Congrats Electric Daisy Carnival! They have officially reported no deaths for the 2nd year in a row. For a long time, EDC Las Vegas struggled to have a festival with zero fatalities. The media has always feasted on electronic music festivals for the number of deaths they produce, painting a negative picture of a festival that brings so much joy to many.
Deaths at EDC were long attributed to the high temperatures in June. Last year they made a massive change to move the festival to May and it seems to have worked. In combination with superb hydration lines and better medical assistance, deaths have decreased dramatically at the desert festival.
EDC drew a record 465,000 people this year over the course of three days. Arrests even decreased from 2018 to 2019. The only downside from moving the festival up a few weeks was the potential for higher winds. This negative effect was seen when they had to evacuate some stages on Day 2.
We hope this positive trend of no deaths can be celebrated for years to come. It would be awesome for this to become the norm and hopefully not report it as news in a few years.