Ricky Swift, lensman, and Adam Land, wordsmith, went along to the Electric Daisy Carnival to discover the incredible line up across five incredible stages, featuring some of the world’s best electronic music. The 50,000 strong capacity crowd were eager to blast off the day. The Main Stage (Kinetic Field) kicked off pretty early with CK getting the inaugral Electric Daisy Carnival underway. By the early afternoon the atmosphere was electric and the clouds broke, leaving the sun beating down on the thousands of dance hungry Nervo fans, and they were not left disappointed.
The Kinetic Field was packed throughout the whole day featuring big names such as Steve Angello, Hardwell, Alleso, Avicii, and of course the one and only Tiesto. On top of all this great music there were some awesome stage effects, finishing with an array of pyrotechnics.
The Bass Pod was clearly the second most popular stage, pumping out some lovely summer tunes throughout the afternoon; Jaguar skills played his usual fun and up beat collaboration of songs old and new. Straight after, Shy FX slammed out a jazzy set, giving out a whole load of good vibes, and finishing with his brand new tune featuring Ms Dynamite. Sub Focus headlined the stage, and as always executed a great show, playing all his best tunes of recent years.
The Cosmic Meadow stage had a great line-up, which included sets from the Crookers, the infamous Rusko, and finally headlined by Madeon, who played a nice heavy mix of hard house/ techno. However for me Fake Blood was the highlight of this stage; laying down a great tech- house and Dub-Step mix, helping to limber up those dancing feet.
The Neon Garden hosted some incredible artists including Feed me, Chris Lake, Dirty South, Mat Zo and Chuckie, all show casing some incredible music. Unfortunately with all the great acts performing, we couldn’t see them all; despite this however, it was a great day, the atmosphere was superb, lots of smiles, lots of friendly people, lots of fun!
Extra interesting features included a giant spider moving through the crowd, as well as amazing costumed characters and theatrical performers using an array of ingeniously designed contraptions giving added entertainment when moving between stages. Overall the sound quality was great, the volume levels were just right, and there were no technical difficulties to interrupt the incredible day.
Today’s festivities featured over 30 musical alongside circus like performers and carnival rides. The festival featured interactive art installations throughout including “The Electric Daisy” by artist Poetic Kinetics, a 100-foot lit, articulated moving flower rising above the attendees to dance, play, and engage. EDC, London offered unique experiences for everyone in attendance. Fans could interact with theatrical performers, including the Lollipop girls, listen to ground-breaking musical performances or seek adventure as they flew above the show on a zip-line.
As the sun sets on our first international experience we can’t say goodbye without thanking our wonderful host city, London, and all the excited carnival go-er’s whose positive energy helped make this festival safe and successful.
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