EDC Las Vegas is happening now! The wildly popular Electric Daisy Carnival dance festival is currently in the groove and still has two days left in this weekend event.
EDC is an international electronic dance festival with a huge and loyal fan base. It takes place in cities all over, from New York to Chicago and even San Juan, Puerto Rico. But the city that always draws the biggest crowd is Las Vegas. Last year there were more than 300,000 people in attendance!
This year, EDC is taking over Las Vegas from June 21-23. You’ve still got time to experience one of the greatest events in the greatest venue in the world. If you can find tickets!
EDC Las Vegas has secured some of the biggest deejays in the business this year. The crowd will be electrified by sets from Calvin Harris, Avicii, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack (many of whom performed at Bonnaroo last weekend) and dozens more.
Electric Daisy Carnival have revealed the 200 plus acts confirmed to play the third Las Vegas festival, that is scheduled over the June 21-23 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Out of that two hundred, eight of DJ Mag’s top 10-ranked names: Armin van Buuren (No. 1), Tiësto (2), Avicii (3), Hardwell (6), Dash Berlin (7), Above & Beyond (8), Afrojack (9) and Skrillex (10). Skrillex will perform as Dog Blood with Boys Noize.
Other names that cannot fail to impress are, Sasha and Digweed, Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, Richie
Hawtin, Markus Schulz, Eric Prydz, Bloody Beetroots (live), Empire of the Sun, Green Velvet, Carl Cox, Wolfgang Gartner, La Roux, and Krewella.
The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an international annual electronic dance music, or EDM, festival held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months in the United States, Puerto Rico and the UK as of 2013. Founded by Insomniac Events, the festival has been hosted by venues in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Puerto Rico. It was originally a one day Southern California event, but the EDC has spread to multiple venues in multiple states throughout June, July, and August.
In 2009, the festival was expanded to a two-day event. The Las Vegas event lasted 3 days in 2011 and drew a grand total of 230,000 people and the 2012 event drew a grand total of over 300,000 people. It is the largest North American electronic music festival and dance music event. In 2013 earlier this year, the EDC was held in London and Chicago for the first time.
The first Electric Daisy Carnival rave was held in 1997 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California. The name was selected by Insomniac’s partner Philip Blaine. It refers to the name borrowed from Steve Kool-Aid’s original creation from several years prior whom Philip knew through his colleague Gary (Steve’s partner) at 1500 Records.
In the early years, several Southern California venues played host to the annual electronic music festival: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park in Los Angeles; National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino; Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach; Lake Dolores Waterpark in Barstow; Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace, and the International Agri-Center in Tulare.
The festival packed an event in Los Angeles in 2010, making it the biggest electronic music festival outside of Europe, earning it the nickname the “American Ibiza”.
The music festival, run by Insomniac, is completely sold out, with ticket prices reaching as high as $500 on Ebay.
With pervious years in the Las Vegas EDC breaking attendance records, this years event will probably set a new record in one of the most popular music festivals in the USA. EDC Las Vegas is happening this weekend and it could easily be the music event of the year.
By Michael Smith