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Day N Vegas 2021 Recap: Kendrick Lamar Returns, Doja Cat Reigns and More Highlights

The Las Vegas festival took place over the November 12th-14th weekend

Day N Vegas 2021 Recap
Tyler, the Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Doja Cat, photos by Travis Ball and Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
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    The second edition of Goldenvoice’s hotly-anticipated Day N Vegas Festival brought a range of performances from hip-hop and R&B acts to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for three nights over the November 12th-14th weekend.

    On the heels of the November 5th crowd surge and mass-casualty event at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, the hours leading into Day N Vegas took a cautionary tone. Earlier in the week, Scott pulled out of his night two headlining slot at DNV and was replaced by Post Malone; news outlets clamored to inform the public of the festival’s safety plan and organizers made additional checks and balances on crowd control.

    While the emphasis on fan safety struck a hyper-vigilant chord, the event was incident free and high on big moments, wrapping up a short but sweet ’21 festival season with all eyes on what ’22 might bring.

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    Some artists dialed it in with nearly identical sets to Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. For others, it was a triumphant comeback after the pandemic hiatus with full-release theatrical feats, new music and deep dives into the archive. For many, it signified their Las Vegas debut.

    Here are the moods, moments and vibes from three 50-degree nights in the desert. For more, check out our exclusive photo galleries from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.


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