Five Things You're Not Allowed to Miss at Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2011
In just a few days, Orange County will be a ghost town as all the cool kids will be joining 300,000 electronic dance music fans in the desert for the 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This three-day music festival, held Friday June 8th through Sunday June 10th, features seven stages, breathtaking audio and visual production, hundreds of performers and over a hundred world renowned DJs and producers. We put together a list of five must see acts and attractions to help enhance your experience at this giant amusement park of flashing lights, hard beats and few clothes.
5. The Wide Awake Art Car and Art Installations
The Insomniac "Wide Awake" Art Car made it's debut at the infamous Burning Man Festival in 2011 winning the "Best in Show" Award for art cars. Make sure to look for the Wide Awake Car as it features a Funktion One sound system, flame cannons and a mechanical owl along with some of the best up-and-coming DJs and artist. Orange County's very own Kedd Cook, Long Beach-raised Shae B, Gotta Dance Dirty's Bones and Burn Unit will all be joining the talented group on the Wide Awake Art Car. There's also art installations all over the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to add to your festival experience as you dance, dream and discover new worlds, definitely worth checking out!
4. Carl Cox & Friends Stage
Good news for tech house enthusiasts. The legendary Carl Cox & Friends Stage is making it's way to the West Coast. Part of what we love about festivals like Ultra Music in Miami is the astounding showcase of different genres of EDM we can't always find in our OC venues. The Carl Cox & Friends Stage is always rocking the dance floor Ibiza style, with an energy and atmosphere that promises to be something special at this years Electric Daisy Carnival. With acts like UMEK, John Digweed, Green Velvet and Danny Tenaglia on the bill we recommend closing out your Sunday adventure in the dessert dancing to some serious house beats with Cox until the sun comes up.
The mind-blowing EDC production
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