Go Behind the Scenes of the Hottest Parties at the Coachella Music Festival

Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner hit several parties together, along with Katy Perry and Jamie Chung

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Coachella attendees may be suffering major withdrawals today after spending the weekend with music’s finest in sunny Indio, California. But fear not, because celebs like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry may be going through the same stages of grief with you. PEOPLE was behind the scenes with them at the hottest parties this weekend.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m., The Avalon Hotel: Jamie Chung hangs out with her gal pals as synchronized swimmers perform to modern pop hits at the Popsugar + Shopstyle x CFDA Brunch. The actress (rocking a UNOde50 fringe bag and necklace) chats with PEOPLE about having an “awesome” birthday celebration at The Colony Palms hotel earlier in the week.


Saturday, 1 p.m., Saguaro Hotel: Alexa Chung giggles and dances on stage at Paradiso 2015 Hosted by Refinery29 and A-OK. She takes a selfie alongside fellow deejay Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor. Jena Malone gushes over a friend’s fashionable outfit, while other guests get their hair styled and braided at a Garnier Fructis station.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Avalon Hotel: At the PEOPLE StyleWatch x Revolve Party, Nikki Reed chats with PEOPLE about her new clothing line with Revolve Clothing, saying she wanted to “make it festival friendly.” Fiancé Ian Somerhalder arrives later to support his future wife, and posts a gushing Instagram photo afterwards about Reed never ceasing to amaze him. Victoria Justice also makes a stop at the GLAMSQUAD booth to get her festival tresses touched up.

Saturday, 2:15 p.m., Bermuda Dunes: Brandi Cyrus excitedly greets her sister Miley’s boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger when he arrives to the Interview Magazine Compound. “Coachella is something I look forward to every year,” Schwarzenegger tells PEOPLE after jokingly cutting his friend’s hair at the Birchbox Cabanas.

Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Rancho Mirage: Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Hefner deejays a set at The Influential House, where guests lounge on bean bags, snap photos and cool off with refreshments including the Caffeinated Club.


Saturday, 2:45 p.m., Palm Springs: Longtime couple Holland Roden and Max Carver hold hands at the very relaxing Coachella Retreat Activation as they stock up on Kiehl’s products. Fashionista Alexa Chung gets her nails Coachella-ready at a Vanity Projects nail station where stylists are doing nail art (mini palm trees, anyone?).

Saturday, 3 p.m., 1OAK Chateau: Joe Jonas kicks off the Tinder presents 1OAK’s One of a Kind party with a high-energy DJ set. Kendall Jenner pops by with an entourage of pals before heading to the festival.

Saturday, 3:37 p.m., Rancho Mirage: Katy Perry makes her way through the McDonald’s and Chevrolet Pool Party at the Bootsy Bellows Estate, where Leonardo DiCaprio dances with Paris and Nicky Hilton. Modern Family actress Ariel Winter sits hand-in-hand with boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette and Justin Bieber holds court in a cabana with Kendall Jenner while snapping selfies.

Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Soho Desert House: Ever the party hopper, Katy Perry pulls up in a large van to COACH x Harper’s BAZAAR brunch with 15 friends – including Mia Moretti – who are all “laughing and having a great time,” according to a source. After greeting creative director Stuart Vevers, they settle down at a private table to nosh on some food and sip on Grey Goose cocktails while taking in the view.

Saturday, 10:45 p.m., Landmark Aviation at Desert Resorts Airport: Big Brother and Amazing Race all-stars Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas enjoyed the fairway games at the adults-only Neon Carnival, presented by Paper Magazine and sponsored by Don Julio tequila and PacSun. “He’s won me so many,” Reilly, who is launching a new show on the Rush It Network called After Reality, tells PEOPLE of the stuffed animals her husband procured for her. The Leftovers‘s stars Charlie and Max Carver (who is wearing matching hoodies with girlfriend Holland Roden) are particularly excited about the bumper cars while Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber hightail their way to the tables by the dance floor.

Sunday, 2 a.m., Bermuda Dunes: Newly engaged couple Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs hold hands and kiss at the Moschino and Jeremy Scott late-night party, where guests sip on cocktails by DeLeén Tequila and Moët Ice and check out the Polaris Slingshot motorcycle. “They were super cute,” says a guest of the pair.

Sunday, 1:45 p.m., Palm Springs: Siblings Cody Simpson and Alli Simpson go head-to-head at the ping-pong table at The Music Lounge presented by MUDD and Ocean Pacific. “Cody showed no mercy against his lil sis,” says a guest. Kellan Lutz plays a few rounds with his buddies and eventually takes his shirt off after working up a sweat.

Sunday, 3 p.m., Bermuda Dunes: Teen star Peyton List poses on the grass at the Sunday Funday party at the Nylon house as her friends snap photos of her from above.

Monday, 1:57 a.m.: Madonna mingles with Justin Bieber and Ryan Phillippe, among others, at a secret late-night party held by 1OAK partners Richie Akiva, Ronnie Madra and Darren Dzienciol. The pop star made out with Drake on stage during his headline performance earlier in the night, but “she showed up without him and had some dancers with her instead,” says a guest.

Monday, 4 a.m.: After his headlining performance, Drake deejays for most of the night at a surprise after-party produced by The h.wood Group held at a private estate near the festival. “The party lasted until 6 a.m.,” says a source. “Drake was in a super great mood, laughing and smiling all night.” Other famous faces at the bash include Rihanna, Zöe Kravitz, model Chanel Iman and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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