Insomniac Celebrates 10 Years of EDC Las Vegas with Massive Lineup Featuring Over 250 Artists

Insomniac Celebrates 10 Years of
EDC Las Vegas with Massive Lineup
Featuring Over 250 Artists

The festival’s largest ever lineup of international dance music tastemakers is set to perform at the sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, May 15-17


 Today, Insomniac unveiled the monumental roster of artists set to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2020, which will celebrate an unparalleled 10 years in Las Vegas. The world’s largest dance music festival and most anticipated festival lineup of the year features a roster of over 250 of dance music’s most in-demand and diverse all-stars performing Under the Electric Sky. Throughout the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which will be utilized in its entirety this year for the first-time ever, nine musical stages will showcase exclusive b2b collaborations, world debut performances, cutting-edge technology, and specially curated 10-year surprises. Festivalgoers will celebrate from dusk till dawn at the annual three-day event, taking place Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17. The lineup of performing artists can be found here.


“In the 10 years since Las Vegas welcomed EDC with open arms, the city has become a second home to me, my family, and many members of our Insomniac team,” says Insomniac Founder & CEO Pasquale Rotella. “EDC Las Vegas 2020 is the culmination of a decade’s worth of imagination and collaboration, and we wanted to celebrate those achievements with a lineup that represents the musical diversity of this amazing culture. I’m humbled by the milestone and grateful to the community, both local and global, that has supported the growth of EDC.”


EDC Las Vegas will return in full force to celebrate the milestone year, welcoming globally renowned artists including Alesso, Alison Wonderland, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and more. Festival history will be made throughout the weekend as 2 = 1  (W&W and Timmy Trumpet) make their U.S. festival debut, SayMyName and 12th Planet take to the decks together for the first time, and Pendulum Trinity reunites all three members of the group together for their first performance of the new show concept in North America. Slander b2b Said The Sky, Afrojack b2b R3HAB, Diplo b2b MK, Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna, Caspa b2b Peekaboo, and Rob GEE x Sid of Slipknot, among others, will also join the fold of rare b2b performances at EDC Las Vegas 2020. Veteran house and techno producer Carl Cox will return to the EDC Las Vegas stage for the first time since 2015, while up-and-coming artists like Ahmed Romel, Golf Clap, Ilario Alicante, J. Worra, Kai Tracid, OMNOM and more make their EDC Las Vegas festival debut.


EDC Las Vegas 2020 will utilize the largest footprint at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to date, and will showcase elaborate and expansive stage designs throughout the festival, including the largest iteration of kineticFIELD. Across Rainbow Road, Headliners can catch their favorite, larger-than-life live sets during HARD’s weekend-long takeover of cosmicMEADOW. Complete with record-breaking amounts of LED, video tiles, pyro, and laser displays, circuitGROUNDS is back with another new look for 2020. bassPOD will flex the best in drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, and leftfield sounds with its world debut b2b performances and the return of a massive, 150-foot magma flame cannon, while neonGARDEN will showcase its offering of techno and underground music within a new, fully-enclosed stage design; its largest ever at EDC Las Vegas. wasteLAND continues to be home base for the relentless energy of hardstyle and hard dance, while the trance community at quantumVALLEY will enjoy very special collaboration projects and worldwide debuts that you can only hear first at EDC Las Vegas. Curated by the Insomniac Music Group, stereoBLOOM will welcome world-class selectors and future sounds that span multiple genres, and skyLAB, EDC’s dedicated home for house music, will debut as the festival’s 9th and newest official stage.


The EDC Las Vegas 2020 lineup includes:


12th Planet (Throwback Set)

1788 – L

2 = 1 (Timmy Trumpet & W&W)



AC Slater

Adam Auburn


Afrojack b2b R3HAB

Ahmed Romel

Alan Walker

Alessandra Roncone


Alison Wonderland

Aly & Fila

Andrew Bayer

Andrew Rayel

Andy C

Ann Clue


Anna Lunoe



Ben Nicky presents Xtreme

Billy Gillies

Blvckjesus b2b Crime Family b2b Wshngtn



Boris Brejcha

Born Dirty

Boys Noize

Calyx & Teebee b2b The Prototypes


Carl Cox

Caspa b2b Peekaboo

The Chainsmokers

Champagne Drip



Code Black


Cosmic Gate

Cut Snake

Da Tweekaz

Danny Howard

Danny Tenaglia


Darren Styles

David Guetta

DC Breaks b2b Loadstar b2b Prolix

Deadly Guns

Declan James

Denis Sulta



Diplo b2b MK

DJ Anime

DJ Seinfeld

DJ Snake

Dom Dolla


Don Diablo

Dr Phunk

Dr. Fresch


Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna



Ed Rush & Optical b2b Kemal b2b Dillinja


Eli Brown




Excision (Detox Set)

