The final stop on the road to Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 had Insomniac’s chief festival pumping big dollars into the dessert. Beacon Economics has released a report on the festival’s fiscal impact on Clark County, and the results are striking. Since EDC’s first Las Vegas run, Insomniac accounts for $621 million dollar pumped through the city’s economy, and that number is only the tip of the iceberg in Beacon’s new study. The figures reveal remarkable spending behavior of festival attendees, the breadth of its impact, and favorable results for Las Vegas that support a successful 2013 as well as durability promising for the future of Electric Daisy Carnival in Sin City.
Following the release of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 trailer, Insomniac announced that any headliners who had attended previous iterations of the event would be eligible for an exclusive “Headliner Loyalty” pre-sale program that would grant them early access to tickets before the official sale date. On November 25th, this pre-sale was opened up to Insomniac’s loyal fans. The program also allowed fans to purchase their tickets through Insomniac’s tiered pricing system, resulting in some confusion as numerous fans reported different final costs. Always outspoken and available to Insomniac customers, Rotella took to his Facebook to calm any fears and explain the pricing issues
Those unable to snag their tickets through the loyalty program can purchase them during the “Early Owl” purchase period set for December 2nd. Tickets for the three-day event will cost $345 plus fees during this time.
EDC Orlando has come and gone, and Insomniac has its sights set on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again. The 18th annual EDC will have its doors open June 20-22, with some new twists for festivalgoers in tow. The new Headliner Loyalty Program will give past festival attendees a leg up on the ticket buying competition – they’ll be able to snag their tickets on November 25th. For everyone else, early “owl” tickets will be available starting December 2. For a glimpse of the magic that lights up Las Vegas every June, look no further than this trailer.
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Capturing the energy of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas with only a video camera is hard to do. The feeling of the festival grounds as they buzz and breathe with a palpable excitement never translates well to celluloid. This year Bingo Players took Las Vegas by storm, dispatching one of the most frantic sets of the weekend and leaving a stomped out crater in their wake. As fast-paced and unrelenting as the music they make, Bingo Players EDC Las Vegas recap — defined by fast cuts and faster kicks — does well to embody the peak of the EDC experience.Posted by
Rich deep mahogneys and cherry accents line the walls and booths of Hakkasan’s expansive main room. The club, which opened less than three months ago, has quickly established itself as one of the liveliest rooms in Las Vegas, hosting a multitude of the most talented and over-the-top personas in the EDM explosion. As one of the many clubs in Las Vegas to host events for EDC Week, Hakkasan stood out amongst its competition with its labyrinthian assortment of rooms and multiple floors of festival calibre production. From Wednesday night until Sunday evening, the crown jewel of MGM’s recent revival hosted Dada Life, Hardwell, Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Deadmau5; packing out the venue every night with crowds whose sole intention was to embody the mantra of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
After missing his set because of traffic at last year’s EDC Las Vegas, Mat Zo made his way to Circuit Grounds with a bit of something to prove. Setting off the second biggest stage at the festival in a way that few others did last weekend, the Zo man powered through personal edits and remixes, material new and old, and even managed to sneak in a little commentary on the recent “Rebound” controversy between himself, Arty & much-hated producer Will.i.am as well as the TC Bootleg of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” that went off that evening. Take a look at the partial tracklist here.
Electric Daisy Carnival has come and gone, but fans can relive the memories as the dust settles in Las Vegas. Taking to SoundCloud, DJs such as Afrojack, Tommy Trash, and Nicky Romero are offering their live sets from EDC 2013, while the likes of Dash Berlin and Carnage gift their own outings to encompass all genres. Also in the mix comes sets from Sander van Doorn, Bingo Players, and R3hab, all to ensure that fans won’t forget Las Vegas anytime soon. Here are one dozen sets to relive EDC Las Vegas with:
UPDATED: Eric Prydz added making this a baker’s dozen.
As Sin City revs up for the third and final day of the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, we are taking a minute to reflect on the greatest hits of day two. With 75 artists on the bill on Sauturday evening, it’s not a surprise there were almost too many moments to store in the festival memory box, but for those of you who were not able to be raving under the desert sky, we’ll try our best to set the scene for you.
Few European artists have landed more definitive career breakthroughs this year than Jordy Van Egmond, better known on the global club circuit as Dyro. Now midway through one of his most definitive years to date, the Revealed Recordings breakout unveils a firm run of studio material for the remainder of 2013.
The young Dutch producer hit it big for 2013 with landmark releases alongside Hardwell and Tiësto, but told Dancing Astronaut of impending collaborations with Nicky Romero, Shermanology, a further high-profile remix and a strong run of original releases penned to drop in the wake of his EDC Vegas debut. He explained: “Aside from working towards that remix for one of my favorite artists of all time, I have been working on lots of originals. For the road past EDC Las Vegas, I will be showcasing a load of originals by then. Myself and Nicky (Romero) have also teamed up for a collaboration and once the festival season is out the way, Shermanology and I will be teaming up for an original track.”
With a subsequent debut offering for Romero’s Protocol Recordings said to be enroute to up-the-ante for his diverse studio output to date, Dyro admitted that his approach to-date has driven by a severe lack of quality control now facing the recording industry. “My perception is that it is getting too easy for people to make music and release it and to be honest, I blame the A&R managers,” he explained. “The music being released is because labels want stuff quick out the door to up the income, and the quality is lacking. It’s now up to the artist to crank up the quality and give these labels no choice but to release the best music.”
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Whether you made it down to the speedway or got lost somewhere between home and the strip, chances are you missed at least one set from the EDC festivities. Luckily, your favorite DJs have got your back. Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Dannic and R3hab have all released their sets for your listening pleasure, getting you as close to the racetrack as your speakers will allow. Click past the break to start jamming, and check back for more live sets: With one full day left and no sleep in sight, there’s a lot more where these came from.