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    May 07, 2024 6 min read


    This year Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is just around the corner with an expected 500,000 festival attendees expected over the three day celebration from May 17-19, 2024. The festival that takes place on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considered one of the biggest and most anticipated festivals of the year. EDC is held annually in Mexico, China, Orlando, and the main event in Las Vegas, which is the biggest celebration. 

    This year’s theme is “#kineticCIRCLE” which a statement from festival organizers says will “celebrate the profound impact circles have on our lives – circles of time, circles of trust, and circles of community.”

    Electric Carnival Daisy is one of festival go-ers favorite festivals. And there’s a reason for that. As noted on their website, EDC is built on beliefs and decisions that inspire day after day, which are; 

    1) FUELED BY POSITIVITY “We create unforgettable experiences driven by imagination and positivity, where music and art can inspire transformative moments around every corner.”

    2) LOVE, CARE & CONNECTION ABOVE ALL “Everything we do comes from a place of love, striving to create safe spaces where people can connect on and off the dance floor.”

    3) BUILT ON INCLUSIVITY “Our community stands for unity, celebrating and welcoming everyone. No matter your shape, size or color—All Are Welcome Here.”

    4) CREATIVITY IN EVERYTHING WE DO “From the stages to the art, we ignite the senses with relentless creativity. We see no boundaries in what we can create, and neither should you.”

    5) TAKING RISKS & BREAKING RULES “We don’t chase trends, we create culture. We push the envelope to make things you’ve never experienced before.”

    And this year, there will be a bunch of changes to the venue layout. The bionicJUNGLE, quantumVALLEY, neonGARDEN, wasteLAND, and bassPOD stages are all getting relocated. This means that there will be even larger dance floors! And as an added bonus, the speedway’s asphalt has been freshly paved, so the festival footprint will be all new! So if you’ve attended EDC in the past, don’t expect anything to be in the same place this year.

    EDC Las Vegas features carnival rides, art, circus-style performances, and the top EDM DJs and every big name dance act in the world, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Alesso, FISHER, deadmau5, Valentino Khan, Paul van Dyk, Gryffin, Zedd, John Summit, Alison Wonderland, Martin Garrix, Seven Lions, Tiêsto, David Guetta, DJ Snake, and many more.

    And making their festival debuts this year are Four Tet, Peggy Gou and hard techno star Sara Landry.

    Click here for the full line up.  

    EDC started in Los Angeles in the 90’s and in 2011 it made the move to Las Vegas, where it is now home to one of the largest raves in the world. Each year, EDC features dozens of artists, art cars, pop-up experiences and a handful of stages. 

    Besides having the biggest names in electronic music (including house, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep) EDC has endless activities to partake in. Everything from Arts & crafts, dance classes, hula hoop classes, field games, karaoke, poetry, rave aerobics, scavenger hunts, pool parties, Acro, vinyasa, and goat yoga and even A FERRIS WHEEL! 

    Hold on. The list continues.

    After-parties, interactive art installations, kick-off party with special guest DJs, and Vendor Village.

    Oh and if all gets too much and you need some quiet “me time,” EDC has; Neighborhood chill zones, massage therapy, hammock lounges, silent shavasana, guided meditations, and salon and spa services, including a barbershop. 

    And if you forgot something at home, no worries! They have free water refill stations, full service bars, food vendors for LITERALLY EVERY taste bud in the world, and a General Store. 

    And the eco-friendly filtered Oasis pool will host DJ sets throughout the day. 

    Oh! AND if you wanna get married at Electric Daisy Carnival, you can! Insomniac offers complete wedding packages for legal unions as well as non-legal commitment ceremonies and vow renewals. Just remember that all participants and guests must have EDC tickets, purchased separately. 


    Camping is mostly sold out at EDC this year for tents and RV’s and sleeping in your car in the festival parking lot is not permitted for anyone. So I put together a list of camping sites for tents/RVs and places to stay close to the festival. 

    In the meantime, you can try and get on their waitlist for the ShiftPod2 tents that come equipped with air-conditioning, pillow, beds and linens.

