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Fabulous party getaways: Matinée Las Vegas Music Festival

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Las Vegas has always been known as the party playground of the world. This Memorial Day weekend, its reputation is well deserved as the legendary Matinée Las Vegas Music Festival once again strikes Sin City on May 23-26.

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Representing the largest gay dance festival of the summer, it promises extravagance like never before. By combining pyrotechnics, mind-bending performances and dazzling special effects, guest are treated to an epic visual and aural nirvana. The festival's call of decadence will bring more than 8,000 clubbers, dancing to 20 of the world's top DJs at eight high-energy party events.

“In today's overly-technological world, people want a real interactive experience,” explains Paul Nicholls, part of the production team behind Matinée North America. “We combine fantasy elements from concerts, theatrical stage shows, Hollywood films and even video games into one giant offline spectacle.”

“A Matinée party is all about awe and extravagance,” continues Matinée North America’s Patrick Crough. “We partner with the hottest and most cutting-edge acts from around the world and are integrating several of their amazing Cirque acts into our main events. It will be breathtaking.”

An extra special treat will greet partiers at Friday's event at Share Nightclub. Kalliope, a new mobile music experience unlike any other, will create a second sexually heated party environment outside. This three-story musical fun house, made infamous at events like Burning Man, produces 70,000 watts of sound to vibrate the soul, a built-in lighting system that sizzles to the beat and a performance stage that will be dripping with hot guys in the mood for trouble.

Special guests and surprise performance are guaranteed, but are kept top secret until they burst onto the stage. Tickets are nearly sold out, so be sure to purchase them online before they are gone. For the latest news, become a Facebook fan of Matinée Las Vegas Music Festival here and Kalliope's stunning mobile dance experience here.

Matinée Las Vegas Music Festival Lineup:

Friday, May 23 at Share Nightclub
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Taito Tikaro
Nina Flowers
Felipe Lira

Saturday, May 24 at Rumor Pool
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Justin Dawson
DJ Grind
Sofonda

Saturday, May 24 at Havana/Beach Club at Tropicana (Main Event)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Lydia Sanz
Hector Fonseca
DJ Nando
Surprise Guest

Sunday, May 25 at Share Nightclub
5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Billy Lace
Shokra

Sunday, May 25 at Rumor Pool
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Leomeo
Luis Perez

Sunday, May 25 at Rain Nightclub at Palms (Main Event)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Taito Tikaro
DJ Theresa
Josh Whitaker
Surprise Guest

Monday, May 26 at Share Nightclub
5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
DJ Cindel
Nina Flowers
Alan T

Monday, May 26 Sunset T-Dance at Rumor (New Event)
3 p.m. to Late
Felipe Lira
DJ Nando

About the author:
Jeff Lewis is a travel and entertainment writer with more than 10 years of experience in the media industry. To receive updates on his latest articles or to recommend a venue for review, follow him on Twitter at @jeffandthe411.

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