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Tiësto, Zedd Among DJs Tapped for 1 October Benefit

Hakkasan Group headliners to host fundraiser at Omnia nightclub.

Las Vegas’ concert calendar is quickly filling with benefit shows to support the victims of the 1 October shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Hakkasan Group headliners Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Zedd, Kaskade and Lil Jon have all signed onto a November 7 event inside Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, with proceeds from ticket and VIP table sales going to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.

“Las Vegas has become like a home to me,” said Tiësto in a statement. “It’s an incredible city filled with great people and after last week’s tragedy, I immediately wanted to help in supporting the victims, their families and the amazing first responders.”

Hakkasan Group CEO Nick McCabe added that the event will “show that we’re united, and stand together in the face of this tragedy.”

The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, a GoFundMe campaign launched by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, has raised more than $10 million since October 2.

Tiësto and Aoki have both pledged $200,000 to the fund—“doubling down” on a pledge made by fellow Las Vegas headliner Diplo, who announced a $100,000 donation October 7 and challenged fellow DJs and hotel owners to do the same.

“I love my city very, very much and what happened last week was devastating to say the least,” Aoki said in a Twitter video announcing his donation.

Following the attack, a number of bands quickly announced they were changing their upcoming concerts to benefit shows. Kings of Leon redirected proceeds from their October 6 show at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to nonprofit groups supporting the victims in Las Vegas, and musician Father John Misty announced that his October 12 show at Brooklyn Bowl will be free to first responders, police and hospital workers who reserve tickets in advance.

Tickets to the Omnia Nightclub benefit start at $30 with bar card packages available for $105, and can be purchased on the club’s website.

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