Fallen b2b Richter


Franky Wah

Friction b2b A.M.C

Friend Within


Fury + MC Dino

G Jones



Gammer b2b K?D


Ganja White Night


GG Magree


Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 3.0

Golf Clap

Gouryella 2.0


Green Velvet


Gryffin (DJ Set)

Habstrakt vs. Moksi

Herobust b2b Spag Heddy



Ilan Bluestone

Ilario Alicante

Illyus & Barrientos

  1. Worra

Jason Ross


Jauz b2b Oliver Heldens

Jerome Isma-ae

Jonas Blue

Joseph Capriati

Junkie Kid


Kai Tracid



Key 4050



Knife Party


Lady Faith


Lauren Lane

Lee Foss

Len Faki

Lil Texas


Lost Kings

Loud Luxury

Louis the Child

Maceo Plex

Mad Dog


Major Lazer



Markus Schulz ISOS Set

Martin Garrix

Mason Maynard

Max Chapman


Midnight Tyrannosaurus b2b Trampa


Moon Boots


Mr. Brooks





Nicky Romero


Oliver Heldens




Patrick Topping

Paul Van Dyk

Paul Woolford


Pendulum Trinity



Pierre Pienaar

Radical Redemption

Reality Test


Reinier Zonneveld (Live)


Richie Hawtin

Rob Gee x SID of Slipknot

Said The Sky

SAYMYNAME b2b 12th Planet

SAYMYNAME Hardstyle Set

Secret Recipe

Seven Lions


Shiverz b2b Infekt







SLANDER b2b Said The Sky


Sofi Tukker


Sonny Fodera



Sound Rush

Space Jesus


Sub Zero Project



Svdden Death presents VOYD

Sven Väth




TNT aka Technoboy N Tuneboy




Vini Vici

Vintage Culture


Walker & Royce


Wax Motif







Yellow Claw

Yolanda Be Cool

Yung Bae


Zeds Dead




Yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 20, Headliners were able to interact with Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac Founder and CEO on social media, as he debuted the full lineup during a special “Music Through Music” episode of Night Owl Radio. The live stream featured mini mixes of artists playing each stage at EDC Las Vegas 2020.


Earlier this month, Insomniac revealed the central theme of this year’s festival, kineticZEN. Festivalgoers from around the world will gather Under the Electric Sky celebrating life, love, art and music all while enjoying nightly firework extravaganzas and unique, over-the-top experiences at every corner.


Passes for the 18+ EDC Las Vegas 2020 are sold out. Headliners can join the waitlist for GA, GA+ and VIP passes here.


Follow along on the journey of most anticipated music festival of the year on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned for more exciting EDC Las Vegas 2020 details and announcements at




About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.


For over 25 years, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 465,000 fans over three days.


The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.


Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on, Facebook and Twitter.


65 of the World’s Top Dance Music Artists Unite for North America’s Largest Halloween Dance Music Festival, Escape: Psycho Circus


65 of the World’s Top Dance Music Artists Unite for
North America’s Largest Halloween Dance Music Festival, Escape: Psycho Circus


The re-imagined Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 experience features more than 40 artists playing the festival for the first time including Bicep (DJ set), Charlotte de Witte, Deadmau5, Nora En Pure, RL Grime, Said The Sky, San Holo, Stephan Bodzin (Live), and more


Tickets can be purchased here


During the 2019 edition of Escape: Psycho Circus, the supernatural spirit of Halloween will come alive as more than 65 of the world’s most acclaimed dance music artists set the soundtrack for the two-night Halloween festival on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. This year’s lineup for Escape: Psycho Circus—North America’s largest and most thrilling Halloween dance music festival—features notable artists such as Deadmau5, Stephan Bodzin (Live), Alesso, RL Grime, Kölsch, Eric Prydz, Chris Lake, Excision, Borgore, Metro Boomin, San Holo, Gorgon City b2b Nora En Pure for a worldwide debut performance, and TestPilot, the deeper and darker techno alias of Deadmau5.


