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Insomniac Partners with Cream for the First-Ever Electric Daisy Carnival, London
For the first time, Insomniac is announcing that they are partnering with England’s legendary electronic music event producers, Cream, to create the first-ever United Kingdom edition of the world-famous Electric Daisy Carnival (“EDC”) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday, July 20, 2013. “Bringing Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival experience across the Atlantic to London has been my dream for years and I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Cream, who is a world-wide fixture in electronic dance music culture,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. MORE>>

The 50 Most Powerful People In EDM 2013
Welcome to the first inthemix Power 50 – the 50 most powerful people in EDM globally. To compile this inaugural list, we conducted an exhaustive process that included speaking to many of the industry’s key figures to help us form a view on where the foundations of power in EDM exist. Not over the course of history, but right now, today, in 2013. The list is peppered with quotes, both attributed and anonymous, from the people who helped guide the construction of this year’s inthemix Power 50. MORE>>

Jazz Bistro a Welcome Addition to Toronto’s Entertainment Scene
The old “Top O’ The Senator”, one of the shining lights of the Toronto jazz scene in the 70’s and 80’s, but shuttered for the past eight years, has been newly transformed into a sleek jazz supper club that exudes chic sophistication and style. The recently opened Jazz Bistro on Victoria Street is a vibrant and hip addition to the surrounding downtown theatre area, which already includes Massey Hall, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Ed Mirvish Theatre, and Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto’s version of New York’s Time Square. MORE>>

Penzance nightclub named "Best Bar None"
A Penzance nightclub has picked up the top award at the annual "Best Bar None Awards".  Sound, which won the "Best Nightclub" award, was also named the overall winner at the third annual awards evening held at Heartlands, Pool.  The scheme, based on national best practice to promote responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises, rewards those that meet minimum standards for licensing legislation including the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of nuisance, health and safety and protection of children.  MORE>>

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Taking Place May17-21 in NY
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic tickets went on sale on March 15  for the festival that will take place on May 17-21, 2013, across the city. Tickets may be purchased at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic’s website. Highlights of the fourth year include the legendary opening night Gala at The New York Public Library that attracts thousands of libations enthusiasts; dozens of events ranging from boozy brunches to spirited soirées, bar crawls to bus tours, pig roasts to punch parties; and a three-day trade conference for beverage industry professionals. MORE>>

Las Vegas Opening: Cognac Lounge at Caesars Palace
If there can be an entire restaurant dedicated to grilled cheese, then certainly a temple to one of the world's most hallowed tipples seems more than reasonable, especially in Las Vegas. And the Cognac Lounge comes by way of equally hallowed culinary god Guy Savoy, whose restaurant in Vegas' Caesars Palace has already earned two Michelin stars. Bottles are not "stocked" here--they're "acquired." And several are exclusive to the restaurant and lounge, including the 140-years-aged Perfection by Hardy, a special Hennessy Ellipse, and the 1990-bottled Hine Talent, fittingly housed in hand-etched Baccarat crystal. MORE>>

Light Nightclub announces debut month line-up and surprise sneak peek event
Light, one of the most eagerly anticipated nightclubs set to open in Las Vegas, announced yesterday not only its superstar line-up for the first month but also a surprise sneak peak event ahead of their Grand Opening weekend. Housed in the Mandalay Bay, Light is the 38,000 square foot concept by the team of Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group and is set to open to the public on April 26. MORE>>


Iconic Halifax nightclub the Palace closes its doors
A popular nightclub that has been a fixture of Halifax’s downtown since 1979 has closed its doors. The owners of the New Palace Cabaret confirmed Tuesday night that they’re no longer in business. “We are always keen to recognize demographic changes and industry trends, and as a result have decided to renovate the current location into a new and unique concept,” said owners Michel and Marcel Khoury in a statement. The brothers said they’re starting renovations immediately on their new business. They did not reveal what type of operation they would open. MORE>>

Heineken targets nightclub drinkers
Heineken is stepping up efforts to make beer a more appealing choice in nightclubs by crowdsourcing creative ideas from the design community. It is asking designers and technology companies to come up with ideas on the glasses Heineken should be served in, the look of the bottles and the design of bar pumps. MORE>>



New nightclub to open doors
A new nightspot will open its doors to clubbers for the first time this weekend. Anticipation has been growing throughout the winter as builders carried out work behind wooden panelling outside the old Loder & Payne Building at 87-88 Bank Street, Maidstone. Now those panels have been removed to reveal the facade of the building’s brand new guise – The Gallery Nightclub – and clubbers will be able to walk through the doors for the first time on Saturday, April 13. MORE>>

Sunderland’s nightlife is booming – business up by a third
AN influx of new bars and events in Sunderland city centre has seen business boom by almost a third. This time last year the night-time economy was plagued by bar closures and dwindling numbers of drinkers, who opted to frequent Durham and Newcastle instead. But the past month has seen a dramatic rise in trade, according to door staff and bar bosses. Security boss Les Ojugbana is at the helm of keeping punters safe in seven of Sunderland’s bars and is there seven nights a week. MORE>>


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