As one of the largest EDM festivals worldwide, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas will celebrate its 25th anniversary next week. Over 200 artists and eight stages, the event will take place October 22nd through October 24th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here is everything you need to know.
Back in August, EDC Las Vegas 2021 tickets had sold out just one day after being released to the public. Following in the footsteps of many music festivals, Insomniac will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entering the festival or proof of vaccination to attend the event.
Insomniac states to their fans (headliners): “The health and safety of our headliners is always of the upmost importance to insomnia, as well as creating environments where everyone can feel comfortable coming together and celebrating with us… We ask that you please bring a copy of your vaccination card or a negative test result and be prepared to provide it at the event entrance. A photo of your negative test results on your phone will be accepted if you are planning on getting vaccinated we encourage you to do so before the event.”
Full vaccination proof and negative tests will be required as a security verification each day of entry to the festival. Masks are not a requirement for the festival. Although, it is highly encouraged by local and state officials to mask up to keep yourself and those around you safe. Insomniac’s COVID guidelines for the festival dive further to discuss sanitation precautions. “In addition to vaccination and negative test checks, EDC Las Vegas will be working closely with local officials to implement safety precautions and will follow state and local health guidelines in place at the time of the event.”
EDC Las Vegas is known to have a ground control team throughout the venue. The ground control team is dedicated to helping attendees with any assistance they might require during the event. In addition to the ground control team, medical staff will be available at any time to ensure the health and safety of all attending the festival.
Insomniac reigns over the city of Las Vegas for the week of the event. Starting on October 20th through October 26th, you will find a lineup full of events at various hotel clubs downtown and on the famous Las Vegas strip featuring over 60 artists. Here you will find the complete list of events happening next week.
Aside from the pool parties and nightclub sets, the three-day lineup is stacked for each of the eight stages. The festival features some of the world’s top dance music artists, from Tiesto, Alesso, Diplo, Kaskade, 3LAU, Alison Wonderland, and many more. The festival will kick off with its cosmicMEADOW opening ceremony celebrations starting at 5 PM each day.
The time the festival begins is key to note, as each day usually ends at 5:30 AM the next day. There are many tips and tricks for first-time attendees out there. Insomniac provides a brief handbook for attendees to know what to expect from the event. Additionally, various YouTube channels provide Q&As on how to best approach the festival.
Content creator and podcast host, Emma Kapotes, provides advice to her followers on her knowledge and experience as a dance music and music festival enthusiast. On her YouTube channel, you will find various tips on navigating the festival, best camping practices, clothing attire, and more. Additionally, on her podcast Rave Culture Cast, you will find an in-depth survival guide for EDC Las Vegas 2021. The creator is also a co-host of the Festival Insider podcast discussing dance music and the festival community as a whole.
Insomniac recently released the festival map layout for 2021. Attendees can expect eight stages, various art carts, numerous art installations, and specially themed areas across the speedway. As the map has been released, those attending the event are waiting on the stage schedules to be announced.
Below is the full lineup for EDC Las Vegas 2021: