The festival layout has been mapped out in preparation for the festival, and the map is accessible for festival-goers, so they can best navigate their festival experience. The festival will be held within the confines of the race track.
At the very top is the Kinetic Field stage, featuring Chainsmokers on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy DJ Snake, Tiesto, and Alan Walker. On Sunday, enjoy Kaskade, Kygo, and Afrojack. Each night at Kinetic Field will reach a crescendo with fireworks and a 25th-anniversary special show.
Just under Kinetic Field is Stereo Bloom, a smaller stage hosted by Insomniac Records, the main organizer of EDC. This stage will feature an eclectic mix of smaller DJs and producers, curated for the more discerning listener.
At the bottom of the festival will be the Neon Garden stage, hosted by Factory93. This stage will stick to Factory93’s mission of delivering techno firmly attached to the underground scene.
Next to Neon Garden will be the Quantum Valley stage, hosted by Dreamstate. This stage will feature big names in trance, including legends like Paul Oakenfold.
Further to the right, festival-goers will be able to find the enormous stage, Circuit Grounds. Its host Alda curated an awe-inspiring Saturday night with Martin Garrix and Deadmau5 playing back-to-back.
Just above Circuit Grounds will be bassPOD. It will be hosted by BASSRUSH, a label dedicated to heavy-hitting trance, trap, and drum and bass. Lovers of DnB will be hyped for Joyryde’s DnB only set on Sunday.
EDC has worked hard in the run-up to the festival to secure exciting business partnerships aimed at enhancing the experience of festival-goers. Their most recent announcement is a collaboration with RNBW World, a premium flavored cannabis company. Although RNBW’s products will not be sold on-site, their planned interactive experience will open festival-goers eyes to the intersection between live music and cannabis. It is hoped this will give music lovers a new culture to engage in.
Covid safety measures are part of the “New Normal” reality of contemporary festivals. EDC is no different, and they are doing everything in their power to protect festival-goers from getting ill. This year, attendees will have to show proof that they have been vaccinated or have had a negative test within 72 hours, every day of the festival. So if you are going to EDC, make sure to get tested from the 20th to October 24th. Some dance music lovers may be disappointed if a positive test means they cannot go, but the measure should stop EDC from becoming a super-spreader event.
EDC 2021 is set to be one of the most significant dance events of the calendar, and after Covid delays, it will likely be one of the greatest dance festivals of all time. Tune into Nexus Radio to catch up on the latest EDC news.