    Otherwise, there's plenty of camping close to the festival. Check these out. 

    Campgrounds in Las Vegas


    the dyrt

    Red Rock Canyon Campground I've never stayed here, but I hear it's great!

    RV camping 

    Maycliff Mini Storage & RV Park Las Vegas

    The RV Park at Circus Circus

    Main Street Station RV Park

    Duck Creek RV Park

    Desert Eagle Campground is open to military personnel and their families. Civilian DoD employees can stay here as well. 


    Timeout Magazine has a list of the best Airbnb's in Vegas 


    Downtown Vegas 

    Check out Hotels.com

    Shuttles from the hotels on the strip will take you to EDC. Or use Uber and Lyft, this way you won’t have to stand in line to get on a shuttle to and from the festival. 

    Things To Do In Vegas

    And if you’re staying for a few extra days, check out what Vegas has to offer.

    Best things to do in Vegas

    Parties and nightclubs in Vegas

    Las Vegas Natural Attractions

    Best restaurants in Vegas 

    And here’s a look at the 50 best things to do in Vegas that are under $50

    What To Wear

    Check out my blogs on the best festival fashion for men and the best festival fashion for women for some incredible sustainable and ethical fashion choices that will keep you looking like one of a kind at EDC.

    I’m loving everything pastel right now and these SpiritHoods faux furs are perfect for cool desert evenings. They come in full length, cropped, and bomber. 

    Check out our latest collection of bodysuits.

    For holographic looks, check these out! 

    And if you’re wanting something a bit more sparkly, I love our sequined robes

    The desert is known to get cool at night and these rompers are not only adorable, but they will keep you snuggly and cozy after a long night of dancing. They come in electric blue or rasberry.

    And what would EDC be without Kandi bracelets?

    Check these ones out on Etsy.

    Or make your own and give them away to friends old and new! Michael’s has some great DIY kits


    Join the REDDIT and Facebook page community boards and stay in the loop.

    Check out Music Festival Wizard for up to date information on festivals. This website is dedicated to covering the scene and music news with the latest on line-ups, reviews and commentary. 

    Another great resource is this music festival app. It’s pretty new and they are adding to their list of festivals daily. So be sure to keep checking back. 

    If you have to eat, eat at the food trucks. 

    Get an EDC smoothie!

    Get a lemonade! It’s the best!

    Go on the ferris wheel at least once. Make sure to get there early and beat the lines. 

    Go to the EDC Post in EDC Town and send postcards to all your favorite humans.

    Check out a set on an art car.

    The Neon Garden is a hidden gem.

    Make sure to use the buddy system and take care of yourself. And if you happen to find yourself alone and in need of someone to talk to, find “Ground Control,” Insomniac’s Guardian Angels, they are the lovely people in purple shirts and they are there as a friend if you need one. Remember that it is okay to ask for help. People want to help each other. That’s what we are all here for. No one should ever feel that they have to go through anything alone. 

    And I’ve heard that there are SpeakEasies. Apparently they are in downtown EDC and one inside the Circuit VIP stage. Word has it there is a random door with a sign on it that says “Computer repair shop.” And supposedly there are also hidden stages to discover, although that could be a rumor. And if any of you find any of these lil secrets, tag us in a pic! I’m so curious and excited to find out if it’s true!

    And if you DON’T find the EDC Speakeasy, here’s a list of some in Vegas. If you have time, check them out!

    And for a little inspiration, check out this youtube video on EDC 2023 

    And Don’t forget to bring along some essentials. Check out my blog on Your Festival Guide To Lightning In A Bottle. I have a detailed section on what to bring. And if you’re going to that festival, I have some great tips for that one as well.

    Festival Must Haves

    rave fan and/or a battery operated hand held fans are always great to have on you at all times. This one even has a misting option!


    Phone chargers




    Hand Sanitizer



    Government issued ID

    Hair care products



    Comfy shoes



    Food and beverages


    Shower Flip Flops





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