As the largest music festival outside of Europe, EDC is definitely a festival to see. With locations in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico and even in Mexico, the UK, Brazil and Japan.
The festival first started in the early 90s taking place in the LA area at The Shrine before moving to the LA Memorial Coliseum.
This post will be focusing on one very lit version of the festival, that is the one that takes place in Nevada dubbed “EDC Vegas.”
EDC Vegas happens in June from the 17th to the 19th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The event typically lasts three days with some of the biggest names showing up at the festival’s “Kinetic Ground.” For example in 2014, Kinetic field featured Bassjackers, Borgore, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, Cedric Gervais and Laidback Luke, and that was JUST THE FIRST DAY ON ONE OF THE EIGHT STAGES.
In 2014 on the second day, EDC Vegas hosted the likes of Martin Garrix, Alesso, Tiesto, Kaskade, Krewella, DJ Snake, and Gareth Emery. On that same Saturday June 21st day in 2014 on the Circuit Grounds stage there were Artists such as Dada Life, Bingo Players, AVICII, Cazzette, Firebeatz and more.
One of the great bonuses of the event being held in Las Vegas is the sheer number of hotel accomodations and things to do before (and after) the festival hours. Just finished watching a Tiesto set? No worries, feel free to journey back to the upscale chic/modern rooms of the Aria resort.
Alternatively before EDC Vegas even starts (typically around 4pm or so), you can party with some of the same DJs in the WET Republic pool party at the MGM Grand!
As EDC sells out every year it’s best to buy as early as possible, which is typically best achieved by staying on the Official Insomniac mailing list as these can be announced before the general announcement.
Additonally Insomniac offers something called the layaway plan in which you could pay on a payment plan spreading your payments out on up to 5 equal payments months before the event.
3-day passes for the event cost around $300 and there is also the price of hotel and transportation to the festival to consider.
Also another tip is to book your hotel early since prices will only rise higher as the always packed event approaches.