Arrests On EDC Las Vegas Night Two Decrease Even More From First Night

Attendees at EDC Las Vegas 2019 are on their best behavior. After yesterday’s already historically low arrest count, the numbers for day two have come in and they’re even lower than the first day.

According to LVMPD, during normal festival hours, only 14 attendees were arrested. Adding to Friday’s 27, that brings this weekend’s total up to a very minuscule 41 total when compared to the approximately 300,000 people who have come through the festival so far.

Last year, LVMPD reported that 33 people were arrested on drugs charges during the second night of the festival. By all accounts, it seems that attendees this year are taking it easier and not getting into as much trouble, which is good news for everyone.

 

Photo via Jake West for Insomniac Events

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EDC Shuts Down Stages Due To High Winds On Day 2

The second night of EDC Las Vegas was filled with some pretty epic moments, including a surprise set from Skrillex, plenty of surprise sets on the art cars (San Holo at Forest House, anyone?), and more. Unfortunately, much of the night was marred by high winds which prevented the fireworks display or pyrotechnics at many stages, and actually caused a couple stages to shut down.

KineticField was one of the stages that shut down due to the high winds, during Kaskade’s set, in addition to QuantumValley. However, some unclear language at the stage alerting headliners of the winds led to some terrible issues.

“Due to high winds, we need to evacuate the venue,” the messaging read. Note the use of the word “venue” rather than “stage.” It continues, “Please walk calmly to the nearest exit. Event staff will guide you. Please find shelter in [you] car, or in any available indoor space. Thank you.”

Insomniac attempted to curb the outpouring of attendees with the tweet below, emphasizing, “We are not evacuating the venue.” However, for many, it was already too late.

We are experiencing high winds and as a precaution have shut down a couple of stages at this time. We are actively monitoring the situation but we are not evacuating the venue.

— EDC (@EDC_LasVegas) May 19, 2019

By the time EDC issued the tweet below, telling attendees they could re-enter the venue — never having needed to exit the venue in the first place — many had already gotten in line for their shuttles, made it back to their cars, or even as far as the Strip.

Hi Headliners! You may re-enter the venue if you have already left. We are not shutting down the entire venue, only a few stages. Please let us know if you have any issues re-entering the festival and we will work swiftly to get you back in.

— EDC (@EDC_LasVegas) May 19, 2019

Incorrect messaging was displayed at kineticFIELD instructing Headliners to evacuate the venue. All Headliners who were asked to evacuate will be allowed to re-enter the venue.

— EDC (@EDC_LasVegas) May 19, 2019

“We’re not evacuating the venue” you literally told us that you were!!! pic.twitter.com/BhoJvyuWdU

— Donoxan (@basedonnydarkoo) May 19, 2019

Yeah… already back at the shuttle stop because you literally said to evacuate the whole venue.

— Nick DeCinque (@nickdecinque) May 19, 2019

The wording in the Kinetic Field stage said VENUE was being evacuated, not stage. So we hopped on our premier shuttle and am back at the hotel already. Lost half the night.

— Rowena (@rowiecun) May 19, 2019

Kaskade eventually made it back to the camp grounds for a surprise sunrise set, but many who wished to see him and others on the main stage unfortunately were not as lucky.

Day 3 of EDC Las Vegas begins today at 7pm. A wind advisory is in effect until 8pm with reports of winds at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. How that will affect tonight’s festivities remains to be determined.

 

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Alison Wonderland’s Art Car EDC Set Is On PornHub (Foreal)

After playing the EDC Las Vegas main stage last night, Alison Wonderland snuck over to the art car to throw down a house only set.

Some lucky fans got to witness both sides of AW, as she worked the crowd with one of her signature sets and then delved deep into house. It’s always refreshing to hear a DJ take their craft outside the norm — and Alison is able to do so like a pro. As she’s mentioned before, she’s a BPMist.

We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet — Alison’s entire house set from the art car is online now via PornHub.

It’s eargasmic to say the very least. Just follow the link below!

Alison Wonderland House Set

The secret house set I played last night has now been uploaded onto @Pornhub

If u wanna watch it go here (this is not a joke a video of my set is actually on pornhub)https://t.co/JT00soop9Q

RT FOR GOOD VIBES pic.twitter.com/wYBLqUYncY

— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) May 18, 2019

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Madonna Enlists In Diplo For New Track “Future” with Quavo [LISTEN]

The future is here and so is Madonna.

The pop icon’s new song with Quavo rocks production credits from Diplo, and while she’s clearly taking notes from modern trends in popular music, Madonna refuses to lose her signature appeal.

“Future” is recognizably a Diplo song by design, with infectious rhythm and a horn section to keep the track moving. Count on Madonna for the deeper-than-surface-level lyrical performance, and Quavo to bring the flavor.

At first, Madonna’s essence seems to be a little lost in this collaborative mix, but she manages to break through. Recycling lyrics from “Don’t Tell Me,” the Madonna we all know and love proves she’s here — for now and into the future.

Madonna says of “Future” featuring Quavo, “It’s a song about the world that we live in today and the future of our civilization.”

Listen here.

Madonna, Quavo – “Future”

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Skrillex Is Playing EDC Las Vegas TONIGHT [DETAILS]

Skrillex is playing EDC Las Vegas tonight!

The high profile producer is nowhere to be found on the official lineup, but there’s always room for a surprise. Yesterday, EDC founder Pasquale Rotella teased a “surprise set” from “someone who hasn’t played EDC in a longgg minute!”

Skrillex, who is obviously well overdue for an EDC set, is about to fill in. Here’s your proof…

“Spare an hour?” he just echoed on Twitter. But we already know the deal has been sealed.

