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EDC Las Vegas 2013: FULL Lineup



May 2nd, 2013

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EDC Las Vegas 2013

EDC Las Vegas is the mecca of the electronic world. It is the destination festival, the one that people spend months preparing for. And honestly, it is worth all the hype. The feeling you get when entering the speedway is unlike any other – as you cross through the stadium seats, a massive land of wonder and magic is sprawled out below you and five different beats hit you at once. Each year, Pasquale Rotella and his Insomniac team spend months preparing to wow the attendees. Ultra Music Festival may come first each season with daytime pool parties that are way more fun, but it’s nothing compared to EDC. The only close comparison is TomorrowLand, which is significantly more expensive thanks to the European location.

This year’s line up is solid. As promised at the end of last year, there are less huge, mainstream names and more well-known-yet-smaller acts. That being said, heavy hitters such as Carl Cox, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Major Lazer, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead, Madeon, Eric Prydz, R3HAB and more will be throwing down for your viewing pleasure (except for Kaskade, who tweeted that he will not actually be there).
I’m pleased to see some smaller-but-worthwhile/going-to-be-huge acts filling out this year’s list like Adrian Lux, Claude VonStroke, Oliver, Infinity Ink, Boston-natives TerravitaƱZ, Mat Zo and Krewella. Rotella’s decision to focus on a wider range of music is important – he’s trying to provide the most balanced and exciting festival he can. Personally, there are a handful of names on here that make me squeal, such as Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize), who I’ve been dying to see for months, Tiga, the eccentric king of awesome, Jack Beats, whose funky fidget beats get me every time, Fake Blood, one of my longest-running favs, Tommie Sunshine, the long haired old skool raver who throws down harder than people half his age and Pete Tong, whose track selection helps to keep me going for hours.
Also really exciting this year is the amount of art that will be on the speedway. Since the line up mixes together all creators, here’s some of the artistic contributions this year:

Austin Bike Zoo – The group behind the butterfly bikes seen at EDC last year.

Basscon – Insomniac’s hard dance division (a la Q-Dance); most likely some sort of stage curation.

Bassrush Experience – Insomniac’s drum & bass and dubstep division; most likely some sort of stage curation.

Discovery Project Winners – The winner’s of the annual competition that adds winners to the line up itself. 

Flaming Lotus Girls – Fire breathing, kinetic, mechanical sculptures made by women.

Flux Foundation – Creates large-scale art usually found at Burning Man.

Gerard Minakawa – Contemporary bamboo sculptor behind the Bugaboo alien that was at EDC 2011.

Goldspace Creations – They will be bringing The Rabbit Hole, aka the awesome light tunnel experience that was in Dallas last year. They also do The Do Lab structures at Coachella.

HARD – If Destructo didn’t give it away enough, there will be a HARD stage this year.

HypKnow Tree/Gaspo – A giant LED tree of awesome and the artist behind it. Another Burning Man fixture.

Jabba Barge – Think Star Wars meets rave car. Another Burning Man piece.

Jen Lewin Studio – Remember the awesome multi-colored pods from 2011? This studio did those.

Juan Muniz – He’ll be painting a mural live at EDC this year.

Kate Raudenbush – Large-scale sculptor frequently found at Burning Man.

Kostov Design – My guess would be something to do with light. 

Michael Christian – Trippy sculptures, also found at Burning Man.

Mr. Trixter – Graffiti artist who made live art at Beyond Wonderland.

Night Owl Experience – Not technically art, but this is the volunteer program Insomniac runs.

Opulent Temple – They make awesome electronic stages. Started out at Burning Man (surprise).

Philip Lumbang – Cartoon-esque graffiti style artist.

Poetic Kinetics – The people behind the giant snail that was at Coachella this year.

Rob Buchholz – The artist behind ‘Wish’.

Rockbox Art Car – A glowing boombox-style car that plays music.

Solar Sculptures – Sweet LED interactive art.

The Do Lab – The crazies behind the stage at Coachella that sprays you with water; most likely some sort of stage curation.

The Space Wench – A shark-like car often seen at Burning Man.

V Squared Labs Digital Art – The creators of the main stage. 