The unmatched lineup brings an array of dance music’s most legendary artists to the haunted parallel universe of the NOS Events Center, performing sets across four twisted new stage designs and themed areas. This year, powerhouse Insomniac brands Audiotistic, Basscon, Bassrush Massive and Factory 93 will host stage takeovers, as Escape looks to build on its credibility as one of the most artfully curated festivals in the world. Since 2016, Escape’s Factory 93 Experience has been laying the groundwork for today’s house and techno renaissance, welcoming performances from many of the most veteran figureheads in the underground dance music community while propelling others to new stardom. Continuing its unwavering commitment to forward-thinking music and culture, Factory 93 will present the powerhouse trio of Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna as they stun with an epic 3-hour b3b in California for the first time—while Chris Liebing b2b Charlotte de Witte will also debut on the West Coast.


The full Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 lineup includes:







Bear Grillz

Bicep (DJ Set)

Boombox Cartel


Chris Lake

Chris Liebing b2b Charlotte de Witte


Code Black



DC Breaks b2b Prolix



Dillon Francis

DJ AniMe


Don Diablo

Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna (3-hour set)

Duke Dumont

Eric Prydz


GG Magree

Gorgon City b2b Nora En Pure

Guti (Live)



Hpnotic b2b Keiji



Len Faki



Metro Boomin

Monika Kruse

Nicolas Matar



The Prototypes

Riot Ten

RL Grime

Said The Sky

San Holo



Sober Rob


Sound Rush

Stephan Bodzin (Live)

Sub Zero Project (Live)

Technoboy ‘N’ Tuneboy


Timmy Trumpet

Valentino Khan

What So Not

Willaris. K

Win and Woo



This year, Escape SoCal brings a reinvented experience for Headliners with eye-catching production, theatrical performers, and a terrorizing storyline exclusive to the Escape dynasty. In 2018, Escape: Psycho Circus hosted more than 125,000 Headliners at the NOS Events Center for two nights of mayhem, where guests danced the night away through the spooky hallows of the sinister Psycho Circus. Headliners wandered through the haunting festival grounds where they experienced the joy of Halloween paired with dance music sets from must see artists including Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Lane 8, Excision and more.


Two-day General Admission Experience Passes for Escape: Psycho Circus are currently available for  $199.99 plus taxes, while VIP Enhanced Experience Passes begin at $349.95 plus taxes at


Visit the complete Escape: Psycho Circus website with full festival information in addition to updates and exciting announcements. You can also follow Escape: Psycho Circus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To stay up to date with the latest Insomniac news, visit

About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.


Throughout its 25-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 460,000 fans over three days.


The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.


Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on, Facebook and Twitter.

Photos: Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty &
Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening


Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King and Dream Hotels, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini Pizza + Bar Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party.
Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

potted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Rande Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening.

Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.
Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef
Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.

Avenue will officially open its doors on  Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex restaurant and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.

Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this Spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group
will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Full list of attendees include: Adelaide Kane, Al Harrington, Alesso, Anderson.Paak, Angela Lindvall,
Annalynne Mccord, Anthony Anderson, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Benson, Aureta Thomollari, Avan Jogia,
Baron Davis, Bethany Marie, Bryan Greenberg, Brandon Boyd, Kaskade, Cassie, Catt Sadler, Charlotte McKinney, Cheryl Burke, Chloe Bartoli, Christina Milian, Cindy Crawford, Conor Dwyer, Coolio, Craig Robinson, Dani Song, Dania Ramirez, Danny A, David Foster, David Guetta, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled,
Draya Michele, Eiza González, EJ Johnson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Everett Williams, ‎G-Eazy, Gregg Sulkin, Hailey Baldwin, Holly Madison, Izabella Miko, Jacey Duprie, Jadene, Jamie Chung, Jason Paakkonen, JC Chavez, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Clarkson, Justine Skye, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Larry English, Lisa Dengler, Logan Paul, Madelaine Petsch, Matthew Modine, Michael Bay, Michael Chiklis, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, Mr Brainwash, NAS, Nev Schulman,Nick Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikia Provenzano, Novak Djokovic, Odell Beckham Jr., Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson, Pam Hetlinger, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Randy Gerber, Randy Jackson, Redfoo, Retna the artist, Rocky Barnes, Russell Simmons, Ryan Phillips, Saul Rasco, Scott Disick, Scott Lipps, Sebastian Maniscalco, Serayah, Shanina Shaik, Shaun Ross, Shay Mitchell, Stassi Schroeder, Stephen Hill, Taco,  Tania Sarin, Tara Reid, Tim Bryan, Tyga, Victoria Justice, Von Miller, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Chef Chris Santos + Ralph Scamardella, Ben Watts and Busta Rhymes.

