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Electric Daisy Carnival

Night 2 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Bassnectar, Calvin Harris (pictured here), Martin Solveig and Headhunterz at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Photos: Night 2 of Electric Daisy Carnival shut down amid strong winds, safety concerns
June 10, 2012
Saturday night at the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival was anticipated by many to be the most eventful of the three-day festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but few could have predicted that it would be the result of extreme weather conditions.

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Night 1 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Afrojack, Kaskade and Sebastian Ingrosso at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 8, 2012.
Five ways EDC 2012 differed from its inaugural Las Vegas installment
June 9, 2012
The space, the crowd and more.
2012 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV on June 8, 2012.  RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital. ***HOUSE COVERAGE***
EDC essentials: a writer completes his carnival to-do list
June 9, 2012
Because there's more to experience than just some good EDM.
Afrojack spins at the first night of Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 8, 2012.
The seven wonders of Electric Daisy Carnival Night 1
June 9, 2012
An Afrojack orgasm, astro-bunnies and sensory overload inside the Speedway's neon ant farm.
Festival goers stand in front of a backlit screen during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
EDC Day 1 off to a smooth start
June 9, 2012
Approximately 115,000 fans poured into the Speedway for the festival's first night.
Performers ride a cart through the crowd during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Initial reports say Electric Daisy Carnival off to smooth start
June 9, 2012
It's around 4 a.m. when DJ Steve Aoki starts pouring sparkling wine on himself, and one gets the feeling that the first night of Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is at its peak. Rapper Iggy Azalea appears alongside Aoki; the spitfire's set works the crowd further into a frenzy. Whether pressed against the stage or lingering by an “Electric Lemonade” stand, there isn’t a single person who isn’t dancing for as far as the eye can see.

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DJ Tiesto, at XS in January, uses the web to stream performances to fans around the world.
Examining the business of partying at EDMbiz
June 8, 2012
Cosmopolitan hosts EDC-fueled music and club conference.
Nervo is scheduled to perform at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival June 8-10, 2012.
Electric Daisy Carnival: Tables are turning for women in the DJ world
June 8, 2012
When most people think of women and the Electric Daisy Carnival, a stereotype might come to mind: A scantily clad siren decked out in pasties and holding glowsticks, writhing about a go-go cage. But that’s beginning to change.

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DJ Afrojack at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 25, 2011.
Celebrity preview: Celine Dion, Electric Daisy Carnival and Manny Pacquiao return to town
June 8, 2012
While sports fans will be ecstatic over the showdown with a front-row celebrity turnout, music fans will be even wilder with the 16th Annual ...
A sculpture waits to be placed at the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
EDC 101: What to bring, where to park and how to get there
June 8, 2012
Here's a quick checklist of what you'll need to know to navigate the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.
Workers put the finishing touches on a giant daisy for the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas speedway revving up for Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8, 2012
The name Electric Daisy Carnival has a benign ring to it, like a cross between a geeky tech convention and a flower show. But the three-night music-dance festival that will reverberate this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the biggest DJ-driven music events of its kind in North America — and it could generate upward of $136 million for the Clark County economy.

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Dina Bronshteyn,31, of Orlando, Fla. jumps on lighted rings during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 24, 2011.
Dressing for the Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8, 2012
First the oh-so-important basics: Beat the heat, stay comfy and keep it cheap. You’re sure to get dirty, sweaty, boozy and glittery, so go with clothes you don’t mind bringing home with a thick coating of dust (or sparkles). Now for the fun stuff: Halloween is still four months away, but if you’re at the speedway this weekend, almost anything goes.
One of the stages is seen during a media preview of the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
A sneak peek at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival grounds
June 7, 2012
The Speedway looks like a "small city," with 115,000 attendees expected per night.
Richie Hawtin has big plans for his Saturday night Enter stage at Electric Daisy Carnival.
Techno veteran Richie Hawtin talks Electric Daisy Carnival and Deadmau5’s mom
June 7, 2012
A Q&A from the Sun's sister publication Las Vegas Weekly with techno veteran Richie Hawtin, who will make an appearance at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Michael Grimm performs at Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch on May 9, 2011.
Weekend best bets: Pacquaio vs. Bradley, Electric Daisy Carnival, Idina Menzel
June 7, 2012
Expect a lot of tutus and neon tights in the hotels this weekend as electronic dance music fans swarm Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 24-26, 2011.
Getting to know EDC goers could help Las Vegas in the long run
June 7, 2012
An Insomniac study estimated last year's festival generated $136.4 million for the local economy.
The 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 24-26, 2011.
500 Metro officers on duty at EDC 2012
June 7, 2012
Last year, the dance music fest counted 61 arrests over three days.
Metro officers and security handcuff a Festival goer as the sun begins to rise during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Metro Police hope for even fewer arrests at Electric Daisy Carnival
June 7, 2012
The dance ended early for 61 attendees at the 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway when they were arrested by Metro Police. Authorities considered that double-digit number a success. This year, police hope to make that number even smaller.
Quick-hit Q&As with some of our favorite EDC DJs
June 7, 2012
Guess what Carl Cox says he sounds like …
Which acts will get you moving most? Read on …
Tackling Electric Daisy Carnival's massive music lineup
June 7, 2012
Three suggested routes—feel free to mix and match!
Armin van Buuren on the decks at Marquee's MDW white party.
24 hours with Armin van Buuren
June 7, 2012
Following the EDM master over Memorial Day Weekend.
Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin.
The Weekly interview: Richie Hawtin
June 7, 2012
The techno veteran talks EDC, bottle service and Deadmau5’s mom.
The final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 26, 2011.
Electric Daisy Carnival announces schedule for 2012 Las Vegas festival
June 6, 2012
Finally, what you've all been waiting for ...
The crowd at Electric Daisy Carnival's Circuit Grounds stage.
EDC 101: What to bring, where to park and how to get there
June 6, 2012
Festival basics to help you have a smooth EDC ride.
Kaskade spins at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
Build your own Electric Daisy Carnival
June 6, 2012
Don't feel like hitting the Speedway? Dance to the same DJs on the Strip.
The Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 25, 2011.
Dressing for Electric Daisy Carnival
June 6, 2012
How to fit in, stand out and survive the weekend in some modicum of comfort ...
EDC partiers will have the chance to get involved this year with Spin the Vote.
Get ready to Rock the Vote at EDC
June 6, 2012
Spin the Vote to engage EDM fans this weekend.
A taxi cab drives down the Strip Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Extra cabs OK'd for Electric Daisy Carnival visitors
May 22, 2012
When tens of thousands of visitors arrive in Las Vegas for June’s Electric Daisy Carnival, the taxi industry should be ready.
Voni Susco and Michael Barto dance to the music at the circuitGrounds during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Electric Daisy Carnival announces lineup for 2012 Las Vegas festival
April 5, 2012
David Guetta, Moby, Kaskade, Armin van Buuren. And we're just getting started ...
The 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 24-26, 2011.
Electric Daisy Carnival assures county officials that show will go on despite legal troubles
March 30, 2012
During the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival last year, officials estimate ravers poured more than $130 million into the Southern Nevada economy. The success of the music fest at Las Vegas Motor Speedway surprised many, especially those who thought the young people flocking to town would be drug-addled paupers who would buy concert tickets and little else. No question drugs were a part of the equation. But Las Vegas police, part of the festival oversight, reported virtually no problems or serious medical episodes. However, now it’s the alleged criminal activity of one of the festival organizers that has prompted questions about ...

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