There are three headliners at this year’s EDC Las Vegas. They are Steve Aoki, Bassnectar, and Kaskade. Each of these DJs have been around since the turn of the century, putting out music and performing at festivals all over the world. So when they all perform together at one festival, it seems like there could be some tension. But according to the Huffington Post, they all get along very well, and it’s no surprise that they would be chosen as the headliners of EDC Las Vegas! Here’s what you can expect from each of them in 2015!
Top 5 Headliners – Each Their Own Way
Some festivals may have dozens of headlining acts, but what makes Electric Daisy Carnival so special is that it has a small number of top-tier talent. And each one brings something different to their sets—whether it’s Martin Garrix’s masterful production and track selection or Kaskade’s blend of genres and influences. Of course, there are also artists like Hardwell and Tiësto who maintain that dance feel but with a bit more familiarity than pure house. For every kind of EDM fan, there’s a favorite on top at Electric Daisy Carnival. Here are our five picks for 2017
#1. Martin Garrix
The Young Dutchman made history at Ultra Music Festival last year when he was announced as a co-headliner with Avicii, but also because his set resulted in one of the most epic Worlds Collide mashups. Just 21 years old, Garrix is already one of electronic music’s biggest stars and will be making his debut in Los Angeles. This will be Garrix’s first appearance at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) since he performed at an intimate event on June 15th in New York City. If you have never seen Martin perform live before, I highly recommend you make sure to catch him at EDC Las Vegas! After all, Animals has been #1 for seven weeks straight now.
#2. Alison Wonderland
If you’re not familiar with Alison Wonderland, you’re about to be. She toured with DJ Snake, Disclosure and Pretty Lights (in that order) in 2015 and has been breaking boundaries ever since. She’s a multi-genre DJ who loves all things funky, jazzy and cinematic. Check out her live show at EDC or on YouTube to get an idea of what she’s capable of; either way you can thank us later. You can also catch her at Imagine Festival as well as a handful of other festivals where she’ll be headlining… or should we say heavily anticipated? Either way, keep up with Alison Wonderland because she won’t stay off your radar for long… promise!
#3. Armin Van Buuren
Armin is without a doubt one of, if not THE biggest DJ in electronic dance music. The Dutch superstar will be taking over Kinetic Field at EDC Las Vegas to deliver an unmatched set that everyone attending will remember for years to come. A perfect combination of trance and house, Armin Van Buuren’s festival sets are some of his most famous and have earned him multiple awards including being named #1 DJ on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for an unprecedented five times. With each show around three hours long, Armin will have more than enough time to play through all his hits and throw in a few surprises while keeping fans screaming all night long.
One of Dance Music’s Most Successful and Prolific Artists, Diplo is known for his diverse range, he is a successful American DJ, producer, rapper and songwriter whose work has also taken in elements of pop music and film score. His biggest hits include Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber and MO, Paper Planes with M.I.A., No Money with British recording artist Wale, Revolution featuring Faustix & Imanos plus Kai as well as Express Yourself with Nicky Da B. Together with longtime collaborator Switch, they formed Major Lazer and have released an EP titled Apocalypse Soon. The pair released their debut album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in 2009 to positive reviews from critics. He’s been ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest DJs list in 2012 and at number 66 on DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list. He’s currently ranked at 24th on Dj Mag Top 100 DJs list (2016). In 2016 he was nominated for two Grammys: Best Dance Recording (for Where Are Ü Now) against David Guetta (Titanium), Skrillex & Diplo (Where Are Ü Now) feat. Justin Bieber vs Snakehips (Never Leave) feat Syd.
If you’re even a little bit familiar with dance music culture, chances are you’ve heard Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) before. He started his career as a DJ at house clubs in Chicago in 1988 and released his first album more than a decade later. Since then, he has been nominated for Grammys and worked with artists like Haley Williams and Katy Perry while playing festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella. Now that he is celebrating his 25th year as a DJ, it’s not hard to see why thousands will attend his set at EDC Las Vegas. As one of top three DJs on Insomniac’s lineup, those who miss out will be stuck waiting months to see him again. #4. Flux Pavilion: With just over one million SoundCloud followers, Flux Pavilion (aka Joshua Steele) does well both on stage and online. Starting when he was 17 years old, Steele began spinning records in London nightclubs—and after years working in various other cities across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, he moved back to London to start his own label, Circus Records. Combining rap beats with reggae choruses makes his songs unique among today’s pop/dance hits—which may explain why Spotify currently ranks him as eighth most popular artist globally.