Recap: XS Nightclub celebrated the return of its famed Sunday NightSwim with a grand opening event with DJ / Producer Alesso on May 1

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XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas celebrated the return of its famed Sunday NightSwim with a grand opening event with DJ / Producer Alesso yesterday (May 1). Thousands of party-goers packed the Sunday bash, which has been hailed as one of the most renowned nightlife experiences in the world and has been recognized as one of the top events by Nightclub & Bar.
Every Sunday, XS Nightclub transforms as the stage turns toward the pool, offering a unique open-air, club experience. A perfect remedy to the hot Las Vegas summer, NightSwim is the ultimate evening pool party and nightclub mashup featuring the biggest names in electric dance music.
Sunday NightSwim Current Schedule:

  • May 8 – Marshmello
  • May 15 – Skrillex
  • May 22 – Zedd
  • May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) – David Guetta
  • June 5 – Skrillex
  • June 12 – Dillon Francis
  • June 19 – Alesso
  • June 26 – Diplo
  • July 3 – Skrillex
  • July 17 – Skrillex
  • July 24 – Major Lazer
  • July 31 – Diplo
  • August 14 – Major Lazer

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XS is open Friday through Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday NightSwim is seasonal and runs through September. Schedule is subject to change and additional dates to be announced soon. For more information including the complete calendar and to purchase tickets, visit

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**Just Announced**
Of Monsters and Men – Aug. 13
Tickets on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. PDT

“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music,” the highly-anticipated concert series, provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.


X107.5’s “Our Big Concert”
Thursday, May 28
6 p.m.; Doors at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $40 GA

Cage the Elephant
Rock band Cage the Elephant, consisting of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor and drummer Jared Champion, released its single “Free Love” in late 2007. The following year, the group released its debut self-titled album to commercial and critical success. In 2012, the band followed up the album with the release of their second album Thank You Happy Birthday featuring the hit single, “Shake Me Down.” Shortly after, the band took a brief hiatus before getting back together in August 2012 to begin working on its third album Melophobia. In 2014, the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.


Dirty Heads
In 2003, punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) and rapper Jared Watson (Dirty J) came together to produce infectious and positive music. Shortly after, percussionist Jon Olazabal joined the duo to form Dirty Heads. As a trio, the group started playing shows together and growing its fan base before signing to Warner Bros. Before the group could finish its debut album, Dirty Heads decided to leave the label. In 2008, the group released their debut album Any Port in a Storm featuring the hit track “Lay Me Down.” Dirty Heads released its second album Cabin By The Sea in 2012 followed by its 2013 acoustic album Home-Phantoms of Summer.


New Politics
In the late 2000s, Danish indie rockers David Boyd, Soren Hansen and Poul Amaliel formed the band New Politics. The group combined blends of pop, rock and electronic dance music and quickly became known for its high-energy sets. In 2009, the group signed to record label RCA and released its self-titled debut album in 2010. Two years later, New Politics released their sophomore album A Bad Girl in Harlem.


Big Data
Big Data is a paranoid electronic music project from the internet and was formed out of a general distrust for technology and The Cloud. Helmed by producer Alan Wilkis, Big Data aims to explore the relationship between man and machine, and how the internet has reshaped the human experience.


In 2010, vocalist Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, bassist Sean Donnelly, keyboardist Benjamin Bailey and drummer Paul Brenner formed Joywave. The group had produced its first mix tape 77777 in 2010 followed by its 88888 mix tape and the group’s EP Koda Vista. In 2013, Joywave signed to Hollywood Records and released its debut album How Do You Feel Now? featuring singles, “Somebody New” and “Tongues.”


Billy Currington with special guest Ryan Lafferty 
Friday, May 29
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Born and raised in Rincon, Georgia, Billy Currington moved to Nashville after graduating high school to pursue a music career. While working at a concrete company in the city, Currington continued to work on his music by playing shows and writing songs in his spare time. His hard work eventually paid off when he signed with Mercury Records and released his self-titled debut album in 2003. His first single, “Walk a Little Straighter” peaked at No. 8 on the country charts and established him as a singer and songwriter of great substance. In 2005, he released his sophomore album Doin’ Something Right featuring his first two No. 1 singles, “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” Three years later, he released his third album Little Bit of Everything, which included the hit tracks “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.” In September 2013, Currington delivered We Are Tonight featuring the smash hit, “Hey Girl.”


