Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) London was off the chain
PUBLISHED: 11:08 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:41 25 July 2013
'OFF the (electric daisy) chain', is the best way I can describe EDC London.
The event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday was a dance music extravaganza.
It saw luminary acts such as Tiësto, Avicii and the Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello light up London with a breathtaking array of dancefloor dynamite.
Headliner Tiësto let rip just after sundown, with a set packed with new weapons and old trance classics such as Delirium’s epic ‘Silence’ and his own ‘Adagio For Strings’.
Before the flying Dutchman took to the wheels of steel Steve Angello played a storming set which perfectly straddled the euphoric and banging.
Trance DJ Mat Zo entertained the crowd in the Neon Garden with up-tempo belters and cheeky crowd pleasers like a drum ‘n’ bass re-rub of Daft Punk’s No1 monster ‘Get Lucky’ and the epic ‘La Guittara’, by Orjan Nilsen.
And Welwyn Hatfield’s heroes Jaguar Skills and Flux Pavilion held their own with sets at the sell-out event, which saw 50,000 ravers descend on the 2012 Olympics venue.
Pyrotechnics, streamers, circus acts and art installations combined with pounding beats and soaring breakdowns to create a heady cocktail.
The ‘grass’ in front of the main stage may have been synthetic, but the atmosphere was as real as can be, as a succession of electronic dance music’s leading lights professed their requited love for the bouncy and enthusiastic crowd.
The roaming festival franchise arrived in London from Las Vegas, and even ‘Sin City’ would struggle to conjure up an atmosphere like this.
Here’s hoping the Electric Daisy Carnival rolls back into town next year.