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    EDC Las Vegas 2022

    Life, love, art, and music are celebrated all over the world at EDC Las Vegas 2024. It takes place under the Electric Sky, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from May 17th to May 19th. There is a lot to enjoy at EDC Las Vegas, from the amazing stages and sounds to the mesmerizing fireworks and captivating performers.

    You are welcome to wander, explore, interact, and connect at EDC Las Vegas. Positive energy and imagination are what made this amazing event possible. Each area is a unique mix of technology and nature that awakens the senses and sparks the mind.

    The beat of the music brings people together, making beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. EDC Las Vegas is like a big playground with big thrills. It has rides and activities for everyone, from those who want to relax to those who want to get pumped up. Get lost in a world with three-dimensional structures, glowing, bright environments, and plants and animals that are lit up by LEDs.

    There are interactive art installations all over the fairgrounds. They connect nature and technology and inspire everyone who sees them. The Funkdafied Freaks perform at EDC Las Vegas. They are dancers, stilt walkers, aerialists, circus artists, and other strange characters dressed up in outrageous outfits who are ready to amaze, charm, and play with you all night.

    At special bars or the outdoor theater, you can see live shows. At the Tokyo-style karaoke bar, you can even sing on stage. You can get married in one of the beautiful churches, promise your love to your festival best friend at the free Commitment Deck, or dance the night away at the Headlight Disco or the Silent Disco.

    At its core, EDC Las Vegas shows that its guests are like-minded people who share a deep love for music and the people who make it possible. For me, the Headliners are what make EDC Las Vegas truly unforgettable. Their energy and excitement are what make the event what it is.

    Venue and Logistics

    Location

    EDC Las Vegas 2024 will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115. For a detailed map and directions, check out the Location & Directions page.

    Event Dates and Times

    The festival will run for three days:

    • Friday, May 17
      • Opening Ceremony: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Full grounds open: 7:00 pm – 5:30 am
    • Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19
      • Full grounds open: 7:00 pm – 5:30 am (no Opening Ceremony)

    Stages

    EDC Las Vegas 2024 will feature multiple stages, each with its unique theme and musical lineup. Here are some of the main stages:

    • kineticFIELD: The legendary kineticFIELD has taken many forms over the years, from a cathedral for sonic worship to the embodiment of universal love and energy.
    • cosmicMEADOW: Converge at cosmicMEADOW for the epic EDC Opening Ceremony and immerse yourself in the sounds of HARD, featuring top names in electronic music and hip-hop.
    • circuitGROUNDS: This renowned stage features LED walls and plumes of fire, creating a positively charged energy felt far beyond our own perceptions.
    • neonGARDEN: Presented by Factory 93, neonGARDEN is where subliminal minimalism and immersive live art meet cutting-edge technology and expertly curated deep house and techno.
    • bassPOD: Headbangers make their annual pilgrimage to bassPOD, the proving ground for lovers of dubstep, bass house, drum & bass, and trap.
    • wasteLAND: wasteLAND is the refuge of ravers looking to experience the blistering tempos and relentless energy of hard dance, hardcore, and all forms of hardstyle.
    • quantumVALLEY: Join the international Trance Fam at quantumVALLEY, where Dreamstate presents the entire spectrum of the trance genre.
    • stereoBLOOM: Enjoy various shades of the dance music genre, from house to tech house to bass music and beyond, curated by the Insomniac Music Group.
    • bionicJUNGLE: The newest addition to EDC, bionicJUNGLE takes you on a journey deep into the wild with a carefully selected roster of house artists.
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    Additionally, Art Cars – glowing buggies and massive party ships – will be roaming the Speedway, broadcasting all forms of dance music.

    Transportation, Shuttles, and Parking

    For a convenient and stress-free experience, EDC Las Vegas offers an official Shuttle program with various options:
    Standard Shuttles (SOLD OUT)

    • 3-day round-trip transportation
    • Shuttles depart and return on an ongoing basis
    • Stops: Downtown Lot, The Rio, The Strat, Grand Prix Plaza
    • Departure times: 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    • Return times: 2:00 am – 60 minutes after the music ends at the Kinetic Field (no service between 11:30 pm and 2:00 am)

    Premier Shuttles (SOLD OUT)

    • Reserved shuttle departure and return times
    • Premier merchandise item
    • Stops: Resorts World, The Strat, Downtown Lot, The Rio, Grand Prix Plaza
    • Departure times: 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm
    • Return times: 3:00 am, 4:00 am, 6:00 am
    • Peak and non-peak pricing options

    Opening Ceremony Shuttles (Add-On)

    • Shuttles to the festival grounds for the Opening Ceremonies on Friday
    • Available as an add-on for all shuttle pass holders
    • Departs from The Rio from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm on Friday only

    All shuttle stops will have amenities, including restrooms and water, and a dedicated support team will be available to assist riders.

