Posted by Kayla Anzalone

Calling all headliners, EDC Las Vegas is only one month away. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is one of the biggest festivals in the world, drawing over 130,000 attendees per day. EDC takes you to another world with massive stages, hundreds of artists, spectacular pyrotechnics and performers.

Since its beginnings, EDC has also been in various locations across the United States and internationally, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, the UK, Brazil, and India.

In 2018, you can find EDC in Las Vegas, Orlando, Mexico, Japan and China. The annual Las Vegas festival which previously took place in June, will be back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 18th-20th. This year attendees will have the option to camp in air-conditioned tents just a short walk away from the venue.

Get ready to have the time of your life under the electric sky! Remember to pack a these essentials for smooth sailing all weekend:

Reusable water bottle. EDC has plenty of water refill stations, so save your cash and utilize the free water. Try to head to a refill station that has the volunteers filling the bottle for a quicker-moving line.

  • Portable charger. Between all the videos and pictures you are bound to take, you will need a portable charger to keep your phone’s battery charged. Bring a compact and lightweight portable charger that has enough juice to keep your friend’s phones charged too.

  • Handheld folding fan. Even though EDC is dusk until dawn, the asphalt on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway stays hot all night long. Bring a fan to feel the cool breeze in the crowds.   
  • Can’t make it to EDC? Check out these other festivals in May:

    The Great Escape UK Music Festival, May 17th-19th - For one huge weekend in Brighton, England every May, The Great Escape Festival features emerging artists and new music from all over the globe. This three-day music fest showcases the latest bands in venues across the city so you can discover your new favorite. A music industry convention happens simultaneously for those who want to gather with music business professionals from around the world.

    Hangout Music Festival, May 18th-20th - Hangout Music Festival is a weekend of fun in the sun on the public beaches in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Music genres range from rock and reggae to electronic dance music and hip-hop. This year, festival-goers will witness headliner performances by The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar. Be sure to check out the roller disco and art installations.

    Lightning in a Bottle, May 24th-28th - Located at Lake San Antonio in Bradley, California, Lightning in a Bottle is not your average festival. Presented by the Do LaB, this family-friendly festival promotes sustainability, harm reduction and cultural respect. Attendees have the chance to attend yoga, dance and meditation classes, food and wellness workshops, and thought leader discussions. You can even take creative art workshops or skill-based trade workshops. Headliners include Anderson .Paak  & The Free Nationals and GRiZ.

    Sasquatch! Music Festival, May 25th-27th - Sasquatch! is held in the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Washington each May. The Gorge Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue near the Columbia River that gives attendees amazing views as they dance the night away. Sasquatch! presents a wide range of bands and artists from genres including indie rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, hip-hop, and electronic dance music.

    We Are FSTVL UK Music Fest, May 25th-27th - We Are FSTVL has a massive line-up of over 225 artists on 20 stages. Held at the Airfield Of Dreams at Damyn’s Hall in Upminster, United Kingdom, We Are FSTVL is hosting their most spectacular production to date. Headliners include Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Gorgon City, and Jamie Jones. Over 60,000 attendees will have their choice of camping or “glamping” in a variety fabulous pre-made tents.

    Movement Music Festival, May 26th-28th - Movement Music Festival is held at the Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan every Memorial Day weekend. Spanning three-days, this electronic dance music fest will feature over 88 artists, including notable headliners, Claude Vonstroke and Wu-Tang Clan. All nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan will have a special performance to celebrate the hip-hop group’s 25th anniversary.