LIV Miami is getting the party started now that the Miami-Dade curfew has been lifted. After being closed for more than a year, the famous Miami Beach nightclub announced its comeback on Instagram over the weekend—and it’s pulling all the stops.
Friday April 16 will feature Swedish DJ Alesso, one of Ultra Miami 2019’s headliners. It’ll mark the first time the celebrated Swedish DJ spins in the U.S. this year.
Saturday April 17 showcases the DJ duo Steven and Chris Martinez, better known as the Martinez Brothers, on the decks at the Fontainbleau Miami Beach nightclub on Saturday night. The Miami Music Week staples were scheduled to perform at the canceled Ultra Music Festival 2020 and we can’t wait to see them bring the heat.
Tickets are on sale and table reservations are available for both nights – expect both nights to be completely sold out as LIV finally comes out of hibernation.
Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer. He garnered international attention with his December 2013 remix of the track “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran and his December 2014 single “Firestone” featuring Conrad Sewell.
Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella has confirmed that EDC Las Vegas will move forward with its planned May 2021 dates.
Sharing a number of cryptic countdown videos that were tantamount to torture for EDC fans, Rotella eventually announced the news in a triumphant Instagram post.
“Electric Daisy Carnival is finally on the horizon. There were times during the pandemic when many of us lost hope,” Rotella wrote. “We were challenged to learn & listen to our hearts & trust that the storm would eventually pass, making way for a bright & sunny future for those in our community & around the world.”
“With the world being shutdown for over a year, I’m happy to announce we’re on our way to being able to celebrate in person,” he continued. “Book your flights, hotels & shuttles — EDC Las Vegas is on for May 21+22+23!”
The news arrives after a tumultuous 24 hours for the festival, which the promoter expects to attract 200,000 people over the course of its three days, May 21-23.
After Live Nation posted a slew of EDC Las Vegas-specific job listings including the phrase, “Travel required in May,” many fans believed they had the smoking gun they needed to start planning for spring. Those plans were then marred by the news that the Nevada Department of Business and Industry went on to reject Insomniac’s robust safety plan.
However, it now seems the company was able to submit a revised proposal and secure the approval of state officials. “We are moving forward as planned & will be working closely with local & state officials to make the show as safe as possible,” Rotella’s statement continued, also noting that fans “can expect the full EDC experience with no details spared.”
The scope of the festival’s COVID-19 plan is not yet publicly known, but Rotella’s post says that more details on safety protocols and the lineup “will be shared soon.”
Insomniac’s initial proposal noted that the 2021 edition of EDC Las Vegas “will not rely on social distancing as its method for health safety.” In lieu of social distancing, attendees and staff members would either have to be vaccinated or able to produce a negative COVID-19 test onsite.
The preliminary proposal also revealed that organizers are also considering the deployment of COVID-19 scent detection canines, pending the results of ongoing studies of their effectiveness. If deemed effective, Insomniac is planning to place the dogs at all of the entrances of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to search attendees. However, it’s important to note that the revised proposal may look vastly different.
Festive Owl, who claims to have spoken with “verified sources,” reports that if the festival’s capacity is reduced to 50% to adhere to Nevada’s COVID-19 ordinance, EDC Las Vegas “will be split over two weekends.” However, we don’t currently have any info on the capacity limits or whether there will be an additional weekend.
Zedd is helping lead the return of nightlife in one of dance music’s biggest hubs.
On Wednesday (April 7), the producer announced a new Las Vegas residency at Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub, venues inside the recently built Resorts World Las Vegas. The residency will run until 2023, with show dates and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional artists will also be announced.
Zedd has previously held down residencies at Vegas mega-clubs Hakkasan, Omnia and Wet Republic Dayclub. The clubs inside the 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas are the first in the U.S. to be run by Zouk Group, a lifestyle and entertainment company out of Singapore. Resorts World Las Vegas is the first new resort property to be built on the Strip in more than a decade.
“After several iconic performances at Zouk Group venues over the last decade, we are proud to now partner with Zedd and continue our longstanding relationship with him,” Andrew Li, Chief Executive Officer of Zouk Group, says in a press release. “To provide such a visionary in the music industry with a brand-new stage at the Strip’s newest resort is truly an honor, and guests can expect an immersive show experience that extends well beyond a traditional DJ set.”