Breaking down the sounds of EDC 2018

EDC will rise again in May.
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Insomniac has announced the musical themes for the host stages that will power this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 18-20, and jumping out from those plans is the news that Hard will take over the Cosmic Meadow for the first time since 2014. The brand founded by Gary Richards (aka Destructo) will bring its hybrid electronic/hip-hop vibes to EDC with artists including Borgore, Illenium, Tchami and Malaa.

Elsewhere, drum and bass and dubstep fans will get their fix at the Bass Pod hosted by Bassrush with GTA, Zomboy and Flux Pavilion; hardstyle brand Basscon will bring Da Tweekas, Gammer and Headhunterz to the Waste Land stage; and house/techno stage Neon Garden will be hosted by Factory 93 featuring Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Charlotte de Witte and more. Dreamstate will once again run Quantum Valley, bringing the trance with Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz and Paul Van Dyk. Insomniac Records hosts the brand-new Stereo Bloom stage featuring breaking dance artists like Dr. Fresch, MK and Chris Lorenzo.

This year’s Kinetic Field lineup includes first-timer Vini Vici along with Kaskade, Marshmello, Nghtmre and Tiësto.

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