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Electric Daisy Carnival

 
Electric Daisy Carnival
Posted June 24th, 2013 @ 11:00am



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EDC is the biggest electronic music festival in the country, and it continues to grow as the show is now touring multiple locations, including Puerto Rico, and London.

LAS VEGAS — Insomniac Events struck Vegas gold for a third year: All 345,000 tickets were sold for the biggest installment of the multi-city Electric Daisy Carnival, held Friday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The weekend's festivities followed the EDMbiz conference at The Cosmopolitan and two earlier festivals in
New York and Chicago. Since EDC's first installment in Los Angeles 17 years ago before a crowd of just 4,000, Insomniac has hosted more than 250 electronic dance music events for more than 2.5 million people.

Trap triumph: Trap music's golden boy of late, Baauer, who shot to fame after his Harlem Shake remix went ultra-viral, kicked off the weekend's festivities with a Friday afternoon party at Mandalay Bay's Daylight Beach Club, where bikini-clad music lovers tossed around orange monogrammed beach balls in the 4,400-square-foot pool and took respite from the summer sun in day beds and private cabanas. On Saturday night, the Brooklyn DJ spun double-duty, with a set alongside fellow up-and-comer Zedd (Clarity).

Lost in translation: Dance music veteran Benny Benassi played at The Cosmopolitan's Marquee Nightclub Friday night, entertaining into the wee hours as the furniture-dancing masses popped bottle after bottle of Champagne to celebrate the festival's first official night. Benassi, who is at work on a new album, layered an intricately structured playlist of instrumental and vocal tracks, which he's become known for in a career that began in the late 1980s in his hometown of Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

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