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
It’s often been rumored that Electric Daisy Carnival would eventually make a return to its birthplace in California, but up until recently Pasquale Rotella has remained silent regarding a possible venue change. When prompted by an interested fan on Twitter, the outspoken Insomniac CEO spoke about his possible interest in holding an event back in Los Angeles County. Rotella’s response explained that the LA Coliseum would be too small for EDC but that he was “open to venues in SoCal” and went on to discuss how he had considered the Auto Club Freeway in Fontana but was turned off by its 11 p.m. curfew.
View the Twitter exchange after the break.
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.
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.
Pasquale Rotella’s Electric Daisy Carnival has outdone itself yet again for its third year at the Las Vegas Speedway, featuring a litany of improvements that further establish EDC Las Vegas as America’s Raver mecca. A carnival in the most traditional sense, Rotella has created a fever-dream inspired fantasy world in the middle of the Nevada desert. There is nothing quite like it in terms of scale and scope and this year the festival grounds saw significant expansion, some much needed layout adjustments, improved transportation and a Kinetic Field that was nearly three times larger than its 2012 counterpart.
Along with the exciting times that come with the third year of EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac has planned for the second year a concurrent dance music-focused conference named EDMBiz. This year the event will be held again at The Cosmopolitan on June 18, 19, and 20th — right before EDC Las Vegas hits The Speedway. While the keynote speakers for this year’s event were already announced a few weeks back, Insomniac has now shared a revised and updated list of the panelists that’ll be joining the many industry enthusiasts as well as a list of the topical and fascinating panels set to take place during the conference.
It’s hard to fathom exactly what $35 million will buy you in festival production these days, but it’s certainly no small sum. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told the New York Post that they’ll be “stepping it up [EDC Las Vegas] year,” and focusing the “largest percentage of [the] money [on] production” — a statement that falls right in line with Insomniac’s priority to cater to the fans as “headliners” rather than superstar DJs. When Rotella was asked to elaborate further he simply stated, “we’re creating an environment along the lines of what you see at a theme park — but on an even larger scale.”
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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is inviting fans to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their story with the world in the EDC Vegas 2013 documentary.
All applicants must have purchased a ticket to the event in order to be eligible.
The deadline is tomorrow so submit today.
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.