Another magical year has come to a close, as the 22nd edition of Electric Daisy Carnival dazzled a sold-out crowd of more than 400,000 Headliners from across the world with epic sets, unforgettable surprise guests, stunning firework displays, and beautiful sunrises in front of a breathtaking backdrop of majestic mountain views.
As fans entered the grounds, Insomniac’s famed theatrical performers—from Valentine Hearts and the Flower Brigade to the Ring Masters and Sparklepops—mesmerized the crowds as they transformed into a variety of creative creatures, bringing smiles to the faces of all they came across.
Hosted by Insomniac Records, the all-new stereoBLOOM stage showcased a variety of buzzing artists with a design that brought a club atmosphere to the heart of the desert. Reflecting a wide spectrum of talent, the stage features high-tech production elements, truss rimmed with LED lights, and rollercoaster-esque stage towers.
In true Kinetic Love fashion, the Chapel of Nature and Chapel of Technology were home to more than legal 100 weddings, allowing love to flourish in a place filled with camraderie and acceptance. In addition, fans celebrated their love with non-legal weddings, vowel renewals and commitment ceremonies.
Fans wandering the grounds came across Pagoda Pyramid, an art installation located on the grassy area next to cosmicMEADOW. Created by BambooDNA, the installation offered a place of serenity in a sea of neon and served as a spot for friends to gather and recharge in a triangle of tranquility.
VIP Headliners were treated to a variety of exclusive amenities during the three-day weekend, including dedicated areas at seven of eight stages, a VIP Ferris wheel, an oxygen bar, VIP ball pit, a kandi-making station, body paint, beauty bar and much more. For the first-time ever, kineticFIELD featured a splash pool complete with floaties and lifeguards to keep fans cool and safe.
To keep fans going throughout each evening, a varied selection of delicious bites was made available, including Oming’s Kitchen, Sausagefest, Naked City Pizza, Farm Boy and more. VIP Headliners enjoyed culinary treats from Bubba Q’d, Good Greek Grill, Pablo’s Kitchen and more. In addition, fans stayed hydrated from more than 168 free filtered water spouts, keeping their energy up and ready to keep the party going.
Tonight featured a star-studded lineup of special guests, including Dua Lipa joining Martin Garrix during his set at circuitGROUNDS. Much to the delight of fans, DJ Mustard brought out Lil Jon, Ty Dolla $ign, YG and Nick Jonas to roaring cheers from the crowd, and Post Malone had the cosmicMEADOW grass and grandstand packed as he performed a selection of songs from both his albums.
Camp EDC finishes off the weekend with the final after party, featuring early morning sets by Solardo and CamelPhat. With a sold-out crowd of 20,000 living in 3,400 tents and 1,100 RVs, Camp EDC served as home to Headliners from near and far.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you Under the Electric Sky next year, May 17 – 19, 2019!