Electric Daisy Carnival, otherwise known as EDC, is a world beyond what most of us could imagine individually. It’s an experience collectively created by synergy, positivity and a mutual love for art and music. Colorful light shows and extravagant landscapes bridge the gap between technology and nature. Three-dimensional structures stimulate your senses, while stilt performers and aerialists engage you. The world’s best DJs play across nine visually stimulating stages.
Here is your guide to everything you need to know about EDC 2017.
(Read: EDC Survival Guide)
EDC Las Vegas Dates & Location
EDC 2017 will be June 16th-18th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The party starts at 7 pm and goes until 5:30 am the following day.
EDC Las Vegas Lineup
Every year, the EDC lineup features the best of the best. This year Aazar, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Kygo, Datsik, Discovery Project, Nightstalker, and Yellow Claw will be playing alongside other amazing artists across nine incredibly captivating stages. See the full EDC lineup.
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EDC Las Vegas Tickets
General Admission – $355
Grants access to all three EDC days.
VIP Admission – $699
Enjoy unique experiences, including exclusive viewing platforms, concierge, private shows, Oxygen bar, games, dedicated cuisine and bars, complimentary breakfast, juice bar, charging stations, mobile charging lockers, expedited entry, the VIP ferris wheel, and more perks.
Marquee Skydeck – Inquiry Only
The Marquee Skydeck is a table-service area with prime stage views. Your Marquee band will give you access to all VIP areas as well.
Getting to EDC
Car – Driving to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is an option. Parking is available in the general lot and the premier lot ($120 for a 3-day pass) located adjacent to an entry point.
Helicopter – Arrive in some serious style and skip the traffic altogether. An individual seat will run you $850 R/T, or you can rent the entire helicopter for $5000 R/T. Contact Maverick Helicopters to make your reservation.
Shuttle – Shuttles are the best option for getting straight to the entry gates and being comfortable on the ride there. Shuttles offer A/C, bathrooms, and security pre-check so you can walk right into the festival on arrival. Choose between standard and luxury shuttles. Prices range from $90-$199. Get your EDC Shuttle Pass.
Rideshare/Taxi – Drop-off points are located on the North (Speedway Blvd. and Checkered Flag Lane) and South (Gate 4 via N Las Vegas Blvd.) ends.
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Where to Stay for EDC
EDC offers hotel packages with casino-affiliated hotels, which means you need to be 21+ to check-in. If you’re underage, or just prefer a different place to stay for EDC, below are your options. Some hotels are off the strip, but with bountiful Ubers, Lyfts, Taxis and the EDC shuttle, you can get to the venue just fine.
Circus Circus allows 18+ guests and it’s a bargain compared to other hotels in Vegas. Bellagio is a high-end hotel that provides the luxury Vegas experience and allows under-age guests in their resort. Hampton Inn Tropicana is another option if you’re 18+, and the outdoor, rooftop pool is pretty sweet.