The EDM extravaganza will be back in Las Vegas next year, marking the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival and its third consecutive year in Sin City. You’ll have to wait to find out the 2013 lineup but a “very limited” presale for the June event begins next week.
The 2013 carnival is set for June 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With a total attendance of more than 320,000 fans, producer Insomniac Events says this year’s festival claimed the title of North America’s largest music festival of any genre. Looking at numbers on a day-by-day basis, the festival boasted an attendance of 115,000 in a single night.
How about some more numbers? The 2012 festival featured more than 150 musical acts, 500 theatrical performers and 12 large-scale interactive – and flame-wielding! – art installations. And of course this all came with state-of-the lighting and sound production and nightly pyrotechnics displays.
The 2012 lineup included Tiësto, Avicii, Steve Angello, David Guetta, Afrojack, Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT and Kaskade amongst its numerous acts.
Insomniac Events founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella told the Las Vegas Review Journal that the dates for 2013 were scheduled later in the month of June in hopes of avoiding the strong winds that forced the second night of the 2012 festival to shut down early.
Organizers are also working on improving traffic flow at Electric Daisy. An announcement says that fan and artist shuttles, in addition to taxis to and from the venue, will have a newly dedicated route. Parking staff has also been increased and fans can expect to see additional lanes in and out of the event.
A limited amount of pre-sale tickets go on sale Nov. 7 at noon Pacific Time. The first allotment of three-day general admission tickets will be available at $199, followed by tickets priced at $259. Three-day VIP tickets priced at $450 will be available until the allotment runs out.
The general onsale is Jan. 9 at noon Pacific Time. Pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.
Electric Daisy Carnival will once again be offering layaway pricing during both on-sales, with the exception of the lowest priced ticket tier.
Single-day tickets will not be sold.
And that’s not all the news we’ve got for you. Fans can take advantage of exclusive hotel deals now. Travel packages (including hotel accommodations, a three-day shuttle pass and a ticket to EDC) will be available once tickets go on sale.
And one more thing. EDC Week will be back in Vegas June 18-25, featuring a week of nightclub and dayclub events, along with the EDMbiz Conference “and other special surprises.” Details will be revealed in the next months.
For more information visit ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.