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Camping Under the Electric Sky: EDC 2018

As a festival built on an ethereal foundation of acceptance, imagination and an appreciation for dance music, Electric Daisy Carnival has contrived and solidified their elusive reputation in the realm of music festivals. It has grown to become one of the most distinguished dance music festivals throughout the globe, after years of creating transcendental experiences that […]

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Yellow Claw brings out ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl at EDC – much to crowd’s dismay

DJ, turn it down. Amsterdam trap duo Yellow Claw has long been a crowd favorite when it comes to bass-boomin’ beats, but their recent performance at EDC Las Vegas flopped among attendees when the DJs brought the infamous “Cash Me Outside” girl, Danielle Bregoli, as their surprise special guest. Although Bregoli has enjoyed success in […]

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Tiësto honors Avicii with 12-minute tribute during EDC

In the month since Avicii‘s passing, DJs and producers around the world have paid homage to the pioneering artist with heartfelt tributes. And while he will no longer grace the world’s main stages playing for thousands of ecstatic fans, Avicii was there in spirit at EDC Las Vegas 2018. Godfather of EDM Tiësto carved out more […]

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Only 33 arrests made on EDC LV’s opening day, with more than 100,000 in attendance

With EDC Las Vegas wrapped up for its 2018 production, it appears that event attendees have been well behaved. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released statistics regarding major arrests made at the festival. The numbers reflected arrests occurring from EDC’s opening day on May 18, to the morning of Saturday, May 19. Police made only 33 […]

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Beat drops & hook ups: new survey identifies the most ‘promiscuous’ music festivals

A new survey conducted by Tickpick sought to evaluate the hookup culture of the festival scene, and as the findings indicate, it’s thriving. Tickpick collected self-reported information from 1,050 people from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk about their sexual activity at music festivals. The statistics revealed 50.2% of festival goers to be open to a “weekend fling,” […]

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Ante up: stream full sets from day two of EDC Las Vegas

Both the stakes and the temps were higher for EDC Las Vegas’ second day of production on May 19. Attendees of Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival and at home viewers alike can relive their favorite sets from the festival, or catch up on the performances that they missed with Dancing Astronaut’s list of live sets […]

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Stream all the best sets from day 1 of EDC Las Vegas 2018

With the first day of EDC Las Vegas in the rearview, Dancing Astronaut looks forward to its other two days of music from some of the most forward-thinking acts in the industry. Luckily, for those that couldn’t catch the vibes under the electric sky, EDC Las Vegas will be live streaming the entire weekend. This year, Insomniac’s launched […]

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Tiësto, Dzeko, Post Malone and Preme turn ‘Jackie Chan’ in the ultimate summer tune

It seems these days that electronic music and hip-hop have been merging more and more, from festival line-ups that flaunt an array of artists on both sides to collaborations that we might not have ever thought of before. This is very much the case on the new collaboration “Jackie Chan” between Tiësto and Dzeko featuring […]

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Tiësto, Dzeko, Post Malone and Preme turn ‘Jackie Chan’ in the ultimate summer tune

It seems these days that electronic music and hip-hop have been merging more and more, from festival line-ups that flaunt an array of artists on both sides to collaborations that we might not have ever thought of before. This is very much the case on the new collaboration “Jackie Chan” between Tiësto and Dzeko featuring […]

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EXCLUSIVE: DubVision & Firebeatz to debut their new supergroup, METAFO4R, tonight at EDC Las Vegas

A new era for DubVision and Firebeatz is set to take off at EDC Las Vegas. Over the years, the two duos have been behind some of dance music’s biggest releases, toured around the globe, and even collaborated together on a number of tracks. Earlier this year, it was announced that the longtime friends would be […]

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Report: The most commonly used drugs at music festivals

Over the years, drug and alcohol’s relationship with electronic dance music has heightened its foothold in worldwide festival culture. Music festivals themselves undeniably afford a collective culture of intoxication — a palpable permeation of substance use and abuse that one can sniff out regardless of whether they choose to partake or not. Considering substance abuse’s assimilation, […]

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Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment.  In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety […]

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EDC promotes inclusion and diversity in latest trailer

In a new trailer released for the festival, EDC founder Pasquale Rotella promotes the theme of “all are welcome here.” The three-minute video celebrates the upcoming 22nd annual event in an all-embracing way — with clips of festivalgoers of all walks of life as a voiceover by Rotella details the diversity of the fest’s attendees. “No […]

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HARD set to host cosmicMEADOW stage at EDC Las Vegas 2018

HARD events is set to host the cosmicMEADOW stage at this year’s edition of EDC Las Vegas, set to take place on May 18–20 at Las Vegas’ Motor Speedway. The stage programming, the first curatorial effort from HARD since 2014, will feature such heavy hitters as A-Trak, Zeds Dead, Mike Will Made It, Tchami vs Malaa, […]

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The OFFICIAL 2018 EDC Las Vegas lineup is here, and it’s worth the wait

“Headliners” rejoice, for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ 2018 lineup has at last arrived. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella surprised EDC Las Vegas ticket holders with a unique Valentine that among other treats, contained candy hearts printed with the names of a select few artists scheduled to perform at the event’s 22nd iteration from May 18-20. […]

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EDC Las Vegas announces theme, lineup details for 2018 via Valentine’s mailers [DETAILS]

Ticket holders of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018 will find an unusual Valentine in Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella. “Headliners” around the country will by now have discovered a surprise Valentine’s Day present from Rotella in their mailboxes, but the candy enclosed in the holiday packages isn’t typical Valentine’s Day fare. Ticket holders rather received […]

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The EDC Las Vegas lineup announcement is imminent

Back in September, EDC organizers announced major changes to infrastructure and programming ahead of this year’s festival. This included structural and logistical changes set to take effect in 2018, change of dates to the May 18-20 weekend, extended festival hours, the addition of camping, and decreases to commute time for those residing in hotels. Recently, organizers released […]

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EDC Vegas releases camping map, outlines campground amenities

Insomniac has released the camping map for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ inaugural camping season, just days after Pasquale Rotella took to Facebook to announce that camping details were soon to come. The campground will accommodate campers via showers, restrooms, a medical tent, and a bar, all specific to the campground area.Campers will be divided […]

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Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival will see worldwide expansion, new stage designs, logos & more [DETAILS]

It’s a big year for Insomniac.The electronic events enterprise looks not only to its 25th anniversary this year, but to international expansion which will see Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival event migrate to Japan and China in 2018. “We’re planning on announcing a few more international stops,” writes Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella, in a recent […]

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