Is the thought of Identity Festival’s potential for sensory overload causing a full-on Identity crisis? The electronic dance music event (IDFestival.com) has relocated from the Red Rock Amphitheater to Mandalay Bay, where the festivities kick off in the parking lot at 1 p.m. Sept. 5. And we’ve got your itinerary covered with our seven not-to-miss artists and attractions:
• Visit the fest’s Facebook page and earn Identity Rewards, entering you to win prizes from Skullcandy and other sexy swag. After the fun, glance through the wild photo gallery by the Cobrasnake, the fest’s camera crackerjack.
• Word on the street is that DJs are the new rock stars—Kaskade, The Crystal Method, Afrojack, Steve Aoki … they’ll all be there. And since you’ll be partying like a rock star for 10 hours straight, samples of Rockstar Recovery will be on hand to replenish sweaty shufflers in the Rockstar Energy Drink’s Tasting Tent.
• Burns, the behind-the-scenes Brit who’s worked with Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris as touring support DJ, is stepping into the fire to present his own productions.
• Don’t let his bleached blond, emo side-swoop fool you: Dylan Eiland (A.K.A. Le Castle Vania) throws down the most energetic of all indie-electro dance parties.
• All of the lights, all of the lights. Aside from his dub-fused remixes, Pretty Lights’ new light show and stage setup will put you into a true state of blinding ecstasy.
• If raving has made you fall in love with the glove, visit the Emazing Lights booth for the brightest and baddest of all lightshow merch.
• The man to thank for all those Essential Mixes and the massive incorporation of electronic music on BBC Radio 1, the Lord of Dance himself Pete Tong conducts a legendary set.