Neon Trees with special guest Alex Winston
Friday, June 12
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 GA

Utah’s indie pop dance group Neon Trees features keyboardist / vocalist Tyler Glenn, guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer / vocalist Elaine Bradley. In 2008, the group got its big break when they became one of the opening acts for The Killers’ North American tour. Shortly after the tour wrapped, the band signed with Mercury Records and was voted 2009’s Band of the Year by Salt Lake City’s City Weekly. In early 2010, the group released their debut album Habits featuring the breakthrough single “Animal.” The success of the song led to a number of opportunities for the band including multiple TV appearances and tours with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and Duran Duran. In 2014, the band released its third album Pop Psychology which was largely influenced by Glenn and his challenges to find love in the digital age.


Thursday, June 18
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $45 GA
**A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $30

Alessandro Lindblad, more commonly known as Alesso, is a DJ and dance music producer from Stockholm, Sweden. His career quickly gained mainstream recognition for his remixes of Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, and Avicii, as well as his own productions. His first major achievement was in 2011 when his remix of Nadia Ali’s track “Pressure” was one of the most successful EDM tracks of the year. Later in the same year, he placed in DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, debuting at number 70. In early 2012, he was named one of MTV’s “one to watch,” making his first BBC Radio 1 essential mix, and earning the track of the year award on Zane Lowe’s prime-time Radio 1 slot for the single “Calling (Lose My Mind).” He leaped to major success when he achieved a U.K. chart No. 1 with his collaborative single “Under Control” alongside Calvin Harris and Theo Hurts. At the end of 2013, Alesso received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Remix for “If I Lose Myself.” A man clearly in love with music and life, Alesso’s ethos is all about living in the moment. He is an impassioned producer seeking out life’s highs while defying genre, expectation and convention.


Last Summer On Earth 2015 Tour: Barenaked Ladies with special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay
Saturday, July 18
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA

Since the band’s start in the late 1980s, Barenaked Ladies has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. The Canadian band found success when vocalists Ed Robertson and Steve Page started incorporating comedy into their early performances to hold the audience’s attention between sets. The combination of the duo’s humor and eclectic folk pop rock sound sealed the group’s fate as its popularity continued to grow into the early 1990s. The group grew into a true band with the addition of Jim Creegan (bass/vocals), Tyler Stewart (drums/vocals) and Andy Creegan (keyboards) and went on to release Yellow Tape, Canada’s first independently-released tape to reach platinum status. Shortly after, Barenaked Ladies signed with Sire/Reprise Records in 1992 and released its debut studio album Gordon featuring hits such as “Be My Yoko Ono,” “Brian Wilson” and “If I Had a $1,000,000.” Before the release of the band’s third album, Kevin Hearn (keyboard/guitar/vocals) replaced Andy Creegan, who left the group to finish college abroad. Over the next decade, the group released six more albums, toured around the globe and started its own label, Desperation Records. In 2009, Page announced his departure from the band. The now quartet decided to form a new label, Raisin’ Records, and released All in Good Time, the band’s first album since Page’s departure. In 2013, Barenaked Ladies released its 11th studio album Grinning Streak featuring the hit single, “Boomerang.”

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Of Monsters and Men
Thursday, Aug.13
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

In 2011, Of Monsters and Men put its names on the map with its inescapable and infectious quadruple-platinum smash hit, “Little Talks.” An engaging mix of authentic indie and alternative sounds, the Icelandic quintet’s debut album, My Head Is An Animal, climbed to the top of the Billboard Top 200 and sold over two million albums worldwide. Since then, the group has delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop and Splendour in the Grass as well as countless sold-out shows. The group headed back home to Iceland in 2013 to begin building the framework for its highly anticipated sophomore album. Splitting studio sessions between Iceland and Los Angeles, Of Monsters and Men recorded Beneath The Skin under the direction of co-producer Rich Costey. The album will be released in June 2015 and features the hit single, “Crystals.”

Slightly Stoopid
Friday, Aug. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Slightly Stoopid co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty were still in high school when they signed to Skunk Records. While at the label, the duo produced two albums, Slightly Stoopid in 1996 and Longest Barrel Ride in 1998. Over the next couple years, Slightly Stoopid’s sound matured with the addition of drummer Ryan Moran and percussionist and vocalist Oguer Ocon. In 2005, the group released Closer to the Sun, considered to be the group’s most successful album to date. The album mixed a number of musical influences including dub step, reggae and hip-hop and allowed the band to tour with a variety of acts over the years. The group took a brief break from touring to release Chronchitis in 2007 and followed up the album with an updated version of its 2005 EP Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid. In 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group released its most current studio album, Top of the World, featuring a number of special guests such as G. Love, Fishbone and Barrington Levy.


