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EDC returns to Vegas. 10 acts not to miss tonight

Updated May 17, 2024 - 7:15 pm

It all begins with a little Friendly Fire.

It ends more than 12 hours later.

Yes, the Electric Daisy Carnival is back, the three-day electronic dance music marathon returning to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway today.

The aforementioned L.A.-based house music duo kicks things off at 5 p.m. at the Cosmic Meadow stage, which opens two hours before the rest of the festival grounds follow at 7 p.m.

Get ready by checking out this guide to all-things EDC.

In the meantime, here’s 10 acts not to miss tonight:

Paul Oakenfold, 8 p.m., Quantum Valley: One of dance music’s biggest stars ever gets the party started early.

Markus Schulz, 12 a.m., Quantum Valley: The German trance favorite turns in consistently engaging sets.

Peggy Gou, 12 a.m., Circuit Grounds: Of-the-moment South Korean DJ-producer makes her EDC debut.

Hivemind (Kayzo x Space Laces x Must Die!), 1:30 a.m., Wasteland: Bass? Yup.

Infected Mushroom, 2 a.m., Quantum Valley: Want something a little different? This long-running Israeli duo always delivers that and then some with their mix of dance music, psychedelia and Middle Eastern-influenced sounds.

Carl Cox, 2:30 a.m., Neon Garden: The techno pioneer returns to EDC for the first time in nine years. He follows his performance with a B2B set with Nicole Moudaber at 4:00 a.m.

David Guetta, 3 a.m., Kinetic Field: It’s always a straight-up hit parade when Guetta takes the stage.

John Summit, 3 a.m., Circuit Grounds: Summit absolutely crushed the Circuit Grounds last year. Can he do it again?

Steve Aoki, 4:13 a.m., Kinetic Field: Vegas’ own returns to close out the main stage with inflatable rafts and cake, of course.

Slander presents Before Dawn, 4:30 a.m., Circuit Grounds: Slander’s techno side-project made their well-received EDC debut in 2023. They live up to their name this year with a pre-sunrise set.

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @jbracelin76 on Instagram

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