Las Vegas’s newest megaclub, Hakkasan, has just announced a 5-day lineup leading into its 2013 grand finale. The five-story restaurant and nightlife mecca will be handing over New Year’s duties to none other than Calvin Harris on December 31st. Leading up to the unforgettable evening will be four nights of performances from Steve Aoki with Fergie, Calvin Harris with Burns, Tiesto with Danny Avila, and Hardwell with Michael Woods before Calvin returns to close out 2013 in a way only the Grammy Award-winning sensation could.
Tickets for the week long extravaganza are available now.
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Moby hasn’t performed live since winning over Coachella attendees this past April, but that is about to change once Labor Day Weekend rolls around. Set to make his return to the booth, the veteran will headline Hakkasan, Las Vegas on September 1st, helping to bring the club’s first summer season to a close. Moby’s Labor Day Weekend affair will also mark his return to Sin City after a seven year hiatus and his last Vegas outing dating back to 2006.
If you’ve been to Vegas this summer, chances are you’ve seen billboards for Fergie – the one who spins with Tiësto, not the one that hangs with Will.i.a.m. Since moving to the States from Europe, the producer has made the MGM Grand his stomping grounds, taking over Wet Republic and Hakkasan as both support and headliner. Going from a hard-house producer to a bring-the-house-down resident DJ, Fergie (or Fergie DJ as he’s known to squelch any confusion) has recently taken time out of performing to return to his production roots, revealing brand new track “R U Ready?” and sharing it with us first. Released as a free download, the tune uses a pulsing percussive beat to carry the light vocal and big builds. Played out in Vegas, the tune has already been dance-floor approved, so grab yours below and get your own party started – if you’re ready, that is.
If you still haven’t made your way to Las Vegas’ new kid on the strip, our friends at Hakkasan have released a video to make you want to change that, stat. Filmed over the club’s first three weekends in business, the Grand Opening recap has footage of 24 artists and hundreds of memories. From interviews with the likes of Hardwell, Tiësto and Laidback Luke to shots of Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Tommy Trash frenzying the crowd from the club’s larger-than-life booth, the montage serves as a pleasant reminder for those who were there and a reason to head to McCarran airport for those who were not. With three successful months under their belt, there is much more in store from MGM’s megastar.
Rich deep mahogneys and cherry accents line the walls and booths of Hakkasan’s expansive main room. The club, which opened less than three months ago, has quickly established itself as one of the liveliest rooms in Las Vegas, hosting a multitude of the most talented and over-the-top personas in the EDM explosion. As one of the many clubs in Las Vegas to host events for EDC Week, Hakkasan stood out amongst its competition with its labyrinthian assortment of rooms and multiple floors of festival calibre production. From Wednesday night until Sunday evening, the crown jewel of MGM’s recent revival hosted Dada Life, Hardwell, Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Deadmau5; packing out the venue every night with crowds whose sole intention was to embody the mantra of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
“12 feet and 2 tons each of pure mechanical bliss,” Deadmau5 unveiled his mau5bots over the weekend to a packed crowd at Hakkasan Las Vegas. The new animatronic stage mice are not only visually daunting, but apparently something of a liability as well — Deadmau5 noted on his Twitter: “the insurance policy we had to take out for this idea was beyond insanity.” Already receiving standout reviews from those in attendance, the mau5bots have potential to become a permanent addition to Zimmerman’s already breathtaking stage setup. Click past the break to watch Tommy Lee’s Vines of the mau5bots.
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In celebration of our 4-year anniversary and Dancing Astronaut Week at Hakkasan Las Vegas, we are giving one of our lucky fans the opportunity of a lifetime. For our readers heading out to Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival we are giving away VIP access for you and 3 friends to Hakkasan Nightclub, but the prize doesn’t stop there; the lucky winner – and their 3 friends – will also get to meet Tiësto, Dada Life and Nervo at Hakkasan before their performances.
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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. For all of us here on US soil, MDW is the official kick off to summer, the moment when it is officially acceptable to wear white pants, and for many a celebration of months and months without snow, sleet, or ice. From coast to coast, Dancing Astronaut has your partying needs covered. Click through to see what is going on in the party capitals of New York City and Las Vegas next weekend.
All eyes have been on Vegas in recent weeks. Between claims that the Las Vegas Strip is the new Playa d’en Bossa, a slew of impressive new residencies at the city’s hottest clubs, and the grand opening of the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Las Vegas, any fan of nightlife would be hard pressed to ignore what’s going on in the Nevada desert these days.
The New York Times recently sat down to pick the brain of the Angel Management Group’s CEO, Neil Moffitt, who together with the Hakkasan company will be responsible for running the show at Las Vegas’s biggest new club. This is the man that was there from the very beginning, he speaks about his “first foray” into the electronic music market in 2004, when he booked fellow Brit Paul Oakenfold at Ice.