    Premier Parking (SOLD OUT)

    For a hassle-free experience, Premier Parking allows you to get in and out of the parking lot more easily, giving you more time to enjoy the festival. Premier Parking is accessible via I-15 North, Exit 58 at Apex. Turn right on N Las Vegas Blvd, follow signs for Yellow Lot/Premier Parking, and turn right into Entry 9. This is the only way to access Premier Parking.

    • Premier Parking Lot Opens at 3 pm on Friday, 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday
      • rice: $165 + taxes and fees

    General Parking

    General Parking is free. The largest lots with easiest access are the Brown and Green Lots on the west and south sides, accessible via Las Vegas Blvd. Note your parking location, landmarks, and the route you take to the venue for an easy return.

    • General Parking Lots Open at 3 pm on Friday, 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday

    ADA Parking

    For ADA Parking, take I-15 North to Exit 58 at Apex, turn right on N Las Vegas Blvd, follow signs for ADA Parking, and turn right into Entry 8.

    • ADA Parking Opens at 3 pm on Friday, 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday

    Rideshare, Taxi, and Guest Drop-Offs

    Rideshare availability is expected to be limited due to high demand. Consider backup options like taxis or carpooling, especially for late-night/early-morning hours.

    All rideshare, taxi, and guest drop-offs and pickups must occur at the designated Guest Drop-Off and Pickup location (Mid-Brown Lot). Approach the Speedway from I-15 North via the E. Tropical Parkway exit and follow signs for the Rideshare/Taxi/Pick Up & Drop-Off lot.

    For safety reasons, drop-offs/pickups are not allowed on-street near the Speedway or along Las Vegas Blvd between the Speedway and Downtown Las Vegas.

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    Charter Buses

    Private charter buses will not have access to the Speedway during EDC Las Vegas. It’s highly recommended to use the Official EDC Shuttle Service.

    VIP Transportation (Optional)

    For a luxurious experience, you can book a round-trip or one-way ride with a VIP transportation service. These luxury vehicles seat up to 6 people and offer amenities like premium water, phone chargers, and music connectivity. Pickup and drop-off locations include MGM Grand, Resorts World, VIP, and SkyDeck areas. Prices start at around $175 per person per day (based on 6-person occupancy).

    Parking Lot Restrictions

    Vehicles must vacate the parking lot each day at the close of the festival. Activities like tailgating, sleeping in vehicles, buying/selling tickets, vandalism, loitering, drinking alcohol, and illegal drug use are strictly prohibited in the parking lot and surrounding areas.

    Getting ready for the festival: EDC Las Vegas 2024

    While going to EDC Las Vegas is exciting, it’s important to make sure you’re ready for the desert and the demands of a multi-day event. To make sure you have a safe and fun time, here are some important tips:

    What to Pack

    • Comfortable shoes: You’ll be standing for a long time, so buy good sneakers or boots that have been worn in and offer good support.
    • Hydration pack: In the hot desert, it’s important to stay fresh. If you have a hydration pack with a tank, you can drink water all night long.
    • Portable fan: A small fan that runs on batteries can help you cool off and feel better.
    • A scarf or dust mask: The air in the desert can be dry and dusty, so a scarf or mask can help keep your lungs safe.
    • A small bag or a fanny pack: Use a hands-free bag to carry important things like your phone, cash, lip balm, and portable charger.
    • Portable charger: Your phone’s battery will die quickly with all the photos and videos you take. Bring a charger that you can take with you to keep it charged.
    • Light-up toys or accessories: Add some fun to your event with glow toys or accessories that light up at night.

    Clothes and other items

    • Fabrics that let air pass through: To stay cool, choose light, breathable fabrics like cotton or materials that wick away sweat.
    • Layers: It can get cold at night in Las Vegas, so bring a light jacket or hoodie to wear over your outfit.
    • Shoes with closed toes: The fair grounds can be rough, so shoes with closed toes will keep your feet safe.
    • Shield or hat: During the day, wear a shield or hat to shield your eyes and face from the sun.
    • Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the bright desert sun, buy a good pair of sunglasses.
    • Bandana or face mask: If you need extra warmth, a bandana or face mask can help keep you safe from dust.

    Health and Drinking Water

    • Keep yourself refreshed. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink water all day and night. In the desert, it’s easy to lose water very quickly.
    • Put on sunscreen. Wide-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF should be used, and it should be reapplied often, especially if you’ll be outside during the day.
    • Don’t push yourself too hard; take breaks. Take breaks to rest and rehydrate in the shade or at a cooling stop.
    • Eat often and have snacks: Fuel your body with healthy meals and snacks all day long to keep your energy up.
    • Pay attention to your body. Don’t ignore the signs if you start to feel sick, too hot, or tired. Take a break, drink some water, and if you need to, get medical help.

    Remember that being ready is the most important thing you can do to have a fun and safe time at EDC Las Vegas. You can dance the night away under the stars if you remember to pack the important things, dress right, and take care of your body.

