NEWS: Electric Daisy Carnival To Make NY Area Appearance

EDC NYC–The acronym makes too much sense not to have it here!

With the early announcement coming today, Electric Daisy Carnival, the west coast dance music staple, will be making its way east to New York City (almost).

First word puts the location at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ the weekend of May 18.

EDC has been a fixture in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles and, especially, Las Vegas since the mid-2000’s. Last year, it made the leap to the Atlantic with an Orlando debut. Rumors of a NYC-visit circulated in late 2011, but the announcement still comes as a welcome surprise for Tri-state house music fans.

17 Comments

  • February 20, 2012

    NachoCanSandyRavaged

    Awesome, now we can too can have a bunch of 16 years throwing up on each other while listening to annoying electropop

  • February 20, 2012

    Joey Joey Joey

    UPDATE: There are conflicting reports that Citi Field will be hosting EDC. We will stand by our originally statement of MetLife until official word comes down.

    Joey^3

  • February 20, 2012

    Jimmyconnorsfan

    Can we get a confirmation on the 16 year olds vomiting?

  • February 20, 2012

    Yanni

    i yearn for the day time warp comes to the US

  • February 21, 2012

    bored_mostly

    To old man nacho: Go change ur depends. There’s enough bad publicity associated with electronic music for your ignorant geriatrics. Thanks

  • February 21, 2012

    Common Sense

    @NachoCanSandyRavaged

    You are aware that all Insomniac Events nation-wide are 18+ and often 21+ right?

  • February 21, 2012

    NachoCanSandyRavaged

    Lol the bad publicity for electronic music comes strait from events like EDC. Now DEMF, Movement, Electric Zoo, BEMF those are some legit fests that don’t have tons of little kids gate crashing and stuffing their asses with bath salts.

  • February 21, 2012

    Joey Joey Joey

    Just playing devil’s advocate, but EZOO is for all ages. There is no restriction. I think someone died there this past year too.

    Anyways, I hope when EDC comes to MetLife it’s a safe & fun event for all. Also, can’t wait for Ezoo & Miami!!!

  • February 21, 2012

    Russ A.

    “bored_mostly” puts it the best, electro/dance/house/techno whichever you choose to call it, already has a bad name and image because of those ignorant people who will never go to one of these concerts and witness a truly incredible show of this kind… yes, there are those people who make complete fools out of themselves by doing things they cannot handle but think of those hand-full of people that do that compared to the thousands of other people that have an incredible night and more importantly a safe time… Its not only like that for THIS genre of music, its like that in EVERY SINGLE GENRE OF MUSIC OUT THERE… ive seen Swedish House Mafia @ Madison Square Garden obv NYC, Sebastian Ingrosso @Harrahs Pool Party, Atlantic City NJ, Tiesto @Asbury Park NJ, Afrojack @Roseland Ballroom NYC, Avicii @Pier 94 NYC, Deadmau5 @Roseland Ballroom NYC (twice), Benny Benassi @Pacha NYC (twice), the big festival on Randalls Island Electric Zoo… In all the times i have been lucky enough to attend one of these shows, its rather incredible to witness 4, 5, 10, 30 thousand people all jamming and dancing to the same beat with some of their best friends and also people you have never met before! Its incredible how people are able to leave the drama at home and go have a fantastic night of great music and dancing like theres no tomorrow… I know i keep saying it but it truly is incredible how thousands of people could chose to fight eachother and be complete jerkoffs but RARELY and I’m not joking, RARELY do you see people fighting and acting like a fool…
    Also it benefits the cities they are in as well. For example I read in an article, last years Electric Daisy Carnival @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which attracted 200,000 people, generated 160 million dollars in revenue for the city it was held in… let me repeat that, yes TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND people generated ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS for the city that most likely 3 quarters of the people that attended the festival don’t even live in.
    Moral of the story is don’t judge it until you have tried it. Some of the best nights i’ve had in my life have been at those shows I listed above seeing the top DJ’s in the world… With all due respect to the incredible artists i’m about to list, you can now say goodbye to the rockstars like Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Ozzie Osbourne, Axle Rose, James Hetfield, Jon Bon Jovi and Gene Simmons and welcome in and embrace the new rockstars (DJ’s) like Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiesto, Axwell, Afrojack, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Chuckie, Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Diplo, Kaskade, Avicii, Steve Aoki, (i know im leaving out SOOOO MANY AWESOME DJ’S BUT PLEASE EXCUSE ME… I COULD LIST FOR DAYS THE NEW AGE ROCKSTARS BUT AM CHOSING NOT TO) i could seriously go on forever but most people wont recognize all of these names. Don’t always associate a negative image with these concerts/shows/festivals because these are the events of the future, this is OUR GENERATIONS Woodstock… either join the party or move out of the way because before you know it we’ll be at a city near you pumping the bass for thousands of people, ranging from all ages to enjoy!!!

    We come, we rave, we love

  • February 21, 2012

    NachoCanSandyRavaged

    It’s just so awesome that instead of getting diverse festivals like Outlook, Dimensions, Life, Sonar, Shambhala and 5 Days off, we get Grillex and Steve Aoki spitting in peoples faces for the 100th time.

  • February 21, 2012

    Stephen Whitfield

    SOURCES PLEASE.

  • February 21, 2012

    Joey Joey Joey

    Besides @EDMNYC on Twitter, we have a source very close to the event. We actually had confirmation of MetLife being the venue while others were reporting Citi Field. Electric Daisy Carnival should confirm all of this soon.

  • February 21, 2012

    NoXtra

    Russ A, thank you friend. It is at these shows where thousands gather to let go and connect through peace, love, unity, and respect. The vibes are outrageous. Mr Nacho I pray for you.

  • February 21, 2012

    NachoCanSandyRavaged

    ur kind of a dumbass there will be NO CHILDREN THERE and there is no such thing as “electropop” die in a hole

  • February 21, 2012

    NachoCanSandyRavaged

    Lol keep telling yourself that, obviously none of you were at Dallas or LA, and 18 year olds can still be children. No such thing as electropop eh? Electronic music that has no depth, subtlety and is mass marketed to the lowest common denomenator, I shouldn’t expect so much from america though.

  • February 21, 2012

    larry

    If insomniac decide to have edc in the metlife stadium..it will be nowhere even close to the size of quality of vegas last year or LA the year before…when they had it at the LA coliseum it was like the coliseum as the main stage and then like 4 or 5 more stages outside the coliseum… and at vegas it was the ENTIRE inside of LV motor speedway… lol it was close to an 50 min walk from one end to the other..i don’t think the any indoor space could accommodate edc….but if any company could do it… It would be Insomniac. Ezoo just can’t compare … all they know is to keep on increasing the price of their tickets.

  • February 22, 2012

    Russ A.

    also remember, the parking lot at metlife stadium is tremendous… definitely space for atleast 4-5 more stages to be added with the main stage bring in the actual stadium

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