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Electrifying carnival

Statesman News Service |

Budweiser Presents Electric Daisy
Carnival (EDC) India concluded its first-ever edition with great aplomb. The
Vegas-style event was held at Delhi NCR’s Buddh International Circuit on 12 –
13 November. 25,000 fans visited the festival over two days to catch the
electronic music world’s biggest Indian and international acts at EDC

The debut edition of Budweiser
presents EDC India introduced by Insomniac and OML, created a multi-dimensional
music experience, with mesmerizing production and sound design which
overwhelmed fans with its sheer scale, creativity and overall immersive
experience. The festival showcased a union of technology and nature with iconic
stage designs like the majestic kinetic field, the imaginative and ethereal
circuit grounds and the electrifying neon garden.

The festival featured one of the
largest line-ups of international and Indian artists ever witnessed in the
country with two days of electrifying performances from global music sensations
including Alesso, Afrojack, Brillz, Crizzly, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz,
R3hab, Steve Aoki, The Upbeats, Tommy Trash, Vini Vici and Yellow Claw and
homegrown stars such as Anish Sood, Arjun Vagale, AU/D10/GRAMME, Audio Units,
B.R.E.E.D, BLOT!, Dualist Inquiry, Hamza, Kohra, Lost Stories, Nucleya,
Oozeundat, Pearl, Praveen Achary, Qwiver, Sandunes, Sartek, SEQU3L, Shaan,
SHFT, Sickflip, Spinal Fusion, Starlab, Sound Avtar and Zaeden.

Insomniac’s own Funkdafied Freaks
enchanted fans all weekend long with their innovation, originality and high
energy presence. Decked in theatrical costumes designed and crafted specially
for EDC, this motley crew of dancers, stilters, aerialists, circus performers
and other whimsical characters pushed the boundaries of the imagination.

Interactive and awe-inspiring art
installations were peppered around the festival grounds to let audiences revel
in a creative atmosphere. Along with some great music and stunning visuals, the
festival also featured the Carnival Square, a carefully curated food and bazaar
area with a wide array of local and international delicacies and creative
products specially made by artists, craftspeople and creative entrepreneurs.

Budweiser, the lead partner of the
event offered a unique experience — The Brew District with nearly 100 luxurious
tents. The Brew District was home to around 200 guests which included artists
and influencers. The district offered a well curated set of events like the
‘What’s Brewing’ session by Progressive Brothers, ‘Buds and Burgers’ lunch
hosted by celebrated Chef Kelvin Cheung, fun filled picnic-style Sunday brunch
and special night performances at the ‘Brew Club’ by artists like Divine, Mo
City, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood, etc.

 “The debut of EDC India was a beautiful event
that brought thousands of like-minded people together to celebrate music, art,
and positivity,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “It’s
amazing to see that the love of dance music has reached every corner of the
world. I am so grateful for the fans who joined us this weekend and I look
forward to returning to India again next year.”