Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas

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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is part of the larger Electric Daisy Carnival franchise, organised by Insomniac Events. EDC Las Vegas is a contender for largest electronic dance music festival held in the United States. It is estimated that some 300,000 people attended the event over the course of three days, beating the previous year's attendance figures of 240,000.

The festival draws some of the biggest names in Electronic music and is a must-go event for American lovers of EDM.

Rumours

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Line-up

The 2014 line-up includes Hardwell, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, A-Trak, Armin Van Buuren, Bassnectar, R3hab, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki and Krewella aren’t surprises, Carl Cox Diplo, Tommie Sunshine and Tiesto, Trippy Turtle, Madeon, Pegboard Nerds, Paper Diamond, Corey Enemy and What So Not.

Vibe

For a major EDM festival, Electric Daisy Carnival has a more artsy vibe compared to its competitors. It features sculptures, Burning Man style art-cars, and plenty of underground talent. Nevertheless, the acts on the main stage are big names familiar on the EDM circuit.

The crowd itself is by all reports very friendly and polite, despite its gargantuan proportions. Expect plenty of wild costumes, face and body paint, and bright colours. The special effects, light shows, and general production quality are all very high. The logistics of getting to and from the festival are one of the few black marks, with intense traffic and delays reported even with the shuttle buses in 2014.

As a bonus the festival includes free amusement park rides.

Stages and other entertainment

The festival includes a variety of artistic performances. This includes over 500 theatrical performers in outlandish costumes and doing acrobatic routines, walking around on stilts and dancing on stage. There are also a variety of large-scale art installations that create a special, ethereal atmosphere. There are also full-scale carnival rides free of cost.

Don't miss out on the fireworks, light shows, waterworks, and more.

The Kinetic Fields are the main stage, and included a programmed water fountain to shoot water synchronised with the music.

Tickets

Tickets are $249 for regular passes and $499 for VIP.

VIP

Entry level VIP tickets are bought in groups. On Friday $2K gets 6 tickets. On Saturday and Sunday $3K gets 4 tickets.

VIP includes dedicated wait staff, a dedicated entrance for VIP-pass holders, exclusive VIP restrooms and on-site transport to the VIP stage.

Children

The minimum age to enter is 18. You must be 21+ for alcohol and VIP passes

Disability Access

EDC is wheelchair accessible, and the organisers do their best to make sure that there is accessible parking, shuttle services, entrances and exits, as well as medical stations throughout the festival on hand to help.

Weather

Las Vegas in June is hot with highs of 100° F (38° C) and lows of 69° F (21° C). Pack accordingly.

Location

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Local Information

If you go to EDC Las Vegas, be sure to enjoy the city as well! Sure, you'll be partying all night, but don't miss out on the sites. The Las Vegas strip in the South of the city. It features a large number of casinos and exclusive hotels, and is known for it's colorful architecture and impressive night-time lighting.

Travel

Las Vegas Airport is located 5 miles South of downtown Las Vegas. You can take a taxi from the airport to the festival. It's easily reached by car from Northern California.

For a list of travel instructions, click here.

Accommodation

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What to wear

Las Vegas in June is hot, and dancing all night is tiring. Bring shorts and comfortable running shoes. Sandals and heels are not recommended.

Camping

There is no camping at the festival site, you must find accommodation in Las Vegas.

Site Information

The festival opens at 7PM, and entrance ends at 5AM, with the festival itself closing at 5.30AM.

The festival site is located North of Las Vegas, just off the freeway. Festival-goers are recommended to arrive before the festival starts, and to leave before it ends, at 5 AM, due to the heavy traffic.

There are shuttles that go to the festival throughout the city, however you have to buy a three day shuttle pass. Click here for a list of shuttle pick-up points.

Food and drink

There are food and drink stands located throughout the festival, as well as roaming vendors on-site.

Prices aren't cheap, with a bottle of water costing $5, however there are free refill stations. If you bring an empty bottle of water you can use that to re-fill and save money.

Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

There is a strict no tolerance policy, this of course doesn't stop many festival-goers from bringing them in anyways, but watch out, there were 73 felony narcotics arrests in 2014.

Stream online

Insomniac Events, the organisers of EDC Miami, have their own youtube channel.

Mobile Apps

There is free wifi provided for Snapchat and the EDC Miami app.

Trivia

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Past line-ups

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