Indio Music and Travel Guide

We’ve waited all year to head back to Indio, California to endure two weekends of sunshine, great music and lots of fun. This year, we’re not holding back as we tell you our favorite must- see bands, where to hang and what to wear.

Pack:
Guys: Going weekend 1 or weekend 2, or both! We’ve got festival ready #AEOStyle that will carry you through each weekend. Pack a pair of  cutoff shorts with Canvas Slip-On Sneakers and a tank top for the ultimate day look. Add a hoodie or button down for when the desert sun goes down for warmth that won’t hate on your Indio style and don’t forget to rock a pair of shades.

#AEOStyle Festival Looks

Shop Weekend 1:

Colorblock Pocket Tank
Destroyed Denim Cutoff Short
Striped Hoodie T-Shirt (similar)
Canvas Slip-On Sneaker

#AEOStyle Festival Looks

Shop Weekend 2:

Photo Real Muscle T-Shirt
Taper 5-Pocket Short
Canvas Sneaker
Workwear Plaid Button Down Shirt
Black Icon Sunglasses

Girls: Whether you enjoy jamming out to classical tunes or want to release your inner flower child, we’ve got #AEOStyle that will match your music personality. Rock a 90’s style inspired look with a LST & FND Pink Floyd Muscle Tank, High-Rise Festival Shorties, a plaid button down and Jelly sandals. Feeling more bohemian that 90’s? Pair our High-Rise Festival Shorties with a Cropped Lace Tank, leather sandals, and a fun backpack. Add your favorite accessories and shades to complete your look.


#AEOStyle Festival Looks Shop Weekend 1:
LST&FND Pink Floyd Muscle Tank
High-Rise Festival Shortie
Bright Plaid Girlfriend Shirt
BC In No Time Jelly Sandal

#AEOStyle Festival Looks Shop Weekend 2:
Cropped Lace Tank
High-Rise Festival Shortie
Perforated Bucket Backpack
Tie Front Sandal
Aviator Sunglasses
Longhorn Charm Necklace

Do:
Filter Magazine X Aerie Coachella Kick Off Party: Start the weekend off right by hanging with our friends at Filter Magazine and Aerie! We promise there will be great music, good people and goodies from Aerie. RSVP here.

Aerie

Beauties Chloe Bridges and Anna Sophia Robb from the Carrie Diaries stopped by the Aerie X Filter Magazine party last year for a night filled with fun.

Backstreet Art District: “Off the strip…but worth the trip” Stroll through a variety of artist-owned galleries for original pieces that will leave you inspired.

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve: Take a hike and enjoy the springs, dunes and mesas that Palm Springs has to offer.

Eat:
Shields Date Garden: Chocolate covered dates, honey dates, date milkshakes…need we say more?

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Photo Credit: Sunset.com

Spicy Pie: A festival favorite! New York style pizza served by the slice. Enjoy your ‘za while listening to your favorite bands in the background.

Coolhaus Cookie Sandwiches: First pick your ice cream flavor, then pick your cookie flavor and what do you have?.. A delicious gourmet cookie sandwich designed by you! This sweet treat is offered on festival grounds as well so eat as many as you please, you’ll need the extra calories for dancing.

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Photo Credit: TastyTouring.com

Listen:
Dum Dum GirlsMadonna, The Stone Roses, Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Dum Dum Girls are a mix of all of the above and then some. With LA Rock style, these ladies have been making unfailingly hip music that gets stuck in your head since the early 00’s.
Listen: “Bedroom Eyes” “Lost Boys & Girls Club

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Dum Dum Girls. Photo Credit: MTVIggy.com

Factory Floor: These Londoners have been making live synth-based dance tracks for a handful of years now. But the release of their self-titled LP on DFA Records is what truly put them on the map. Prepare to dance.
Listen: “Two Different Ways“, “Fall Back

Kate Nash: An English singer, songwriter and musician is best known for UK number 1 album, Made of Bricks. Shortly after she released “My Best Friend Is You” and “Girl Talk” in 2013.
Listen: A throwback to “Foundations” and the playful “Merry Happy”.

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Kate Nash. Photo Credit: myignorantyouth.com

Ellie Goulding: Another British Beauty, is top on our list. From her first album, “Lights” to her second “Halcyon” that released in October 2012, there are a number of good listens we don’t want to miss!
Listen: “Anything Could Happen”, “Burn”, and “Explosions

HAIM: This all girl sister rock band from Los Angeles, Ca has been kicking some serious butt in the nu-folk meets 90’s R&B world.
Listen: “Falling“, “The Wire

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HAIM. Photo Credit: NPR.org

Lana Del Rey: Her brilliant lyrics voice her soulful emotions in a way that is different then a lot of musicians today. We can’t get enough of her alluring voice that leaves us wanting more.
Listen: “Blue Jeans“, “National Anthem

Check out our Indio Playlist for more artists that we’re excited to see!

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