Rave wave hits the Chicagoland area

Lilia Chavero, Views Editor

Electric Daisy Carnival, also known as EDC, is coming to the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. The Electric Daisy Carnival is an international annual electronic dance music festival held during the summer. EDC has been around since 1997, s in southern California, and now making a mark throughout the United States.

On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, will be the days where EDC is known for having up till 300,000 dancers recorded in Las Vegas.  On Wednesday January 23, 2013 in the Chicago-area the shindig went on sale. Prices range from$204 for three-day general admission to $461 for “three-day VIP” with camping privileges.

In a press release, the company’s CEO Pasquale Rotella said, “As Insomniac continues to grow, our first priority is listening to our fans and they’ve made us feel confident that EDC has a home in Chicago. This is the first EDC that will offer fans the opportunity to camp while enjoying the festival and I know that the Chicagoland Speedway is the ideal location. I’m really excited we’ve added Chicago to the EDC family of festivals.”

Joliet, is the only site that will permit camping. If people decide to do that option, the overnight three-day passes from $295 to $419. Not to forget, for this event layaway is an option to purchase tickets.

Performances are not yet announced for the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, but many have an idea of some artist who may be featuring in this rave action including: David Guetta, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Afrojack and Steve Angello. The Memorial Day event will hold more than 100 DJs mixing their jams. You do have to be 18 to enter and 21 to drink with proof of ID. Professional dancers will also be featured in the carnival with acts and performances.