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EDC UK 2015 hailed as ‘an amazing celebration of music, art and individuality’, as 35,000 flock to it

PUBLISHED: 15:33 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:32 15 July 2015

The main stage at EDC UK 2015

The main stage at EDC UK 2015

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More than 35,000 people flocked to the Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday for world famous dance festival, Electronic Daisy Carnival UK, which included sets from dance legends Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten and Steve Aoki.

Paul van Dyk at EDC UK 2015 [Picture: Rachel Esner]Paul van Dyk at EDC UK 2015 [Picture: Rachel Esner]

With more than 20 flame units providing 3,000 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 festivalgoers 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 among UK fans and played an emotionally-soaring headline trance set.

Before the performance the German legend told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “With trance there seems to be a huge comeback right now.”

And that certainly seemed to be the case as the crowd erupted with each and every massive track.

Steve Aoki let the crowd eat cake with his infamous cake-in face performance, taking to the main stage for a show stopping set.

He too spoke to the Welwyn Hatfield times before this set.

Asked whether the spiritual home of dance music was in Europe or the USA, Steve Aoki said: “Man, it’s always here, but the USA is a big part.

He said the US was “an important market”, but said he spent four months of the year in Europe as he felt it was so integral to the scene.

Although, perhaps fearing he might have come across as unpatriotic, the DJ revised his answer.

He added: “It’s equal.

“I’m from America man, I love America.

“It’s equal.”

Electric Daisy Carnival wasn’t just about the music, the unparalleled line up of the world’s premier DJ’s and global acts were joined by dynamic displays, carnival creatures, performers and sensory sights aplenty.

“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.”

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