For some, summer means shopping, lounging around, and hot weather. For others, summer means sitting in an office watching other shop, lounge around and enjoy the hot weather. All work and non-work aside, summer means one thing for sure: Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to town. Since 1993, electronic music promoter Insomniac has been putting electronic music festivals on around the world.
Since 1996, however, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has been a part of the music industry, promoting both indie and mainstream electronic artists through various events. This year, EDC (as it is so fondly called) fell on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th and took place at the Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
The dress code included elaborate outfits consisting of beads, backpacks, bright and colorful clothing and accessories, but EDC, “North America’s largest electronic music experience” — and arguably the world’s — was so much more than the outfits that people wore whilst in attendance. Artists from all corners of musical genres attended, including Travis Barker (who played with A-Trak), Will.I.Am (who had his own DJ set), Lil’ Jon (who went on stage twice: once for Laidback Luke, and another for AfroJack), and Benny Benassi (an electronic legend on his own).
With over 80 artists performing and over 200 performers to keep guests entertained, it’s no wonder that last year’s attendance was over 135,000.
Artists like Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade, Deadmau5, BasementJaxx, Infected Mushroom, Moby, BT, Spank Rock, and Steve Aoki graced the five different stages on Day 1, while legends like Armin Van Buuren, Groove Armada, Boyz Noize, Daedelus, and MSTRKRFT turned up the volume on Day 2.
Catch BeatCrave’s journey at EDC in the pictures below!
Photography by Winnie Jaing