Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Vegas in June 2013

The 2012 EDC event in Vegas was the first year that included a Q-dance stage, featuring harder styles of dance music.

Dust off your tutus and glowing gear, the Electric Daisy Carnival is returning to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 17th annual celebration June 21 – 23, 2013. Produced by Insomniac, the 2013 event will be EDC’s third year in in Vegas. EDC is also held in other cities in North America.

In combination with the colorful event at the speedway comes EDC Week, an entire week of nightclub and dayclub events, a music conference and other surprises that take place at various venues on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2013, EDC week will span June 18 – 25.

More than 320,000 fans attended the 2012 carnival, making it North America’s largest music festival in any genre. Attendance reached 115,000 in a single night. Some of the headlining acts included Kaskade, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, ATB and Armin Van Buuren, to name a few.

For the three-day event, Insomniac transformed the 1,000-acre complex at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into an audiovisual wonderland with more than 150 musical acts, 500 theatrical performers,  12 large-scale and interactive art installations and state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects. The acts were spread out on multiple stages, each featuring a different style of electronic dance music. Fans can expect an even bigger display in 2013.

“Safety and the fan experience have always been and will always be our top priority,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac. “We listen to our fans and accept their guidance. Our team is already working diligently with Las Vegas, the local authorities, and the Speedway to improve traffic flow to make EDC 2013 the best experience yet. And, of course, we’re also brewing new imaginative ideas for next year!”

One of those new ideas is to improve the traffic flow to and from the Speedway. For 2013 the event promises to have newly dedicated routes for fan and artist shuttles and taxis to minimize the impact on individual traffic. Part of this includes creating additional traffic lanes for people driving in and out of the event.

Insomniac is hosting a limited ticket pre-sale on Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Tickets for EDC Vegas 2013 officially go on sale Jan. 9, 2013. More details about EDC Week and the main event at the Speedway will be announced in the upcoming months.