LIGHT at Mandalay Bay Announces April 26 Opening Weekend w Axwell, Nicky Romero and more..





LIGHT– the state-of-the-art nightclub by Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group– will open at Mandalay Bay the weekend of April 26 with headliners Nicky Romero and Axwell. OnFriday, April 26, LIGHT resident DJ Nicky Romero will be joined by Clockwork and Andy Caldwell. On Saturday, April 27, Axwell will embark on his inaugural Las Vegas residency as he takes over LIGHT with Hook N Sling.  Check out the opening weekend video at:

LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, will merge cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers will lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

“Fusing the world’s top DJ talent with the Cirque du Soleil experience was a career highlight for me and I cannot wait to start to see these shows begin,” says LIGHT Music and Marketing Director Amy Thomson.

Along with having an amazing opening line-up, visitors to LIGHT will always have the best in DJ entertainment as LIGHT has confirmed partnerships with world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Baauer, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Mat Zo and Otto Knows as well as Alvin Risk, Andy Caldwell, Bassjackers, Carl Kennedy, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hook N Sling, Sebastien Drums, Stafford Brothers and Steve Powers. This all-star lineup of resident musicians at LIGHT continues to break boundaries with the recent addition of Krewella. Hailing from Chicago, the party-rocking electro trio made up of Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Kris “Rain Man” Trindl are just heating up on the world’s electronic music circuit with “Alive,” their current hit which spent the last 23 weeks on the Billboard Dance/Mix airplay charts. Krewella will begin their residency at LIGHT on May 1, with eight performances planned for 2013.

Designed as an experience to play with your senses, LIGHT will offer far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown, as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue featuring state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and, of course, world-renowned DJs and performers will turn on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night.

LIGHT’s Twitter followers will be provided a unique opportunity to take part in the official presale starting Tuesday, March 26. Utilizing the social media channel, #TicketTuesday will feature contests each week where guests who buy tickets and tweet the hashtag can win a meet and greet with one of the DJs, a complimentary bottle or dinner at one of The Light Group’s signature restaurants at Mandalay Bay and other amazing prizes. Grand Opening weekend tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday March 28. For more information on LIGHT and tickets, please visit

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About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.