Psycho Las Vegas Returns to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Psycho Las Vegas, known by fans and artists as “America’s Rock n’ Roll Bacchanal” and the wildest ride in the music business, will mark the return of live music festivals to Las Vegas when it takes over Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 20 – 22, 2021. Now in its fifth year, Psycho Las Vegas offers audiences an unrivaled immersive festival experience that puts fans in the same confines as their favorite artists and lets the spirt and fever of Sin City do the rest to create a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience year after year. Fans will share the resort with a lineup of 80+ bands and artists for three days full of exclusive performances that won’t be seen anywhere else this year – or possibly ever.

Psycho Las Vegas 2021 exclusive and highlight performances include:

  • DANZIG will perform Danzig II: Lucifuge in its entirety, an exclusive set for Psycho Las Vegas.
  • DOWN will perform their debut album NOLA in its entirety to commemorate the record’s 25th anniversary.
  • GZA, founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, will perform his debut solo album Liquid Swords in its entirety, with a live band, to commemorate its 25th anniversary.
  • EXHORDER will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Slaughter in the Vatican, by performing it in its entirety.
  • THE FLAMING LIPS and THIEVERY CORPORATION will perform as part of Psycho’s well-known penchant to providing fans with curveball performances and unexpected bookings.
  • DOC MCGHEE, longtime manager of KISS, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Scorpions, will provide fans the opportunity to ask him about his life as a legend in the industry during an exclusive Friday “Ask Doc” Q&A.
  • Comedian TIM DILLON will perform an hour-long set, as the sole comedian to perform this year.

“Psycho Las Vegas gives the fans the best live performance experience and maximizes every inch of Mandalay Bay’s facilities,” said legendary manager and event producer Doc McGhee. “It’s a well-thought out and smart festival concept unlike anything else out there. Everyone goes home a winner!”

Erin Calhoun, Vice President of Booking, MGM Resorts International, said, “Our Psycho Las Vegas partners have secured a great lineup for this year’s event. Music fans nationwide will have the opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind festival while immersing themselves throughout Mandalay Bay’s multiple stages and activations.”

To help fans discover all that Mandalay Bay and the rest of Las Vegas has to offer, Psycho Las Vegas features unlimited re-entry, so fans can explore the resort between sets, wander down the Las Vegas Strip or simply party with their closest friends, and new friends, in some of the best suites, bars, and lounges in town. Activations will occur across property and touch every aspect of the casino and resort, turning the iconic Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into Psycho Las Vegas ’ all-encompassing and ceaseless domain of unhinged rock n’ roll bliss.

Three-Day General Admission passes and Single Day tickets can be purchased at or Psycho SWIM, the only official pre-party of Psycho Las Vegas, takes place at DAYLIGHT Beach Club on Thursday, August 19. Ticket for Psycho SWIM are available at

The full Psycho Las Vegas 2021 lineup is as follows:

Danzig, Mastodon, Down, The Flaming Lips, Thievery Corporation, GZA, Exodus, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Paul Cauthen, Vio-lence, Deafheaven, The Sword, Cephalic Carnage, HEALTH, Bridge City Sinners, Exhorder, Pinback, King Dude, Khemmis, Mothership, Toke, Lord Buffalo, Psychlona, Claude Fontaine, Hippie Death Cult, Foie Gras, Alms, Dying Fetus, Knocked Loose, Red Fang, Cursive, STÖNER, Pig Destroyer, Poison the Well, Eyehategod, Primitive Man, Goatwhore, Death by Stereo, Curl Up & Die, Boysetsfire, Broken Hope, Fatso Jetson, Profanatica, Adamantium, Silvertomb, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Withered, Flavor Crystals, Highlands, Vaelmyst, Black Sabbitch, Devourment, Eighteen Visions, High on Fire, Osees, Amigo the Devil, Drab Majesty, Weedeater, Integrity, Full of Hell, Wino, Midnight, Repulsion, TSOL, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Sasquatch, Immolation, Dengue Fever, Creeping Death, Kanga, Warish, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Vitriol, Mother Mercury, DJ Ethan McCarthy, DJ Scott Seltzer, DJ Nate Carson, DJ Dwid Hellion, DJ Painkiller, DJ Bruce Lamont, DJ Mario Lalli, DJ Pubes, DJ Brant Bjork, HEALTH DJ Set, Dominic Palermo (Nothing) DJ Set, The Tim Dillon Comedy Hour and “Ask Doc” Q&A with Doc McGhee.

The PSYCHO SWIM 2021 lineup is as follows:

Old Man Gloom, Bongzilla, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man and DJ Scott Seltzer.

Following the festival weekend, the glorious greens of Las Vegas’ famous Bali Hai Golf Club will play host to the inaugural PSYCHO Classic Golf Tournament. Players, friends and celebrities will swing for the chance to win a $100,000 cash prize in the Hole-In-One Challenge on the Par-3 16th while enjoying live performances by fan-favorite band, Polyrhythmics throughout the tournament. Single entry tickets begin at $199 and Foursome entry tickets begin at $699.

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Following recent CDC guidance and requirements set forth by the State of Nevada, masks are required for all guests and employees in all inside public spaces at MGM Resorts International, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be available throughout the property should one be needed. Masks are not required in pool environments and may be removed when actively eating or drinking.

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