In response to the tragic shooting of October 1st at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, the Hakkasan Group organized a massive benefit concert for the victims of the shooting. A week after the tragedy, which killed 58 people and injured 500 more, the Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group announced that a number of EDM superstars would join the fundraiser and that all revenues would be donated to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, via the Direct Impact Fund. Last Tuesday November 7, the epic night took place at the OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace.
Amongst the artists who pitched in on the Hakkasan Group’s event voluntarily were Tiësto, Zedd, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, NGHTMRE, Party Favor and Cash Cash, who all performed back-to-back sets at OMNIA. In an absolutely packed house, the night had a couple of other unexpected and stunning surprises in store. Lil Jon appeared on stage for an additional guest performance, and none other than Canadian superstar Celine Dion made her way atop the decks when Steve Aoki played his set, performing her Titanic smash hit “My Heart Will Go On”, a track that Aoki has featured in his sets several times before.
The remarkable and massive benefit evening raised over $1 million in proceeds through ticket sales, donations and other revenues, such as the private benefit dinner that the Hakkasan Group hosted for a number of Las Vegas’ first responders at the night of the shooting. The benefit concert turned out to be an enormous success and a night out in true Vegas style. Check out one of the most unlikely collabs the EDM scene has ever seen, the performance of Steve Aoki and Celine Dion: