tickets to the three-day music fest, you can still try to crash one of the numerous parties taking place during weekend one. Though many are invite-only, it doesn't hurt trying to find a friend of a friend who could hook it up. Here, a list of the desert bashes worth checking out — that is, if you're able to score access.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

What: Popsugar's Sunset Kick-Off Party
Where: Avalon Hotel, 415 South Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Scoop: The kick-off party is hosted by Emily Ratajkowski with DJ/fitness enthusiast Hannah Bronfman providing the tunes for the evening.

What: Amazon and Suki Waterhouse Host the Style Code Live Soiree
Where: Korakia Pensione, 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Scoop: The poolside bash party will provide guests, which will include a stylist set of influencers and bloggers, with poolside cocktails and bites.

What: Nylon’s Midnight Garden Party
Where: Undisclosed location
Time: 10 p.m. 'til late
The Scoop: Nylon has teamed up with Dream Hollywood hotel, which opens this summer, to provide VIP cabana experiences.  The invite-only, celeb-heavy soiree (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Katy Perry were on the scene last year) will also feature an experiential campsite to promote Freeform’s new series, Dead of the Summer.

PARTYGOERS: Justin Bieber and Chris Brown at Nylon's 2015 Midnight Garden Party. (Photo: Getty Images)

What: Calvin Klein’s CK Desert Sessions
Where: Private property
Time: 11 p.m. 'til late
The Scoop: The late-night rager will kick off the weekend with sets by Alesso and Virgil Abloh, to name a few.

What: The Retreat to Return to Palm Springs
Where: Korakia Pensione, 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: The three-day hospitality experience is offering guests pampering sessions during the hectic weekend, including facials and massages from Caudalie Paris and hair styling/makeup touches from Glam Squad. Vanity Fair will also have an on-site portrait studio.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

What: #Chillchella Brunch
Where: Private estate
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Scoop: Diane von Furstenberg, Dannijo and Same Swim have partnered with Bai beverages for an intimate brunch that will be catered by Off The Menu and cocktails from Casamigos. Emily Ratajkowski, Caroline Vreeland and Nikki Pennie are among the guests expected to attend the exclusive event.

What: Popsugar x CFDA Brunch with Host Jonathan Simkhai
Where: Avalon Hotel, 415 South Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Scoop: In addition to celebrating CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Jonathan Simkhai, the partnering organizations will fete the return of the Popsugar Must Have x CFDA collaborative box. Guests will also enjoy music by Brooklyn-based string duo Chargaux during the brunch.

What: Levi's Haus Palm Springs Pool Party
Where: Avalon Hotel and Bungalows, 415 South Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Scoop:The pool party will be hosted by Suki Waterhouse with Hannah Bronfman on the turntables.

What: Rebecca Minkoff x Smashbox Brunch
Where: Private property
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Scoop: Rebecca Minkoff is partnering with Smashbox for an exclusive luncheon. DJ/stylist Johnny Wujek will be on the scene providing music.

What: The Zoe Report + Guess Present ZOEasis
Where: Undisclosed location
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: The daytime bash will feature a DIY denim bar and eyewear from Guess, a braid bar from Batiste Dry Shampoo and a custom shoe Spin Lab by Superga. DJ sets by Cory Kennedy and Sam Blacky.

What: Revolve Desert House
Where: Undisclosed location
Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Scoop: The party in the desert will be hosted by A$AP Rocky, with appearances from A$AP Ferg, Lolawolf and more special guests.

What: Jeremy Scott’s Coachella Party
Where: Undisclosed location
Time: 11 a.m. til late
The Scoop: The highly exclusive soiree is always packed with famous faces (here’s a reminder from last year’s rager in case you forgot) and there's no doubt it'll be the same again this year.

PARTYGOERS: George Kotsiopoulos and Fergie at Jeremy Scott's 2015 Coachella party. (Photo: Getty Images)

What: The 2016 Music Lounge at The Ingleside Inn
Where: 200 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Scoop: Guests will be treated with a performance by G-Eazy, as well as culinary offerings and cocktails.

What: Bootsy Bellows Estate
Where: Private property
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Scoop: The annual celeb-heavy party — hosted by John Terzian and The h.wood Group and presented by McDonald’s — returns to the desert. Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at the festivities last year.

What: The Retreat to Return to Palm Springs
Where: Korakia Pensione, 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: The three-day hospitality experience is offering guests pampering sessions during the hectic weekend, including facials and massages from Caudalie Paris and hair styling/makeup touches from Glam Squad. Vanity Fair will also have an on-site portrait studio.

What: Pandora Indio Invasion
Where: Cree Estate, 67698 Carey Road, Cathedral City
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Scoop:The third installment of Indio Invasion will feature live DJ sets by Walk The Moon and Prince Fox.

What: The Levi's Brand And Re/Done | Levi's Present Neon Carnival With Tequila Don Julio
Where: Tradition Aviation, 56850 Higgins Drive, Thermal
Time: 10 p.m. til late
The Scoop: Neon Carnival returns for its seventh consecutive year and partygoers can expect new rides and setups, as well as sounds by DJs Kayper, Politik, Jesse Marco and Ruckus. Batiste Dry Shampoo will also be onsite, providing guests with samples and hair styling sessions.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

What: The 2016 Music Lounge at The Ingleside Inn
Where: 200 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: Guests will be treated to a DJ set by DNCE, as well as culinary offerings and cocktails.

What: The Retreat to Return to Palm Springs
Where: Korakia Pensione, 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: The three-day hospitality experience is offering guests pampering sessions during the hectic weekend, including facials and massages from Caudalie Paris and hair styling/makeup touches from Glam Squad. Vanity Fair will also have an on-site portrait studio.

What: Revolve Desert House
Where: Undisclosed location
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Scoop: The party in the desert will welcome a special secret guest, with appearances from Jordyn Woods, Simi/Haze, SoSuperSam and Ana Calderon.

What: Racked Wellness Oasis
Where: Private property
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Scoop: Racked’s first-ever retreat will offer cold-pressed juices, healthy cocktails, organic makeup touch-ups, a detox stretch and brunch by a Michelin star chef.

Photos: Getty Images

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