Vegas in June can be wrapped up in three letters: EDC. With a five-story tall owl on the main stage, the option to get festival-married (legally, of course), and over 200 performers spread out over three epic days, we’re betting you won’t want to miss these seven sets at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
While you may have already checked out the regular Strip headliner at Hakkasan or Omnia, you won’t want to miss Hardwell’s return to EDC. His recent singles have shown a departure from the electro-house style he was previously known for. Hardwell’s show will undoubtedly be different this time around and feature his latest single, “Creatures of the Night,” a collaboration with Austin Mahone.
Making its EDC debut, this music collective from Kush Fernando and Jose Guzman is a nightlife brand that recruits emerging EDM talent and brings the party to thousands of fans. Brownies and Lemonade started in LA, where Fernando and Guzman often hosted sold-out shows without releasing a lineup. At this year's EDC roving art car, it’s not the name that matters, but the music.
One of the first women to perform on the main stage last year, Alison Wonderland will perform a joint back-to-back set with Diplo and Jauz, which will be one of the most hotly-anticipated shows of the entire weekend. This world-exclusive one-time-only performance is one you’ll want to get to early even if the details are under wraps for now.
Some were taken by surprise when hip-hop producer Metro Boomin’ hit the lineup, but his Sunday set will definitely be worth your time. He may not be as much of a surprise as DJ Khaled, but his distinctive trap sound out of Atlanta will remind you of Future and Kanye West (two artists he's produced for).
Genre-crossing Mija got her start as a rave promoter who rose to prominence booking and later playing with Skrillex. And with so few women in the festival's lineup, Mija is a must-see for her girl power alone.
Even if you don't know anything about the Electric Daisy Carnival, you can probably still recognize one of its top headliners: Tiësto. The Grammy-award winning artist, who’s collaborated with just about every notable player in EDM, may have tricked us last year into believing he was fellow DJ Marshmello — whose identity remains a secret — but we know his best-hits show will be one to remember.