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Sundance 2019: All the hot-spots you need to know about

Gibson Johns

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is almost here.

Some of Hollywood's biggest names and most promising rising stars will descend upon Park City, Utah, over the next two weekends for one of the industry's most prominent festivals, which will see a slew of buzzworthy films and television shows debuting to eager audiences ready to discover the next big title.

Throughout the festival, there will be countless dinners, panels, concerts, premiere parties and other star-studded events taking place at a variety of hot spots and branded experiences scattered around the snowy locale.

Ahead of Sundance 2019, we're giving you a rundown of the most exciting experiences, parties, hangouts and more where you can expect to see celebs and filmmakers throughout the festival:

DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T: Hosted in the former Zoom space, the multi-purpose venue will house the Variety Studio, where the festival's biggest names will stop by to get their portraits taken, as well as daily invite-only lunches for celebrities and influencers at its Jon & Vinny's pop-up restaurant. The space will also host the Hello Lounge, which will offer daily coffee and nightly cocktails, where exclusive events will address issues around LGBTQ content creation, diversity and more.

Stella's Film Lounge: Stella Artois brings back its popular hot-spot on Main Street, hosting a slew of live-streamed conversations, star-studded premiere parties and thought-provoking panels celebrating filmmakers and artists that are pushing for increased inclusivity, diversity and gender parity in Hollywood. The brand will also honor the recipients of its second annual Stella Artois-funded Film Finishing Fund grants in conjunction with Women In Film during the festival.

TAO Park City: The most exclusive pop-up at Sundance returns for TAO Group's 11th year in Park City, located once again at The Yard and presented by Stella Artois. Guests who are lucky enough to get inside will sip on Casamigos cocktails as DJ Ruckus, Vice and Mel DeBarge play sets -- oh, and not only will there be a surprise performance on Friday night, but partygoers can also expect deliveries around 3 a.m. of surprise snacks by delivery service Postmates, which will also be feeding festival-goers in line for screenings all weekend long.


Chase Sapphire on Main: Chase Sapphire returns to its beautiful space on Main Street with a slew of parties, and a panel series in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times called LA Times Live @ Sundance Film Festival Presented by Chase Sapphire. The space will also offer an Instagram-ready interactive mural experience with artist Timothy Goodman in celebration of its "The Places in Between" campaign.

Wanderluxxe Filmmaker Lounge: Essential Costa Rica and luxury membership service Wanderluxxe will team up to host a variety of daily wellness activities (think: daily yoga with Lululemon, a sauna and facials), panels and premiere parties. Guests can sip on Costa Rican coffee, enjoy snacks by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Sunlighten Infrared Sauna and STARE Cosmetics, as well as expect to see a slew of famous faces coming in and out all weekend long.

Acura Festival Village: Festival goers will be able to partake in a wide variety of activations here, including an interactive photo booth, performances by the likes of Judah & the Lion at the Acura Stage and complimentary hot beverages and Stella Artois beer. The space will host a variety of intimate panel and fireside discussions, including one with The Atlantic's Jemele Hill, as well as an invitation-only IMDb celebrity video interview studio with interviews hosted by Kevin Smith.

Aprés Lounge & Beach Club featuring Veuve Clicquot: Montage Deer Valley celebrates the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot's Rosé created by Madame Clicquot with its famous lounge, located just outside of the resort. The chic lounge offers a special rosé menu that includes caviar.

Savvy Minerals Sip & Lip Bar: If you're running around Main Street and need a quick touch-up, look no further than this chic space put together by Savvy Minerals by Young Living. Guests can find their perfect winter lip shade from the line of clean and natural beauty products while sipping on a refreshing NingXia Zyng.

The Luxury Escape: RAND Luxury hosts the 6th annual experience at the St. Regis Deer Valley Resort, offering festival goers a much-needed break from the oftentimes chaotic scene on Main Street, Park City. RAND will host several events throughout the weekend, including private cast dinners and receptions for the likes of Big Swing Productions, SeriesFest and Tangerine Entertainment.

Kia Telluride Supper Suite: A-List Communications brings back the popular activation for a fifth year, taking over the The Mustang restaurant with cuisine served up by Greene St. Kitchen. Tons of top festival talent are expected to stop by the space to take part in the annual Collider Portrait and Media Studio, and guests will enjoy door-to-door service in the new KIA Telluride SUV.

Wellhaus: The first-ever CBD focused activation at Sundance is an exciting, all-encompassing wellness experience is brought to you by Axcess Entertainment in conjunction with Charlotte's Web. Throughout the weekend, guests can expect daily talks, panel discussions, VIP activations and the first-ever CBD Gastropub. 

Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Located at the official Sundance Festival Co-Op on Main Street, this lounge will offer guests complimentary coffee, space to charge their phones and attempt to win prizes in its Francis Ford Coppola Winery Risk Ring Toss activation.

Kickstarter Lodge: The space will feature several premiere celebrations, after-parties and mixers throughout the weekend, including the Queer Warm Up -- a happy hour for LGBTQ filmmakers and industry leaders featuring fondue and a relaxing fireplace. 

IMDb Dinner Party Presented by Dolby: The ultra-exclusive, invitation-only dinner for industry leaders will once again by hosted by IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham at an undisclosed location. Guests at the chic cocktail and dinner party will get to try out Dolby Dimension wireless headphones.

Canada Goose Basecamp: Open to the public, this relaxing activation will allow guests to try on Canada Goose's iconic parkas, sip on refreshing hot beverages and enjoy free Wi-Fi. In the space's invitation-only second floor, there will be events such as High West whiskey tastings and available workspace for filmmakers and press alike.

Lyft Lounge: Members of the public can stop into the lounge for WiFi, phone charging stations, hot cocoa and Lyft-approved pink donuts. On display in the space will be never-before-seen images from the Apollo 11 space mission as part of a photography exhibition put together in conjunction with "Apollo 11" director Todd Miller.

The Vulture Spot: Writers and editors from New York Magazine's pop culture site will interview and photograph some of the festival's top talent in this exclusive space for the third year in a row. Autograph Collection Hotels and the Cut, another NYMag brand, will also co-host a "How I Get It Done" panel, in addition to several other star-studded events.

Salesforce Music Lodge: The lively space will celebrate music as a platform for change with an incredible lineup of live performances by the likes of Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. All artists performing at the venue will also take part in a daily happy hour Q&A with KCRW personality Anne Litt. RSVP here.

AP Music Lodge: The space, located in the Associated Press Festival HQ, will host daily Mardi Gras bashes in celebration of the documentary, "A Tuba to Cuba," a film about the history of New Orleans jazz. Guests can expect Louisiana delicacies, appearances by some of the festivals most in-demand names and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as a variety of musical performances.