Haute Event: Marquee — The Star Opens in Sydney, Australia, with a Cavalcade of Celebrities

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Ashlee Simpson and Minka Kelly on the red carpet at Marquee — The Star.

Paris Hilton, Slash, will.i.am, Joe Jonas and a whole host of other superstars helped launch Sydney’s newest nightlife venue, Marquee – The Star, Sydney, a joint partnership between Echo Entertainment and Tao Group.

More than 1,000 party-goers were the first to enjoy the new venue as they partied into the night with electrifying performances by Dutch DJ Afrojack and Redfoo from electro pop duo LMFAO.

The opening saw many local and international celebrities walking the red carpet at The Star’s new harborside entry, including Paris Hilton, will.i.am, Slash, Ashlee Simpson, Joe Jonas,  Kellan Lutz and Sharni Vinson, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Wilmer Valderrama, Minka Kelly, Isabel Lucas, Abbie Cornish, Jodie Gordon, Jermaine Dupri, Afrojack, Ricki Lee Coulter and Redfoo of LMFAO.

In what is a first for Australia, Marquee – The Star, Sydney has been designed like no other nightlife venue in the country with nearly 20,000 square feet of floor space. The nightclub features three distinct rooms within the one nightclub, each of which caters to different music tastes and moods.

Marquee — The Star, Sydney officially opened to the public with will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas fame performing. Also at the DJ decks was rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri.

The two nights of partying signal the beginning of an impressive line up of acts who will take to the stage in the coming weeks, including internationally renowned DJ Avicii over two dates on Easter weekend April 7-8.

The nightclub — the latest component of The Star’s $870 million redevelopment — is located on the entire top tier of The Star’s new Pirrama Road harborside entrance and has expansive views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

With a capacity for 1,200 people, patrons can transition between three lavish rooms and various music experiences.

The Main Room has a 40-foot LED DJ booth and projection stage and a large dance floor. In contrast, a stylish library-style room offers an intimate lounge experience, complete with a working fireplace. Club-goers will also come across the Boom Box VIP Room, with a separate DJ and state-of-the-art sound system. There is also a chill-out area with unparalleled views of the Sydney skyline.

Furnished with luxurious interiors, the venue features an exclusive VIP entrance for quick entry from street level.

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