Under the Electric Sky: EDC Las Vegas 2018

Under the Electric Sky: EDC Las Vegas 2018

By: Loana McCabe-Gould

It’s almost a week till EDC Las Vegas begins! EDCLV is one of those festivals that every raver has dreamed about. It’s a three-day festival that was originally held every year in mid-June, but has been moved to mid-May to accommodate one big aspect that wasn’t available previously. 2018 will be the first year that EDCLV will offer camping! Who’s excited? This year will be my first EDC and I can hardly wait for the non-stop music and good vibes!

Date/ Location

EDCLV will be held from May 18th-20th in Las Vegas at the Los Vegas Motor Speedway. Besides the three days that EDC is happening, there are also shows and events based around EDC that are happening between May 16th-23rd, so you definitely would not want to miss those!

 

Tickets

Unfortunately, GA tickets are sold out but VIP tickets are still available if you are 21 or older. However, you are planning to buy a ticket from someone else, make sure you buy one from a legitimate seller to avoid getting scammed.

 Camping spots are unfortunately sold out for EDC. This will be the first EDC with camping, so it’s definitely exciting to see what Insomniac Events has planned for this year. Knowing the work and energy they put into the production of EDC, it’s definitely going to be an experience you won’t want to miss!

 Lodging/ Getting to the festival

As mentioned above, camping is going to be an option for EDC this year. One big perk of EDC Camping: not having to worry about taking the shuttles or dealing with traffic getting to EDC and back. On top of that, EDC has announced that Excision, G Jones, Habstrakt and other artists will be kicking off EDC with a pre-party on Thursday, and the EDC campground will include fun amenities such as a giant pool, a go-kart track, a roller rink, bars, gardens, food trucks, a farmer’s market, and many more fun activities!

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If you missed getting a camping pass for EDC, you will still have the option to stay at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip or find an Airbnb in the area. To get to the festival from where you are, you can either drive your own car and purchase a parking pass, or if you don’t have a car with you, you will have the option to take a shuttle from the strip. Both parking passes and shuttle passes are on sale on the EDC website, but make sure to buy these before EDC!

 

Essentials

Hydration backpack

It’s important to hydrate at any music festival, but having a hydration backpack at EDC will save your life. Plus, if you don’t want to spend a ton of money to keep buying bottled water for all three days, getting a hydration backpack is the way to go.

Comfortable shoes/insoles

You definitely want to make sure to bring comfortable shoes, since EDC is a 3-day event and you’d want your feet to last all weekend. My festival favorites are Vans, they go with anything and are really comfortable. If you decide to wear heels or boots, make sure to have a spare of sneakers just in case your feet get tired!

Hand fans/misting fan

EDC will be hot, so bring something to help you cool down! I usually bring hand fans to music festivals (you can find cheap ones at Dollar Tree), I misplace them a lot, so I usually get something cheap.

Pasties

If you have pasties incorporated in your rave outfits, make sure to bring an extra pair just in case! It’s less stressful to be prepared in case of a wardrobe malfunction.

Wet wipes

Bring wet wipes in case the porta potties run out of toilet paper.

 

Lineup/ Stages

EDC will have eight stages this year. Each stage is catered to different genres and will give you different visual and audio experiences, here’s a look at the artists that will be at EDC this year.

Kinetic Field: Afrojack, Alan Walker, Chris Lake, Dash Berlin, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Dombresky, Don Diablo, Firebeatz vs Dubvision, Jauz, Joyride, Kaskade, Kygo, Marshmello, Mercer, Moski, NGHTMRE, Seven Lions, Slander, Slushii, Spaceprodigi, Tiesto, Vini Vici, Zedd

Image from @edc_lasvegas

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Cosmic Medow (hosted by HARD): A -Trak, AC Slater, Big Wild, Borgore, Born Dirty, Boys Noize, Chris Lorenzo b2b Chris Lake, Dabin, DJ Mustard, Ekali, Getter, GG Magree, Habstrakt, Illenium, Jack Beats, Jai Wolf, Kayzo, Khalid, Kittens, London On Da Track, Loudpvck, Mike Will Made It, MK, Ookay (live), Parker, San Holo, Shiba San, Snails, Tchami x Malaa [No Redemption], The Binches (Dotcom, Kayzo, Ookay, Yultron), Whethan, Yultron, Zeds Dead

