Electric Daisy Carnival, better known to millions of electronic dance music fans as “EDC“, is approaching soon. Insomniac’s leading festival is also North America’s largest EDM festival and the upcoming edition is the 10th anniversary of EDC at its flagship location, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Since its first edition in 1991 organized by Steve “Kool-Aid” Enos and Gary Richards in Ponoma, California, EDC is now a global phenomenon. Notable worldwide EDC festivals include EDC Mexico, EDC Japan, EDC Korea, and EDC Orlando.
Just like last year, Insomniac is hosting the festival again in May, with the dates being May 15-17, 2020. Furthermore, the 2019 edition encountered weather problems when high winds during the second day led festival organizers to temporarily close two out of nine stages. As EDC 2020 approaches, attendees should bring jackets or coats so that they can stay warm while they dance. Here is what to expect at the 10th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Stages of EDC 2020
The nine stages of EDC 2020 are kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN, bassPOD, wasteLAND, quantumVALLEY, stereoBLOOM, and a mobile stage called ART CARS. First, the kineticFIELD stage is a memorable stage that feels like a cathedral of sonic sounds and a temple of holy rhythm where movement, energy, and universal love are omnipresent. Additionally, cosmicMEADOW conducts the Opening Ceremony and it is where some of the world’s top artists headline the festival. The circuitGROUNDS stage provides illuminating LED walls and blazing fire plumes that cultivate an atmosphere of positive energy. Uniquely, the neonGARDEN stage supply vibrant deep house and techno that is combined with live art, innovate technology, and minimalism.
The bassPOD stage is surely a hub where bass music aficionados rage and head-bang to their heart’s delight. Similarly, the wasteLAND stage is where ravers mosh to lightning-quick tempos of hard dance, hardcore, and other forms of hardstyle. The attendees at the quantumVALLEY stage can experience good vibrations while listening to upbeat trance music. Interestingly, stereoBLOOM is where people can dance to various dance music genres performed by rising stars and famous names alike. Finally, ART CARS has buggies and party ships that serve as mobile sound systems that drive throughout the whole speedway.
One exciting aspect of EDC Vegas that many attendees look forward to is the camping experience at Camp EDC. The camping options and attractions at Camp EDC include RVs, Moon Glow, The Mesa, and Desert Rose. Anyone who wants to rent RVs can purchase a “layaway deposit” pass for $89.99 or pay one time for $449. Moon Glow ShiftPod has tents equipped with a air-conditioned shelter system called “ShiftPod2” that protects campers from various weather elements. Moon Glow lets up to four campers reside in each tent and the campers can just bring their beds, personal items, and two travel locks. The one-time payment to stay in Moon Glow is $1,099 and the price for a four-day camping locker is $60.
The Mesa is an entertainment hub that presents exciting activities and amenities for EDC campers to participate in. For instance, The Mesa has pool parties, curated guest speakers, and meditation classes. Finally, the Desert Rose ShiftPod provides an innovative camping experience and the one-time payment for it is $1,399. Desert Rose also has the “ShiftPod2” shelter system for its tents, which can accommodate two people with mattresses and linens. Right now, the Camp EDC options, as well as the ticket passes, are all sold out.
The World of EDC
For people who are attending Electric Daisy Carnival for the first time, they will definitely have a memorable weekend. EDC is where attendees escape their everyday lives for three days and celebrate with friends and strangers alike who also love electronic music. The art at EDC consists of 3D superstructures, glow-in-the dark settings, and beautiful LED-infused flora and fauna. There are also “The Funkdafied Freaks”, a diverse group of dancers, stinters, and other circus performers who add more excitement for the attendees.
Downtown EDC is one notable attraction that has various amenities that are unique in their own way. There are live performances at themed bars, an open-air theatre, and a Tokyo-style karaoke bar. Couples can get married at one of EDC’s wedding chapels and friends can strengthen their friendships at the Commitment Deck. For people who want to dance in the dark or with headphones on, there is the Headlight Disco and the Silent Disco.
EDC 2020 Is Approaching
As of this writing, the EDC Vegas 2020 lineup hasn’t been announced yet. However, there is still a lot of information for attendees to learn from in regards to arriving at EDC. The EDC Shuttle Program offers security pre-check, a customer support team, and restrooms and water at every stop. More information about the standard and premier shuttles will be coming soon. The attendees will also learn more about details about the premier, general, and ADA parking options as well.
One interesting way that people can arrive at EDC is through a helicopter ride. An individual seat per person costs $550 for a one-way trip while a round trip costs $850. Likewise, a private charter for up to 7 people costs $3,500 for a one-way trip yet the price for a round trip costs $5,500. The airport options in Las Vegas are still McCarran International Airport and North Las Vegas Aiport. In conclusion, Insomniac has teamed up with some renowned Las Vegas hotels to offer the best rates for the attendees and so far, those hotels are Rio Las Vegas, The LINQ, Palace Station, and Bally’s. There will be more hotels added to the list soon.
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