Eric Prydz at EDC Las Vegas 2014

Eric Prydz at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in June 22, 2014.

Andrew J. Rauner

This article first appeared in the July 5th issue of Billboard Magazine.

The just-wrapped fourth edition of Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival broke its own records as the world’s largest dance festival, hosting a record 400,000 attendees who flew out to catch over 200 performers play 10 neon-lit stages across three nights in the desert. While not without controversy (two festival-related deaths had been reported at press time), the Insomniac-produced event is a big draw and moneymaker for the Vegas dance scene, with dozens of shows taking place across the Strip and first-time sponsors like 7 Up and Bud Light Platinum onboard. Billboard breaks down the estimated revenue* from this year’s epic dance party.

 

Illustration by Tim Vienckowski
 
*All figures are estimates projected by Billboard