Excitement for Electric Daisy Carnival Europe in 2021 keeps building, with Phase 1 of the lineup out already. It confirms that the festival set for June 18 to 20 at Praia da Rocha in Portugal will indeed deliver a massive showing of DJs that Insomniac’s flagship brand is known for.
EDC, which is celebrating 25 years, disclosed the first 113 acts of its Portugal beach edition. Heavy hitters include Adam Beyer presents Drumcode, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Don Diablo, Eric Prydz and his alias Cirez D, Fisher, Marshmello, and Tiësto. Other DJs bound to pump up the crowd are Alok, Andy C, Brennan Heart, DJ Snake, Galantis, Headhunterz, Jauz, Tchami, and W&W.
On the house side, artists that have been booked include CamelPhat, Gorgon City, Hot Since 82, Jaime Jones, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Nora en Pure and Patrick Topping. Techno fans will be pleased to see Alan Fitzpatrick and Amelie Lens. The lineup features 10 B2B or B3B sets including Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna,and Joey Daniel B3B Pirate Copy B3B Ben Sterling.
EDC Europe promises more than 140 artists, so expect at least a dozen more in subsequent phase reveals. The large-scale festival with roots in the U.S. will unfold with five stages plus full-size carnival rides in Portugal.
Return to Europe
Insomniac announced in mid-September that EDC will return to Europe. The carnival-themed festival was last in Europe in London, but EDC U.K. was canceled in 2017. Europe seems like a smart move for Los Angeles-based Insomniac since live music events are returning quicker there than stateside.
After canceling the remainder of its events in 2020 due to Covid-19, Insomniac is gearing up for a busy 2021. Earlier this week, the company announced that Beyond Wonderland Southern California will return to NOS Event Center next year in June, during the old EDC Las Vegas dates. In addition, Nocturnal Wonderland will take place at Glen Helen Regional Park in September 2021.
EDC Portugal isn’t the only new venture by Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella. In August, the company announced the first-ever Day Trip house music festival at the Los Angeles waterfront for September 2021. Assuming the pandemic doesn’t cancel next year too, dance music fans will have a plethora of events to choose from.
Three-day passes for EDC Europe go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. BST, starting at $129 and for a $20 deposit. Sign up for the presale here.