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GUIDE to EDC Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival, also known as EDC, is an electronic dance music festival organised by the well-known promoter and distributor, Insomniac. The annual flagship event, EDC Las Vegas, takes place in May every year at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Currently, it's the largest electronic dance music festival in North America.

EDC Las Vegas

DATES:

It usually takes place in mid May every year.


LOCATION:

Upon its creation, it takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The exact location is: 7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115.


ACCOMODATION:

Stay in Las Vegas - You can stay in the city of Las Vegas and get a shuttle or a taxi to get you to the festival. The benefit of this option is the convenience of your stay, sleep in a proper bed and take a good relaxing shower, but on the contrary, the disadvantage are the long hours of traffic in order to arrive at the festival plus the fares/fees that you'll need to pay for the shuttle (usually around $100 one way) from an independent company, or the taxi (the costs depends on the traffic).


Stay at Hotel EDC - You can stay at the official HOTEL EDC where many headliners stay during the weekend. The hotel offer accomodations for 3 nights, where you can stay at Deluxe Rooms or Strip View Rooms. All guests will received a Headliner Party Pack with exclusive items. Moreover, the guests will enjoy day parties at Ayu Dayclub all weekend long to see their favourite DJs, late-night entry to Zouk Friday and Saturday (subject to capacity) and pop up DJ sets and surprise experiences throughout the resort. The prices are subject to change and vary per ticket type, however an indicative price is $1,550 + fees & taxes per person for the GA Experience and goes up to &1,760 + fees & taxes per person for the GA+ Experience for the whole weekend.


Stay at the festival campsite - In addition, by staying at the festival campsite, the festival offers the visitors the following options:

Stay in a tent - The tent is provided by the festival with a bed for 2 people and air condition is included as well. The cost of this option is around $400.


Stay in a VR - It is the most recommended option as you just have to pay for the parking and the energy for the generator. The capacity allowed is 8 people per VR. The only disadvantage of this option is again the long hours of traffic to arrive at the festival.


TRANSPORTATION:

From the Las Vegas Strip: Use I-15 northbound. From the Strip, get onto I-15 North via either Tropicana Ave, Flamingo Rd, Spring Mountain Rd, or Sahara Ave. Stay on I-15 all the way to the Speedway at Exit 54. Look out for electronic message signs on the freeway with the latest information and traffic updates. Use both right-hand lanes approaching the Speedway on I-15; pick the lane with the least traffic all the way to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd).


From Downtown Las Vegas: Use Las Vegas Blvd. northbound from Downtown. Stay on Las Vegas Blvd. all the way to the Speedway. Special traffic lanes will be open north of Craig Blvd. Approaching the Speedway, the entry points will be via Gate 3 on Las Vegas Blvd. and Gate 16 on Hollywood Blvd. Other gates may be available on Las Vegas Blvd. as needed, so watch for signs and officials directing traffic. Be aware that general auto traffic will not be allowed on Las Vegas Blvd. north of Checkered Flag Blvd. (Gate 4).


From Las Vegas Airport: Head south on S. Airport Connector Rd (Route 171), and follow signs to I-215 West. Take Exit 12A to I-15 North. Stay on I-15 all the way to the Speedway at Exit 54. Look out for electronic message signs on the freeway with the latest information and traffic updates. Use both right-hand lanes approaching the Speedway on I-15; pick the lane with the least traffic all the way to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd).


From all points on I-15 south of Las Vegas: From points south, take I-15 all the way through Las Vegas to the Speedway at Exit 54. Look out for electronic message signs on the freeway with the latest information and traffic updates. See the Las Vegas Strip directions (above) for further details on entry to the Speedway from I-15.


From all points on I-15 north of Las Vegas: From points north, take I-15. You will not be able to access the Speedway via Exit 54 or Exit 58, as both routes will be closed during the event to facilitate traffic flows from the south. Stay on I-15 past the Speedway, and take the Exit 50 – Lamb Blvd., and immediately get back on I-15 northbound, to head north on I-15 to the Speedway. See the Las Vegas Strip directions (above) for further details on entry to the Speedway from I-15.


TICKET PRICES:

Tickets for EDC Las Vegas are split into the following categories. The prices are indicative and subject to change.


GA Experience Pass: This option grants you entry through the gates of EDC, where you can immerse yourself in 9 unique arenas of sound, explore dozen of interactive art installations, enjoy free carnival rides and games, and experience epic sets from the world's biggest DJs. The price is $380 + taxes & fees.


GA+ Experience Plus: On top of everything the GA Experience Pass has to offer, this option enhances your festival experience with expedited, dedicated entry and special access to premium, air-conditioned restroom trailers. The price is $579 + taxes & fees.


FACILITIES & AMENITIES:

Once you enter the main festival campsite, there are several facilities & amenities you should explore:


Pool Parties: There are several pools where you can relax and enjoy the music. These areas are also used for the after-parties when the festival ends.


Tents: In these areas yoga sessions and/or motivational takes take place. It is recommended if you want to relax and or have a break between the endless party during the festival.


Leisure Areas: In these areas you'll find a mini soccer fields, a skating ring and a bumper car area, among others.


Merchandise Stores: You'll find various merchandise stores inside the main festival area, whether these are official EDC stores (Insomniac Shops) which are multiple merch booths on-site and can be found at various locations (check the the festival map), or unofficial stores selling their products.


Food and Drink Stands: The are several food and drink stands located throughout the event, with roaming vendors carrying water, snack and other drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Credit, debit, Apple Pay and Android Pay payment methods are accepted.


Lockers: Lockers are available for rental during your stay at EDC at 3 locations, General Admission, VIP at kineticFIELD and VIP at circuitGROUNDS for the same price of $100 for 3 days.


Lost & Found Areas: Lost & Found services are available at the venue during and between show days at the following areas: Interior Lost & Found (Location: Carnival Square), Exterior Lost & Found (Location: Outside of Gate C) and Camping Lost & Found (Location: The Mesa).



Image Credit: EDC Las Vegas Facebook



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