Tiesto-inspired water show debuts at Bellagio fountains

Starting today, the Bellagio fountains are dancing to a different beat.

The iconic nine-acre lake in front of the Bellagio Resort typically showcases elegant water shows choreographed to classic tracks by the London Symphony, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Elton John, Celine Dion, and The Beatles.

But for a city that’s become a worldwide destination for dance music fans, it’s no surprise that the art form is leaking beyond the nightclub dance floors.

A medley of sounds from DJ and producer Tiesto‘s latest album A Town Called Paradise — an ode to Las Vegas itself — is now featured as part of the nightly water show rotation.

The 5-minute-45-second show specifically samples radio-friendly tracks “Footprints,” “Rocky,” and “Red Lights.”

Choreography for all the Bellagio fountain shows is developed by LA creative firm WET Design. Tiesto worked with the team in advance to help match sounds with water blasts while wearing headphones and huddled under a hidden tent in front of the lake.

“I was trying to imagine this happening in front of one of the most famous attractions in the world,” Tiesto said in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun.

“And I was overwhelmed. I got goose bumps, and I can’t wait for people to experience the music, the fountains and the sounds of all that water.”

Tiesto’s fountain show appears at the following times:
Monday: 3:30 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 p.m. & 11:15 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., & 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m., 4 p.m., & 11:15 p.m.

The Fountains of Bellagio first first opened in 2008 and quickly became a must-see (and free!) tourist destination for millions each year.

Tiesto also holds a residency at Hakkasan at MGM Grand and Wet Republic at MGM Grand.

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Kent Otto

Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com. Connect with Kent on G+.

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