Skrillex, David Guetta and Zedd Blow the Top Off Labor Day Weekend at XS

Photos: Danny Mahoney
Photos: Danny Mahoney

As the summer season came to a close around the country, XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas heated up for one of the most anticipated parties of the year over Labor Day weekend. The club featured an impressive lineup kicking off with Skrillex on Friday, David Guetta on Saturday and Zedd on Sunday for Night Swim. Back-to-back sets by Skrillex and Diplo on Monday night ended the party weekend with a bang.

Temperatures soared Sunday and even after the sun set, guests were eager to pack the XS pool for Zedd’s Night Swim set. A total of 11,500 guests joined the party throughout the evening and into the early morning hours, shattering previous attendance records set at the famous Wynn Las Vegas hot spot. At XS’ iconic Night Swim, the party is moved beneath the beautiful Vegas night sky and guests are encouraged to leave their clubwear behind, donning their best swim attire and take in the party from the outdoor pool.

Resident artist Alec Monopoly was in the house and got into the Labor Day spirit by decorating pool rafts and inflatable toys with his graffiti style prior to doors opening, even moving indoors to put finishing touches on Zedd posters hung on the elegant gold pillars, before the festivities began.

Once Zedd took over the DJ booth, there was not a spot to be found in the pool or on the pool deck at the weekly soiree. Around 1 a.m., the entire 40,000-square-foot club was packed inside and out with eager fans. The nightclub erupted in screams, splashing and cheers as Zedd headed towards the DJ booth. Celebrating his 25th birthday, the club was transformed in Zedd’s honor, even being welcomed to the stage with the model cocktail waitresses clad in plaid, a nod to his trademark style.

An attendance record was set by David Guetta at last year’s Labor Day weekend Night Swim party with 10,000 coming through the doors throughout the evening, which was broken at the start of the summer by Avicii during Memorial Day weekend setting the mark at 11,000.

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