Missed out on your chance to party under the electric sky? Couldn’t afford a wristband? No worries—there are still tons of parties to hit up over the weekend, since more than 250 acts are in town anyway. Hit up these places to minimize your FOMO and maximize your fun.
Sure, the bassPOD may be at the Speedway, but tonight the low end lives at The Joint for Bassrush Massive. Some of EDC’s most punishing dubstep acts such as Excision, Datsik, Snails, Delta Heavy and more are bringing the house down. Bring earplugs. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m., HardRockHotel.com/TheJoint.)
Found Events brings fast-rising San Diego house DJ/producer Harvard Bass to Rumor. Joining him is underground techno vet Craig Williams. These two names may not be familiar, but they’re welcome additions to the list of big-name DJs in town. (At Rumor Pool, 12 p.m., WideAwakeLV.com.)
Still hungry for those bigger names? Hit up the Cosmopolitan for an all-day bender that begins with future house great Jauz at Marquee Dayclub and the unlikely team-up of Galantis and Loco Dice at Marquee. (At the Cosmopolitan 11 a.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)
Chart-topping rap is king at Brooklyn Bowl’s Drake vs. Kanye tribute party. The rappers aren’t likely to make an appearance, but who knows? (At the Linq, 8 p.m., Vegas.BrooklynBowl.com.) Rap not your thing? Let Lisse’s soothing vocals in Morgan Page’s “Fight For You” calm you when he drops it at Light. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)
Sure, Martin Garrix is a regular at Omnia, but tonight, you can catch him along with Russian house heads Matisse & Sadko while Devin Lucien mans the decks at Heart of Omnia. That’s three huge names—all in one megaclub! (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)
Take a dive at Drai’s Beachclub when Dutch DJ and producer Quintino hits the decks. Then take a well-deserved breather and become a creature of the night at Drai’s Afterhours. The club makes a triumphant return with Frenchman Chris Garcia and friends. Give ’em a warm welcome. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)
Are you worn out yet? Cool off with two more pool parties. First, take a dive with Steve Aoki at Wet Republic (at MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.), then the grand team-up of Skrillex and Diplo at XS Nightswim. These parties may not be relaxing in the literal sense, but you can wade in and listen to some of the hottest tunes such as Jack Ü’s “Mind (featuring Kai).” (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)