Some of this year’s headliners at Electric Daisy Carnival will sound familiar to new EDM listeners. That won’t stop the over 400,000 EDM lovers from attending the three-day carnival and music festival.
Above & Beyond, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, and Tiesto are among the acts expected to headline the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival. The event will once again take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 19-21. Other acts expected to perform include Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Flosstradamus, and Moby, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The festival combines electronic dance music with a carnival atmosphere. Some of the performers, such as Harris and Disclosure, are at the time in their career where they crossed over from underground music to mainstream pop. Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, explained how much the Electric Daisy Carnival has grown and changed over the years.
“EDC has grown so much since its move to Las Vegas five years ago. Each year, we push ourselves to give Headliners a variety of music genres and an experience that goes beyond their expectations. Now that the lineup has been released, I’m excited to announce the EDC Week Charity Auction, which offers unique experiences incorporating EDC artists. These new offerings allow the artists and fans to share unforgettable adventures, while also giving back to the Las Vegas community.”
Insomniac has partnered with Culture Shock Las Vegas for a 10-day online auction that will be held via eBay. The auction will include exclusive items and memorable experiences for true EDM fans. Proceeds will go to Culture Shock Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that uses both art and dance to keep troubled Vegas teens off the streets and out of trouble. Culture Shock teaches teens hip-hop and other forms of dance to keep them away from drugs and violence. Jennifer Forkish, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for Insomniac, says that EDC is very happy to partner with this charity.
“What we really liked best about Culture Shock is their focus on culture, dance and their enthusiasm for the arts and giving back to the community.”
The auction starts May 6 at 9 a.m. and ends May 15 at 9 a.m. Bidding will start at 99 cents for each experience or item.
Insomniac Events also released the official trailer for the Electric Daisy Carnival. The seven-minute video features the song “Crash 2.0” by Adventure Club vs. Dallas K, which was the festival’s first official anthem, according to Billboard. Instead of giving EDM fans a trailer that unveils the names, they included a cryptic poster of the lineup that features symbols instead of letters.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is gearing up to celebrate 15 years of EDM music, carnival rides, and festival life. Insomniac attracted fans by promising “[s]uper blooming beats, funkafied freaks, and full sized carnival rides.” Somehow it worked. The first festival took place in 2000, back when a one-day ticket cost $35. There were only five stages and the event hosted 35 artists, some of which were legends and underground artists. Today, tickets start at $329 for general admission plus processing and shipping fees. VIP tickets for 21+ cost $699 plus processing and shipping fees.
General admission tickets were already sold out before the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival lineup was announced. A small number of VIP passes are still available. For ticket information, visit LasVegas.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.
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