Las Vegas’ biggest party, a three-day event called Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), is being broadcast on YouTube for the first time through a new online experience called “Electric Daisy Curated,” aka “EDC Curated.”
Sans the traditional live stream approach, “Insomniac will curate, compile and stream video from multiple feeds throughout the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, from the grandstands to the stages to cameras capturing artist interviews and other behind-the-scenes action.”
EDC Curated is now live – shown from 8:30 pm PST to 8:30 am PST beginning tonight, then again tomorrow (June 21) and finally on Sunday (June 22).
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This year’s EDC line-up features more than 180 DJs, with more than 75 acts returning from last year’s lineup, including electronic dance music heavyweights Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Bassjackers, Benny Benassi, Cedric Gervais, Knife Party and Tiesto.
What to do besides party? Get married!
EDC Wedding packages start at $35 per person for your basic appetizer/Champagne/waitstaff setup, but for $125 per person, you get an entree on the VIP dining deck. (More: http://www.electricdaisycarnival.com/tickets/weddings)
“That’s the sit-down dinner from Chef Keven Lee now available at the Kinetic Field stage,” dailyfiasco.com reports. “We hope they have backless chairs to accommodate all the diners wearing fairy wings. It’s a three-course dinner that runs in two-hour chunks from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. We guess you’re going to want a late lunch if you’re planning that. Packages start at $75.”
Other dining options include trucks from Bake My Day Cupcakes, Can’t Dutch This, Dragon Grille, Lobsta Trap, Oming’s Kitchen, Sausagefest, Sin City Dogs, Sully’s Taste of Chicago, The Hummus Factory, Truk-N-Yaki and Wa Da Pho.
Why Vegas puts up with EDC?
Since EDC was first held at the Las Vegas Motorway Speedway three years ago, Clark County has benefitted to the tune of $621 million (as of 2013), according to the annual Insomniac-commissioned Beacon Economics study.
Last year, EDC ravers spent $139 million (up from 38% from the previous year). Accommodations brought in $25 million in revenue; food was at $45 million, transportation at $22.1 million, gaming at $19.6 million, entertainment at $13.1 million and retail $11.8 million. In all, generated $17.4 million in tax revenue for Nevada’s Clark Country, according to Beacon Economics’ annual study of EDC’s economic impact.
EDC 2014 upgrades
Besides the live streaming, EDC 2104 is offering free wi-fi. Thanks to a partnership between Snapchat and Insomniac. An official EDC app has also been released on Google Play and the App Store.
Just like last year, all VIP and general admission tickets to this year’s EDC were sold-out way in advance of the actual event. The 18th edition of EDC is, according to Insomniac, sold out as of March 7, which beats last year’s record when it was reported that the event did not sell out until the end of April. Tickets are priced at $249 for general admission and $499 for VIP tickets (21+ ONLY).