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The Massive Statistics Behind Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

In just two days, thousands of people from all over the world will be flooding Las Vegas to attend Electric Daisy Carnival. As EDC enters its fourth year in Las Vegas, the three-day music festival’s economical impact on the city has become astounding. But just how massive is EDC Las Vegas and what does it take to build one of the largest music festivals in the world? Below is a breakdown of EDC by the numbers.

  • Total attendance in the first three years: 845,000 tickets sold (2011-2013)
  • Total attendance in 2014: 400,000 tickets sold
  • Total economic impact in the first three years: $621 million
  • In 2014, visitors coming from 40 countries and all 50 states
  • Hours of EDC from Friday through Sunday: 31.5
  • Number of DJs in 2014: 182 plus 15 Discovery Project winners
  • Total number of minutes of fireworks shows in the first three years: 108 minutes
  • Largest stage at EDC: Kinetic Field, area holds 80,000 fans
  • 1 million pounds of scaffolding used in the creation of 2013’s Kinetic Field 

At EDC 2013:

  • 15,120 pounds of paper confetti and 102 confetti blowers used
  • Production crew size: 1,220
  • Volunteers: 692
  • 4.6 million pounds of steel
  • 920,000 watts of speaker power
  • 18,000 milliwatts of lasers
  • 5.2 megawatts of electricity

This year’s EDC Las Vegas has sold almost half as many tickets as the festival has in the last three years. We can only imagine what the numbers are going to skyrocket to after this weekend. If you are unable to attend the festival, make sure you tune in to Insomniac’s new online experience: EDC Curated.

Cover image by Rukes

[H/T: Review Journal

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