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Electric Daisy Carnival UK announces 2016 return



Electric Daisy Carnival UK is a creative collaboration between Insomniac and Festival Republic. EDC parent company Insomniac has a well-established reputation for hosting some of the biggest and most spectacular shows on the planet.  Last weekend over 35,000 people united in Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday for world famous dance festival, Electronic Daisy Carnival UK, which included triumphant sets from dance legends Tiësto and Hardwell.

With over 20 flame units providing 3000 pyrotechnic displays, this really was the UK’s hottest dance festival.  The kineticCATHEDRAL stage towered over Milton Keynes at 90 feet tall and 240 foot wide, with EDC’s symbolic owls watching over the masses of dance fans as they raved in the sunshine. Throughout the day festival goers saw incredible DJ sets from the likes of Sub Focus, Pendulum, Route 94, Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, and BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam. Paul Van Dyk returned to a spiritual home yesterday amongst the EDC UK fans, to play an incredible set of classic trance. Steve Aoki let the crowd eat cake with his infamous cake-in face performance, taking to the main stage for a show stopping set.

“This year’s EDC UK has been an amazing celebration of music, art and individuality,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “The festival has truly found a home across the Atlantic. Being in a place with so much dance music history has given me such inspiration for next year’s event and I can’t wait for fans to join us again.”

EDC UK Festival Republic Promoter, Melvin Benn said, “We’re very proud to have celebrated Electric Daisy Carnival UK with some of the best names in dance music. Tiesto delivered an incredible final set, and we’re delighted to have such a successful start to our partnership with Insomniac.”

We at Data Transmission had a great day out and we are certainly looking forward to a 2016 return.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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