With Skrillex on the verge of releasing a couple bodies worth of new music, we’re excited to hear where this goes. Keep your eyes and ears locked on the livestream and hope Skrillex makes an appearance.

The “surprise set” goes down tonight at 10:30 PM at circuitGROUNDS.

Skrillex @ EDC Las Vegas 2019 Confirmed.

Spare an hour? @PasqualeRotella

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) May 18, 2019

Saturday SURPRISE SET!!🤔🤗🤗 Someone who hasn’t played EDC in a longgg minute! I’m HYPED!🔥 circuitGROUNDS👉 Saturday>10:30
to 11:30😎😜🙌

— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) May 17, 2019

 

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Lil Nas X Enlists In Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Chris Rock & More for “Old Town Road” Music Video

The No. 1 song by Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, couldn’t have settled with any music video. It had to be a star-studded, cinematic production such as this featuring an indulgent cast and western-themed satisfaction.

The rhinestone cowboy, Lil Nas X starts out riding west in 1889 when he falls down a rabbit hole, thrusting him into the unforgiving streets of 2019. Billy Ray Cyrus is there with a sick ride, Diplo makes an appearance in their band, and these outlaws get themselves into some pretty ridiculous situations.

Chris Rock saves the day with some much needed comic relief, making for arguably the best moment of the music video. We all know the song, so Lil Nas X, Billy Ray and the gang brought us another layer to the story. To be honest, watching it all play out is a lot of fun.

Watch “Old Town Road” in all its glory right here.

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

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Pasquale Rotella Loves EDC Attendee’s Totem So Much He Buys It On The Spot [PHOTO]

Pasquale Rotella, the mastermind behind EDC Las Vegas and the rest of Insomniac Events wasn’t as festival-ready as he would have liked to be last night. He needed a totem.

As u/Shadynasty shares on Reddit, the legend spotted their group’s totem out of the crowd. Not only did he stop to admire it and take a photo, he bought it off them for a cool $200. We’re not sure how much it cost to construct the totem, but it sounds like a good deal for everyone involved.

This is amazing and all, but commenters are wondering more about the totem. u/Shadynasty describes, “A 9foot PVC pipe with a 16ft string of led lights. I made a 12v power supply out of vape batteries. This thing was bright as fuckkkkk, remote included!”

Only at EDC.

Pasquale Rotella @ EDC Las Vegas 2019

So Pasquale bought my totem for $200. from electricdaisycarnival

 

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EDC 2019 By The Numbers: 27 Arrests on Night 1

Yesterday marked the first day of 2019’s EDC Las Vegas. An estimated 150,000 people filed into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway between 7pm to 5:30am last night, making this easily the biggest EDC Las Vegas in history. Updated stage from kineticFIELD to cosmicMEADOW to bassPOD kept the scenery looking fresh, and acts like i_o, Skream b2b Rusko, Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, and more kept fans’ attention all night long.

Unfortunately, some choose to use the festival as an opportunity for more nefarious deeds. Las Vegas Metro police report making 25 felony arrests on night one of the festival on unspecified charges. Two more people were arrested for misdemeanors charges and one misdemeanor citation was issued, police said. No arrests were made for DUI or gross misdemeanors.

This is actually good news, however, as even fewer people were arrested on night 1 this year compared to last year when fewer people attended the festival overall.

Information about medical calls, unfortunately, was not immediately available to local news outlets.

Night 2 of EDC Las Vegas begins tonight again at 7pm. Remember to stay hydrated, look out for your friends, and have fun.

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EDC 2019 By The Numbers: 27 Arrests on Night 1

REPORT: One In Six Women Sexually Harassed At Coachella & Stagecoach

Festival season is upon us and whether your music tastes are more in line with Coachella or Stagecoach — we should all be able to agree that these events should be a safe space. However, that’s far from the reality for many attendees.

A new survey conducted by The Desert Sun reveals that one in six women were sexually harassed at these music festivals this year. The accounts are troubling to say the very least…

“This guy walked past me. (He) touched my lower back and butt area really fast. Those little instances, you almost question yourself because you know it isn’t OK, but it was so small, you feel like you can’t say anything about it.” – Rosie Makinen, 21

She continues…

“I think that’s what the problem is. It has become normalized and guys think it’s fine if they do it, and it is just unacceptable.”

Of the 323 women surveyed who attended either Coachella or Stagecoach, approximately 15 percent experienced sexual harassment. That number includes those who received “unwanted groping or touching,” like in Makinen’s case.

This year, Goldenvoice introduced a new anti-harassment/anti-assault policy to help promote a safer experience for festival goers. However, most of these women affected didn’t hear of the policy and didn’t realize there were safe spaces for victims to go to deal with such distress.

Often times at music festivals, we’re in close quarters with others in the crowd. It’s important to be aware of our surroundings and respectful of each other’s personal space. Change starts with us as individuals — but as a community, we can do better.

 

Sources: USA Today, The Desert Sun

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The Glitch Mob, Slander, NGHTMRE & Seven Lions Tease Potential MegaCollab

The Glitch Mob, Slander, NGHTMRE, and Seven Lions all just changed their profile photos to the same image. All fan bases are frenzied at the moment trying to guess what this could mean.

The obvious answer — it’s a collab. Not just any collab, but one of the biggest collaborations EDM has ever seen. With, again, The Glitch Mob, Slander, NGHTMRE, and Seven Lions all on one track, there’s no telling how amazing this will be.

Below, the visual representation suggests the project deals with earth, wind, fire and water. One particular Instagram Story gives a little more information, as Will Runzel of Prodigy Artists reveals another key component — “#Alchemy.”

So, which artist do you think will represent each of the following… earth, wind, fire and water? Let us know in the comments.

Alchemy

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