2015 marks the sixth straight year that Vestal has invited friends, retailers, athletes, artists and musicians to “Vestal Village,” a secret camping community constructed on a 40 acre ranch in the Coachella Valley.
This invite only event hosted nearly a thousand guests living off the land in an eccentric community of RV’s & camping tents. Vestal Village also featured live performances from over a dozen bands and DJ’s, hosted bar, Tilly’s pool party, lake front lounging, art installations, late night secret barn party and so much more.
Jack Daniels, Palm Breeze, Dudes Brewing Company, Ludlow Jelly Shots, Red Bull, Boxed Water, Vita Coco, Jarritos & Resqwater comprised the all day and all night free refreshments while AP Meal Prep created a pop-up kitchen providing meals around the clock while Aussie Bean served the crucial coffee and espresso drinks.
Other environments and amenities included the Vestal Watch & Eyewear retail store, myCharge portable chargers to power up guests phones, LA Canvas lounge featuring Sunnylife & WeeSPIN, showers by Rudy’s, hair & makeup by Glamsquad, hygiene kits by The Smile Life and a brand new Cadillac ATS on display to top it all off.
“Shangri-la;” the grand vision in the desert was yet again constructed by Vestal Village Mayor Jesse Hughes (frontman of Eagles of Death Metal). This space was created with the help of Orange Amps as a compound in which the Vestal Village community could unwind, create, and even take in a late night movie projected on the side of the recording studio.
The outdoor Vestal stage was the focal point each day and featured a diverse mix of live music from bands Blood Candy, Beach Party, Imaginary Persons, Terraplane Sun, Howls, Swimm, Dallas & Doll and DJ sets from Travis Keller, Episode & Patrick Dylan.
When the sun finally set on Vestal Village, the legendary late night “barn party” quickly began to materialize. Friday night kicked off with a rock infused DJ set by David Catching followed by a live performance by the band Golden Sun. The clock struck midnight when Jesse Hughes and the Boots Electric band, took the stage and powered out an insane set of all his solo hits plus a few Eagles of Death Metal sing-alongs. Jesse and crew then gave up the stage for an afterhours Mystery Skulls set.
Saturday night commenced with a DJ set by Patrick Dylan followed by a captivating performance by the band YNGCULT. A few hours later, around 2am when most desert parties were wrapping up, LA Riots stepped out from behind the curtain and blew everyone away keeping the dance party going until sunrise.
Vestal would like to thank the “Village” of people that came together to make the event happen. Special thanks to David Johnson, Alli Rosen, Whitney Long, Kelsey Turman, Kelly Vaught & the entire BeCore team, Mike Diocson & Mike “Junior” Yeats of the LTMA Group, the Mendoza’s, Betsy Cole, Desi Houghton, Javier Garcia, Ingrid Ornealas, Cory Safford, Justin Ruiz, Viva La Rock and all guests, performers and crew.
Video Music Credit:
Terraplane Sun: Lay My Head Down | facebook.com/terraplanesun
Boots Electric: Boots Electric Theme Song | facebook.com/bootselectric