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Nightlife News & Notes: EDC announces 2016 dates and onsale and more

The 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival from June 19-21, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Insomniac has announced 2016 dates for Electric Daisy Carnival: June 17-19 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets go on sale super-early, September 21 at noon, in order to avoid the Live Entertainment Tax that goes into effect on October 1. First-tier three-day admission starts at $335.

Avicii has postponed his remaining 2015 dates at Wynn and Encore nightclubs to promote his sophomore album Stories, due on October 2. Filling in for his September dates at Encore Beach Club and XS will be Dillon Francis, Zedd, Diplo and Skrillex.

The Cosmopolitan has confirmed that Andy Masi’s new company Clique Hospitality will create Clique, an “avant-garde lounge concept,” set to take the place of the resort’s casino-level Book & Stage lounge this winter. Clique will be designed by Alessandro Munge, featuring “dark wood, comfortable couches and posh finishing touches.”

Hard Hat Lounge has launched a monthly first Saturday hip-hop night, Rap Is Fun, hosted by Omino Jakku. The LDW debut featured Phil A, Hassan, Helms, Jerry Shinefeld, Thelonious Gawd, DJ Tramlife and others. Check out the next chapter on October 3.

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