The Electric Daisy Carnival isn’t just a place to watch your favorite artists perform, or just a place to dance till sunrise. It’s also place to lose yourself and rediscover yourself, a place to make deep and meaningful connections with complete strangers that will last for a lifetime, and a place to celebrate the very existence of life, all while listening to your favorite music and watching the most overwhelming show of fireworks you’ll ever see in your life! EDC Vegas 2017 is unlike anything else.
This year, the kineticFIELD stage debuted its beautiful Gaia design, spanning 446-feet wide and nearly 100-feet tall. Mother Earth stretched her arms out, welcoming guests of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and beliefs. The gorgeous centerpiece was guarded by two 48-foot tall owls, surrounded by 30 pools equipped with cascading water stairs and jets.
Insomniac introduced the ethereal quantumVALLEY stage hosted by Dreamstate, attracting legendary trance acts under a vibrant big-top circus tent. Showcasing 175 moving lights, 12 lasers and 250 video tiles, names like Astrix, Simon Patterson, John Askew, and Freedom Fighters took fans on a beautiful journey through timeless melodies. The apocalyptic wasteLAND stage transported fans into an Egyptian-themed dystopia as hardstyle sounds erupted from the towering graffiti-splashed speakers amidst 400 pieces of pyrotechnics and over 260 moving lights.
To ensure every Headliner stayed hydrated, EDC Las Vegas provided 40 free water stations with over 164 spouts, and multiple chill zones to stay cool in between sets. VIP Headliners were treated to five breathtaking viewing areas with playful amenities like the signature ball pit, a Central Park with hammock swings, and the chance to dine on gourmet dishes at the Blind Owl Bistro while watching an intimate Burlesque show. EDC puts so much thought into their installation and makes every little detail count. That can be felt throughout the festival. For all the proposals that go down at EDC, the festival even thought enough to host actual weddings on site. You can check that out below.
Though all artists dazzled fans at EDCLV this year, one artist in particular that stood out was Seven Lions, who performed at Circuit Grounds on Sunday night. He began his set with beautiful vocals from ‘Keep it Close‘ that were sure to melt the crowd’s hearts and raise a sea of hands in the air. He followed with classics like ‘Don’t Leave‘ featuring Ellie Goulding, along with a mesmerizing show of lights and lasers which were kept balanced by the imagery of nostalgic scenery and beautiful girls displayed on the massive screens surrounding the grounds. The California based DJ also teased the fans with several songs from his recently released ‘Where I Won’t Be Found’ EP such as ‘Steps of Deep Slumber’ and others. Additionally from the Anjuna kitchen, he surprised the crowd with a remix of Above & Beyond’s ‘Another Chance’, played his euphoric ‘Higher Love‘, and Myon’s ‘Omen in the Rain’. Could this hint he may be on the lineup for ABGT250 coming up in August? A Seven Lions performance would not have been complete without playing one of his latest hits, ‘Freesol’. Nearing the end of his show, he threw it back with a remix of ‘Castles in the Sky’ by Ian van Dahl, which he used as an intro to his tear inducing closing song ‘Worlds Apart’. Seven Lions is next scheduled to perform on Friday July 21st at Tomorrowland in Belgium, and stay tuned to see if he will be part of the ABGT250 lineup!
Of course, joining Seven Lions at EDC was Above & Beyond who threw down an incredible set at the Circuit Grounds as well.
Another top set would be Adam Beyer on Sunday at the Neon Garden. His record label Drumcode hosted the stage for a night full of techno. At this point in the night it was very breezy so the fireworks were delayed, causing them to start a little after Beyer had kicked off. His style of Techno is dark with grooving beats and he kept it that way for the whole 2 hours he played. The production was spot on with his team keeping the Neon Garden dark with little to no lights for most of his set. The only downside was that he didn’t play longer.