Boy oh boy does Insomniac know how to throw a party. With their annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas set to take place on May 18th, 19th, and 20th, Insomniac has started releasing the lineups for the pool and nightclub parties leading up to the massive festival. Let’s just say if you’re the type of person that doesn’t like a lot of options, you should probably stop reading on.

The first round of events will take place from May 16th to the 21st, with May 22nd and 23rd still to be announced. Beginning with May 16th, you can soak up some sun with Gorgon City and Camelphat at Marquee Dayclub. At night, Above & Beyond will take to the decks at Hakkasan Nightclub.

Thursday is really the first slammed day of events. Some highlights include Above & Beyond at Wet Republic, Andrew Rayel and Firebeatz at Marquee Day Club, Armin van Buuren at OMNIA, and Hardwell at Hakkasan.

The long list of events continues during the weekend. Alesso, Yellow Claw, RL Grime, and Major Lazer are all set to play at Encore Beach Club. Kaskade, Tiesto, and Martin Garrix are tapped to rip up Wet Republic. From experience, if you’re going to EDC, make sure to hit up the pool parties during the day. You might as well get the full experience of Vegas before you leave.

Rounding out the last day of events (so far) will be Monday the 21st. You can see Armin at Wet Republic, MK at Drai’s Beach Club, and The Chainsmokers at XS. These events are always massive and tickets go quickly. The best pool and nightclub parties in the entire country are in Las Vegas, so make moves fast.

You can check out the list of events by day below. If you’re heading out to Vegas in May, remember to bring sunscreen, some friends, and good vibes. There’s no place like it. You can purchase tickets to the events here.

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Wednesday, May 16

  • Above & Beyond – Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
  • Gorgon City and CamelPhat – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Marshmello – Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas

Thursday, May 17

  • Above & Beyond – Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Andrew Rayel, Firebeatz, Sander van Doorn, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Armin van Buuren – OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace
  • Bassrush Massive – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Bassrush Pool Party – REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Black Coffee – Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas
  • David Guetta – XS at Encore Las Vegas
  • Dreamstate presents – Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    • Featuring Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Genix, and Arkham Knights
  • Factory 93 presents DARKwater – Encore Beach Club Night Swim at Encore Las Vegas
    • Featuring Jamie Jones and The Black Madonna
  • GTA, ETC!ETC!, JSTJR, Ape Drums, and Henry Fong – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Hardwell – Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
  • NGHTMRE – Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Friday, May 18

  • Alesso – Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas
  • Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Dillon Francis – Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas
  • Eric Prydz – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Kaskade – Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Kygo – XS at Encore Las Vegas
  • Lil John – Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas
  • Martin Garrix – OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace
  • Tiësto – Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
  • Vice – Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Yellow Claw – Encore Beach Club Night Swim at Encore Las Vegas

Saturday, May 19

  • 3LAU – REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Afrojack – Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas
  • Dash Berlin – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Diplo – XS at Encore Las Vegas
  • DJ Mustard – Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Kaskade – Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas
  • RL Grime – Encore Beach Club Night Swim at Encore Las Vegas
  • Tiësto – Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Zedd – OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace
  • Zeds Dead, Snails, and 4B – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Sunday, May 20

  • Fools Gold – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
    • Featuring A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, and KITTENS
  • Major Lazer – Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas
  • Marshmello – XS at Encore Las Vegas
  • Martin Garrix – Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Oliver Heldens – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Monday, May 21

  • Area 10 feat. MK – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
    • Featuring MK, CamelPhat, and Solardo
  • Armin van Buuren – Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Dash Berlin – Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Lil John – Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas
  • Lost Frequencies – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Chainsmokers – XS at Encore Las Vegas

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