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Nightlife News & Notes: EDC 2015 reveals dates and ticket prices and more

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Attendees dance during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Electric Daisy Carnival 2015 will take place June 19-21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three-day passes ($329 GA and $699 VIP) go on sale at noon on December 1.

In other EDC news, the festival commissioned Beacon Economics for another financial impact report, which revealed that the 2014 edition generated $338 million for the Valley, putting the total at nearly a billion since EDC moved to Las Vegas in 2011.

Drai’s Nightclub is doubling down on mini-concerts for not only its regular programming, but its New Year’s weekend schedule as well. Recent Life Is Beautiful performer The Weeknd returns to Las Vegas on January 2 to play the Cromwell rooftop complex (with a return performance on January 9).

More on Drai’s: President and managing partner Michael Gruber recently told Bloomberg that the club could make up to $60 million in its first year, at a 50 percent profit margin. Victor Drai has long maintained that profitability would be one factor distinguishing his club from his superstar-DJ-chasing competitors.

Additional NYE announcements: Singer Bruno Mars will host at Tryst on the big night, accompanied by Wynn resident DJ Jermaine Dupri. 1 Oak will feature a live set from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, while Trey Songz performs at the Bank. Hyde has scheduled a live set by Miguel. Steve Angello will bring his Reflections party (debuting this week) to Life.

Speaking of that SLS club: On November 16, attendees were bewildered when scheduled headliner Mark Knight never arrived to perform, and the replacement DJ played commercial dance music instead of the party’s usual house or techno. A Life rep attributed the no-show to “unforeseen circumstances,” per Knight’s team. In other programming notes, Tiesto will replace the previously scheduled Calvin Harris on November 22 at Hakkasan.

Finally, the recently revived BASSment at Body English will go dark for the rest of 2014, with a return planned for early 2015.

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