What You Need To Know About EDC Las Vegas 2018

The most anticipated lineup and festival of the year, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, just released an insane lineup of artists for the upcoming event in May 2018. For the last 22 years, the lineup of electronic dance music talents exceeds expectations of music lovers each year. Without a doubt, EDC Las Vegas is THE festival to attend to see your favorite artist live in the most extraordinary environment possible. EDC Las Vegas is much more than a festival, it is a culture, a lifestyle and a community.

The dusk to dawn festival will take place on May 18 through 20, 2018 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The speedway has hosted EDC Las Vegas since 2011 and is the perfect venue for this event. There is plenty of room for 9 stages to fit presenting world-class DJs accommodating all genres of electronic dance music from trap to house and even dubstep. This year, festival goers have endless options of artists to see throughout the weekend. DJs such as Diplo, Martin Garrix, Tchami, Alan Walker, Zhu, Zedd and much more are featured in the lineup that will keep attendees moving their bodies for three days straight.

Dates and Location

Date: May 18-20, 2018

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

7000 N Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

This year, Insomniac released the new dates for EDC Las Vegas last September. Usually, the festival took place in the month of June, but due to the risk of high temperatures, Insomniac moved the event to May. Each year, Insomniac and its founder, Pasquale Rotella aim to make the festival better than previous years. With this alternation in dates, it will be safer for festival goers and gates will be able to open earlier as the weather will be cooler. This means guests can rage earlier!


EDC Las Vegas lineup 2018

As mentioned earlier, the lineup for EDC Las Vegas was just released yesterday. This festival, hands down is the biggest festival in the United States. Every DJ an EDM lover can imagine plays live at EDC, and it is probably every DJs dream to play at EDC as well. This year, you can expect acts from all genres of EDM. Dash Berlin will return to EDC Las Vegas with a long-awaited classic trance set, while dozens of artists will make their EDC Las Vegas debut this May, from Moksi, GG Magree, Khalid, and Yultron, to Borgeous, Charlotte de Witte, and many more.

In addition to this year’s headliners, EDC Las Vegas will be making history with more than 25 rate b2b performances including Doctor P b2b Flux Pavillion, DJ Stephanie b2b Lady Faith, and 12th Planet b2b Kill The Noise. The Binches and Firebeatz vs. DubVision will also treat festival attendees to world exclusive performances, while NGHTMRE and Slander present Gud Vibrations and Malaa and Tchami’s No Redemption tour makes their way to the EDC Las Vegas stages.

Weekend tickets and Shuttle passes

As in past years, EDC Las Vegas offers a monthly plan for those looking to purchasing tickets. This is a great way to buy tickets because it helps make it more affordable, rather than paying a large sum of money up front.

Find all information about ticket options, descriptions, and prices here.

General Admission – 3 Day GA – $355 + $84 (taxes and fees)

VIP – 3 Day VIP (21+) – $699 + $100 (taxes and fees)

EDC Las Vegas PP

Shuttle Passes 

The shuttles run from the Rio hotel & casino, MGM Festival Grounds, the downtown lot and the mid-strip lot. All tickets are $90 + $16 (taxes and fees). Just like the weekend passes, EDC is offering a payment plan for guests attending the festival. Purchase tickets here.

EDC Las Vegas Shuttle 2018

Guests of the Hard Rock Hotel, MGM Grand hotel & casino, and The Stratosphere have the option to book departure times for the weekend. Check out the photos below for a map and schedule of the shuttle times. Purchase shuttle passes here.


For the first time ever, EDC Las Vegas is offering camping. The party never has to stop if you stay at Camp EDC! Camp EDC is a fully immersive world of art, activities, music, and community. It is all within walking distance of the festival. Say goodbye to the horror stories of the shuttle bus and hello to waking up at the festival! From yoga, sound healing, and guided meditation classes, to daytime pool parties and a curated guest speaker series, Camp EDC offers a whole new way to connect with your festival family and extend your EDC experience.

EDC Las Vegas 2018 Camping Passes On Sale Now!

Campsites at Camp EDC feature air-conditioned ShiftPods or RV spots to park. Roll up in your decked out ride, park for the weekend, and relax. There is no need to stress about traffic in and out. These new additions aren’t the only new plans in store for the EDC camping experience.

EDC Las Vegas 2018 Camping Air-conditioned Shift Pod

As a camper, you will have exclusive access to things that will make your experience go down in history. At the heart of Camp EDC lies the Mesa, a bustling hub of entertainment, activities, and amenities that campers can enjoy and take part in all weekend long. From daytime pool parties and go-kart racing to a curated guest speaker series and group classes that exercise your mind, body, and spirit, campers can experience a completely new side of EDC. Find all the information you need on the Mesa here.

