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Superstar DJ Memorial Day Weekend kicks off battle of Las Vegas nightclubs


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DJ Tiesto at Hakkasan Las Vegas in MGM Grand on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Tiesto, Calvin Harris and R3hab at Hakkasan and Wet Republic

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2012 Fourth of July Weekend With Avicii at XS

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With the opening of Light and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay and the new Eclipse concert series at DBC, the war when it comes to highly paid megastar DJs is underway now in the battle against Hakkasan Las Vegas.

Other clubs on and off the Strip also have the biggest Hollywood names for parties this Memorial Day Weekend. The list is so monstrous that we broke it out as a separate section from the regular Royal Robin Rundown of entertainment.

Here now the dueling DJ decks and wheels of steel superstars, with TV and film celebrities thrown into the mashup:


DJ Five spins at Tao Beach in The Venetian.

Tommy Trash and R3HAB spin at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.

Arty spins at Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Wiz Khalifa performs at Palms Pool.

Dirty South is at Encore Beach Club.

Zedd and Hook and Sling spin at Light’s grand opening at Mandalay Bay.

Armin Van Buuren’s White Party is at Marquee.

DJ Jazzy Jeff spins at Moon in the Palms.

Nas performs and Eric D-Lux spins at Tao.

Future performs at 1OAK in The Mirage.

Wale performs at The Bank in Bellagio.

Eric Prydz spins at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

Avicii spins at XS in Encore.

DJ Skratchy spins at Lavo in Palazzo.

Warren G performs at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas.

The Act Nightclub in Palazzo presents Gatsby.

Tiesto spins at Hakkasan.

R.L. Grime spins at Tryst in Wynn.

Kid Capri spins at Gallery in Planet Hollywood.

Sayer Sessions performs at Hyde Bellagio.

Flosstradamus and Whiiite spin at Body English at The Hard Rock Hotel.

Cast members of “Fantasy” at Luxor host a Memorial Day Party at Rockhouse in The Venetian.


Juicy Vegas with DJs Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal and Donald Glaude is at Paradise Beach at The Hard Rock.

Eric D-Lux spins at Tao Beach.

Axwell and Zedd spin at DBC’s grand opening at Mandalay Bay.

Axwell Opens Eclipse at Daylight Beach Club

Axwell performs during the debut of Eclipse at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Sky Blu Who Came to Party at The Bank

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Calvin Harris Opens 2013 Season of Wet Republic

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Chris Brown 24th Birthday at 1OAK

Chris Brown celebrates his 24th birthday at 1OAK in The Mirage on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Launch slideshow »

DJ Pauly D Kicks off Residency at Haze

DJ Pauly D, with singer Jay Sean, kicks off his residency at Haze in Aria on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Tiesto spins at Wet Republic.

Gareth Emery spins at Marquee Dayclub.

Big Sean performs at Palms Pool.

Steve Angello spins at EBC.

Sebastian Ingrosso and Otto Knows spin at Light.

Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ is at Marquee.

DJ Vice spins at Tao.

Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion is at 1OAK.

Sky Blu of LMFAO is at Liquid Pool at Aria, then The Bank.

Porter Robinson spins at Surrender.

Lil Jon spins at Tryst.

Afrojack spins at XS.

J. Cole performs at Haze in Aria.

Busta Rhymes performs at Gallery.

Pharrell performs at Pure in Caesars Palace. Nightclub.

Actor Kevin Hart and DJ Gusto are at Lavo.

Travie McCoy performs at Chateau.

The Act presents Oz.

Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan.

Juicy Vegas with Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal and Donald Glaude is at Body English.

Capital Cities performs at Hyde.

Charlie Sheen hosts at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub.

Keri Hilson performs at LAX in Luxor.

“Mob Wives” star Drita D’Avanzo hosts at Crazy Horse III.


Kevin Hart and Draya (“Basketball Wives”) host at Bagatelle Beach alongside Tropicana.

Vice spins at Tao Beach and then Lavo.

Calvin Harris spins at Wet Republic.

J.Cole and Eric D-Lux are at DBC.

Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ is at Marquee Dayclub, then Tao.

Chris Brown performs at Palms Pool.

Avicii spins at EBC.

Skrillex spins at Eclipse at DBC.

Diddy performs at Rehab and then Vanity at The Hard Rock.

Baauer and Just Blaze spin at Light, then it’s after hours with Axwell and No_ID.

Benny Benassi spins at Marquee.

Flo Rida performs at 1OAK.

Pusha T performs at The Bank.

Above & Beyond spins at Surrender.

David Guetta spins at XS.

DJ Pauly D spins at Haze.

The Act presents Pandora’s Box.

Steve Aoki spins at Hakkasan, with after hours spun by Deadmau5.

Richard Beynon and DJ Stellar spin at Body English.

Scott Disick celebrates The Big 3-0 at Hyde.


Flo Rida performs at Liquid.

John Hart performs at Bare Pool at The Mirage.

Deadmau5 spins at Wet Republic.

Sander Van Doorn spins with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Marquee.

David Guetta spins at EBC.

Dash Berlin spins with a performance by Jonathan Mendelsohn at Marquee.

Steve Angello and Afrojack spin at XS.

Hardwell spins at Hakkasan.

Have fun, be safe, and check back Sunday as we begin to recap MDW. Please remember our troops and those who bravely serve our country this Memorial Day Weekend.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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