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Club notes: Drake at XS, KAOS’ grand opening and NoMad’s new pool party

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NoMad’s pool
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Drake’s superstar residency at XS has been made official. He’ll perform again at the Encore megaclub on May 4 (helping to celebrate XS’ 10-year anniversary) and May 18. “Our team is thrilled with the endless possibilities of partnering with such a creative force,” said Alex Cordova, managing partner of Wynn Nightlife.

KAOS has revealed the lineup for its grand opening weekend April 5-7 at the Palms, and it’s a pretty big deal. Along with previously announced KAOS residents Skrillex, Cardi B, G-Eazy and Kaskade, the weekend will feature performances from Travis Scott and J Balvin, with more artists yet to be announced. A kickoff concert from Alicia Keys at the Pearl is also part of the celebration. KAOS also announced additional resident DJs this week: Marshmello, Jauz, Slushii and Southside.

The NoMad Hotel at Park MGM joins the Vegas daylife scene on April 12 with the launch of JEMAA, the NoMad Pool Party, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The third-floor roof deck pool was inspired by the Majorelle Garden in Morocco, and the pool party will feature NoMad-style cocktail service and snacks and DJs and artists “delivering nuanced music programming,” including tropical house on Sundays.

A pool party update was among a handful of EDC announcements last week. The Camp EDC experience will include three afternoon pool parties from its Bassrush, HARD Recs and Insomniac Records brands May 17-19. The parties’ artists include Benda, SayMyName, Born Dirty, Joyryde and Justin Martin. Insomniac also announced the fest’s 2019 theme, Kinetic Energy, presented via a video starring TV educator Bill Nye who will help kick off this year’s event from the Cosmic Meadow Stage on May 17.

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will host the biggest EDC Week dance music event yet on May 16 when Factory 93 presents Adam Beyer and Cirez D (aka Eric Prydz) in a show with production design by Prydz’s EPIC show team. It’s the first 18-and-over Factory 93 show to be held in the U.S.

Make your plans for the annual Nightclub & Bar Show’s official platinum and kickoff parties: The rooftop welcome party at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub and the Ciroc Summer Watermelon party with Steve Aoki at Jewel on March 25; Bring Back the ’90s with DJ Skribble at On the Record on March 26; and the Constellation Brands wrap party with Diplo at Intrigue on March 27.

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