The Electronic genre has been a long time coming, and finally it has broken through to the
mainstream crowd. Instead of being confined to clubs and homes and disregarded as a niche,
Electronic music now enjoys the same popularity and worldwide stages as do pop, jazz and
The Electric Daisy Carnival is proof of Electronic Dance music’s new found adoration. The fourth
rendition of the Electric Daisy Carnival was organized by promoter Insomniac Events and was
scheduled to be headlined by moremthan 200 artists, DJs, and producers such as Avicii, Armin
Van Buuren, Calvin Harris and Hardwell with the pairing of house and techno artists by the likes
of Carl Cox, Booka Shade and Luciano. Hybrid live acts were also present such as Chromeo and
Destroid, and of course many more joined the stage to celebrate and party with the crowd.
Pasquale Rotella revealed that it spent $35 million for the three day event. The opening night of
the show was held on it seemed that was exactly the case. The dusk till dawn spectacle
unraveled at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it’s home for the fourth consecutive time.
attendance was a phenomenal 134,000 costume clad attendees and the Highlight of the night
was Electronic Star Armin Van Buuren. Pasquale reiterated, “one for the record books”.
Steve Angello’s start on the stage was filled with pyrotechnics that only served to increase the
temperature in the already burning Vegas desert much to the crowds ignorance. Afrojack made
full use of the massive set to blast onto the stage with an unforgettable entrance. The crowd
further swelled at Steve Aoki’s turn and didn’t stop when Afrojack joined in. Aoki’s trademark
cake slams also found its way to the crowds faces.
At the end of it all,at around 4:30 am, thecrowds are finally rushing back throught the dawn
traffic jam, as fireworks sprinkled the sky. This was one of the most electric nights, and there
were still two more left in the Carnival.
Photos courtesy of www.insomniac.com