The Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the world's largest electronic and dance music festivals. Actually a series of festivals held in different cities across the United States and beyond, it features numerous acts on several different stages, so each individual installment of the festival is packed with wall-to-wall music. And the concerts are just the beginning of the fun. Los Angeles was the first to host the Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, and these days, the flagship event is held in Las Vegas over the course of three days at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Since its inception in Los Angeles in the 1990s, the Electric Daisy Carnival has grown immensely, spreading to other venues across the United States in such states as Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and New York. Installments of the festival have even been held abroad in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, and the UK. Las Vegas continues to be the site of the flagship event, which now covers three days in June instead of two, allowing for even more opportunities to enjoy the music and everything that goes with it. Once again, hosting the Las Vegas installment is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. General three-day admission tickets are available, as are VIP tickets and special ticket packages for groups that include a bunch of added perks. There’s even the option to get married at CDC Las Vegas.
If you want to learn more about the Electric Daisy Carnival, you can check out the documentary, Under the Electric Sky, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Of course, nothing compares to actually attending the festival yourself. To help make your experience go as smoothly as possible, you can keep these tips in mind. It’s a good idea to have a set meeting place for your group in the event that you get split up, and all patrons should look to wear comfortable shoes. Heels are not recommended. Other tips include staying hydrated and making sure you eat. You’ll need your energy, not only for the concerts, but for everything else, including the parade, the art cars, and all the other installations.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is an ever-evolving event. Each year, there are changes and alterations that add diversity and help keep it moving forward. Here is a list with some of the changes for the EDC 2016 flagship festival in Las Vegas.
- The Festival is going green. An example of this is the cooking oil that food vendors will be using. It will be transported and then converted into biofuel that can be used for other purposes.
- There are two new places to get married at EDC. The earthy, organic-inspired Chapel of Nature and the modern technology-themed Chapel of the Future.
- There will be a VIP Beauty Bar with full service hair and makeup, as well as body art options. Available by appointment only.
- Attendees can take Uber to and from the festival, with car and helicopter options. There is a private lounge with charging stations, shade and music for those who are waiting for their rides.
- There is a new VIP Tiki Bar near Kinetic Field. The Festival will also offer the Neon Garden’s VIP lounge, which features daybeds, pool tables, food trucks, a juice bar, and fun games.
- Festival guests can take advantage of the free high speed WiFi at the center of the festival at Carnival Square.