It’s hard to miss the growing electronic presence among U.S. festivals. Lollapalooza recently expanded Perry’s stage, Bonnaroo added the electronic-focused Lunar Stage in 2010, and now Identity has launched as the nation’s only traveling electronic music festival. But none of those fests can match the Southern California raves Insomniac Events began throwing back in the early 1990s. The team’s Electric Daisy Carnival now boasts one of the largest single day lineups around, and continues to bring some of the biggest names in electronic music to various U.S. regions, including the inaugural EDC: Dallas in 2010.
For 2011, EDC: Dallas has tapped artists across the dance music spectrum to fill fives stages over 8 hours of insanity. Co-presented by Full Access, the party kicks off at Dallas’ Fair Park at 3pm June 18th and features Paul van Dyk, Axwell, Avicii, Diplo, Skrillex, Excision, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet, and High Contrast.
Other confirmed acts include Gabriel & Dresden, Markus Schulz, Dirtyphonics Live, Feed Me, Green Velvet, Mark Farina, Morgan Page, Mt. Eden, Felguk, Super 8 & Tab, Filo & Peri, Fred Everything, DJ Dan, DOORLY, Justin Martin, BART B MORE, Manufactured Superstars, Demarkus Lewis, and Brett Johnson.
More acts are still rolling out, so keep an eye on EDC’s website for all the upcoming details. Due to some past troubles, EDC: Dallas is strictly 18+, and apparently all glow toys except for glow sticks have been banned. Tickets can be purchased for only $50 plus fees here.