Here’s who was ligging backstage at Coachella 2019

Bona fide celebs and D-listers were out in full force at the first weekend of the festival

There is nowhere with a stronger guarantee of seeing celebrities in the wild than Coachella weekend one. Every year, it’s like a magnet for the super famous and those who want to be, its VIP and backstage areas awash with models, influencers, and the kids of truly famous people. This year’s event was no different, with a whole host of stars kicking off their festival season in the desert.

Paris Hilton

The hotel heiress and reality star announced her presence in a way only she could – with a very extra visual posted on her social media accounts that featured an image of her in bikini and heels, and with a series of birds darting across the screen, for some reason.

Kendall Jenner


As you’d expect, one of the younger members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan spent her Coachella surrounded by her famous pals, including Gigi Hadid, Virgil Abloh, and Hailey Baldwin.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

What was among the couple’s plans for Coachella weekend one? Watching artist of the moment Billie Eilish.

Leonardo DiCaprio

If Leonardo DiCaprio was trying to blend into the Coachella crowd, he could probably have done a better job by not wearing a big grey hoodie – an item of clothing literally no one has ever worn at the scorching desert festival before sundown.

Emily Ratajkowski


Model Emily Ratajkowski hung out with Hailey Baldwin and Grown-ish star at a special Levi’s pool party during Coachella weekend one.

Jordyn Woods

Current Kardashian enemy number one didn’t let some of California’s most famous family being present at Coachella stop her from turning up the festival. She made no effort to fly under the radar either, making an appearance onstage during Jaden Smith’s set.

Gigi Hadid


Stars! They’re just like you and me, which in model Gigi Hadid’s case means wanting to scarf a load of McDonald’s fries from a nice comfy seat before you head off to watch more bands. If only all of us could get that sweet Maccie D’s money while doing it, though.

Hailey Baldwin

BLACKPINK fans were particularly excited about Baldwin being spotted at the festival this year, as she was filmed hanging around the Sahara stage just before the K-pop group’s performance. She’s yet to confirm her allegiance, but for now she’s being claimed as a Blink.

Liam Payne

The former One Direction star really got into the spirit of things by jumping into a classic, bright orange campervan.

Vanessa Hudgens

The High School Musical alum is a regular Coachella favourite for celeb-watchers, using the festival as the perfect excuse to show off a series of boho outfits in incredibly Instagrammable locations. Because what else are festivals for?

Katy Perry

She might have made a surprise appearance with Zedd on the festival’s final day, but Coachella 2019 wasn’t just business for Katy Perry. She was filmed dancing away in the VIP section with her friends, making the most of her time off stage.

Darren Criss

The American Crime Story actor certainly made an impression at Coachella 2019, with some very, er, interesting fashion choices, like the pattern-clashing one above.

Brooklyn Beckham


Golden Balls’ son himself and wannabe photographer made the trip to the desert, stopping along the way to do a roadside shoot with Khalid.

James Corden

J-pop trio Perfume shared a snap of them hanging out with the Late Late Show host backstage at the festival, with Corden pictured in some very summery shorts.