Festivals

Electric Daisy Carnival

Las Vegas, Nevada

An Overview of the Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC as it’s popularly known, is a sensory extravaganza that transports attendees into a vibrant, pulsating world of electronic dance music and otherworldly spectacle. Organized by the visionary minds at Insomniac, this annual flagship event takes over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway each May, transforming the vast expanse into the largest electronic dance music festival in North America.

At night, you can see towering three-dimensional superstructures adorned with LED displays looming over the crowds, casting an ethereal glow over the crowd. The air vibrates with the thunderous beats of house, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep, each genre with its own appeal.

A Brief History of the Carnival

The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has a rich history that spans over three decades. It all began in 1991 when Stephen Hauptfuhr organized the first edition of the event. A few years later, in 1995, Philip Blaine struck a deal with Pasquale Rotella, the CEO of Insomniac Events, granting him the rights to use the Electric Daisy Carnival name.

Over the years, EDC has traveled across various locations in California and even ventured into Texas. In 2000, the festival moved to Tulare, California, before finding a home at Hansen Dam in Southern California the following year. 

Fast forward to 2021, EDC Las Vegas, one of the most highly anticipated events in the electronic dance music scene, was initially scheduled for May 21–23 but was eventually held from October 22–24. This edition of EDC Las Vegas broke records, with an average of around 104,000 people attending each night, making it the largest music festival in Las Vegas.

For every festival held in Las Vegas, Insomniac donates a fixed percentage of the total ticket sales to national charities and community organizations. 

Experience the electric thrill of North America’s largest dance festival in Las Vegas – secure your spot at EDC now to dance under the stars!