Insomniac head Pasquale Rotella took to the airwaves this evening to reveal the complete lineups for eight of Electric Daisy Carnival‘s most acclaimed stages coming this June. From the kineticFIELD – adorned with this year’s “Gaia” theme – to the now-fireproof bassPOD, each of the festival’s iconic platforms were discussed in detail before their respective rosters were unveiled via a hectic live mashup of the artists’ corresponding tracks.


First on the block was the cosmicMEADOW, known for its expansive grass field and endlessly wide stage production. Rotella said that in 2017, the stage would be extended even further out to the sides and curved in towards the audience. “It feels like the stage is hugging you,” Rotella said before dropping into the lineup mix. The roster will hold 26 acts over the three-day weekend, including a mix of both DJs and live acts.

Getter
Ghastly
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Mija
Porter Robinson
Gryffin
Major Lazer
Autograf
Trippy Turtle
Louis The Child
San Holo
Ookay
Yellow Claw
Alison Wonderland
Illenium
Mr Carmack
K?D

Next up is neonGARDEN, the undisputed haven for EDC’s massive following of house heads. The stage will be hosted by Nicole Moudaber’s own MoodZONE on Friday, June 16; Ibiza-based event promotion company Pardise on Saturday, June 17; and Adam Beyer’s techno label Drumcode on Sunday, June 18. As Rotella described during the radio broadcast, neonGARDEN will represent authentic warehouse vibes throughout the weekend, with only the best deep house, tech house and techno available. There will no bells and whistles, Rotella said, just raw rhythms and an underground atmosphere.

Alan Fitzpatrick
Solardo
Dense & Pika
Adam Beyer
Jamie Jones
Brennen Grey
Nicole Moudaber
Chris Liebing
Marco Faraone
Green Velvet

The only brand new stage included in the broadcast was the quantumVALLEY, a fresh platform hosted by celebrated trance label Dreamstate. The lineup will consist of trance and house legends such as Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and more.

Gareth Emery
MaRLo
Ferry Corsten
Ruben De Ronde
ATB
Markus Schulz
Sander van Doorn
Aly & Fila
Bryan Kearney
Vini Vici
Liquid Soul
Infected Mushroom
Sean Tyas
Paul van Dyk
Niko Zografos
John O’Callaghan

For years, the acclaimed wasteLAND stage has been home to some of the gnarliest hardstyle and hardcore acts in the game. The stage’s design is based in a new city every year – albeit demolished and rampaged by some sort of monstrosity – and this time is no different. According to Rotella, wasteLAND attendees will be transported to Cairo, Egypt this round. Whether or not the stage will come equipped with some sort of ancient mummy plague is yet to be seen.

LNY TNZ
Atmozfears
Audiofreq
Toneshifterz
Gunz For Hire
Frontliner
Brennan Heart
Code Black
Wildstylez
D-Block & S-Te-Fan
Darksiderz
Crisis Era
Gammer
Da Tweekaz
Wasted Penguinz
Junkie Kid
TNT
Zatox
Coone
Angerfist
DJ Mad Dog

One of the most treasured stages in the EDC bracket has always been the bassPOD, a place for headbangers of all backgrounds to join forces in a ring of fire for three days off all-out carnage. Last year, one of the stage pieces caught fire between Excision and Andy C’s sets, causing temporary evacuations and delays. This year, Rotella said, they’ve fireproofed the entire set up.

Datsik
Herobust
Phiso
Barely Alive
Virtual Riot
Dubloadz
Zomboy
Borgore
Flux Pavilion
Ponicz
Griz
Valentino Khan
Dirtyphonics
Habstrakt
Hazen
Wilkinson
Black Sun Empire
Andy C
TC
Metrik
Friction
Phace
Prolix
Bro Safari
Fred V & Grafix
The Upbeats
Calyx & Teebee
Snails
G Jones
Reid Speed
Boombox Cartel

Sixth on the agenda this evening was the upsidedownHOUSE, a stage introduced during 2016 for a two-day takeover of the Speedway. Coming as a host to the festival’s yearly Discovery Project, wherein up and coming DJs compete for a performance spot alongside the genre’s biggest names, the stage’s success has warranted it an expanded presence in 2017. This time, the upsidedownHOUSE will be up and running all three days, providing a diverse and intimate listening experience for attendees of all tastes.

PAZ
Bonnie x Clyde
Bizarre Inc
Will Clarke
Born Dirty
Quix
JSTJR
Cut Snake
Atica
ANGELZ
Aazar
Astronomar
Jayceeoh
Sage Armstrong

As far as straightforward stage production goes, the circuitGROUNDS has consistently stood as the festival’s shining beacon. With miles of LEDs, screen panels, lasers, smoke and fire, the stage’s 2016 makeover saw the space transformed into a wild chasm of energy and sound. This year, the stage is set to host a whirlwind lineup of acts from far across the spectrum of genres. Drawing in the heaviest hitters from their respective styles, the circuitGROUNDS roster is a true dance music all-star team.

Oliver Heldens
CID
Above & Beyond
Kungs
Alesso
Zedd
BlackGummy
Axwell ^ Ingrosso
Don Diablo
Rezz
Galantis
Tommy Trash
JOYRYDE
3LAU
RL Grime
Nucleya
Excision
Seven Lions
Flosstradamus
RUFUS DU SOL
Alan Walker
Audien

Lastly, Rotella revealed the official theme behind the “Mother” of EDC: the kineticFIELD. The iconic stage design of the festival’s crowning glory has, for years, stood as a symbol for the entire experience of attending EDC. In 2017, Rotella said the main stage will be transformed into the “Gaia Kinetic Hall.” Owl guardians will be situated on either side of the massive arena, surrounding a central statue of the Kinetic Gaia herself. The stage will even hold “four compasses” that connect with owl communities around the world, perhaps referring to the global live streams seen during last year’s event.

Madeon
Martin Garrix
Armin van Buuren
Diplo
W&W
Afrojack
Tiesto
Firebeatz
Andrew Rayel
Showtek
Kygo
Dillon Francis
Jonas Blue
Hardwell
Marshmello
Shaun Frank
Slander
NGHTMRE
GTA
LO’99

 

Images: Rukes