LAS VEGAS — tens of thousands of people will celebrate the New Year in Las Vegas, and some of them will have the chance to mark the new year with three big music stars, including Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani.
The authorities expect to receive more than 300 000 people on the famous Las Vegas Strip for celebrations outside who will be crowned by a fireworks show of eight minutes.
For those who prefer to party inside, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani will be offering concerts in different venues of the city.
The quebec diva will deliver a performance at his traditional Caesars Palace, while Gwen Stefani will be at the Zappos Theater. Lady Gaga, who must begin a residency in Las Vegas in the course of the next year at the Park Theater, celebrated in this auditorium.
The group Maroon 5 will be on the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The municipality plans to spend more than $ 403 million $ US for the festivities, according to the authorities.
According to the agency responsible for the promotion of Las Vegas, approximately 318 000 tourists are expected to be in the city for the New Year. It is expected that 97 percent of some 147 000 hotel rooms are booked.
The security services will be present on scene to monitor the casinos and the crowd. Snipers will also be stationed on the roofs of the buildings.
The theme of fireworks is Vegas Nights (“nights of Las Vegas”, in French). Some 80 000 pyrotechnics will be launched to the sound of several festive songs, including I Drove All Night Celine Dion, Marry The Night Lady Gaga and All Night Long by Lionel Ritchie.