And they said it couldn’t be done. Starting a massive dance-music night during a recession? Amid a nightlife scene driven by celebrity appearances and mash-up music, DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold wowed tourists and locals alike when Planet Perfecto kicked off in 2008. Extending original residency plans from one year to three, Oakenfold paved the way for the plethora of major DJ headliners up and down the Strip, welcoming fresh faces on his nights off to expose the masses to another side of clubbing where the DJ is the main draw. With the conclusion of Perfecto at Rain, Oakenfold will be remembered for dominating Vegas with one kick-ass Saturday night party. But all good things must come to an end, and Oakenfold was ready to hit the road, this time for his We Are Planet Perfecto world tour.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.