Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (commonly referred to as just EDC) is an electronic music festival. Although EDC now has multiple locations such as New York and Chicago, EDC Las Vegas is known as the biggest and the best to many people. After all, Las Vegas now has an official EDC Week, which includes an entire week of partying both day and night prior to the actual EDC weekend.
Not only is this great for the local electronic dance music fans, but it is also great for the Las Vegas economy. In June 2012, the Las Vegas location of EDC helped the Clark County economy by an estimated $207 million. To add on, 90% of EDC attendees aren’t even from Las Vegas, making local festival attendees a minority. Just in Las Vegas alone, these tourists spent roughly $103 million which helped the local economy by a substantial amount.
In June 2011, around 230,000 festival goers attended EDC. In 2012, that number jumped to 345,000, making EDC Las Vegas 2012 a sold-out event. This year, the festival was again a sold-out event. Although official revenue numbers have yet to be released, the $35 million budget Insomniac put towards the Las Vegas festival reassures fans that this is the biggest and best EDC Insomniac has hosted so far.
The success of the festival from the last two years had rumored to follow in Coachella’s and Ultra Music Festival’s foosteps by expanding EDC to two weekends. However, the CEO of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, bunked the rumors and confirmed through his Twitter that “EDCLV 2014 is only 1 wknd.” The good news is that 2013 EDC attendees will be able to purchase their tickets earlier, as they will have exclusive and priority access to the 2014 EDC Las Vegas ticket presale.
The 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas was held on Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 22. Dates for next year have not been determined just yet, but planning for the 2014 festival has already begun.