You snoozed, didn’t you? Now you’re at that spot where you feel you are obligated to lose as a result of said snoozing. You didn’t get tickets to EDC, even when they were re-released. Or maybe, for whatever reason, you couldn’t go at all. We get it. Not everyone can get in and not everyone has the ability to. But that’s totally OK. Vegas still has you covered and you can still party next weekend even if it’s not at the speedway. And you can actually catch some of the bigger, local DJs who will be at EDC when they also hit up the local clubs – because everyone knows that DJs don’t need to sleep. They are sustained by the beat. So we’ll keep this short and sweet, and try to stop rhyming. You can check out the full list here, but these are some of the best places to party during EDC weekend that aren’t actually EDC:
The megaclub with mega cred will bring out its golden children for EDC weekend. Hakkasan is pretty much always the spot to see the big names you know, and it’s one of the spots that those big names don’t mind driving all the way back to the Strip to perform.
- June 19 – Tiësto with MOTi
- June 20 – Calvin Harris with Burns
- June 21 – Above & Beyond
The day/night club is working with Insomniac for a variety of EDC promotions and parties. Marquee is the place to party all day at the pool before slamming some caffeine and caravanning to EDC – or passing out back in your hotel room because you’re already partied out. It’s also the place to rock the night away if you’re not heading to EDC.
- June 19 – (DAY) Dash Berlin & Ashley Wallbridge, (NIGHT) Vice
- June 20 – (DAY) Cedric Gervais, (NIGHT) Andrew Rayel and Firebeatz
- June 21 – (DAY) Benny Benassi, (NIGHT) Porter Robinson
The day/night mix at Tao will be a little lighter on the EDC focus but just as fun and pumped as any place else. If you want a day experience where you’re just slightly less likely to run into someone with a bright pink wig glued to their head, hit up Tao. But keep in mind, it’s EDC weekend in Las Vegas, so we can’t promise there won’t still be people with pink wigs glued to their heads.
- June 19 – (DAY) Carnage (NIGHT) Tritonal
- June 20 – (DAY) Andrew Rayel (NIGHT) AudieN
- June 21 – (DAY) New World Punx
This club has always dominated its own life and style – even though it technically borrowed it’s layout from its sister Tryst. But the point is that XS will be bumping every bit as hard as ever for all the people who want the club experience rather than the shuttle ride and festival walking one. Plus XS is always just a great, high-end club. So enjoy it.
- June 19 – Robin Schulz
- June 20 – Kaskade
- June 21 – Zedd
The gorgeously gray-toned Foxtail doesn’t feel like it needs to impress anyone – yet it consistently does. And, being at SLS, there’s a good chance it has a strong club crowd throughout the weekend. SLS knows how to build clubs and fill them. And bringing in some fantastic names, who will also be at EDC, is one of the many ways Foxtail will delight.
- June 19 – Erick Morillo
- June 20 – Special Guest at Foxtail Pool Club
- June 21 – Steve Angello
You know your stuff when you head to Drai’s. The whole Cromwell is pretty much designed for people who can spot class at a glance. And no part of the Drai’s team would ever consider cutting corners during EDC weekend. They’re gonna bring it has hard and beautifully as ever and it’s one of those spots we’d love to be.
- June 19 – MAKJ Birthday Celebration
- June 21 – Sean Paul Live
She’s the newcomer, currently, and she’s taking no prisoners. One of our favorite clubs on the Strip, Omnia doesn’t just tick all our boxes for a great party, it draws in like several new ones – then ticks those too. If you’re only here for the weekend, if you can’t get into EDC or even if you’re going but you have some extra time, check out Omnia.
- Performing: Martin Garrix on June 21st
Light might be the club with the most EDC-esque atmosphere. Being the creation of Cirque du Soleil will do that. This is the place to go if you just need your fix of bright lights and bumping sounds and awesome performers but EDC is just eluding you.
- June 19 – Disclosure Presents Wildlife
- June 20 – Alesso
It’s another SLS club that totally knows its business. More of a show and spectacle than Foxtail, LiFE will bring the music during EDC weekend and will be the perfect place to experience the outstanding EDM world that is Las Vegas.
- June 19 – R3HAB
- June 20 – Gareth Emery
It’s a classic for a reason. And it brings a different style of club to the mix. 1OAK doesn’t necessarily demand the same crowd as some of the other clubs. They do their thing and they do it so well. This might be the place to go if you don’t care one bit about EDC. It’s certainly the place to go if you love DJs and dancing in a atmosphere that’s one of a kind.
- June 19 – DJ IKON
- June 20 – DJ E-Rock