||Kandy Vegas LDW Parties @ Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas is bringing out the big guns this Labor Day Weekend as Kandy Vegas takes over for four days of parties by the pool and in Hard Rock Hotel's swanky nightlife venues. Catch legendary DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold, Rev Run, DJ Pauly D, DJ Z-Trip plus a epic live performance by Chris Brown at the Kandy Vegas Main Event.
||Labor Day Weekend @ Palms Casino Resort
Sin City party people have yet another reason to celebrate Labor Day 2012 as the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas is hosing an epic weekend of DJ parties and wet n' wild fun under the sun. All-star hip hopper Wiz Khalifa is on deck as the main talent at special edition of Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool, with DJ M!ke Attack, Roger Sanchez, Taboo, Sex Panther and Disco Fries spinning throughout the weekend.
||FYF Fest @ LA State Historic Park
FYF Fest has quickly become one of LA's favorite fall-time music events, with a 2012 lineup featuring classic rockers, up and coming indie bands and dance-worthy electronic acts. M83, Beirut, Refused, James Blake and Yeasayer are just a few of the big names gracing the stage this year - get your tickets soon for LA's wildest Labor Day Weekend event.
$89 | All Ages
||Light Group Labor Day Weekend Parties in Vegas
Haze Nightclub at Aria Las Vegas is going all out this Labor Day Weekend with four huge events from Thursday through Sunday. Party with EDM allstars Mark Knight, Boys Noize and Paul Van Dyk on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and go all out on Saturday night as T-Pain takes over Haze for a special LDW performance.
||North Coast Music Festival
NCMF 2012 is bringing the bass to Chicago this Labor Day Weekend with a massive lineup featuring EDM's top acts. Catch Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, STS9, Knife Party, Paul Oakenfold and a slew of other juggernauts of EDM alongside the many exhibits, beer and wine stations, art galleries and more. Tickets are going quick, so buy yours before it's too late.
$120 | All Ages
Kandy Vegas' 4-day weekend of parties kicks-off on the shores of Paradise Beach at Hard Rock Hotel for a special LDW edition of Summer Camp Fridays. Featuring "America's Best DJ 2009" Z-Trip plus Richard Beynon and DJ Wellman, this event promises to be an adventure-filled day in the sun.
10AM / $20-30 / 21+
At the official Kandy Vegas welcome party, the Hard Rock Hotel welcomes legendary hip hop artist Rev Run alongside Ruckus, Mistere and Teen Wolf. Plus, check out all the sizzling hot contestants of the Miss Kandy contest.
10PM / $20-30 / 21+
Palms Pool is opening up Labor Day Weekend with a live performance from East coast hip hopper, Wiz Khalifa at the weekly Ditch Fridays pool party. Get your bikini ready, this is going to be one hot and heavy poolside party.
12PM / $30-50 / 21+
Catch Palms Casino Resort resident DJ M!KEATTACK for Attack Fridays at Moon Nightclub. Dubbed as the "Pied Piper of DJs," The Las Vegas-based MC has proven himself as the leader with the strongest and most faithful following in the desert.
11PM / $30-210 / 21+
International EDM sensation Boys Noize will be taking over Haze Nightclub at Aria for an epic DJ set full of massive house beats. Already having killed it at venues around the globe, Boys Noize continues their world tour with a Labor Day Weekend stop in Vegas. As always, resident DJ Stellar will be keeping the beat at this special edition of "In the House Fridays."
10:30PM / 21+
New York's biggest EDM festival returns this Labor Day Weekend for three days of house, trance, dubstep, techno and more from the biggest players in the game. You can count on all of electronic music's most popular names being there - David Guetta, Pretty Lights, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Skrillex, Diplo and Wolfgang Gartner are all scheduled to spin.
$135-299 / All Ages
The legendary party in the desert is back and bigger than ever in 2012, with a week of music spanning a few days before and after Labor Day Weekend. For those of you who were lucky enough to get tickets through the official BM raffle, enjoy a dusty, grimy and wild week of partying.
The Labor Day Weekend blow-out kicks off at XS Nightclub in Vegas with EDM icon Tiësto. Voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag, he has racked up countless achievements from Grammy nominations to securing the record for the largest single DJ show in U.S. history at Home Depot Stadium in 2011. Fresh off the release of his latest album “Club Life Volume Two Miami,” his set launches the weekend with high-energy house jams.
Afrojack kicks Tryst Nightclub in Vegas into high gear come Friday night. Get ready to dance to the #1 Dirty Dutch tracks and signature house beats as you get down on the dancefloor to "Take Over Control," "Can't Stop Me" and Afrojack's other top tracks.
AVICII @ Marquee Nightclub
As one of EDM's top stars, you know that AVICII would make at least one appearance at the nightclubs of Sin City this Labor Day Weekend. Get ready for some epic house tracks, including everyone's favorite "Levels" on Friday night at Marquee Nightclub's LDW kick-off.
Chris Brown Live @ Hard Rock Hotel's Kandy Vegas Main Event
The Most Decadent Theme Party of the year will be taking over Paradise Beach for Kandy Vegas' wild main event. Chris Brown is set as the event's featured live performer with Ibiza DJs and sexy Miss Kandy contestants there to add to the fun. Expect the ultimate sight & sound experience with a thundering sound system, themed props, laser shows, high energy dancing and more.
