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EDC NY & Elite Daily's 10 Top Reasons To Be There

Monday, March 24, 2014

In case you didn't know (which would be surprising) EDC: NY stands for Electric Daisy Carnival: New York. The lineup was  recently released and it's nuts. Straight up - be there - or be forever FOMO-ing. Here is the line up for you to drool over, better sell your Macbook to cover airfare, lodging, and tickets. Make sure to check out Elite Daily on the regular to find out the Voice of Gen-Y, they have an awesome list of 10 Reasons to Spend Memorial Day at EDC: NY. Below we have the lineup and their feature on the 10 Reasons to be there! EDC NY  

Courtesy of Elite Daily Top Ten

1. The Scenic Stages
Each of the four stages at EDC New York has its own unique personality and features just about every EDM subgenre: The Kinetic Field rocks today’s leading headliners; the Circuit Grounds adds a sick mix of big room house, electro-pop and even some live band performances; the Cosmic Meadow features every huge name in EDM that matters and the Neon Garden hosts curated stages by leading producers and DJs. EDC New York also marks the East Coast debut of the Owl, a 40-foot-tall x 70-foot-wide animatronic stage marvel that reacts to the DJ’s live set and bobs and weaves its huge head in real-time.

2. Interactive Artwork and Environments
The mind-boggling artwork spread throughout EDC New York will turn MetLife’s grounds into an interactive adult playground. Coupled with special effects, fire displays, water works and illuminated art, the towering installations and dramatic décor bring the festival to life. The iconic Electric Daisy art installation is new and improved this year, standing at 125 feet tall and interacting live with partygoers.

3. Nearby NYC Landmarks and Restaurants

There’s no better place to host the EDC Night Owls than the city that never sleeps. MetLife Stadium is surrounded by countless NYC landmarks, public parks, museums and restaurants. On your way to EDC New York, hit up the Empire State Building, grab a bite at Gray’s Papaya and take a quick stroll through Central Park. Make your trip to the EDC New York festival grounds a part of this unforgettable journey.

4. Out of This World Theatrical Performers

Over 100 performers decked out in cutting-edge costumes, elaborate makeup and props will roam throughout the festival grounds. Their job? Enhance your experience to the fullest. The grab bag of twirlers, aerialists, dancers, stilt walkers and costumed monsters are themselves living, breathing, walking, dancing art pieces. It’ll remind you of all the characters you meet on the NYC streets.

5. The DJ Talent

EDC New York brings out the big guns for the 2014 edition with 22 hours of programmed music across two epic days. You’ll see everyone from world-class DJs Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Steve Angello and Afrojack to EDM giants Bassnectar, Borgore, R3HAB, Martin Garrix, and much, much more. Make sure to catch some of the up-and-comers on the lineup, including DJ Snake, Blasterjaxx, Adventure Club, GTA and several others. Peep the full lineup here.

6. Free Carnival Rides for Everyone!
Take a break from the music and hop on the free carnival rides at EDC New York. Don’t miss out on our giant Ferris wheel. It’ll take you high atop EDC New York and give you the best view of all the action.

7. The VIP Life

The VIP treatment at EDC New York is unmatched. You’ll get a separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry, posh VIP decks and lounges overlooking the stages, private restroom facilities, full cash bars at stage view and a nifty souvenir laminate and lanyard to take home. VIP areas are strictly 21+.

8. The Venue: MetLife Stadium

This is the second year MetLife Stadium hosts EDC New York, and there’s a reason the festival keeps coming back. The venue is a gigantic blank canvas that allows the festival to design an animated, interactive landscape built on creativity. It’s really what dreams are made of. EDC-goers will keep the party alive while Jets and Giants fans await this year’s football season.

9. Unforgettable Fireworks

A party isn’t a party without fireworks. EDC New York boasts cannon-sized fireworks big enough to light up the entire NYC skyline. With multiple firework shows throughout the Memorial Day weekend, you’ll swear it’s the 4th of July.

10. You Have Monday Off!

Best of all, you have Monday off to recuperate from EDC New York. Which means you can rage the entire weekend at official EDC Pre-Parties and After Parties in the heart of NYC (details coming soon). Purchase tickets here.  
  Top Photo Courtesy: EDC