There’s an adventure at every turn during the Electric Daisy Carnival. Make sure you explore the large-scale art installations and full-sized carnival rides while you’re at the event to complete your experience! Insomniac hasn’t officially announced the exact attractions that will be at the event yet, but some information on what’s to be expected has been leaked in a few interviews over the past month. They will be located all over the festival grounds; Wander around for a bit and see what you discover!
Ooma By Michael Christian: Confirmed
This new piece being featured at the festival is one to be excited about. Philip Blaine, head of business development and art curator for Insomniac described it in his recent interview with Rolling Stone. “This is about a 36-foot-tall piece and it looks like a baby with a TV head. In the head, it’s got a bunch of projectors that create a very large pixel kaleidoscope effect, and it’s slightly tilted down. So when you stand underneath it, you just feel like you’re being transfixed by this kaleidoscope or you’re about to be beamed up by it.” There isn’t any pictures of it yet, but it sounds pretty amazing!
Serpent Mother by Flaming Lotus Girls: Confirmed
This standout piece showed up at Coachella before it made it’s way to EDC. In his Rolling Stone interview, Blaine explains, ”[It's] this huge, 86-foot brushed stainless steel serpent that has fire coming out of its vertebrae and its mouth, and its mouth opens. It coils around its egg and that creates a circle that people can go inside. They can also go and press buttons on the vertebrae and shoot up the flames. So that’s interactive.” Definitely a must see.
The Rabbit Hole by Benlloyd Goldstein
This art installation is always a favorite at Insomniac events! The progressively shrinking spiral tunnel with 4,000 feet of glimmering white lights is a unique immersive experience. Throw on a pair of 3-D glasses and take a crazy journey down the rabbit hole!
Cauc by Syd Klinge
Come witness the night sky be set on fire as this brilliant kinetic sculpture releases millions of electron bolts into the atmosphere. This amazing fixture puts you up close and personal with lightning without risking your life.
This mobile party car swims through the crowd day and night. Look for the giant orange fish and join him in the tank!
Wide Awake Art Car
What happens when you combine design, a Funktion One sound system, flame cannons, a mechanical owl, a motor and some wheels? A mobile dance party! The Wide Awake Art Car will have a full lineup of artists and special guests appearing on it while it cruises around the festival each day. Find it!
Wish by Robert James Buchholz: CONFIRMED
This 50-foot three-piece sculpture of three dandelions is one of Insomniac’s signature pieces. Each of the stems are made out of brown glass and mirror mosaic. The three flowers are illuminated with LED’s that change color and pulse to the beat of the music throughout the night! Buchholz designed Wish with three different sized flowers; one tall, one medium, and one small — representing his father, mother, and himself.
Spin up to 75 feet off the ground on one of EDC’s best rides! It’s not too crazy and let’s you get a good view of the festival while relaxing in the cool nighttime breeze.
Bike Zoo from Austin, TX
These unique human power vehicles roamed around EDC Las Vegas all three nights last year. With 17′ butterflies and 80′ rattlesnakes powered only by a few pairs of legs, this bicycle-based theatrical performance is sure to rock your world if it returns this year.
For a breathe-taking 360 degree view of the festival, make sure to hop on the Giant Wheel at EDC! This huge carnival ride towers 120 feet above the ground and take you smoothly from top to bottom while you watch EDC with a birds-eye view. It’s usually located near the mainstage and was VIP only last year. I heard there’s always a way to get into it if you’re GA though. :)