The third and final night of the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival came to a safe and successful close at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a sold-out crowd gathering under the electric sky for the three-day event.
Animated theatrical performers and interactive art installations enveloped the festival grounds alongside eight art cars providing roaming entertainment, including the Rockbox, a boom box-inspired vehicle that includes its own dedicated sound system. An impressive fireworks display began at 2 a.m. while exemplary pyrotechnics lit up all seven stages until dawn.
This year’s Discovery Project showcased 30 aspiring DJ/producers, allowing them to perform at their own dedicated stage in the heart of the festival grounds. Alumni from last year’s competition also performed over the three nights, promoting the development of emerging dance music talent.
An estimated 80,000 fans gathered at Kinetic Field for the Night Owl Experience, a brainchild of Insomniac CEO and Founder Pasquale Rotella. Incorporating unique audiovisual elements and special effects, a theatrical cast took over the stage alongside the 100-foot tall owl while hundreds of glowing beach balls dropped from the sky and a spider’s web crawled over the sea of fans dancing below.
Photos by © Erik Kabik/ Retna. Video by Insomniac.