It’s finally here! After months of waiting, Electric Daisy Carnival is kicking off this weekend. Events are shared across several Vegas venues, but Wynn Las Vegas may be the best venue to attend because Wynn events are always top notch. They’re kicking off the weekend’s festivities with a show tonight, and events will run through the weekend as guests pour into Sin City to enjoy EDC – finally!
EDC Week Kicks Off at Wynn
EDC is here and guests are ready to party. If you’re lucky enough to make Wynn your destination, you’re in for a treat with their EDC Week lineup. Between Encore Beach Club and the Wynn XS Nightclub, this weekend’s events should be at the top of your itinerary.
Here’s the lineup for Encore:
- Thursday, October 21: “Insomniac Records Pool Party” featuring John Summit, Noizu, LP Giobbi B2B Born Dirty,Matroda, Westend, and Honeyluv.
- Friday, October 22: Meduza.
- Saturday, October 23: Kygo.
- Sunday, October 24: Dillion Francis.
And Encore Beach Club has several night events for EDC guests to enjoy, including Diplo who performed last night and RL Grime who takes the stage tonight, October 21. But don’t forget about XS, the premier nightclub has become the stomping ground of celebs over recent months, including Justin Bieber, Bella Thorne, and Tayshia Adams.
Accordingly, the XS events are top-tier as well and include:
- Friday, October 22: Marshmello.
- Saturday, October 23: The Chainsmokers.
- Sunday, October 24: Diplo and the Late Night Set with Gordo.
It was rocky for awhile there this year as organizer Pasquale Rotella tried to scramble to find a way to keep EDC alive in 2021. Because of COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions in Las Vegas, every date they floated for the event kept falling through. But in the end, the advent of the COVID vaccine and determination and hard work on the part of Rotella, Insomniac’s team, and the city of Las Vegas helped them cobble together the festival. Venues across the city worked together to spread out performances to avoid gathering all 500K guests in one spot at a time. It’s a boon for both the city and the festival, and may signal a change in the way EDC goes forward in the future.
Although a great portion of the EDC vibe is the village that springs up of overnight guests every year, giving customers to local venues may be a dream partnership. Some of Vegas’s best performers are showing up for EDC, and it’s like a who’s who of Vegas royalty. This year’s lineup includes over 70 performers and 40 shows across Vegas, including those at Wynn along with Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, Alan Walker, Martin Garrix, Niiko, Swae, Fisher, plus many more.
EDC Goes Virtual with Roblox
Spreading the events out across Vegas isn’t the only problem-solving approach Rotella and the team brainstormed this year. Alongside the in-person events, EDC is launching a streaming version of many performances on a beloved game platform: Roblox. On the World Party server, EDC lovers at home can stream performances from some of their favorite artists, engage in games, build their own campsite, and chat with other attendees.
Some of the performers will also log in and touch base with fans, a cool addition to the Roblox version. Since a lot of people aren’t able to attend this year due to uncertain finances or the risk of COVID-19, Insomniac’s plan to create a digital parallel is a genius move that may spell the future of music festivals across the world.
Of course, cartoony game streams won’t replace a face-to-face performance, but it’s a great option to make the festival more accessible. However, if you’re lucky enough to be in Vegas this weekend, make sure you hop over to Wynn and enjoy their world class hosting and EDC Week events.