Kaskade will be in the DJ booth when Super Bowl LVIII kicks off on Sunday … stepping in at the last minute to replace Tiësto, who backed out of the gig due to a sudden family emergency.
As we previously reported, the “Godfather of EDM” was originally set to spin tracks throughout the entire game … but was forced to return home hours before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers take the field.
TMZ Sports has learned … Kaskade is taking the reins from Tiësto — making him the league’s first-ever in-game DJ in the history of the Super Bowl.
Kaskade spoke about the news on Thursday … saying, “As a kid who grew up in Chicago watching the Super Bowl every year with my family this chance to actually be part of it is absolutely mind-blowing.”
Moving forward with Kaskade is a no-brainer — he’s one of the biggest names in the industry … and has had residencies at pretty much every big venue in Sin City, most recently at Zouk nightclub at Resorts World.
“Las Vegas has been my second home for the past decade, as an architect of creating a landscape that includes House and Dance Music residencies as part of its destination,” Kaskade continued.
“To be able to be the first Electronic Musician to be part of the full game experience of the Super Bowl held in Las Vegas seems like coming home, and I’m beyond excited to represent my community.”