The 18th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) kicked off earlier tonight in Las Vegas, welcoming an anticipated record-breaking crowd of over 130,000 fans.
Already well known for its elaborate production and design, EDC producer Insomniac Events revealed eight fresh stage creations for this year’s festival.
Kinetic Field, the largest of the bunch, is also the biggest in Insomniac history. It spans 440 feet wide, extends 80 feet in the air, and features two massive owls on each side with outstretched wings. With a cathedral-esque theme, a giant pipe organ backdrops the DJ booth at center stage.
Dubbed “Kinetic Cathedral,” this stage alone features 1,000 lighting fixtures, 30 lasers, and requires 2.5 million watts of power. Artists by the likes of Hardwell, Steve Angello, Armin van Buuren, Laidback Luke, 3LAU, and more performed from the massive stage throughout the evening.
Beyond the eight primary stages, a handful of roving and stationary art cars also serve as a platform for DJs throughout the grounds.
EDC Las Vegas 2014 Stage Designs
Photos by Kent Otto/Electronic Midwest unless otherwise noted.
Kinetic Field center stage. Photo by Doug Van Sant for Insomniac.
Closeup of owls positioned on each side of main stage.
Stage 7, sponsored by 7UP.
Cosmic Meadow, hosted by HARD.