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Electric Daisy Carnival: Citi Field's electronic dance music invasion
EDM has arrived.
Yes, the dance genre (short for "electronic dance music") has now grown so big that one of its marquee events, the Electric Daisy Carnival, will take over Citi Field Friday and Saturday. And if you're looking to experience the Electric Daisy Carnival phenomenon, you better get in on the New York version because the main event in Las Vegas on June 21-23 has already sold out -- all 345,000 tickets are gone.
Electric Daisy Carnival organizers will set up five different stages in Citi Field -- from the massive Kinetic Field stage to the Wide Awake Art Car stage, where up-and-comers and contest winners will perform -- and the music will go for 11 hours both days, from noon until 11 p.m. (Of course, if that's not enough there will be after parties at Pacha both nights.)
ERIC PRYDZ The Swedish DJ who headlined last year's Identity Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is back in the area again, with another electro house hit "Power Drive."
ZEDS DEAD The duo of DC and Hooks mix all sort of electronic music styles, from house to dubstep, in their collaborations, including this year's potent "Hot Sauce" EP on the influential Mad Decent label.
MARK KNIGHT The founder of Toolroom Records has already celebrated the 10th anniversary of his well-respected label this year, as well as released his new single "Your Love," a radical reworking of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head."
CALVIN HARRIS Currently one of EDM's biggest stars, Harris has taken over the pop charts with his collaborations with Rihanna ("We Found Love"), Florence of Florence and The Machine ("Sweet Nothing"), Ne-Yo ("Let's Go") and his own hit "Feel So Close."
AFROJACK The Dutch DJ has gone from unknown to Grammy-winning producer in less than three years, winning awards for his work with Madonna and Chris Brown. In addition to producing Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)," he co-wrote and co-produced "Titanium" with David Guetta and also scored another hit for his work with Pitbull and Ne-Yo on "Give Me Everything."
EMPIRE OF THE SUN The Aussie duo just released their anthemic single "Alive," from their upcoming "Ice on the Dune" album out next month.
WHAT Electric Daisy Carnival
WHEN | WHERE noon Friday and Saturday, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
INFO $215 for both days; or $119 for Friday and $149 for Saturday; electricdaisy carnival.com