9PM / $85 / 21+
Round two of Labor Day Weekend parties at Palms Casino Resort kicks-off with Roger Sanchez at Palms Pool and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas at Rain Nightclub. From the pool to the dancefloor, Saturday at the Palms is sure to be one of the wildest days of LDW in 2012.
$25-40 / 21+
Hip-hop superstar T-Pain is set to man the decks on Saturday night with a live DJ set featuring all of his biggest hits. Expect the most beautiful people, the best dance music from DJ E-Rock, and the wildest times you may or may not remember...
10:30pm / 21+
Curated by Jay-Z and backed by Budweiser, the Made in America Festival, taking place in Philadelphia, is one of the most anticipated music events of the year. With a stellar lineup featuring Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Drake, Afrojack, Skrillex, Miike Snow and handful of other music superstars, you'd be silly to miss this one if you're anywhere near Philly come Labor Day Weekend.
Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center and draws over 100,000 visitors. This year's eclectic lineup includes Jane's Addiction, Tony Bennett, Skrillex and Gotye among others.
LED presents is bringing a massive EDM festival to the Valley View Casino Center for two days of electronic music mayhem over Labor Day Weekend 2012. The lineup is stacked with bass heads and house superstars including Wolfgang Gartner, Rusko, Datsik, Flux Pavillion, Moby and more insane acts. An EDM show this big doesn't come around too often in San Diego, so experience TrampsLikeUs and see what all the fuss is about.
The first annual SoCal Music Festival is invading San Diego this Labor Day weekend with a full day of music, food and fun. Top bands, hip hop stars and DJs like Cold War Kids, Felguk, Designer Drugs and Too $hort are set to rock the crowd.
$40 / 21+
End your Saturday night right with one of the world-famous Swedish House Mafia DJs! Steve Angello returns to XS Nightclub inside Encore for what's sure to be an epic night of EDM bangers.
Legendary EDM producer, Deadmau5 hosts Tryst's Saturday night party in preparation to his weekend-closing set at XS. With so much controversy surrounding deadmau5's recent "We All Hit Play" article, we're stoked to see how the mau5 spinning "unhooked."
AVICII returns for another helping of LDW partying at Marquee Dayclub on Saturday to get the crowd pumped up for a massive night with Kaskade at Marquee Dayclub. Kaskade has made his mark on Marquee throughout the year and knows exactly how to work the crowd.
Paul Oakenfold & DJ Pauly D @ Hard Rock Hotel
The Kandy Vegas girls keep the party going at Hard Rock Hotel with a daytime DJ set at the famous Rehab pool party, hosted by DJ Pauly D. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold takes over the decks at Body English for an intimate after-hours set at 2am.
$20-60 / 21+
The Palms brings a triple threat of music on Sunday as Sex Panther takes over the Labor Day edition of Sunday Scene at Palms Pool. Sunday night takes on a new life as Alie Layus takes over Moon Nightclub for a sultry night of dancing under the stars. Disco Fries kick up the energy at Ghostbar Sundays with their signature party-rockin' beats.
$25-90 / 21+
Make the most of your Sunday night this Labor Day Weekend with a wild party at Haze Nightclub hosted by none other than EDM legend Paul Van Dyk. This is the night for fat beats and bottle service at one of the swankiest nightclubs on the Strip.
10:30pm / 21+
The Orange County music festival returns for another year of electic beats at an all new venue: Newport Dunes Resort. Although the lineup is slightly toned down this year with a handful of hipster-friendly acts like Mayer Hawthorne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., this is one of your best bets for music in LA this Labor Day Weekend.
Following his monumental debut on Memorial Day, David Guetta returns to XS for the Sunday Night Swim soiree. Guests are invited to don their sexiest swimwear and take a dip under the stars as DJ Mag’s #1 DJ hosts as master of ceremonies from the booth.
After a wild night of dance music at Marquee Nightclub on Saturday, Kaskade returns to spin his signature smooth house tracks for the beautiful party people at Marquee Dayclub. Spend your evening with Benny Benassi at Marquee nightclub alongside supporting guest DJ Martin Solveig.
Encore Beach Club turns up the heat on Sunday to host a dance-friendly day at the pool with David Guetta. Find your skimpiest bikini and get ready to boogie.
RELAX Mondays feat. Paul Oakenfold @ Hard Rock Hotel
Paul Oakenfold is set to play an encore set at Hard Rock Hotel's RELAX Monday event - it's the perfect way to wind down from the weekend and still keep the party raging. The best part, this event has no cover.
No Cover / 21+
With a colossal European tour, the launch of his new single, “The Veldt,” and the cover of Rolling Stone added to his already mile-long list of accomplishments, deadmau5 returns to the States for the Labor Day closing party. Known for his iconic mau5 head and mixing only original tracks, he’ll set the perfect tone for the summer finale.
Close out the holiday weekend at Marquee with an uplifinting poolside DJ party featuring Above & Beyond. Finish Labor Day Weekend strong with a bass-filled night of house beats with Hardwell at Marquee Nightclub.
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