Electric Daisy Carnival has established itself over the years as one of the world’s leading electronic dance music festivals. Starting out from its humble beginnings in the 90’s as an underground warehouse rave, the famous event premiered its first official outing as a Los Angeles festival in 1997. At the turn of the century, the festival’s popularity grew and it eventually relocated to Las Vegas, eventually branching out to multiple locations.
The following infographic and guide details what sets EDC apart from its competitors. The festival’s turnout tops that of four other major festivals combined - Electric Zoo, Bonnaroo, Hangout and Firefly! In 2014, EDC topped out at 230 artists and over $152 million was spent by attendees. Considering the trends set by previous years, these figures can only be expected to grow.
While all that big money may create the perception that the festival is all about taking every pretty penny from it’s customers, the festival is actually a money-saver for concert goers. If you go to 10 different live sets at the festival over the course of its three day duration, you’re average spending per performance is just over $11 per act. If you were to view just seven acts out of the festival’s major lineup, it would cost you three times the price of your EDC ticket.