By Adam Stewart
Today, the annually epic and newly relocated Electric Daisy Carnival announced its headliners for the now-three-day affair — scheduled for June 24-26. This year’s mega-fest, which had in the past been held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, will journey across the desert and into the heart of Sin City, where it will be held for the first time at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Headlining on Friday, June 24, will be Tiësto, who recently blew away the crowd at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. His latest smash hit, “Beautiful World” — a collaboration with Mark Knight featuring Dino — earned fan-favorite honors in MTV News’ Top Track of Miami poll, and his latest album, Club Life, Volume One: Las Vegas, currently sits at #3 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums charts.
On Saturday, June 25, the spotlight will shift to crossover mega-producer and DJ David Guetta, whose past collaborations with the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Rihanna and Akon have made him one of the key figures in dance music sweeping the States. Anyone who has seen a live Guetta set at a festival knows that the guest performances and overall energy his show brings to the crowd is nothing short of epic.
Finally, on Sunday, June 26, the Electric Daisy Carnival stage will again be graced by the Swedish House Mafia. Coming off a triumphant week in Miami, where they spearheaded their own standalone mini-festival, “Masquerade Motel: One Night Stand”, the Swedes return to the EDC scene amidst a storm of praise as the rock stars of dance music. On the heels of their soon-to-be-released and surefire-hit single, “Save the World” (featuring John Martin), Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are poised to raise the desert heat to a whole new level.
Tickets for the flagship Las Vegas EDC event go on sale this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. The touring festival also will make several other stops along the way: Orlando, Florida (May 27 and 28); Denver (June 11); Dallas (June 18); and Puerto Rico (August 27).
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