Kinetic Field, EDC’s main stage area, holds up to 70,000 people. It took an entire month to construct, and is 440 feet wide. The total weight of the structure is 700 tons–in other words, 1.4 million pounds. It’s the biggest of the eight stages at Electric Daisy Carnival.
The highlight of Kinetic Field is a 90-foot tall tree covered in lights. A whopping total of 1,400 lighting fixtures coat the stage, in addition to 33 flame torches and fountains.
So what does an architectural feat like this cost? The price tag on Kinetic Field rang in at $3 million.
CEO of Insomniac Events Pasquale Rotella spoke about the logistics of making such an impressive stage.
“What it takes us to build a stage today is very different than what it took us five years ago. Although we don’t live and die off spreadsheets, we do need them to make sense, and we are willing to make the investment to figure out how to get there,” Rotella said.
Jake Berry, a production consultant for Insomniac, stated that despite the extravagant expenses, they still aren’t at the top of the list for expenditures. “I wouldn’t say we’re the most expensive festival in the world, but I would say we’re the most advanced production festival in the world.”Read more to watch the Electric Daisy Carnival 2016 trailer: