Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC): Headlining You


UPDATE (5/27/14): The 2014 EDC lineup was announced today. Notable artists include: Afrojack, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Axwell and Ingrosso, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, Dash Berlin, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Snake, GTA, Hardwell, Kaskade, Krewella, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, R3hab, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, and W&W.

Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) of Las Vegas organized by Insomniac is fast approaching. As one of the premier electronic dance music (EDM) festivals in the world it should not disappoint this year. The festival is held June 20th-22nd at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. EDC tickets sold out earlier than expected, even before the lineups have been announced, but Razorgator still has a large selection (starting at $687 for an all weekend pass). Electronic Daisy Carnival tickets on the primary market have been off the shelves since March 7th which is far earlier than last year (April 29th). This just speaks of the growing brand of Insomniac and increased popularity of EDM music.

The occupancy has also been increased each night from 115,000 to 133,000 attendees, which is nearly a bump of 20,000 tickets per night. This should give Insomniac an increased budget to be able to bring a show that is better than any previous EDC.

EDC Las Vegas in 2013 featured a new addition of a wedding chapel. Yes, you and your partner were able to tie the knot Vegas style by an EDC minister or by “The King” himself Elvis Presley. The packages range from $99-$179 in one of two chapels that seat 30 to 50 people. For those who want to participate in a non-legal friendship commitment, the ceremony was free. Insomniac is always looking for new unique ideas and 2014 should not be an exception.

EDC makes a point that the only headliner at the festival is “you.” With that being said there were some of the biggest DJs in Las Vegas for the 2013 festivities. A few of the bigger names included: Hardwell, Krewella, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Tiesto and the list goes on and on.

From reviews of festival-goers last year’s only downside was waiting in long lines to get in, everything else surpassed expectations and was a departure from reality. For those who do not want to wait in line and get the full experience out of EDC, they can take a helicopter ride to and from the event provided by Maverick Helicopters for $500 each way. Last year Maverick Helicopters also had a DJ and an open bar at the airport. While riding on the helicopter, EDM music was played through the headsets to keep the mood alive.

Last years lineup was released on May 1st so we can expect the EDC lineups to be released in the next couple weeks.

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