Electric Daisy Carnival Day 1 – 115,000 Ravers Descend Upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Over the last two weeks Insomniac, the concert promoter behind the massive 3-day festival, has worked around the clock transforming the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a 360-degree audiovisual carnival experience for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival.

[photogallerylink id=178019]For the debut evening, more than 70 DJs played across seven stages from dusk until dawn, including Kaskade, Sebastian Ingrosso, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Above & Beyond and Knife Party, surrounded by more than 500 theatrical performers, fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers and stilt walkers, amid a landscape dotted with full sized carnival rides and large-scale interactive art.

The 1,000-acre complex will remain a fully immersive adventure for the next two nights with dynamic art, special effects and décor creating interactive environments along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production and a 15-minute pyrotechnics display. Based on ticket sales, Insomniac estimated that approximately 115,000 attendees experienced the first of EDC’s three nights.

The festival returned tonight with doors opening at 7 p.m. This evening will again be highlighted with special moments including Red Bull skydivers and an exclusive collaboration between Steve Aoki and Blue Man Group.

Leah Hovig, CBS Radio Las Vegas

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