Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an electronic dance music festival hosted by the company Insomniac Events, which first produced EDC in 1997 in Los Angeles. It has since spread to various venues across the United States (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico) as well as abroad, including Mexico, the UK, Brazil & Japan. The largest electronic music festival outside of Europe, EDC was dubbed the “American Ibiza” in 2010.
In 2009, EDC became a two-day event, and in 2011 a three-day event in Las Vegas that drew 230,000 people. In 2015 it drew more than 400,000 over 3-days (134,000 per day).
Genres include house, electro house, drum and bass, techno, dance-punk, hardstyle, dubstep, trance, and more.
The 2016 festivals will take place in Mexico City on February 27 and 28; New York City on May 14 and 15; Las Vegas on June 17 through 19; Milton Keynes, United Kingdom on July 9; and Tokyo on a to be determined day in July.