The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies.
A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and W&W will join returning residents Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Hardwell and Steve Aoki for a fiercely competitive roster of talent at the megaclub inside the MGM Hotel and Casino. Afrojack comes to Hakkasan after a successful run at the Wynn properties (including XS nightclub and Encore beach club).
“I've been home for four years at XS where I had a great time,” Afrojack, aka Nick van de Wall, told Billboard exclusively. “But Hakkasan provided me with the option to try something new in a new venue, so I'm looking forward to trying a new kind of party there.”
While Above & Beyond also move to Hakkasan from the Wynn, their relatively short tenure there was preceded by a stint as one of the original residents at Marquee Las Vegas. This latest shift in talent underscores the ongoing competition between Sin City clubs to attract top DJs in a high stakes game the clubs’ power brokers – like Hakkasan’s CEO Neil Moffitt – are eager to play.