Neon Carnival returned for the eighth consecutive year to Thermal, California on April 15. The invite-only outdoors dance fête, widely recognized as one of the most coveted afterparties of the year and brainchild of famed LA nightlife maven Brent Bolthouse, featured new amusement park rides, games, photobooths and return appearances from the biggest names in brands and entertainment.
The biggest names in entertainment and lifestyle brand partnerships, including the return of iconic denim inventor the Levi’s® Brand, were back to headline the event. Tequila Don Julio returned for the third year in a row to pour specialty drinks from the Airstream Speakeasy and provided Don Julio 1942 bottle service for VIP tables, including a special debut of their new Magnum Don Julio 1942 bottle. Entry into the festival after party was granted with more than just a Neon Carnival wristband; guests also received a new, one-of-a-kind Lokai bracelet that was presented for admittance. Batiste Dry Shampoo hosted on-site hair styling stations and offered samples to attendees seeking a quick hair refresh. Tinder paired festivalgoers with new matches on their bumper car ride. Adding to the drink offerings, Bud Light was onsite for guests to enjoy a beer and cool off before they tackled the rest of the carnival. Partygoers were drawn to Las Vegas nightlife leader Wynn Nightlife’s branded VIP area which featured a giant custom art mural for social media. Hollywood heavy hitter DJ’s including Kayper, DJ Politik, Jesse Marco and DJ Ruckus kept partygoers dancing with performances that lasted into the early morning hours.
Guests in attendance included Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Aaron Paul, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nina Dobrev, Alessandra Ambrosio, Vin Diesel, Zedd, Ryan Phillipe, Halsey, French Montana, Future, Taylor Hill, Sara Sampio, Jasmine Tookes, Joan Smalls, Michael Pena, G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Alesso, Quincy Brown, Christina Milian, Scott Eastwood, Jhene Aiko, Kat Graham, Tove Lo, Tinashe, Cassie, Alexander Wang, Akon, Ashley Greene, Sophie Turner, Danny Masterson, Leona Lewis, Ryan Destiny, TY Dolla $ign and many more.