The Electric Daisy Carnival 2012
The first Electric Daisy Carnival rave was held in the early 1990s, at a nondescript outdoor location in Los Angeles, California, by Gary Richards (now of Hard Events success) and DJ Steve Kool-Aid (real name: Stephen Enos).
In 1997, it’s next incarnation was held at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. “Electric Daisy Carnival” was selected by Insomniac’s partner Philip Blaine. The name usage was approved by Steve Kool-Aid via Gary Richards as a homage to the original creation from several years prior. Philip at the time was partners with Gary Richards at 1500 Records. In the early years, several Southern California venues played host to the annual electronic music festival: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park in Los Angeles, National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, Lake Dolores Waterpark in Barstow, Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace, and the International Agri-Center in Tulare.
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
Dates: June 8th- June 10, 2012
Years Active: 1991- Present
Lineup: Bassnectar, Bassrush Experience, Benny Benassi, Blue Man Group, Borgore, Brennan Heart, Calvin Harris, El Pulpo Mechanico, Emalkay, Endymion, Erick Morillo, Excision, Ferry Corsten, Figure, Flux Pavillon, Above & Beyond, Adventure Club, Afrojack, Alesso, Aly & Fila