Today marks the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Las Vegas festival – Electic Daisy Carnival (EDC) and not to mention its 10th year in Las Vegas.
Vegas is home to the biggest celebration for electronic dance music lovers. More than 300,000 people head to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the festival every year. The event features art, carnival rides, circus-style performances and hosts all of the top DJs in the world.
This year, one of the largest music festivals is back. EDC Las Vegas is scheduled to take place from 22-24 October 2021 for a two-day weekend extravaganza. More than 200 artists are expected to be performing at this weekend’s festival including Deadmeau, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Alesso, Alison Wonderland and more.
While the event was originally scheduled to be held in May this year, the event passed a reopening plan that required 60% of their residents to be vaccinated before large scale gatherings, like EDC, could take place.
Now the American electronic music event promoter and music distributor, Insomniac, is awakening from the pandemic at full speed.
Founded by Pasquale Rotella in 2014, the group has since joined hands with multiple event companies, like Beyond Wonderland and three LA nightclubs to host some of the best electronic events in the business.
Since the pandemic has slowly settled the EDC team are back in full swing.
This year they are doing two of the biggest productions, EDC Las Vegas and San Bernardino’s Escape Halloween, on consecutive weekends, followed by another large show, EDC Orlando, 10 days after that.
Celebrating The 25th Anniversary Of EDC Las Vegas
To think, this all started in a bedroom, this fantasyland of windmill-tall skeletons, boulder-big disco balls and rainbow-coloured mushrooms the size of an earthmover’s hubcap.
Now you need to have good wheels to explore the 200,000-square-foot maze of memories Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a 2½-year hiatus due to the pandemic, expected to draw more than 450,000 fans to the three-day event that’s pumped over $2 billion into the Las Vegas economy since debuting in 2011.
Since debuting at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall in 1997, Electric Daisy Carnival has developed into one of the most unique, over-the-top festival experiences there is. It has been described as a Disney World of dance music, a dusk-till-dawn deluge of light and sound, fireworks and fuzzy boots.
The idea is to feel like you are stepping into a place of ‘escape’. Imagination and positive energy are the currency of this place.
According to their website, they invite all party-goers to venture under the Electric Sky, come together to celebrate life, love, art, and music.
From the stages and the sound to the performers, so many unique elements go into bringing this world to life.
In addition to the music, individuals experience three-dimensional superstructures, colourful glow-in-the-dark environments, and LED-infused flora and fauna.
Part of the experience is the interactive art installations scattered throughout EDC, the various carnival performers that walk around the crowds, and a variety of both thrilling and relaxing carnival rides.
So expect the festival to explode with a variety of electronic music, including house, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep.
The best part about the event is that for every festival held, Insomniac donates a percentage of ticket sales to national charities and community organizations. Since 2011, over two million dollars have been donated to various groups.
These include Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, The Las Vegas Academy for Arts and more.
VIP celebrities have flocked to the event over the past years and reflect its powerhouse status. Bella Thorne, Ciara, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Paris Hilton, Kelly Rowland and more alike have been spotted living life among the crowds.
This Year The Event Is Making History By Joining A Online Gaming Platform Called Roblox
Festival fans not in attendance at the physical event will be able to watch and enjoy sets on the virtual stages in the World Party metaverse, beginning with a limited pre-show beginning at 12 am BST on 23 October/ 4 pm PT on 22 October.
This year, Insomniac is set to produce its largest festival live stream in the company’s history. For the first time ever, fans will be able to stream all eight EDC stages across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Lomotif and Roblox.
However, everyone is talking about the Roblox metaverse experience. The experience, dubbed “World Party,” marks the first-ever music festival held on the popular online game platform.
The digital experience will feature artists’ actual sets from the festival, with the music changing as attendees in the metaverse move from stage to stage.
The event will be streamed on Roblox 24-hours after their in-person performances, with select artists also joining shows inside the experience.
Within Roblox, fans will be able to attend 50 performances throughout the weekend – including Zedd, Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake, Alan Walker, Gryffin, Loud Luxury, Wax Motif, Oliver Heldens, Benny Benassi, Rezz, and many more.
Giving everyone a fully immersive experience and feel into the world of EDC Las Vegas.
“Bringing people from all over the world together through art and experience is a goal we’re always working hard to achieve, and together with Roblox we are able to expand this into the digital world.” – Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s founder and CEO
To learn more about the event and to grab yourself some tickets to the EDC Las Vegas party of the year click here.