Going to Las Vegas? Don’t Miss Out on the Electric Daisy Carnival
If you're in Las Vegas between 16th - 18th June this year, make sure you don't miss out on the Electric Daisy Carnival. If you do, you'll only end up crying into the pillow of your Vegas Hotel bed. There’s not a local in town who doesn’t know about EDC. That’s probably because it's the biggest event of the Vegas party calendar and it takes over the entire city for the whole week, with DJs, club nights and plenty of weird and wonderful activities taking place for north to south. In short, EDC is immense.
Known locally as the EDC, the Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the world's biggest and most respected electronic musical gatherings, attracting crowds of up to 400,000 party goers every year. In fact, it's become so colossal, the three-day event is now officially the world's biggest music festival outside Europe with many dubbing it the American Ibiza.
Starting as an underground warehouse party for devout ravers, EDC festival was cooked up in the early 90s and originally held in several smaller Southern California venues including the LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, before picking up some serious momentum.
The EDC's magical music formula caught fire at an alarming rate, and eventually, the festival expanded with sister events taking place in Chicago, Dallas, Puerto Rico, and even Milton Keynes in the UK.
This dazzling dance music festival showcases the very best in trap, bounce, trance, techno, bass, house, and various other styles of dance music - and since moving to Vegas back in 2008, EDC festival has become huge.
In 2015, the event organisers needed a place to handle the sheer magnitude of EDC, and eventually, they chose Las Vegas - one of the planet’s most smoking party hot spots. Now the flagship host of the event, EDC Vegas has made the festival bigger and better than ever.
What you can expect today is a place filled with otherworldly domains where nature and technology mingle as one; a gathering of many surprises, packed with cutting-edge sounds from the world's most epic DJs all geared towards giving you the kind of magical sensory overload you'll never forget.
Still not sold? Check out this video of last year’s festival…
Beyond the music at EDC Vegas
Of course, the EDC lineup is going to be off the hook - but beyond the music, there’s just so much to see and do at this epic three-day party.
Las Vegas' mountainous crimson backdrop provides the perfect setting for partying at the EDC.
The festival's kaleidoscopic colours will have your imagination running wild as you follow magical paths to the expansive themed areas including...
The most sacred of space in the festival, this is the field where inhibitions get lost, nature makes love to technology, and you can sway to the music in tranquil surroundings. An awesome experience.
Join a legion of warriors set to storm this sacred, space-age temple of boom. They travel beneath the borders of dubstep, trap, drum & bass, and other tribes loyal to the most primal of frequencies. A space that provides a danceathon like no other.
Experience amazing mobile feats of technology filled with dance swagger as they roam the Speedway throughout the weekend. Some of these entities play music, and you might just catch a special DJ set or two!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg: there are epic art installations, jaw-dropping fairground rides, cutting-edge performance artists, and a host of other themed areas to enjoy and explore all weekend long.
How to handle EDC Festival
It's all well and good partying til the break of dawn, but when you're in the desert, you must look after yourself.
EDC Vegas is all about heart, soul, art, expression, love, and respect, and when you're moving to the beat of a million different drums, you'll want to stay happy and healthy. Here are some quick tips on how to do so...
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the festival
Please put on your most funky, out there clothing, but also remember to dress for all weathers - grab your waterproofs and some sturdy shoes as well as items that will protect you from the sun.
Use a buddy system by allocating set meeting points should you get separated from your friends.
There are medical tents manned by health care heroes all over the site. Familiarise yourself with these points and don't hesitate to use them in an emergency.
For more information, check out the official EDC Community site.
How to navigate the EDC
First of all, tickets for EDC Vegas can be bought here.
Secondly, getting a taxi or an Uber to and from the Festival Site (Las Vegas Motor Speedway) is almost impossible. To ensure the safest, smoothest party ride possible, book a shuttle in advance.
Shuttles run frequently and pick up from most of the big venues on The Strip - you can book your shuttle here.
For more information on parking, carpools, drop-off points, and everything else travel related, check out EDC’s official travel page.
The EDC lineup hasn't yet been confirmed but rest assured you will come face to face - or ear to ear - with most of the biggest and most innovative dance acts and DJs in the world - guaranteed. And with the likes of Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Knife Party, and Andrew Rayel all gracing the EDC in the past, you know this year’s going to be BIG!
If you're in Las Vegas for a few days either side of the festival and you want to kick off those party vibes or keep them going apres-carnival, why not try one of our VIP Vegas Club Crawls?