Omnia Nightclub isn’t even open yet, and it’s proving to be every bit the EDM bruiser that its sister venue Hakkasan became upon its April 2013 birth. Its January 20 DJ lineup reveal includes some major names, including ones the 75,000-square-foot Caesars Palace venue had to pilfer from competitors, such as Armin van Buuren (from Marquee) and Krewella and Nicky Romero (from Light). Meanwhile, Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Nervo move over from Hakkasan. Chuckie (also picked off from Marquee) and Showtek (a 2014 Drai’s resident) are also on the roster, as is Oliver Heldens, landing his first Vegas residency.
Notably absent from the lineup: Calvin Harris, long rumored to be moving from Hakkasan (whose 2015 roster was released two weeks ago sans the superstar’s name) to Omnia. Perhaps he’ll stay put—or get his own announcement, as Tiësto did for Hakkasan. Omnia’s social media channels have been touting another reveal on January 26—which could also give Hakkasan Group an opportunity to confirm rumors that they’re renovating and taking over Caesars’ Shadow Lounge.
Also: Life has signed another resident act to its own enviable stable: The Stafford Brothers, formerly a Light act. —Mike Prevatt
Happy anniversary, After! The crew celebrates a year of bringing sounds to the underground—and its debut at Body English—with a post-peak-hour bash on February 7, headlined by Max Graham and supported by locals Spacebyrdz and Justin Baule. “Max is the first headliner that After had,” says managing partner Thom Svast. “With this being close to After’s one-year anniversary, we found it fitting to bring him back.” While Graham can go from deeper, tech-ier house styles and techno to trance, he still veers away from the usual commercial soundtrack of the Strip. —Deanna Rilling