Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Presents Gibbon Slacklines Megastunt Over Las Vegas Strip


Daredevil Slackline Athlete to Attempt Urban Highline World Record Outside 63rd Floor of Mandalay Bay and House of Blues Foundation Room


October 16, 2013, 2pm



2013 WSFed Slackline World Cup Finals


October 17, 2013, 1pm


Exhilarating spectacles will be taken to new heights Wednesday, Oct. 16 as Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil teams with Gibbon Slacklines to showcase a record-breaking highline walk attempt from the exterior of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 63 floors above the Las Vegas Strip.  As the kick off to the 2013 World Slackline Federation (WSFed) Slackline World Cup Finals taking place the following day inside the Michael Jackson ONE theatre, daredevil Gibbon athlete Andy Lewis will attempt to set the world record for the longest urban highline walked as he forges a 480-ft. high, 360-ft.-long slackline rigged from two of the Mandalay Bay resort towers running parallel to the Las Vegas Strip.


Simultaneously, three of the world’s top professional slackliners, Hayden Nickell, Josh Beaudoin and Mickey Wilson, will perform tricks on individual slacklines rigged at the same breathtaking height.


Andy Lewis

Josh Beaudoin

Hayden Nickell

Mickey Wilson

Michael Jackson ONE is a sonic, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the music and spirit of Michael Jackson.


Driven by Michael's powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment –ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.


In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael's spirit is channeled through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration.


ONE is heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.






Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort, is set on 120 lush acres featuring the award-winning Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.  The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas destination. In 2014, THEhotel, a stand-alone all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).


The top athletes in the World Ranking have been competing all year to earn a place in the 2013 World Cup Finals.


The World Cup Finals will take place October 17th inside the Michael Jackson ONE theatre at Mandalay Bay. Open to the public, the competition puts the best slackliners from around the world against each other as they compete for the ultimate title of overall World Cup Champion. With the biggest slackline purse to date up for grabs, the athletes will battle head-to-head, executing their best tricks as they vie for the competition’s top spot.  Judges include Hayden Nickell, a slackliner who was featured on the 2012 MDNA Madonna World Tour, Josh Beaudoin a top Gibbon slackline athlete and Damian Cooksey, owner of Bridges Rock Gym, the premier slackline facility in the United States.