Since its move to Las Vegas back in 2011, Electric Daisy Carnival has quickly risen to become one of the country’s, and the world’s, flagship EDM festivals. They’ve become so successful in fact that they’ve continued expanding globally with events across the globe including their recently launched EDC Japan.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella looked back on how far the festival and EDC brand had come since moving their flagship event to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway while revealing some new details for the upcoming EDC 2017.
Right off the bat, it looks like the flagship main stage kineticFIELD will be completely reimagined for the upcoming event and modeled on the Greek goddess of the Earth, Gaia. Rotella also mentioned there would be a big new surprise for festival-goers but opted not to go into the details, merely adding that he wants “people to have that ‘wow’ moment when they walk in.”
Speaking of stages, he also revealed that there would be a new stage which would reflect a genre of music that had been rapidly growing in the United States over the last several years. Perhaps he could be referring to a brand new future bass stage? In case you’re wondering, Rotella won’t be raising the capacity to accommodate the brand new stage, and presumably new fans, so we’ll be curious to see how they manage to pull that off logistically.
Speaking on the artists, Rotella was also pleased to add that not only was the lineup “99 percent done,” but that they had added “artists we’ve never, never had before” which should surely be some exciting news for festival-goers.
Lastly, he also addressed the question of expanding to two weekends, which he’s previously considered. “I’ve considered lowering the capacity to do two weekends, to alleviate some of the traffic challenges. I’ve also considered keeping it on one weekend but changing the time of year so that we can do camping, kind of like they do at NASCAR, so that there’s not this influx each night. It’s been considered.”
Whether or not they decide to move towards two weekends or consider camping at all there’s definitely a lot of exciting news sure to be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned for all that!
H/T: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Featured Image Source: Rukes