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Circuit Grounds: 4B, Armin van Buuren, Blackgummy, Boregeous, Cheat Codes, Claude Vonstroke, Droeloe, Elephante, Eric Prydz, Excision, Gryffin (DJ set), Hardwell, K?D, KSHMR, Lost Frequencies, Mariana Bo, Martin Garrix, Mija, NGHTMRE & Slander Present: Gub Vibrations, R3HAB, Rezz, Robotaki, Virtual Self, Yellow Claw

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Quantum Valley (hosted by Dreamstate): Alpha 9, Andrew Bayer, Animato, Arkham Knights, Astrix, ATB, Avalon, Blastoyz, Cold Blue, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin (Classics Set), Ferry Corsten, Gabriel & Dresden, Ganesh, Genix b2b Sunny Lax, Grum, Ilan Bluestone, John 00 Fleming, Jason Ross, Jordan Suckley presents 3FECT, Markus Schulz, Oliver Smith, Omair,Paul Van Dyk, Roger Shah (Live), Sam Jones, Spencer Brown

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Basspod (hosted by Bassrush): 12th Planet b2b Kill the Noise, AFK b2b Svdden Death, Andy C, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blankface b2b Maze b2b Bloodthinnerz b2b Definitive, Boogie T b2b Squinto, Calyx & Teebee b2b Break, Crankdat b2b Dirty Audio, DJ Hype b2b Hazard, Drumsound & Bassline Smith b2b Hazard, Dubloadz b2b Monxx, Eptic, Flux Pavilion b2b Dr P, Fury b2b Fallen, G Jones b2b Eprom, Gentlemens Club, GTA, Herobust, Ivy Lab, Loadstar b2b Soothslayer, Pendulum (DJ set), The Prototypes b2b TC, Saymyname, Shimon b2b Benny L, Space Jesus, Spag Heddy, Yheti b2b Toadface, Zomboy

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Wasteland (hosted by Basscon): Adrenalize, Angerfist, Anime b2b Mad Dog, Atmozfears, Brennan Heart, Code Black, Coone, Crime Family, Da Tweekaz, Darksierz b2b Mekanikal, Darren Styles, Digital Punk, DJ Isaac, DR Stephanie b2b Lady Faith, Dr Phunk, Dr Rude, Fammer, Gravedgr, Headhunterz, Junkie Kid, Keiji, Notorious Two, The Pitcher, Pulsatorz, Suae, Sub Zero Project, TNT aka Technoboy ‘n’ Tuneboy, Toneshifterz, Warface, Wasted Penguinz

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Neon Garden (hosted by factory 93): Adriatique, Charlotte de White, Cirez D, Detlef, Gorgon City, Green Velvet presents La La Land, Honey Soundsystem, Hot Since 82, Black Madonna, Latmun, Lauren Lane, Lee Foss, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Mele, Paul Woolford, Shmitty b2b No Requests, Solardo b2b Camelphat

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Stereo Bloom (hosted by Insomniac Records): Bijou, Carmada, Caspa, Chris Lorenzo, Conrank, Dateless, Dirt Monkey, Dombresky, Dr. Fresch, Fisher, Hekler, Jace Mek, Jack Beats, Jessica Audiffred, JSTJR, Mister Blaqk, MK, Redlight, Sace Armstrong, Sinden b2b Lo’99, Slatin, Strange Club, Volac, Will Clarke, Wongo, Yookie, Zeke Beats

 

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And the most important headliner of all: You

Who are you excited to see at EDC? I'm excited to see my usual favorites, Illenium, Kygo, Zeds Dead, and Rezz, but I'm also excited to see Jai Wolf and Don Diablo for the first time. I'm also excited to meet new people, trade kandi, and experience the greatness of being at EDC! This will be my first EDC and my first festival outside of the Pacific Northwest, so I’m excited to finally experience it with all of you! I’m road tripping from Seattle with my husband, so it’s definitely going to be an adventure. If you want to see my EDC outfit ideas and updates from our road trip, make sure to follow me at @loanabanana82 on Instagram!

 

 



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