Electric Daisy Carnival Means Money for Las Vegas | News
LAS VEGAS -- One year ago, nobody knew how popular the Electric Daisy Carnival would be for Las Vegas. The weekend-long party ended up drawing thousands of visitors. This year's event which starts Friday is already sold out.
The electronic dance music festival, also known as EDC, is expected to draw 115,000 people each night over the three-day event. It's a dusk-to-dawn festival of techno-music and people in costumes.
Las Vegas properties are planning to cash in on the opportunity. Several are offering deals this week for those attending the event. The Riviera Hotel is already sold out. The company partnered with the EDC and offered discounted hotel rates.
Station Casinos reports the event is as popular as July 4 and Memorial Day weekend.
"While they may not be big casino players, they are eating in the hotels, they're sleeping in the hotels, going to the movie theatres and bowling alley," said Lori Nelson, Station Casinos.
Cosmopolitan's Marquee pool is offering an EDC pool party where everyone can enjoy the event from a giant television screen.
Maverick Helicopters is even offering helicopter rides to festivities, complete with complimentary champagne.