Electric Daisy Carnival Night One in the Books

Marc van der Aa for Insomniac 3

Night one of the sold out, 19th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has come to a close at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. More than 134,000 music fans were transported into a completely reimagined festival environment, filled with eight new stage designs, spectacular new art installations, vibrant theatrical performers and dazzling firework displays.

Insomniac unveiled the brand new kineticFIELD stage, dubbed the Crystal Village, drawing its design from the inspiration of the four elements — Earth, Fire, Water and Air. The massive stage spans an incredible 480 feet wide and stands 100 feet tall, making it the largest stage in North America. One thousand lighting fixtures, 40 lasers, 22 flame units, 15 confetti blowers and a beautiful water fall made the stage appear like a living, breathing piece of art.

This year, Insomniac created the perfect meeting location for fans in the heart of the festival grounds with the newly curated Carnival Square. Headliners were able to soak up the festival scenery and connect with one another in “chill spots” with seating, delicious food and beverage options, merchandise booths, a general store, artist meet and greets, video confessional booths, breathtaking photo ops and more.

Adventurous festival goers discovered twenty new and returning interactive art installations dispersed throughout the Speedway, including a playground of new art pieces in the Art Garden. Inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey, the Palace Blue stood as a massive architectural environment in the grassy field of EDC. Created primarily out of bamboo, the breathtaking structure was supported by graceful steel arches topped with colorful fabrics in shades of blue and turquoise. Complete with a stage and aerial ring, festival goers could escape the heat beneath its shade and enjoy performances from the famed EDC theatrical characters.