Catch A Fire Tour 2015
With Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley
Thursday, Sept. 24
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $43 GA

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The youngest son of Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley, Damien Marley formed his first band, The Shepherds, when he was 13 years old. In 1994, Marley recorded his first solo album, Mr. Marley, with the help of his father’s label, Tuff Gong. Marley released his second album Halfway Tree with the help of his producer and brother Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The album became a sensation and won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. In the summer of 2005, Marley released Welcome to Jamrock, a successful album combing reggae and hip-hop influences.


Morgan Heritage
In 1994, the children of legendary reggae singer Denroy Morgan came together to form the band Morgan Heritage. After a performance at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival, the group signed with MCA Records and released its first album, Miracle. The album was considered a major flop and caused the group to rediscover its musical roots. After the release of its second album, Protect Us Jah, the group shrunk to five members including vocalists Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Peter Morgan and Una Morgan; percussionist Memmalatel “Mojo” Morgan; and rhythm guitarist Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan. Over the last two decades, the band has produced a number of hit singles including “Protect Us Jah,” “Let’s Make Up,” “Set Yourself Free,” “Mama and Papa” and “Tell Me How Come.” In April 2015, Morgan Heritage released Strictly Roots, featuring appearances by J. Boog, Chronixx, Bobby Lee of SOJA and Jemere Morgan.


Tarrus Riley
The son of singer Jimmy Riley, Tarrus Riley is considered one of the most gifted second generation Jamaican reggae singers. In 2004, Riley released his debut album Challenges produced by popular Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser. Two years later, he released his sophomore album Parables featuring the hit single “She’s Royal.” Riley followed up the album with Contagious in 2009. Over the years, Riley’s sound has been described as contemporary while still remaining true to his Jamaican roots. His music paired with his strong stage performance has made him a popular artist in the international reggae scene.


Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with special guest Citizen Cope
Saturday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $55 GA

Counting Crows, consisting of singer Adam Duritz, drummer Jim Bogios, guitarist David Bryson, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham, guitarist David Immergluck, bass player Millard Powers and guitarist Dan Vickrey, became an overnight sensation in 1993 with the release of its multiplatinum debut album August and Everything After. The band quickly became known for its dark lyrics and rock ‘n’ roll sound reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the next two decades, the band released seven albums, toured around the globe and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In September 2014, Counting Crows released its most recent studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland. Since then, the band has been touring around the world, captivating fans with its unique and innovative live performances.
Father John Misty with special guest Mikal Cronin
Thursday, Oct. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23 GA

Before adopting the pseudonym Father John Misty, singer and songwriter J. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. At that time, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O’Connor, as key influences. During tours with Damien Jurado, Tilman produced a few CD-R albums and created a ready audience for his home-burned discs. In 2006, the independent Fargo Records label released Tillman’s first properly distributed solo album, Minor Works, and Keep Records reissued I Will Return/Long May You Run as a two-disc set the same year. In 2007, Yer Bird Records released Tillman’s fourth, more elaborately arranged album, Cancer and Delirium. Although his solo work continued to garner critical acclaim, he briefly shifted focus in 2008 by joining Fleet Foxes. The group toured heavily in support of its debut album, yet, Tillman continued working on his own material, releasing Year in the Kingdom in 2009. In 2011, Tillman left Fleet Foxes to concentrate on his many solo projects, using his pseudonym Father John Misty for 2012’s Fear Fun. In 2015, Tillman issued a second studio album under the moniker, the caustically funny and surprisingly sweet I Love You, Honeybear.


The Chelsea
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.


Brian Wilson with special guest Rodriguez
Friday, July 10
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA; Reserved prices starting at $70

Considered one of the greatest composers of the rock era, Brian Wilson got an early start when he formed The Beach Boys in 1961 with his two younger brothers Dennis and Carl, cousin Mike Love and childhood friend Alan Jardine. Heavily influenced by the harmonic blend of Four Freshman and the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Wilson went on to write a number of the group’s top hits including “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls.” After 1967, Wilson relinquished much of his control of the group to his brother Carl in order to focus on other projects. In 1988, Wilson released his first solo album featuring the hit single “Love And Mercy,” a song that often serves as a closing performance for his concerts. Following the release, Wilson continued to write and record music as a solo act as well as a member of The Beach Boys. By 2012, Wilson had officially reunited with the group in time to release That’s Why God Made The Radio, the group’s first album with Wilson in over 15 years. In 2014, Wilson began to tour and record as a solo artist again, with songs he had originally written for The Beach Boys. His latest solo album No Pier Pressure is set to release in April 2015 and features a number of guest stars from a variety of genres.