EDC Las Vegas 2018 Camping Map

Still not sure whether camping would be worth it? Well, Insomniac has recently announced that the party will start a little earlier this year with a campers-only Thursday night kick-off party! Campers will be able to see ExcisionG Jones, and Habstrakt (with more to be announced) before they play under the electric sky!

EDC Las Vegas 2018 Camping Thursday Night Kick Off Party with Excision

You can now easily bundle your festival tickets and Moon Glow tent reservation with the Camp EDC Experience Hopper group package. The offer comes with a festival pass plus Moon Glow camping for $699 per person, including all taxes and fees, when buying with four (4) people. If you and your squad have already purchased your festival passes, no sweat! You can do a group buy on the camping portion for $299 per person when booking with four (4) people.

For all information on camping, head to Camp EDC.

Not the camping type of person? Yet still, want the best EDC experience possible from a hotel view? Insomniac has teamed up with numerous hotels to bring you the best rates possible.

Stay like a headliner with FestPop’s Hotel Recommendations

Past Years

EDC Las Vegas 2017 was a sweltering edition. It was a year of growth and a year of electronic dance music hitting the mainstream. Artists were so in love with EDC that they made their own recap videos.

The lineup for 2017 brought the vibes while also adding huge surprises throughout the weekend. Drake came out during Metro Boomin’s set and played his hit “Fake Love” at the Bass Pod stage to an animated crowd that belted out every word of the track. Over at the Circuit Grounds, Lil Jon turned up the ratchet with Flosstradamus, and G-Eazy stood atop the DJ table for Jauz’s Cosmic Meadow set on Friday.

EDC Las Vegas 2017 Lineup

In 2016, EDC Las Vegas celebrated its 20th edition in the best way possible. It collectively destroyed the myth of EDM on the outs. EDC 20 proved that dance music isn’t going anywhere. Canadian producer Datsik enjoyed his time on and off the stage at EDC in 2016.

You cannot miss out on EDC Las Vegas 2018 Seeing as it Can Only Get Better!

FestPop’s Las Vegas Dining Recommendations

Hash House A Go Go

The LINQ Hotel 3535 Las Vegas Blvd

 (More Las Vegas Locations)

♦FestPop’s Pick for Best Breakfast + Best Chicken & Waffles on Planet Earth♦

Featured on Man V. Food, Hash House A Go Go offers imaginative and twisted farm food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


6475 N. Decatur Blvd., 89131 Las Vegas, NV

(More Las Vegas Locations)

♦FestPop’s Pick for Best Lunch for Foodies♦

Launched in June 2013, the counter order concept splits its menu into healthy, or “live happy” choices. Options like bowls, tacos, burgers and sandwiches and monthly specials are given the SkinnyFats twist, often with inventive names, like the “Chickawaffadopolis,” made with “fried chicken tenders piled high over a buttermilk waffle, drizzled in syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar.” Thank you, Kathryn Alvarez, Manager for a perfect lunch.

Nacho Daddy

Miracle Mile Shops 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #595 Las Vegas, NV 89109

♦FestPop’s Pick for Best Day Drinking Spot + Best Service + Best Nachos on Planet Earth♦

Nacho Daddy has three locations in the valley, including Summerlin, downtown Las Vegas, and the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Besides the great food, Nacho Daddy has the best service and managed seamlessly by General Manager Patrick McGraith. Thank you again, Patrick and Aly, for your hospitality.

Sushi Roku

Ceasars 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

♦FestPop’s Pick for Best Sushi in Las Vegas♦ 

Sushi Roku combines the finest, freshest fish from pristine waters around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be provided by a mature sushi chef ensuring superlative traditional sushi, together with a splash of California innovation.

Thank you, Emmy Hong, Manager for an amazing dinner and exceptional service.

Hexx Kitchen and Bar 

 Paris Las Vegas 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

♦FestPop’s Pick for Best Dinner with Views of the Bellagio Fountains + Only Resturant with an in-house Chocolate Factory♦

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Hotel Casino & Resort, HEXX kitchen + bar offers classically approachable cuisine, focusing on fresh, quality-sourced ingredients and Strip-side patio dining with unparalleled views of the Bellagio Fountains. HEXX serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day, and our food menus are complemented by our unique wine, beer and specialty cocktails. A visit to Las Vegas is not complete without experiencing HEXX. For special events from birthday and bachelorette parties, to anniversary celebrations, to corporate outings, HEXX offers an array of dining options, including a raised dining area and private dining room for larger groups.

EDC Las Vegas 2018

All in all, EDC is its own sanctuary. A place where you can be yourself and dance like nobody’s watching. A place to escape reality and feel at one with the music. EDC Las Vegas brings everything you could ever need in a festival except for the most important headliner.

FestPop hopes to see all you headliners at EDC 2018! For more information follow the EDC socials:

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FestPop Staff Writer, Katy Loesch

FestPop Staff Writer, Katherine Bennett

FestPop Staff Writer, Katherine Bennett

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