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Melody Chiu
April 11, 2015 02:40 PM

For two weeks every year, the biggest stars hit up Indio, California, when the Coachella Music Festival comes to town.

This year, familiar faces like Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the thousands who braved the heat to take in some music and party hop around town – and PEOPLE was there to catch all the fun moments.

Friday, April 101:30 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel: Ashley Greene and her boyfriend Paul Khoury are one of the first couples to get into town, where they quickly check into their home away from home. “It’s their second year together at Coachella,” says a source of the Twilight star. “She was so excited to be back with him again this year!”

Courtesy Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

3:50 p.m., Soho Desert House: Jena Malone sidles up to one of a few bars at the exclusive Coach Backstage event, where Echosmith performed a set. The Hunger Games actress looks chic in a cream-colored Coach miniskirt and T-shirt. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley chats with PEOPLE about her Coachella style staples, which include “a good pair of denim shorts and just comfortable basics like a good t-shirt and comfortable shoes.” Others at the bash include Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Morrison and Dylan Penn.

4:45 p.m., 1Oak Chateau: Leonardo DiCaprio lounges at the 1Oak Chateau (he’s a fixture at their L.A. Hotspot) for Tinder presents Galore x Up&Down #BBLU BBQ. He relaxes with pals, picks up some swag from nANA jUDY and is constantly surrounded by model-types. “Girls kept trying to take pictures with him,” says a source. Guests at the party, where Casamigos tequila was served, also indulged in massages and a beauty bar with flash tattoo applications by Priv.

5:30 p.m., Ingleside Inn: A very low-key Katy Perry shows up at the tail end of the MAC Cosmetics party to support DJ pal Mia Moretti. Dressed in a crop top and bermuda shorts with her hair in a high pony, “Katy was in such a good mood,” says a fellow guest.

5:40 p.m., The Parker Palm Springs: Stunning couple Victoria Justice and Pierson Fode settle into their seats at the SIWY Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show at the Pandora Fashion Experience. The Nickelodeon star chats with Jamie Chung, who celebrated her birthday on Thursday at The Colony Palms Hotel with family and friends, before the models hit the runway.

6:30 p.m., The Parker Palm Springs: Patrick Schwarzenegger and a huge male entourage arrive at H&M’s Coachella event, where they immediately hit the bar for drinks. Dressed down in a grey T-shirt and a pair of drop-crotch jeans, Miley Cyrus’s boyfriend keeps it mellow at the party, chatting with friends and sipping on a drink. Actress Peyton List makes her way around the pool to introduce herself, and later on, pal Bella Thorne (rocking a bag and necklace from UNOde50) dances her way over to Schwarzenegger to say Hi. Cute couple Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson arrive together hand-in-hand, while a solo Sarah Hyland (who’s attending Coachella with her best friends and new boyfriend Dominic Sherwood) chats with PEOPLE about her Coachella must-have: Neutrogena face wipes!

2 a.m., Bermuda Dunes: After spending the evening at the festival grounds, the stars migrate over to late-night parties. Kylie Jenner (and her turquoise hair) makes a quick appearance at the Nylon Midnight Garden party with a group of friends. Katy Perry again shows up to watch Mia Moretti spin her DJ set, which includes a performance from The Dolls. PalsJustin Bieber and Chris Brown hang out together at a table, while Brown’s on-and-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran dances with Christina Milian at the party, where DeLeon Tequila drinks and small bites by STK are being served.

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