The Electric Daisy Carnival 2016


Electric Daisy Carnival, commonly known as EDC, is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world, with its flagship held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since its inception It has since spread to various venues across the United States (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico) as well as abroad, including Mexico, the UK, Brazil & Japan. The largest electronic music festival outside of Europe, EDC was dubbed the “American Ibiza” in 2010. In 2009, EDC became a two-day event, and in 2011 a three-day event in Las Vegas that drew 230,000 people. In 2015 it drew more than 400,000 over 3-days (134,000 per day).

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).[3][4]

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 17- 19, 2016

Years Active 1991- Present