Recap of EDC Las Vegas 2016
Last year marked Electric Daisy Carnival’s fifth year in Las Vegas. This city has seen many festivals come and go that did not pass the five year mark. Critically acclaimed Vegoose only lasted three years, Area 51 Soundtest a mere three years, and the popular Life Is Beautiful is still in it’s infancy having just surpassed it’s fourth year.
And it’s easy to understand why this happens. In a city that moves so fast, people’s attention spans move fast with it. Making Las Vegas a city that is continually evolving. The fact that EDC will be going on it’s sixth year in Las Vegas means it has passed it’s probation period and it will stand the test of time.
2017 does not only mark EDC’s sixth year in Las Vegas, but it is also the 20th anniversary since the festival came into fruition. Making this year a landmark you don’t want to miss out on, under the electric sky.
Last year EDC saw many new developments. From it’s impressive and versatile lineup, to the carnival rides, and advancements in technology and stage production setups. Did I mention they also served Dippin’ Dots onsite?
EDC 2016 saw surprise cameos from John Legend, who joined Tiesto for a live rendition of their track “Summer Nights.” Rapper Soulja Boy came out as a part of DJ 4B’s set at the Cosmic Meadow. Skrillex made a surprise appearance with Marshmello. Making it a weekend of surprise performances.
Not only were there surprise cameos, but a few unscheduled sets appeared as well. Kaskade showed up during sunrise and did a set on the Sky Bridge art installation. Brillz showed up and performed a ’90s house set. Ookay and YDG did back-to-back performances on an art car. Sometime’s the best performances are the one’s you didn’t even know about.
EDC is also a platform for artists to show off their new unreleased material. Plenty of performances saw new singles and unreleased tunes. Flux Pavilion, Zedd, and Marshmello played new tracks at EDC Las Vegas last year.
One shortcoming of electronic festivals are the lack of diversity when it come’s to the lineup. Not as many women have infiltrated the scene compared to their male counterparts. EDC broke the barrier in 2014 when Krewella became the first female duo to perform on EDC Las Vegas’ main stage. In 2016, however, Anna Lunoe and Alison Wonderland became the first female solo artists to headline. This is a huge step and we hope to see more women headlining next year.
The philosophy that ravers live by is PLUR. The acronym stands for Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. Attendees of EDC Las Vegas 2016 all stood together in remembering the victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub that had occurred just a week before. Attendee’s and performers were all #OrlandoStrong. DJ Snake said a few words and had everybody raise their phones in the air. When Above & Beyond performed the song “Thing Called Love,” they projected a rainbow flag with the words “love wins” displayed.
Make’s you wonder what Insomniac has up their sleeve next year.
What to expect in 2017
What we know so far is that the event will occur in June 2017 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets are speculated to go on sale in the next month or two.
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We will keep this updated when we get more information, so stay tuned!