Electric Daisy Carnival – London 2013 – Dance Invades the Olympic Park

Posted on 12 July 2013
By Martin Higgins
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London in the sun. Is there anything better? When the summer finally detonates in the Big Smoke, the parks and streets come alive with music and the good vibrations sink deep into the collective spirit.

For a few fleeting months at least, the furious pace of life slows down to a saunter in a sun-drenched existential bliss.

Unless you’re on speed that is. In which case you will be powering through the outdoors like an Olympic power-walker regardless.

It’s only a sensation, but the festival season transforms the generally dreary outlook of things, banishes all thoughts of work and the rat-race, and crystalizes what is important in life. The most important things.

Like getting together with your friends and watching the music you love: live, loud, and blinded by lights.

There is nothing like the delirium of an international dance festival to bring people under the one umbrella, extolling the virtues of love and peace like John and Yoko.

One such event is the Electric Daisy Carnival Festival, which happens to be just around the corner.

There is an overabundance of international music festivals in London and spontaneous social gatherings occur without provocation, freely, and this is what attracts us provincial lads from the North like flies to… well you know.

You are never far from a festival in this buzzing social hub, and Electric Daisy Carnival promises to deliver everything you can possibly desire on your merry excursions for the music.

Put simply: every electronic taste is catered to and the line-up strikes a fine balance between the more progressive stuff and the ‘populist’ acts that get you dancing.

Even if you are a dance purist and won’t listen to anything that isn’t Ivan Smagghe and only, and I mean ONLY, on Vinyl.

You know with Cream and Insomniac on board, you have years of expertise at the apex of dance music, and their input has been pivotal in the way the festival has culminated this year.

You can guarantee some of the world’s best electronic music and an epic production with those famous visuals behind the beats.

This year you can catch the likes of Alesso, AVICII, Burns, Caspa, Chris Lake, Chuckie, Crookers, Deniz Koyu & Danny Avila, Destructo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dirty South, Fake Blood, Feed Me, Flux Pavilion, Goldie, Hardwell, Jack Beats, Jaguar Skills, Madeon, Mat Zo, Mistajam, Nero, NERVO, Porter Robinson, Rusko, SHY FX, Steve Angello, Sub Focus, Tiësto and Tom Staar.

EDC is readying to open its doors on Saturday 20th July 2013 and will have London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the crippler crossface by the day’s end.

This is a watershed moment for the event as it is the first time it has been held outside of the USA.

Because of its relative newness, the anticipation building up behind it is huge, and it promises to be one of the biggest shows anywhere in the UK this year.

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Words by Martin Higgins: