Electronic Daisy Carnival festival gets underway from Vegas on Friday and will run through Sunday, May 18th. It will be the 9th year in a row for EDC Las Vegas, a show so big, they have had to widen the highway near the host site, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Over 150,000 people are expected to converge on the 1,200 acres of stages at the Speedway grounds each day over the course of the weekend. And it’s all for the EDC festival series largest event in North America. People from over 100 countries come together to watch performances from over 240 different acts including David Guetta, Deadmau5, A$AP Rocky, Steve Aoki, Idris Elba, Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, and Kaskade, among others. Things get started at 4:00 pm PST with Rick Trainor on the Cosmic Meadow stage kicking off three days of dusk till dawn music action.
The event is expected to cause traffic jams in the area that would resemble the 134 Ventura Freeway in LA. Concert-goers have multiple ways to travel to the event, ranging from a $99 three day shuttle ticket from Insomniac, to uber, to an $850 round trip helicopter ride from company Maverick, which will drop you off right in front of the EDC entry gates.
Over 4,000 tent camping sites and 1,300 RV spots around the track allow for attendees to stay close to the action and avoid all the traffic. It has gotten so bad in the past that I-15 was widened specifically to help with the congestion that the event causes. Still authorities advise people to be prepared for the worst situation.
“Travelers are advised to have plenty of water and snacks in their vehicle should they be stuck in traffic.” warned the Nevada Highway Patrol in a statement made to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Not interested in the traffic and crowds, but still want to see the performances? LA-based company LiveXLive has partnered with Insomniac to produce four live simultaneous shows on full sets onsite at the festival.
Those looking to be a part of the action can still purchase tickets for the three-day event here.
Written by Adrian Beecher
(Title Photo Courtesy Las Vegas Motor Speedway)