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    Highlights and experiences from EDC Las Vegas

    With a great lineup of artists, amazing stage designs, and immersive experiences that will take you to another world, EDC Las Vegas 2024 looks like it will be an adventure you’ll never forget. Here is a sneak peek at what’s to come:

    List of performers

    The artists on this year’s list include both big names in electronic music and up-and-coming stars, so there’s something for everyone. As for headliners, they can look forward to thrilling shows from

    • Trance Legends: Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Paul van Dyk, and Andrew Rayel will take you on a euphoric journey at the iconic quantumVALLEY stage.
    • House Music Heavyweights: Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Peggy Gou, John Summit, Green Velvet, Nicole Moudaber, and Purple Disco Machine will keep the energy high at the neonGARDEN and stereoBLOOM stages.
    • Bass Music Titans: Excision, Zomboy, Subtronics, NGHTMRE, and the Hivemind trio (Kayzo x Space Laces x Must Die!) will bring the earth-shattering basslines and head-banging beats to the bassPOD.
    • Dubstep and Drum & Bass Royalty: Virtual Riot, Dimension, and Culture Shock will unleash their high-octane sounds at the wasteLAND stage.
    • Techno Pioneers: Adam Beyer and Joseph Capriati will showcase their techno prowess at the neonGARDEN.

    There are a lot of different types of acts on the lineup, like Deadmau5, David Guetta, TiΓ«sto, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, and many more. There is something for every music fan.

    Designs for stages and immersive experiences

    EDC Las Vegas is famous for its amazing stage designs and settings that make you feel like you’re in a different world. The sets this year look like they’ll be even better:

    • kineticFIELD: The famous kineticFIELD will change into a beautiful futuristic city with tall buildings and neon lights that pulse to the beat.
    • cosmicMEADOW: Enter a lush, intergalactic park where plants and animals from other worlds come to life, creating a mesmerizing show that combines nature and technology.
    • A high-tech fantasy awaits you at circuitGROUNDS, where LED screens and fireworks will overwhelm your senses and leave you speechless.
    • In neonGARDEN, you can get lost in a strange, neon-lit maze that is full of mesmerizing art pieces and cutting-edge lighting effects.

    Aside from the stages, EDC Las Vegas has a lot more to offer, such as interactive art and statues that seem to be bigger than life, as well as mesmerizing light shows and performances by the Funkdafied Freaks.

    Having a unique atmosphere and energy

    The mood and energy at EDC Las Vegas are what really make it stand out. The moment you walk onto the fairgrounds, you’ll be surrounded by a lively, friendly group of people who share your love of music and expressing yourself.

    The festival’s theme of happiness and acceptance makes it a place where you can relax, be yourself, and meet people from all walks of life. It looks like EDC Las Vegas will be an unforgettable experience, whether you dance under the bright sky, look around the interactive art pieces, or just enjoy the contagious energy.

    After-Parties and Side Events

    EDC Las Vegas isn’t just a 3-day festival; it’s a week-long celebration of music and culture. From May 15th to May 21st, 2024, Las Vegas will host EDC Week, featuring a lineup of special events and after-parties that will keep the energy flowing long after the festival grounds close each night.

    Official EDC Week Events

    Insomniac has organized a series of official events throughout EDC Week, providing Headliners with opportunities to extend their festival experience:

    • Club Techne: We All Scream (May 15th) – Kick off EDC Week with this immersive club night featuring a lineup of techno and house artists.
    • Bassrush & RVLTN Present: Reload Pool Party (May 15th) – Beat the heat at this bass-fueled pool party at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck.
    • Bassrush Massive (May 16th) – This one-night outdoor music festival at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will feature some of the biggest names in bass music.
    • Dreamstate Las Vegas (May 16th-18th) – Experience a trance music lover’s dream with this 3-day event at Area15, featuring melodic trance, psytrance, and more.
    • Lost in Dreams Night Swim (May 16th) – Dive into the Night Swim experience at Daylight Beach Club, with a lineup of deep house and techno artists.

    After-Parties

    After dancing the night away at EDC, keep the party going at one of the many after-parties hosted by top nightclubs and dayclubs in Las Vegas. These events often feature extended sets from artists performing at the festival, as well as special guests and surprise appearances.

    Some notable after-parties include:

    • Excision & ARMNHMR at Encore Beach Club (May 16th)
    • Steve Aoki: Dim Mak Takeover at Hakkasan (May 16th)
    • Adam Beyer & Nicole Moudaber at Marquee Nightclub (May 16th)
    • Martin Garrix at Omnia (May 17th)
    • Vice at Marquee Nightclub (May 17th)
    • Acraze at Encore Beach Club (May 18th)
    • Steve Aoki at Omnia (May 18th)

    Additionally, many clubs and pool parties will feature EDC-themed events and lineups throughout the week, providing plenty of opportunities to extend the festival vibes.

    The post Your Guide to Attending EDC Las Vegas 2024 appeared first on The Groove Cartel.


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