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140K expected each day of Electric Daisy Carnival

140K expected each day of Electric Daisy Carnival

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Organizers expect more than 140,000 people to descend upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway each night for the Electric Daisy Carnival.

The three-night rave that kicks off Friday features the biggest names in electronic dance music, plus carnival rides, fireworks and other spectacles.

A study commissioned by parent company Insomniac estimates that last summer's event injected $278 million into the Southern Nevada economy. Attendees paid for about 92,000 hotel room nights and spent more than $45 million on food and beverage.

The study says nearly 95 percent of attendees traveled from outside the Las Vegas area to attend.

It's EDC's fourth year in Las Vegas. The event moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum amid controversy over the 2010 death of a 15-year-old attendee who was treated for drug intoxication.



Electric Daisy Carnival by the numbers

The annual three-day music festival known as the Electric Daisy Carnival always brings big numbers to Las Vegas.

With the Electric Daisy Carnival just days away, just how big an undertaking is the three-day event? Here’s a look at the numbers.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Motor Speedway Says Better Parking Exits will Help Traffic Troubles

Motor Speedway Says Better Parking Exits will Help Traffic Troubles

Officials at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway expect less traffic troubles for the upcoming NASCAR weekend than in years past.

The officials are pointing to changes at the Lucky 7 Preferred parking lot as one of the reasons traffic will not as bad as years past. The parking lot is the only paid lot on the motor speedway property. This year a third exit lane will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

“We have a commitment to people who purchase a premium parking pass to expedite their exit as quickly as possible,” LVMS president Powell said. “For those who are concerned about making a quick exit, we recommend either purchasing a Lot 7 pass or using one of the various means of mass transportation.”

The motor speedway also says there will be an emphasis on people parking illegally along Hollywood Boulevard. Cars parking along the street in areas with a posted no parking signs will be towed.

Midnight Mayhem Returns Jan. 24

Midnight Mayhem Returns Jan. 24

Midnight Mayhem returns to The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this month.

The legal alternative to illegal street racing starts again at 6 p.m. Friday Jan. 24. This is the 13th year that races have been available.

Anyone with a street-legal vehicle and a valid Nevada drivers license can take a turn on the NHRA-sanctioned, quarter-mile drag strip. Organizers want people who like to race to participate to keep the roads free of dangerous street racing.  

People can also ride along with racers. The entry fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 for spectators. Restricted-area passes are available for $15.

For more information on the rules for races and the dates for the upcoming races, go to lvms.com.   

Tickets on Sale for Electric Daisy Carnival

Tickets on Sale for Electric Daisy Carnival

The final allotment of tickets for next year's Electric Daisy Carnival went on sale to the general public Monday.

The three-day music festival will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20 through June 22, 2014.

Tickets for this past year's festival sold out and brought in a crowd of about 345,000 music fans. The festival features three days of music, carnival rides, theatrical performances and art installations.

Tickets start at $345 for general admission and $599 for VIP tickets for people 21 and over. The tickets are for the entire three days, single-day tickets are not available.

Fans will also be able to buy shuttle passes and make reservation to dine at the VIP Dining Deck Experience.

Tickets, hotel information and more about the activities leading up to the festival are available at electricdaisycarnival.com. 

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

The producers of one of the largest music festivals in the country announced Monday plans to bring the festival back to Las Vegas.

Insomniac says the Electric Daisy Carnival will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20 through June 22, 2014.

This year people who have attended the festival over the past three years will be able to get tickets first through the Headliner Loyalty Program. The passes will go on sale for 24 hours before the pre-sale of tickets.

The loyalty tickets will start selling at noon Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 25 through noon the next day. Early Owl Pre-Sale tickets will be available starting at noon on Dec. 2.

All tickets will be available through the Insomniac and EDC websites. Tickets start at $249 for general admission.

Motor Speedway Hosting Duel in the Desert

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has again become home to the largest dirt track in the country for the 16th annual Duel in the Desert for the IMCA Modifieds.

The race features cars that are modified to be a combination of an open-wheel car and a stock car. IMCA is one of the oldest car racing associations in the country.

Organizers say hundreds of entries are expected for the races which start Thursday.

Three-day admission for adults is $50, for seniors or military personnel is $35 and kids is $18.

There are also prices for individual days. For race information or to purchase tickets, go to www.lvms.com or call (702) 644-4444. Racers can call the speedway at (702) 632-8213.