By: Cole Epley
In late June, the L.A. Coliseum will once again host the wildest, freakiest, most out-of-your-mind carnival experience you could expect to find on this side of the looking glass. It’s called the Electric Daisy Carnival, and it’s going down June 25th and 26th in Downtown L.A. Factor in full-scale carnival rides, five stages, over 70 world-class artists and well over 100,000 companions with whom to revel in the festivities, and you’ve found yourself one of the premier electronic festivals on the continent.
Revelers will find themselves in the beating heart of an electric carnival unlike anything else in the country: Deadmau5 is among the top of the bill for this year’s event and will be joined by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Groove Armada, Benny Benassi, Moby, Kaskade and MSTRKRFT. The full event lineup and schedule is yet to-be-announced, so stay tuned for updates as they occur.
Tickets: General admission tickets are available to those aged 16+ and start out at $65 for Friday and $75 for Saturday. Two-Day General Admission Passes are currently available for $129. All tickets can be purchased at the festival website.
All Ticketmaster outlets will carry Electric Daisy Carnival tickets and you can pick up tickets with no service charge at the Sports Arena Box Office in downtown L.A. Visit the homepage to view a list of independent ticket retailers who are also carrying tickets for the event. EDC:
Lodging, Parking, Travel: The Carnival organizers, Insomniac, have posted a valuable resource of hotels close to the venue on their website. Click to see the full list. At the top of that page, you will also find travel resources (including air), parking resources and directions to the area if you are driving yourself in.
Stages & Vendors: Electric Daisy Carnival:
Facilities: Clean restrooms, ATMs, a general store and fan-friendly staff and security will all be at your disposal during the Carnival. Festival guides can be downloaded and printed at home before your arrival to the event, otherwise you will find them being distributed at the gates and throughout the site. Full bars will be open and serving alcohol for those lucky enough to be 21 or older, but soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for consumption.
Activities: Visit the Carnival’s vendor village to get your merch fix on, where you’ll find everything from handmade goods to jewelry to body art and party favors. Of course, it wouldn’t be a carnival without rides, slides, Ferris wheels and the like, and all of the above will be had for your enjoyment at EDC:
Surroundings: The L.A. Coliseum is situated in Downtown Los Angeles, California and lies just 15 minutes away from L.A.X. A trip to the beach lies just 10 minutes away,
Untz Featured Genres: downtempo, electro, house, dubstep, drum & bass, techno, trance, breaks and livetronica.
Kinetic FIELD STAGE : Presented By INSOMNIAC FRIDAY JUNE 25TH
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
Kinetic FIELD STAGE : Presented By INSOMNIAC SATURDAY JUNE 26TH
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
ABOVE & BEYOND
Circuit GROUNDS STAGE : Presented BY INSOMNIAC FRIDAY JUNE 25th
MOBY (DJ SET)
INFECTED MUSHROM (LIVE)
Circuit GROUNDS STAGE : Presented BY INSOMNIAC SATURDAY JUNE 26th
GROOVE ARMADA (DJ SET)
FEDDE LE GRAND
Cosmic Meadow STAGE : Presented By INSOMMNIAC FRIDAY JUNE 25th
ARMAND VAN HELDEN
TRVS & A-TRAK
Cosmic Meadow STAGE : Presented By INSOMNIAC SATURDAY JUNE 26TH
BART B MORE & HARDVARD BASS
SOUNDS OF STEREO
neon GARDEN STAGE : Presented By INSOMNIAC FRIDAY JUNE 25TH
neon GARDEN STAGE : Presented By INSOMNIAC SATURDAY JUNE 26th
SECON SUN (LIVE)
BASSPOD STAGE : Presented By BASSRUSH FRIDAY JUNE 25TH
EVOL INTENT (LIVE)
MARCUS INTALEX VS CALIBRE
BASSPOD STAGE : Presented By BASSRUSH SATURDAY JUNE 26th
ANDY C W/ MC GQ
FRICTION W/ DYNAMITE MC
LTJ BUKEM W/ MC CONRAD
BREAK W/ MC WREC
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