They have swapped out MetLife Stadium in New Jersey with CitiField in New York, a strategic call that lands the whimsical festival in a more central location. Furthermore, organizers have opted to move the event from Memorial Day weekend to May 14 and 15. We will see if that affects attendance at all going forward. Pasquale Rotella explained the decision in an Instagram post. The entire 2015 festival was in the parking lot. The initial festival at Citi Field was criticized because the stages were too close together and there was a remarkable amount of sound bleed between them, but hopefully organizers will have taken care of that next year.
New York will host EDC on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Citi Field, a change from the Memorial Day weekend tradition.
The stages are the same as the Insomniac’s other EDC events: kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW, neonGARDEN, and circuitGROUNDS, which all display their own unique production, theme, and scenery. circuitGROUNDS is EDC’s trance-leaning stage and has featured past artists like Armin Van Buuren, MarLo, and W&W. The main stage (kineticFIELD) features more big room sound and has hosted artists such as Afrojack, Krewella, and Benny Benassi. The other stages tend not to have any real leaning toward a specific genre, but you can be sure you’ll hear trance, house, techno, dubstep, trap, and more at EDC! The entire grounds of the festival will combine the visionary pillars of EDC – technology, nature and art – into one.
Fans are getting a first look at the festival’s increased footprint with the release of an initial festival map, complete with a brand new stage layout, full-scale carnival rides, interactive art installations and the East Coast premiere of Carnival Square.
A fan favorite destination, Carnival Square will provide attendees with the ideal place to connect with friends, meet new people and enjoy festival amenities. The space will host special artist meet-and-greet stations, a photo booth, festival and artist merchandise, cell phone recharging stations, EDC‘s iconic Ferris wheel, art installations and so much more.
Weekend passes for this 18+ event will go on sale Cyber Monday, November 30 at 12 pm ET at NewYork.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com. Two-day Tier 1 general admission and VIP passes start at $199 plus fees and $459 plus fees, respectively.
We hope to hear the lineup soon! Last year’s EDC NY featured Afrojack, Bassnectar, Hardwell, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Eats Everything, and many more amazing producers and DJs! Who would you like to see at next year’s EDC NY?