Las Vegas nightlife never ceases to innovate—and renovate. The New Year has just begun and already the clubs have begun trying to out-party each other. Hakkasan has announced its 2015 lineup, which features many returning headliners including Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond and The Chainsmokers, as well as some fresh faces, such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS, Ummet Ozcan, Don Diablo and Tchami. Tiësto has also re-confirmed his allegiance to Hakkasan Group with an exclusive multiyear contract, securing the “Club Life” Hakkasan residency and “Republic of Tiësto” Wet Republic residency for at least a few more years.
Meanwhile, XS unveiled an approximately $10 million surprise renovation over New Year’s Eve weekend. The revamp includes a pyrotechnic system that shoots fire above the roof of the pool deck, a larger DJ booth surrounded by 14,000 LED lights and a host of lasers and lights galore to steal the show.
In other Wynn-related news, resident Dillon Francis is filming a pilot for MTV. Although the basis of the show is still unknown, no one who knows the DJ/producer is surprised that Francis would end up on TV. And with filming beginning in January, does that mean MTV cameras will accompany him for his January 22 and 24 dates at Surrender?
Speaking of Las Vegas regulars getting even more recognition, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2015 features four of the Strip’s favorites in the music category. Afrojack, Martin Garrix, DJ Mustard and Porter Robinson all grace the list as some of the most influential young trendsetters in the game. How’s all that for a strong start to a New Year?