Wide Awake Art Car – This year, Gotta Dance Dirty will be hosting the musical art car – stay tuned for artist announcements.

 

Unfortunately, all tickets sold out for this year’s EDC weeks ago. Luckily, Rotella and his crew realized how in-demand this fest can be and debuted the option to recycle your ticket for a full refund until Friday, May 3rd at midnight. For anyone who bought a ticket only to realize later that they won’t be able to go, I strongly suggest you participate in this – not only will you be helping deter scalpers, but you’ll be ensure that another headliner, as Rotella fondly calls them, will have their chance to experience all that is EDC Las Vegas. If you still want to experience some of the EDC Las Vegas madness, you could go to Bassrush Massive (tickets are on sale still and are decently affordable) or EDMBiz (Insomniac’s electronic music conference).

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12th Planet
A-Trak
A-lusion
A*S*Y*S
Above & Beyond
Adam Beyer
Adrian Lux
Afrojack
Alex Kidd
Alex Metric
Alex Young
Altern8
Alvin Risk
An21
Andy C
Araabmuzik
Armanni Reign
Armin van Buuren
Art Department
Arty
ATB
Audien
Audio Punk
Avicii
Baauer
Bassjackers
Benny Benassi
Bingo Players
Bloody Beetroots
Blutonium Boy
Booka Shade
Borgore
Boys Noize
Bro Safari
Bryan Kearney
Caffeine
Calvin Harris
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox & Friends
Carnage
Cedric Gervais
Claude VonStroke
Clockwork
Cosmic Cowboy
Cosmic Gate
Craze
Crisis Era
Crizzly
Crookers
Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost
Culture Shock
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Dada Life
Damian Lazarus
Dannic
Darksiderz
Darren Styles
Dash Berlin
Datsik
David Steven
Delta Heavy
Deniz Koyu
Destructo
Dillon Francis
Dirtyphonics
Dirty South
DJ Fresh
DJ Hype
Doctor P
Dog Blood
Dub Phizix
Dubfire
Dyro
Ean Golden
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Eric Prydz
Etc! Etc!
Fake Blood
Fedde Le Grand
Ferry Corsten
Figure
Flosstradamus
Foreign Beggars
Francesca Lombardo
Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta

Fury + MC Dino
Gareth Emery
Green Velvet
Hardwell
Headhunterz
Helicopter Showdown
Hobo
Indecent Noise
Infinity Ink
Isaac
Jack Beats
Jacques Lu Cont
Jamie Jones
John Digweed
Jon Rundell
Just Blaze
Justin Martin
Kill the Noise
Knife Party
Koan Sound
Krewella
La Roux
Lady Faith
Laidback Luke
Lisa Lashes
Loadstar
Loco Dice
Luminox
Madeon
Major Lazer
Manufactured Superstars
Mark Knight
Markus Schulz
Mat Zo
Matador
Max Vangeli
Metrik
Morgan Page
Mt Eden
Mumbai Science
Nadastrom
Nervo
Nicky Romero
Noisia
Oliver
Organ Donors
Paco Osuna
Pete Tong
Porter Robinson
Proxy
Pushing Daisies
R3hab
Rebecca & Fiona
Rene LaVice
Richie Hawtin presents enter.
Rusko
Sander van Doorn
Sasha
Scot Project
Simon Patterson
Space Islan
Stana
Stereobot
Steve Angello
Subb-An
Sub Focus
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Super8 & Tab
T ‘n’ T
Technoboy
Terravita
Thomas Gold
Tiësto
Tiga
Tommie Sunshine
Tommy Trash
Tritonal
Tuneboy
Umek
Victor Calderone
W&W
Wilkinson
Wolfgang Gartner
Yoji
Yousef
Zany
Zeds Dead

 



Electric Shepherdess was born out of my frustration with nightlife options and a constant desire to dance. After a few years of adoration from afar, I partnered with my long-time friends, MASS EDMC, to spread our message far and wide. When I'm not tending to my flock, I'm writing, dancing, editing, managing, reading or curating. I believe in fancy hats and enjoy glitter, disco and lazers, often for days.



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