Las Vegas giant Electric Daisy Carnival locks in 2013 return
Fri 2nd Nov, 2012 News 1560 viewsin
Having drawn 320,000 punters out to the Las Vegas desert in 2012, Electric Daisy Carnival has announced when it’ll be doing it all again. The festival’s powerhouse, Insomniac Events, has secured the 1000-acre Las Vegas Speedway on the weekend of 21-23 June for EDC 2013. The festival will once again sit as the centrepiece of EDC Week from 18-25 June, a series of day and night parties, the EDM Biz conference “and other special surprises”.
There’s a reason EDC sells out before a single act has been announced: Insomniac goes all-out. Running with the tag-line ‘The Headliner Is You’, the festival promises a “a fully immersive audiovisual adventure”, with powerfully-equipped stages, pyrotechnics, roaming performers and art installations. No expense is spared on the line-up, either, from mainstage pros like Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Kaskade and Afrojack to a host of stages tapping into trance, techno, dubstep and electro. “Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 was really special to us,” Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s founder and CEO, says in a press statement. “The energy, love and sense of community surpassed anything we have ever experienced. It was humbling and inspirational.”
If you’re planning the pilgrimage in 2013, it’s worth noting that you’ll have to commit to the full shebang, as they won’t be doing single-day tickets. Complaints of traffic jams out to the site have also been taken into account, with “a newly dedicated route in 2013” to minimise gridlock and additional lanes in and out of the festival.
Back in June, inthemix flew to Paradise, Nevada, to witness Electric Daisy Carnival and speak to stars of the line-up like Porter Robinson and John Digweed. You can read the in-depth feature, Fear And Raving In Las Vegas: 100 Hours In Sin City, and our coverage from the EDM Biz conference.
“From the top of the grandstand at the Las Vegas Speedway, Electric Daisy Carnival looks incredible,” our review read. “A sea of coloured lights all pulse together, from the fluorescent Ferris Wheel to the kineticField mainstage. The spectacle stretches to all corners of the Speedway. There’s as much colour in the people streaming past, too: all face-paint, kandi bracelets, fluffy boots, neon headdresses, daisy bras and just about anything that glows. The en masse enthusiasm is intoxicating, and impossible to feel cynical about.”
June 10th, 2012