EDC UK to debut the famous Crystal Village in 2016

Following its premier showcase at EDC Las Vegas in June 2015, the modified Crystal Village stage will makes its debut at EDC UK on Saturday 9 July, hosting some of the biggest international names in dance music. Fans now have a chance to catch a glimpse of the wonders that await them with the official EDC UK Crystal Village Trailer, here.

Taking centre stage at the kineticFIELD and standing a massive 30 metres tall by 70 metres wide, the fully immersive Crystal Village spectacle will tower over revellers during performances by Avicii, Axwell / Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Eric Prydz, Robin Schulz and Martin Solveig.  

The stage’s unique design encompasses all four elements – earth, fire, water and air in a visual representation displaying EDC’s most prominent pillars; technology, art and nature. The beautiful Crystal Village houses cascading waterfalls, a fog-breathing dragon, two statuesque owls and the central crystal-like owl figurine illuminated by over 1,000 lighting fixtures, more than 400 video tiles, 28 lasers, flames of all colours, 15 co2 cannons, and hundreds of streamer units in a multi-sensory experience where state of the art technical production meets the world’s best DJs and producers.

Check out the roster of mind-blowing talent performing across four incredible stages at EDC UK 2016 below:

The Crystal Village



Pepsi Max Presents

at KineticFIELD

hosted by Dreamstate

hosted by Bassrush




Paul Van Dyk

Andy C

Duke Dumont (DJ Set)

Axwell / Ingrosso

Ferry Corsten



Martin Garrix

presents Gouryella



Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Markus Schulz

Caspa b2b Rusko

Lost Frequencies

Oliver Heldens

John O'Callaghan


Philip George

Eric Prydz

Andy Moor

Roni Size & Krust

99 Souls

Robin Schulz


presents Full Cycle


Martin Solveig

Simon O'Shine



Don Diablo

Aly & Fila

Culture Shock


Alison Wonderland


Goldie MBE



EDC UK Lineup expands further for 2016

Reigning champions of the DJ Mag top 100 DJ’s poll and Best European DJ Award winners at the International Dance Music Awards 2014 and 2015; Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, will be returning to the National Bowl for another spectacular performance. EDC’s favourite Belgian brothers will bring their unique live performance to the Crystal Village Stage for an astounding display of electronic music and technical production.
Making his EDC UK debut on the fully immersive Crystal Village Stage will be 2015’s third highest selling artist on Beatport; Dutch house maestro Don Diablo, whose remix portfolio includes the likes of Madonna and Ed Sheeran. Ground-breaking Australian producer Alison Wonderland also joins the line up with next-level production and intricate sets planned for the National Bowl; a truly unmissable experience.
Now recognised as one of the UK’s most influential drum ‘n’ bass artists and after recent back to back sold out Brixton Academy shows, legend of his genre Andy C will be bringing his distinctive London sound to EDC’s CircuitGROUNDS stage.
Check out the full roster of mind-blowing talent performing across four incredible stages at EDC UK 2016:

The Crystal VillagecosmicMEADOWcircuitGROUNDSPepsi Max Presents
 at KineticFIELDhosted by Dreamstatehosted by BassrushneonGARDEN
AviciiPaul Van DykAndy CDuke Dumont (DJ Set)
Axwell / IngrossoFerry CorstenPendulumDJ EZ
Martin Garrixpresents GouryellaNoisiaGalantis
Dimitri Vegas & Like MikeMarkus SchulzCaspa b2b RuskoLost Frequencies
Oliver HeldensJohn O'CallaghanSigmaPhilip George
Eric PrydzAndy MoorRoni Size & Krust99 Souls
Robin SchulzStanderwickpresents Full CycleJauz
Martin SolveigSimon O'ShineFriction 
Don DiabloAly & FilaCulture Shock 
Alison Wonderland Goldie MBE 

Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2015 Review

The world renowned Electric Daisy Carnival returned to the UK on 11 July for its 3rd edition. 

One week before the festival excitement on social media was reaching its peak.  Around this time I stumbled across a group on Facebook for people going solo to EDC.  By the day of the festival there were over a 100 people in this group from not only all corners of the UK but from further afield too.

A number of us decided to meet up at Lake Furzton, Milton Keynes, close to the festival site, the morning of a festival.  The sun was shining and we were all in good spirits.  A short while after the gates opened we made the short walk over to the north entrance of the National Bowl where entry was dealt with quickly and efficiently. 

I soon hit the KineticFIELD, a lush green and wooded area which is set in a gigantic bowl meaning no matter where you stood in the arena you had a great view of the stunning KineticCATHEDRAL main stage.  With a glowing neon pipe organ bookended by gigantic, 45 foot tall twin owls, the stage played host to a full stage show incorporating dozens of performers, and of course DJs including Steve Aoki and Hardwell, that unfolded throughout the day.  The 90 feet high and 240 feet wide structure weighs more than 200 tons.  It featured 20 multi-coloured lasers and multiple massive LED screens, giving the illusion of detailed stained-glass windows to match the cathedral theme.  

I took a break from the KineticFIELD to check out the rest of the site.  It was a very hot day but at the chill tent the wellbeing crew were on hand giving out water and sun cream to festivalgoers (or Headliners as EDC prefers to call us).  This was a nice touch. 

Around the back of the main arena I came across the NeonGARDEN.  The stand out set here came from  headliner Jamie Jones. 

I walked a little further and hit the CircuitGROUNDS, a playground for lovers of bass heavy beats.  This large tent was very busy all day and Pendulum and Sub Focus went down a storm. 

My favourite of the smaller arenas was the CosmicMEADOW where the sweet sounds of trance and electronic rang out.  Cosmic Gate put in an awesome performance in the afternoon.  Later in the evening trance legend Ferry Corsten showcased his new track Anahera under his alias GouryellaPaul Van Dyk headlined this stage to a smaller than usual crowd due to his clash with Tiesto in the KineticFIELD.

At 9.30pm most of the 35,000+ ravers descended on the KineticFIELD to see the aforementioned legend that is Tiesto close the show.  He was accompanied by a full on stage show including fireworks, waterfalls and streamers.  It was a sight to behold from up on the hill.  His set included my personal favourite, his iconic remix of Adagio for Strings.    

Photo courtesy of Insomniac

EDC UK is a very well organised festival in a wonderland setting.  It has excellent production values not only on the main stage but in all four arenas.  EDC UK has established itself as a festival big boy so the others had better watch out!