With three days of dance music from dusk till dawn, inhibitions were lowered and pasties were in full bloom in June for Insomniac Events’ first Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Sure, you could see many of the famous headliners such as Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, ATB, Paul Oakenfold, Afrojack and Above & Beyond at clubs on the Strip, but there’s something about the outdoor multisensory environment at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that could never be duplicated on a single dance floor. Throw in carnival rides and hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Valley, and you’ve got the recipe for an unforgettable communal experience that makes the rest of the world take note of how one festival can shed light that dance music is here to stay—and faux fur and glitter are for everyone. Now if only there were a way to turn off the sun for a weekend.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.