Coming off the late-night revelry of Beyond Wonderland SoCal, the euphoric vibes of Coachella, and the nonstop country line-dancing of Stagecoach, festival season is about to heat up even more this summer with Electric Daisy Carnival.
EDC is the massive event by Insomniac (producers of Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, and more) that features state-of-the-art production, lighting and sound, multiple stages, art installations, and a variety of popular dance styles including house, electro, drum & bass, dubstep, and more. Since its inception in 1997 EDC has gone from a one-day Southern California event to a weekend-long festival held in various parts of the states as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the UK.
This year, EDC New York takes place on Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-24) and EDC Las Vegas happens June 19-21 (VIP tickets available only). As the anticipation and excitement for EDC continue to build, we’re taking a moment to break down the lineup and other important festival essentials.
EDC NEW YORK LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS
DJs known for bringing down the house may show a more intimate side at EDC this year. Yellow Claw’s new single “Run Away” mixes mellow beats with personal feelings, while Kaskade’s recently released song “Never Sleep Alone” is a stormy anthem that reveals and an aching heart. Keeping the emotions flowing, Tchami’s recent banger “After Life” ponders spiritual questions with a little help from featured vocalist Stacy Barthe. We can see these DJs making next-level connections with fans if they drop these deeply personal songs at EDC this year.
While there’s no doubt things will get funky at EDC, if festival goers are lucky DJ Snake will amp things up even further with his fresh track “Lean On”, a collaboration with Major Lazer that features sultry guest vocals by Danish electropop sensation MØ. We’re digging on the music video for this song (check it out below).
STAFF PICKS: EDC NEW YORK 2015 PLAYLIST
To help you prep your dance moves, here are a few tracks from this year’s EDC performers curated by Ticketmaster staff.
EDC NEW YORK FULL LINEUP
EDC LAS VEGAS LINEUP
WHAT TO BRING
- Your ticket
- Photo ID
- Cell phone
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines)
- CamelBaks with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
- Sunglasses & hats
- Sealed packs of gum
- Good vibes!
View more details and info for EDC New York.