There is no event that attracts hoards of people to Las Vegas the way the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) does. Perhaps that’s because a week long neon spectacle doused with glittering allure can be only be thrown in a city of sin. It may also be because, even if you don’t have a ticket to the actual festival, there are more than enough EDC inspired festivities to satisfy the most diehard Electronica fans.
Last year alone, the mega popular carnival brought more than 400,000 souls bent on spreading peace, love, unity, respect, and neon tulle around a town known for its perpetuation of vices. With them came an influx of more than $350 million dollars in revenue to the valley. So, it makes sense Las Vegas is committed to taking such good care of plur-lifers that head to town.
EDC week this year begins Wednesday, June 15th and is expected to yield even more young faces. During this week, all the biggest names in electronic music (Dada Life, Alesso, Steve Aoki and more) can be found on the Strip entertaining the hundreds of thousands of souls projected to visit over the course of only five days. These performers will headline at events held in dayclubs, nightclubs, and even strip clubs in Las Vegas up until the Tuesday following the final day of the festival (Sunday, June 19th).
One event in particular worth checking out is going down Sunday at Palomino Club, the only gentlemen’s club in the city with fully nude dancers and a fully stocked bar. You can gain entry sans cover as long as you have an EDC 2016 wristband (and an ID proving you’re of legal drinking age, of course). If you’re a scantily clad lady looking to end the weekend with a bang, consider grabbing a tank top and male pal to accompany you. Las Vegas strip clubs tend to have strict rules regarding lone female customers.
For the fans who are unable to make it to the multidimensional world that is EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac has made a commitment to bring that world right to your screen in celebration of the carnival’s 20th anniversary this weekend.
EDC Live launches on Friday, June 17th and will broadcast every day of the festival from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tune in to the livestream by going to Youtube, LNTV.com, Insomniac.com, or the official EDC Facebook page. If you happen to miss the livestream, fret not. Each of the aforementioned media outlets will broadcast a restream so everyone gets a chance to see just what happens in Vegas.