Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino celebrated Labor Day Weekend with a five-day, action-packed event series, featuring some of the most notable names in dance music including (in event order) Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, music icon Moby and Tiësto.
The holiday weekend was in full force as Las Vegas’ most buzzed-about nightclub kept the fun going all weekend long. Kicking off the weekend of festivities Thursday, Aug. 29, was GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Steve Aoki as he spun his classic sounds while entertaining the crowd with his signature antics and customized props from cake-throwing and champagne-spraying, to his C02 hand guns and Indian “Winnetou style” head piece that is fully covered with color changing LED lights – all part of the fun of his signature Hakkasan party, “Neon Future.”
Friday, Aug. 30, Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell took to the tables to delight guests with his blend of progressive and electro-house beats as Netherlands “mash up maestro” Dannic closed out the powerful evening . The dynamic two-some had fans dancing all night long as they put on a pulsating performance for clubgoers.
Continuing to thrill guests with an unparalleled weekend of music Saturday, Aug. 31, was GRAMMY-Award winning mega-producer and DJ, Calvin Harris, joined by English progressive house DJ Michael Woods. The duo kept the energy up in the main room each with vibrant sets which included their fan-favorite beats.
The most legendary moment of the Labor Day celebrations took place Sunday, Sept. 1, when Hakkasan guests received a special treat as renowned music icon Moby delighted the crowd with an exclusive one-off performance, the first time the GRAMMY Award-nominated artist has performed at the venue. With his 11th studio album “Innocents” set to be released in early October, the legendary musician took a short break from his international tour appearing in Sin City for the first time since 2009.
Wrapping up the weekend of revelry Monday, Sept. 2, crowd-pleasing Tiësto made the most of the extended weekend’s final moments in a show-stopping DJ set with Tony Arzadon.
Hakkasan’s “open format” club area, the Ling Ling Club, also hosted a wide array of DJ talent throughout the weekend. Thursday, Aug. 29, guests were delighted by performances from special guest DJ Sid Vicious; Friday, Aug. 30 featured hip-hop legend DJ Ruckus and Saturday, Aug. 31 renowned DJ Irie as they all took turns manning the decks while spinning hard-hitting tracks for partygoers.
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