EDC Las Vegas came this year with many changes for headliners everywhere. From new dates to new stages to even a new camping experience, this was a year of change and growth for Insomniac and its beloved electric sky.
So how did headliners respond to all of these changes? Well, of course, they loved them and kept their shuffling hearts busy for all three (and for some, four) days.
With new dates came a gentler, cooler and more forgiving climate. Gone were the scorching temps of yesteryears and in its place were cooler 80s with a nice, gentle evening breeze. This translated to great weather for headliners to drop that bass, chill out and relax under the night sky and not have to worry so much about dehydration. Well done, Insomniac, for continuing to take care of your headliners, the most important individuals on the bill each and every single year.
The switch in dates also allowed a new experience for EDC, one that was apparently beloved by many far and wide. EDC Camp had its inaugural year and it was a smashing success. Why? Because as many already know, when the sun comes up at EDC it means that the party stops for at least a few hours. This leaves some, perhaps many, wanting more. Yes, there can still be plenty of gas left in the tank even though the stages have shut down. What’s an energizer-shuffler to do?
Camp EDC provided a new outlet that kept the party going well into the day. With sunrise and early morning sets just for campers, along with workshops and goat yoga (yes, you read that correctly), campers were never at a loss of what to do next. Insomniac provided numerous outlets in the campground for them.
But what if someone just wanted a bit of respite? Along with great activities came great accommodations in the campground. Air conditioned tents hit the spot just right for anyone who needed a bit of respite from the bass and nighttime laser shows.
One other big change this year was the new set design seen throughout EDC. This was felt with the greatest impact at Kinetic Field. As headliners approached the main stage they were greeted with a huge heart on display, held gently between the hands of two statues, male and female. This visually presented to all with great impact the heart of EDC, that “all are welcome here.” For those who missed and are yearning for the experience, Kinetic Field will make a trip to EDC Orlando this year to share its heart and soul with headliners in November (click here for tickets).
Many great changes were made at this year’s EDC that made the experience incredible and heart-stopping. However, other changes were sorely felt this year, as well. Most notable among them was the loss of the great Avicii. Tiesto used his time on stage to bring a 12-minute mix of Avicii’s greatest hits for longing fans. At one point, he even brought out Aloe Blacc for a stirring rendition of Avicii’s great cross-over track, “Wake Me Up.” The crowd felt the power, love and impact of Avicii during Tiesto’s set, and he will be sorely missed.
On the whole, EDC continues to up the ante each and every single year. Insomniac brings an experience that is without parallel to all those who find themselves under that electric sky.
For those who miss or missed out on the fabulous camping experience, the feels and the love that headliners share with one another, don’t be too dismayed. Why? Nocturnal Wonderland is right around the corner and headliners will once again have the opportunity to camp to their heart's content, enjoy sunrise and campground sets, and as always, feel the love, for “all are welcome here.”
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