Neon Carnival, one of our favorite annual traditions during the Coachella Valley’s festival season, returns for the ninth consecutive year on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The invite-only, celeb-filled outdoor dance fête, widely recognized as one of the most coveted after parties of the year, is the brainchild of LA nightlife czar Brent Bolthouse, creator of The Bungalow. After years of being held at the Thermal Airport, Neon Carnival has a new home at HITS Desert Park, also in the city of Thermal.

“Through the years, we have been fortunate to see Neon Carnival’s popularity continue to increase and we have subsequently outgrown the Airfield that we have previously hosted the event at,” said Brent Bolthouse. “We are thrilled about our new location, as the site will comfortably accommodate all our guests, who will also be able to park on-site this year. No more buses!”

Expect new games, amusement park rides and continued involvement from the big brands, including the return of the Levi’s® brand, back to headline the event. Tequila Don Julio, returning for their fourth consecutive year, will be pouring specialty drinks from the Airstream Speakeasy and providing Don Julio 1942 bottle service for VIP tables.

BatisteTM Dry Shampoo will host hairstyling stations featuring festival-inspired styles and provide product samples for the ultimate hair refresh. Los Angeles beer staple, Golden Road Brewing, will be providing a unique bar experience with their customized freight container serving up their most popular brands.

Hollywood heavy hitter DJs including Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus will keep attendees dancing with sets that last into the early morning hours. 

Images via Neon Carnival

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