Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is one of the most iconic music and art festivals in the world. Bringing awe-inspiring stages, global EDM performers and the perfect melting pot of creative energy, it's a bucket list experience for any festivalgoer. No matter if this is your first or twentieth trip to EDC Las Vegas, this guide will provide you with all the information needed to navigate the festival grounds, secure the best hotel room, discover authentic Vegas experiences, and tips for great local food.


EDC Weekend: Know Before You Go

There are some important things to know as you enter this unforgettable weekend. First, make sure you get to know the festival’s safety policies. Also, keep in mind the importance of staying hydrated; have plans for food, transportation and accommodation; wear functional attire; and come bearing the principles of PLUR! (For rave newbies, that’s Peace, Love, Unity and Respect.)

Resorts and Accommodations

If glamping in Camp EDC isn’t your style, luckily you have a trove of world-famous resorts to choose from. There’s truly something for everybody. Among these options, Resorts World Las Vegas stands out as the hotel will be EDC-themed for the festival weekend. This new resort offers rooms and suites at various price points to fit your budget plus it has ideal dining for larger groups like Famous Foods Street Eats at Resorts World Las Vegas. Learn more about the all-inclusive packages Resorts World Las Vegas is offering exclusively to EDC visitors.

There’s plenty of other resorts close to EDC festival grounds at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, each with its own unique ambiance. Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is a serene escape with amenities ideal for a relaxing recharge after the festival. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, is situated in the heart of downtown next to the Fremont Street Experience right in the thick of the local arts scene. How about checking out the view from the tallest observation tower in the U.S.? With sweeping sightlines of the city, plus thrill rides at the top for the adrenaline junkie, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower has something for everyone. There’s also Palace Station, a perfect combination of comfort and convenience, which offers authentic budget-friendly accommodations and is just a short distance from the Strip.

Restaurants that are all the rave

The Las Vegas food scene offers something for every taste, whether it’s a celebrity-chef-owned restaurant or a quick meal at a locals’ favorite.

District One Kitchen & Bar is a local favorite, celebrated for interesting Asian-fusion recipes and a modern vibe. In the downtown area, eat. is the brunch spot of your dreams sitting at the intersection of comfort food and farm-fresh ingredients. Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino offers American classic fare, featuring prime cuts of meat cooked over an open flame fueled by hardwoods for a truly distinct flavor.

Check out local favorites like the acclaimed northern Thai cuisine at Lotus of Siam at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa and the farm-to-table Italian dishes at Esther's Kitchen in the Arts District.

If you’re rolling deep with a big crew, check out one of the many food halls around town for a diverse array of options — Eat Your Heart Out at Durango Casino & Resort offers sushi, noodles, pizza, pasta and more. You can enjoy a slice of Steve Aoki’s brainchild pizzeria, Pizzaoki, both inside Proper Eats Food Hall at ARIA Resort & Casino or at a special pop-up location at the festival all weekend long.

Insider Knowledge to Rest & Relax

One of the best parts of traveling is getting the opportunity to soak up the culture and nuances of the city – as well as the sunshine and pool scene!

Get an early taste of EDC excitement on Thursday at DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Thursday, May 16, with the Bassrush Pool Party and Lost in Dreams Night Swim. Then during the festival, start your days by lounging on a daybed or in a cabana at any of Las Vegas’ signature pools, such as The Pool at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas or The Tank Pool at Golden Nugget.

When you’re ready to go exploring, the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas offers galleries, boutiques and vibrant street art for those interested in seeking some experiences outside of the EDC realm. For outdoorsy travelers, a hike at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or a visit to Springs Preserve also offers a change of pace from the destination’s brilliant neon and LED lights.

Explore the historic charm of Boulder City, a small town with a quaint main street, unique shops and cafes. And don’t forget to indulge in some retail therapy at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, an open-air mall that offers designer and brand-name selections.

Best Way to Get Around

EDC provides shuttle services to different locations in the city. Inside tip: this is the only shuttle option using a dedicated route to bypass regular traffic, taking festival-goers to a special lot directly adjacent to the EDC site. Another go-to for festival-day transportation is a rideshare app like Lyft or Uber. For a more luxurious experience, private car services offer the comfort of traveling on your terms with a touch of exclusivity. Finally, for an entrance as epic as the weekend, you can charter a helicopter to practically air drop you into the festival grounds. This promises an Instagrammable arrival and allows you to bypass the Vegas festival traffic below.

While You’re There

EDC Las Vegas is an immersive experience of music, art and community. Prepare to be launched into a world of creativity, breathtaking stage designs, intricate art installations and roaming performances.

The festival boasts four major stages, each with its own unique theme and genre focus. Kinetic Field offers mainstream electronic acts and stunning visual productions. Cosmic Meadow, situated in a grassy area, brings a more relaxed vibe with a mix of live acts and DJ sets. Circuit Grounds focuses on an immersive, visual experience and a variety of electronic genres. And finally, Neon Garden is the place for underground sounds like house and techno.

Who is Performing at EDC 2024?

Acts like Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, John Summit and Purple Disco Machine represent the spectrum of electronic music you can expect, promising performances that set the tone for an incredible weekend. Check out the full EDC 2024 lineup to find your favorite artists and create your perfect Vegas concert schedule. And should you miss one of your favorite artist’s sets, remember that many of the headlining talent will also be playing shows during the day at the many pool parties throughout the destination.

The festival's layout encourages exploration and new experiences. Between the stages, you’ll find art cars, interactive art installations and themed areas, each extending a unique experience. EDC is a sensory journey that offers something brand-new at every turn, be it carnival rides or relaxation zones.

EDC Beyond the Music

EDC Las Vegas is more than just a music festival. The festival grounds are sprinkled with art, interactive activities and workshops that invite you to explore the festival on an even deeper level.

EDC is renowned for its large-scale art installations that transform the festival grounds into a living, breathing canvas of creativity. These pieces, crafted by artists from around the world, range from towering sculptures to intricate light displays, providing not just visual delight, but also spaces for reflection and connection. When you need a break from dancing, make sure to check out the auxiliary activities. Wellness workshops and craft-making sessions are nestled throughout the festival, providing an opportunity to learn new skills, chill and connect with new friends. Scattered throughout the grounds are art cars, street performers and mobile stages that bring less familiar musical talents to you in unexpected locations. The nomadic performers come complete with detailed costumes, enriching the festival’s magical atmosphere.

Last-Minute Tips You Can’t Forget

While preparing for your legendary EDC Las Vegas 2024 trip, remember you’re attending a distinguished festival in Las Vegas, a city known for its unparalleled entertainment and culture.

Pack wisely, familiarize yourself with your accommodation and transportation options, and perhaps most importantly, stay open to new and beautiful experiences. Whether you’re a first-timer or a returning attendee, EDC Las Vegas is a place where memories are made. So, grab your totems, don your glitter and don’t forget the earplugs. You’re now fully equipped with all the knowledge and tips to have a brag-worthy EDC in Las Vegas!

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