The Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, is an electronic dance music festival held by Insomniac, a promoter, and distributor. EDC Las Vegas, the company’s annual flagship event, takes place in May at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is the largest electronic dance music festival in North America.
More than 300 DJs, including Zedd, Eric Prydz, Grimes, David Guetta, Kaskade, deadmau5, LP Giobbi, and others, performed at EDC Las Vegas 2022, which took place from May 20 to 22 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Thousands of tunes from the house, techno, dance-pop, dubstep, hardstyle, EDM, trance, tech-house, and other genres were played by this collective of DJs. However, at the Insomniac Events-produced mega-fest, 15 tunes were played more than any other, spanning a variety of musical types and dance music periods. That’s when we came up with the crazy idea of mashups, remixes, and more mashups and remixes. To the point where we mixed artists and put a remix inside a remix to create some incredible real-life collabs.
Electric Daisy Carnival has been home to over-the-top dance floors, inimitable moods, and life-affirming events for the past 11 years in Las Vegas, beyond the rewarding wobble of soul-shaking bass and its laser-lit night skies. Crowds gather on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and throughout the city, limbs flail, and the music that brings so many people together becomes the glue that holds some of us together throughout the year. And 2022 was no exception, despite EDC’s public-health vacation during the pandemic.
From May 20 to 22, attendees of the world’s largest dance music festival were treated to the sounds of genre heavyweights such as Charlotte de Witte, Subtronics, Carl Craig, Grimes, The Chainsmokers, Liquid Stranger, Kaskade, REZZ, Fisher, LP Giobbi, Porter Robinson, Eric Prydz, and a slew of other DJs. The advisor planned out vast thoroughfares with colorful names like Daisy Lane and Electric Avenue for the festival’s 125,000-plus visitors per day. Many people were reminded when strolling along these routes that, despite EDC’s size, Insomniac Events’ attention to detail is unwavering. It’s a playground for fans to enjoy all of the tiny adventures that happen in between sets.
Indeed, for many who attended EDC for the second time in seven months — the festival returning to its traditional end of May dates this past weekend for the first time since 2019 — what happens between stages is just as essential as the musicians who perform on them. EDC Las Vegas has created thousands of these unforgettable moments over the years, honing its own multi-sensory trademark in the process.