June 16 marked the start of the 3 day Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas. This is the 21st ECD festival in Las Vegas. EDC brings artists and fans together from all around the world for three days of incredible sights and sounds and EDC 2017 will be no different. The Las Vegas Strip, nicknamed Electric Daisy Lane this week, was the focal point for attendees ahead of the festival’s kick-off.
The organisers of EDC 2017 are leaving no stone unturned to make EDC Las Vegas a successful festival this year too. To make any festival successful, safety of the audience is more important and keeping a deadly terrorist attack struck a concert in England few days back in mind, organisers of EDC 2017 are reminding attendees to report any suspicious activity they might witness during the event.
Police in Las Vegas say no threats have been identified against the Electric Daisy Carnival. Still, organizers want the tens of thousands of festivalgoers who will begin to gather Friday evening to be alert to their surroundings and reach out to security if something seems amiss.
“They really have to speak up if something doesn’t look or feel right,” Maren Steiner, the director of health and safety for organizer Insomniac Events, told The Associated Press. “I would rather send our law enforcement to investigate 100 incidents that turn out to be nothing.”
The annual festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has drawn more than 135,000 people a night in previous years. More than 230 musicians are set to perform this weekend, including Alison Wonderland, Diplo, Jauz, Marshmello, Tiesto and Martin Garrix.
Here is the list of seven things that you should do if you are attending EDC 2017
- Check out the wasteLAND stage
Besides kineticFIELD and circuitGROUNDS, the only other stage to get a new design in 2017 is wasteLAND. Last year, we had an apocalyptic San Francisco complete with giant monster crab. This year the theme features a destroyed Egyptian theme.
Send a postcard home
Take the time to write yourself and a loved one a postcard at the Post Office in EDC Town to share memories you’ve been making. It doesn’t cost anything but your time!
Cool off with a frozen treat
EDC Las Vegas will have a heatwave going on this weekend. Cool off and enjoy some sweet frozen treats with Buzz Pop Cocktails with one of their 8 stands this weekend.
Take a photo in front of the Kinetic Field
Pasquale Rotella talked about how amazing this year’s Gaia main stage will look. Get there early to take a great picture before the stage becomes filled with people.
Need to take a break? Chill out in the Ground Control Oasis
Over at the Ground Control Oasis, feel free to talk with Ground Control staff about anything with their Project #Opentalk. Get to know these amazing humans who are there to help you stay happy, hydrated, and healthy. You can also just relax in an air conditioned room.
Dance to epic Art Car beats!
Looking for more places to dance? Art Cars will be spread out on the EDC LV grounds give you more options to dance. This year’s Art Cars have jaw-dropping sponsors including the PsyTribe and Monstercat to bring you artists such as Alan Walker, Gareth Emery, Secret Guests, and more. Check our post on the Art Car lineups.
- Drink some Coronas at the Corona Electric Beach while listening to amazing beatsTake a break at Corona Electric Beach to listen to some music or maybe hang out at the pool. You’ll see names like Bonnie x Clyde, Ghastly, Ookay, Ephwurd, and more on their special stage.