The EDC New York Experience: A Sneak Peek
May 21, 2014
EDC New York is a couple days away, and if you’re half as excited as we are, then you’re really freaking excited. A ton of great surprises will await you at the festival, but since you can’t pass through the gates for another few days, check out some of the magic we’re preparing.
Artists from seven states and 16 countries will converge on EDC New York from all points of the globe, making for one of the most diverse dance parties the planet has ever seen.
We’ve handpicked the scene’s best up-and-coming DJs and producers to rock our various stages, so come early and hear these cutting-edge artists before they become household names. Also, be sure to stop and snap some photos with the winning piece from Discovery Project’s first-ever art installation competition.
The Special Effects
EDC’s musical conductors aren’t the only electrifying things you’ll witness. We’re creating immersive experiences throughout the festival that incorporate 600 pounds of confetti, 12,000 pounds of CO2, 360 streamer sleeves, 3,500 video tiles, and more than 20 lasers. Prepare to be dazzled!
Feel the heat with some of the most majestic fire displays to ever light up the East Coast. Throughout the weekend, 4,000 pounds of propane (roughly a thousand gallons!), two dozen pyro units and 6,500 firework shells will make for a series of mind-blowing displays to rival the Fourth of July.
This year we’ve brought out a bunch of thrilling rides including the Dream Catcher, which spins riders while they’re suspended in mid-air, the whirling Orbiter, classic bumper cars, the iconic Ferris wheel and more. There is no additional charge to jump on the rides (yes you read that correctly: they’re free!) so be sure to experience as many as your stomach can handle!
This year’s art displays are some of the coolest we’ve ever had, with a new and improved version of the iconic Daisy, live graffiti writing, a giant mechanical owl that shoots flames from its head and a thirty-foot-tall caterpillar lighted with state-of-the-art projection mapping. This magnificent creature sits atop a rotating platform powered by you—so be sure to give it a spin!
The VIP Experience
EDC VIPs receive rapid entry and access to posh lounge areas tricked out with private restrooms, elevated decks, plush couches, decorative lighting and reserved seating for table service guests. The VIP areas are also the only places at the festival with a full bar! All VIP areas are strictly 21+.
We can’t wait to share these experiences—and more—with all of you at MetLife Stadium!