A charity auction held earlier this month by Insomniac raised nearly $70,000 for Culture Shock Las Vegas. Dance fans bid on onstage selfie opportunities with Hardwell at EDC, making sushi with Krewella at Nobu and sharing a helicopter ride to EDC with Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison, among other experiences.
Deadmau5 might not be playing EDC, but he has three local gigs scheduled. He’ll return to XS on July 5 for the club’s Nightswim party, and again on July 11. He’ll also perform at the Gumball 3000 Las Vegas Festival on May 29 at MGM Resorts Village. It’ll be the producer/DJ’s second Gumball race; this year he’ll show off his blackjack-themed 2016 McClaren P1—or the Meowclaren, as he calls it.
Steve Aoki’s days of crowdsurfing in an inflatable raft could be over soon if a court finds him responsible for injuries a fan alleges she sustained at a May 2012 event at the Hard Rock Hotel. The producer/DJ/Las Vegas resident and the property are being sued by Brittany Hickman, who says Aoki threw his raft atop her and jumped in, knocking her down and breaking her neck and ankle.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran jumped into the DJ booth during David Guetta’s XS set on May 16, hoisting up a large photo avatar of the French EDM icon. Sheeran played Rock in Rio up the street the night before.