After an extended hiatus during the pandemic, Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas this weekend.
The lineup for the dance mega-festival features more than 200 artists, who will play across eight stages for the three-day event. For now, however, you can hear many of them playing on demand via the newly launched EDC Las Vegas 2021 Compilation.
The 64-song compilation features a genre-spanning collection of artists including Tokimonsta, LP Giobbi, Alison Wonderland, Jauz, Diplo, Ghastly, J. Worra, Lady Faith, Born Dirty and other Insomniac favorites. Many of the included tracks were released via the company’s own Insomniac Records. Listen to the playlist below.
“The process of building this special 25th anniversary compilation for EDC was an interesting and difficult one,” says Insomniac Music Group Director Joe Wiseman. “Our first attempt was February 2020, just weeks before the pandemic hit. We obviously had to delay it quite a bit and we were finally able to resume reach outs to artists on the show this past summer once we knew the show was 100% back. We are so excited to showcase releases from artists across our internal imprints, plus more from our friends outside of Insomniac Music Group that are playing at the festival. We really hope this edition can serve as the fans’ (or as we say headliners) go-to soundtrack on the road to EDC!”
“This year, they really raised the bar by curating a unique collection of tracks that lets the diversity of our festival’s programming shine through,” adds Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella. “This team works hard to cultivate a catalog that captures those special moments we create together and keeps them like a time capsule for us to relive for years to come. There are so many exciting releases coming in 2022, as well as many new artists that we can’t wait to welcome into the Insomniac family.”
One of the world’s biggest dance music festivals, EDC Las Vegas is expecting roughly 150,000 attendees per day this weekend (Oct. 22-24) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is the first incarnation of the festival since 2019, with the 2020 fest canceled due to the pandemic and this year’s event postponed to October from its traditional May dates.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival, along with the event’s 10-year anniversary in Las Vegas.