Students and the City: Fans go crazy over Electric Daisy Carnival’s New York stop

Dreams came true for thousands of rave-goers last month when Electric Daisy Carnival announced it would be making a stop in New York on the way to its annual event in Las Vegas, immediately spurring the trending topic #EDCNYC.

The two-day festival — which takes place May 19 and 20 at MetLife Stadium —showcases house, trance and many other types of electronic music performed by numerous DJs. Not only is there music, but EDC is also literally part carnival. Equipped with Ferris wheels, games and merchandise venders, it’s almost like a two-day fantasy. On average the event attracts upward of 100,000 attendees. The festival as a whole won Best International Festival at the 2011 Ibiza DJ Awards.

Tickets went on sale Friday at 3 p.m. Online ticketing services such as Ticketmaster went haywire as thousands of fans rushed to purchase tickets, which sold out in fewer than three hours.

That’s no surprise, considering EDCNYC’s Phase 1 lineup includes Afrojack, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Chuckie and R3HAB, among others.

For those of you who missed out on buying tickets, fear not — you can still rage. Dada Life will be performing at Fur Nightclub March 31 for a mere $20. Tickets have also gone on sale for Dayglow, the world’s largest paint party, in Washington for April 14th. Alesso will be headlining.

— Becky Kaminsky is a freshman journalism major and student blogger for The Diamondback

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One comment on “Students and the City: Fans go crazy over Electric Daisy Carnival’s New York stop

  1. Carlos Smith says:

    Damn. Wish I knew someone who lives in NYC who I could go to EDC with…didn’t know afrojack and chuckie were going to be there

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