Known only by his surname, legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist Rodriguez began performing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand where he became an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. In fact, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were profoundly inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. His story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man,” which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Brantley Gilbert with special guest Carter Winter
Friday, July 24
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $65 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85

Country music star Brantley Gilbert notched his first No. 1 Billboard Country Albums debut with the gold-certified JUST AS I AM and holds the third-highest country debut of 2014 as well as a Top 10 spot on this year’s Soundscan Top Albums chart. The album produced his latest single “One Hell of an Amen;” the platinum-certified No. 1 hit “Bottoms Up;” and the Top 10, gold-certified “Small Town Throwdown,” featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. The Georgia native has racked up five No. 1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the Country Music Awards, Academy of Country Music (ACM), American Country Awards, American Music Awards, American Country Countdown awards and Country Music Television awards, in addition to being named 2013 ACM Awards “New Male Artist of the Year.” Brantley’s previous project, the platinum HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two platinum-certified No. 1 hits – “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned No. 1 songs “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean, among others. Brantley is currently on the road with the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR and will join Kenny Chesney in 2015 for THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.


Willie Nelson with special guest Emi Sunshine
Sunday, July 26
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $35

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.  Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics.  The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’ best-seller list.  A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance,  an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October’s To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.


More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.


DJ M!keAttack
May 26 and June 9 and 23 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.


DJ Stephi K
May 27 and June 10 and 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.


DJ Earwaxxx
May 28 and June 11, 12, 13 and 25 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.


DJ Crykit
May 31 and June 14 and 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene.  After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.


DJ Technicolor
June 1, 15 and 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have lead to great things. The musical powerhouse has enjoyed residencies and headlined at venues across the city. Grandson of Academy Award Winner David Gould, DJ Technicolor first aspired to become a filmmaker. That path changed when he discovered his true passion in creating and playing music. DJ Technicolor not only maintains a commanding presence on The Strip but curates for brands like Liberty Trade Show, Red Bull, Mercedes Benz and Topshop. With original productions and remixes soon to be released, DJ Technicolor plans to continue his expansion into the DJ world.


DJ John Cha
June 2, 16 and 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 5 and 6 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.


DJ Atom E
June 3 and 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DJ Atom E carries a myriad of accomplishments under his belt.  From rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music to distributing more than 1,000 original edits through the best DJ record pools, DJ Atom E is a master in producing stomping house beats.  His one-of-a-kind eclectic mixes are laced with his signature style and offer a fresh take on the electronic dance music scene.


DJ Roger Gangi
June 4 and 18 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. Roger Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Roger Gangi perform live.


DJ Miss Joy
June 7 and 21 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 20 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

A nationally-known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 in MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas.” She soon gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi Commercial with the world-renowned hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she easily took first place in an all-female DJ competition and first place in the largest DJ competition that Sin City has yet to offer.


DJ Cyberkid
June 8 and 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 19 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Born and raised in La Puente, California, DJ Cyberkid lived there until he was 15 when he moved to Carpinteria, California. Towards the end of his senior year of high school, Cyberkid started DJing, a hobby that would soon morph into a career for the young man. Cyberkid’s first professional DJ gig was in Ventura, California where he worked as a full-time mixer on a radio station. After several years of working in radio at various stations, Cyberkid found his way to Las Vegas and has been DJing the city’s extravagant nightclubs ever since.


DJ Evil One
June 26 and 27 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Evil One discovered his love of classic hip-hop at an early age. His accomplishments include spinning at a weekend event for basketball player Derrick Rose, performing as the tour DJ for upcoming pop singer Anjulie and residencies in a number of major cities. DJ Evil One is also the co-founder of The Music Trust where he has created an alliance of the best DJs from around the world.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and U*tique Shop. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.


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Photos: LIGHT Nightclub Announces Additional Members of Its Exclusive DJ Lineup

LIGHT Nightclub Announces Additional Members of Its Exclusive DJ Line Up

Axwell, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Otto Knows, Mat Zo, Clockwork, Carl Kennedy, Bassjackers and More To Join the List of Powerhouse Talent at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas


Recently LIGHT Vegas — the first-ever nightclub turned on by the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil — announced four of the most hotly-tipped artists on the scene today, Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd and Baauer , as the first members of its exclusive DJ line-up.  Now there is more.

LIGHT – located at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas – is now pleased to announce the remaining DJ partnerships with Axwell, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Mat Zo, Otto Knows as well as Alvin Risk, Andy Caldwell, Bassjackers, Carl Kennedy, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hook N Sling, Sebastien Drums, Stafford Brothers and Steve Powers.

