As the temperatures in the Nevada desert continue to rise, Vegas pool party lineups are getting more and more exciting. Encore Beach Club in Steve Wynn’s Encore Hotel has just announced nineteen new dates for June and July, including appearances from Diplo, Steve Angello, and Porter Robinson during EDC, and Afrojack, Dirty South, and Above & Beyond during Fourth of July weekend.
While the stops in New York and Chicago have been solidified for later this month, sights remain set on Electric Daisy Carnival‘s final destination. Insomniac has finally released the lineup for EDC Las Vegas, a roster that includes “musical acts, artists and theatrical performers.” The final billing will feature over 500 names, and today’s announcement has revealed its vast majority. Pasquale Rotella insists that the fans are the true headliners, and explains ”each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone.”
According to the Las Vegas Sun, a potential tax reform in Nevada may threaten the future of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in future years. The report explains the State Legislature is debating the Live Entertainment Tax, which levies a specific percentage of revenue for certain live productions, and its possible extension to more or all large scale live performance events in the state. Right now, EDC Las Vegas and many other productions are exempt from the tax but that free pass is in jeopardy right now.
Pre-sale for three day passes for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has begun today as of 12pm PST. Only three day passes are available for this coming year’s festival, scheduled to be held June 21-23, 2013, several weeks later than last year. The special pre-sale price is $199 for general admission and will be available “until allotments run out,” according to an Insomniac email from earlier in the week. If you don’t get your ticket now, do not worry too much, tickets will go back on sale to the general public on January 9th at 12pm PST for $259 GA and will include a layaway option of five payments, much like Coachella does for its customers. Layway will also be available as of January 9th for the $450 VIP tickets.
With Electric Daisy Carnival becoming a fond but distant memory, we thought we would take a moment to remember all of the fun, music, and insanity that just a few weeks ago invaded the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While our recap video brings it all together, other artists created their own as well which capture some of the greatest moments at EDC — wind storm not included. Check out videos from Datsik, Thomas Gold, Kaskade, Dada Life, Bingo Players & Insomniac below the break. (more…)
Mr. Marsch Marsch himself brought out some surprises at EDC Las Vegas — and we’re not talking about the wind. With a full drum line in tow, Thomas took to one of the many stages erected in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his usual rage-friendly antics. This exclusive behind the scenes video shows off the transfer to the massive venue and what it took to get the drummers there. We have to admit that we’re fond of the addition, and hope that other DJs start to employ live instrumental elements in their sets. That’s one innovative way to change things up.
We know that EDC Vegas is unfortunately a thing of the past, but we’re here to bring you back yet again. We put together this recap video from some un-believably good footage granted to us from Insomniac, and have managed to chop it down to four and a half minutes of a festival at its best. While there were some minor setbacks at this year’s event, overall it was another well-produced massive by Insomniac. Drawing a record crowd, the show built upon its roots and offered impressive art installations, massive lighting displays, and lots of carnival rides too. This recap incorporates footage of DJs like Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and more. EDC Las Vegas is a must experience event for anyone who enjoys dance music — and it doesn’t hurt if you like gambling too.
You know the drill: Massive event goes down and gets streamed on Sirius, and a few hours later all the livesets become available online. The latest event to get the liveset treatment is EDC Vegas, with sets from Afrojack, Hardwell, Knife Party, Michael Woods, Fedde Le Grand, and more. For now it looks like there are full tracklists but not actual downloads for the majority of sets, but more will inevitably pop up online as the event progresses. Keep it locked here for more! UPDATE: Hardwell, Dada Life, and Chuckie are all giving their EDC sets away, grab them below the break!
On the second day of EDC Las Vegas, at approximately 12:35a Pacific Time, event organizer Insomniac ordered a pre-emptive one-hour event-wide shutdown on account of heavy winds tearing through the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The announcement occurred during Markus Schulz’s set in the A State of Trance tent, which was also simulcasted over SiriusXM after the broadcast of Kinetic Field ended. The shutdown comes on the heels of several rides and attractions that were previously made unavailable, also for reasons of inclement weather.
Those inside the venue were directed to the grandstand, and entry into the Speedway was temporarily barred. Said Armin van Buuren on the air: “The LED screen behind Markus [Schulz] is moving so bad it could hurt people. The stages are shaking.”
At approximately 12:40a Pacific Time, the EDC livestream was replaced with a trance studio mix.
Update 1 (12:57a PT): AvB and Markus Schulz began a back-to-back mix in the SiriusXM studio, with Markus picking up where he left off.
Update 2 (1:16a PT): Update on the ground as people move to the grandstand:Image