This marks Swedish House Mafia’s Axwell’s first EVER Vegas residency.  At LIGHT, he will showcase the musical style that has made him a global electronic music sensation as evident via his  hits including “Nothing But Love”, “Heart is King,” remixes like the Grammy-nominated “In My Mind” and “Hometown Glory” and his #3 Billboard Top 100 smash with Swedish House Mafia “Don’t You Worry Child.”

“When I was asked to do this, I said yes immediately,” Axwell reveals. “It felt right that the show I would choose to do in Vegas would be an experiment between our music coming together with the experience of Cirque du Soleil and Moment Factory who I have been fans of for a long time.  I’m excited to be in this from the beginning and be part of how it will grow.”

Also joining the powerhouse team at LIGHT is Alesso, one of the fastest rising stars in the electronic scene helmed with a slew of Beatport #’s including huge hits such as “Calling” with Sebastian Ingrosso and Ryan Tedder as well as his latest piano anthem “Years” ft. Matthew Koma.

“I met Moment Factory and Cirque Du Soleil in London and I was blown away with what they created, even so much I felt I wanted to work with them and take this into my live show performance visuals across the year…this is really next level!” says Alesso.

For Nicky Romero–the highest New Entry in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll (No.17) and creator of dance floor juggernauts such as “Toulouse”, “Generation 303” and of course “Nicktim”, of which the vocal version named “I Could Be The One” has just landed a number one chart position in the UK – LIGHT is where he lands his Protocol imprint a home in Las Vegas and the whole Protocol Team is thrilled about landing this residency on a creative, musical and production level and look forward to a great show and an awesome overall event.

“We have seen the LIGHT,” says Nicky. “Protocol, my own platform, is hosted by Mandalay Bay this year. We are looking forward to collaborating with them on this huge project and I am over the moon that my event has found a home here. I am really looking forward to party all night with the awesome crowd in Vegas. As it looks now the show will be mind-blowing in all aspects from production to visuals and of course music. So come and check it out people.  Protocol is coming at you this year!”

Germany’s Thomas Gold is an artist that transcends both the underground & commercial worlds. Just as comfortable in the upper echelons of the Beatport charts, he was the first artist to be signed to Axwell’s Axtone Management company.”I’m super happy to announce my residency at LIGHT,” says Gold. “From all what I’ve heard this is going to be next level and I can´t wait to be part of this whole new experience”

Combining rap music with electronic sounds, Canadian electro-house sensation A-Trak will bring a unique blend to LIGHT nightclub. Known for Duck Sauce – a collaboration with Armand Van Helden – the duo produced hits including “aNYway” and “Barbra Streisand.”  He’s also a critically acclaimed scratch DJ and has been dazzling dance audiences worldwide with releases on his Fool’s Gold label.

“In my opinion, the DJs we have selected are the best in the world. All of them will work on this vision with us for one reason – to give the best night out we all possibly can,” Music and Marketing Director Amy Thomson explains.  “The GA experience in this venue is second to none and that was important to everyone involved. The DJs, Cirque du Soleil and Moment Factory will be pushing each other¹s boundaries in an electric atmosphere where anything can happen and most importantly having a LOT of fun doing it.

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About Cirque du Soleil
Since 1984, the company has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in over 40 countries in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has 5,000 employees, including more than1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at


About Andrew Sasson
Internationally renowned real estate developer and hospitality entrepreneur Andrew Sasson first gained prominence as a trendsetter in the high-end nightclub, lounge and restaurant industries.  Sasson is co-founder of The Light Group, which manages over 17 food and beverage venues worldwide. Sasson currently sits on the Board of Directors for Morgans Hotel Group.


About Amy Thomson
Amy Thomson is the President of ATM, a global music management and event producer managing global acts including Swedish House Mafia. Thomson is charged with the music policy, marketing and creative direction of the revolutionary nightlife concept for The Light Group at Mandalay Bay. After serving as Creative Director of Ministry of Sound at 21, Thomson later formed her own company in 1999. In 2011 she took on a Consultant role to The Yucaipa Companies, advising on asset purchases and marketing in the youth culture and entertainment space.  In 2012 she and SuzAnn Brantner formed Conception, a marketing company promising a new way of thinking, which is marketing LIGHT with her.


About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort, is set on 120 lush acres featuring the award-winning Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.  The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas destination. In 2014, THEhotel, a stand-alone all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).