EDC Japan 2017 [REVIEW]

When it was first announced that EDC (Electronic Daisy Carnival) New York 2017 was being cancelled, a lot of people were extremely outraged. But soon after that, an announcement was made. Insomniac revealed that they will be launching the debut of EDC Japan in spring.

In total, 84,000 fans were in attendance for EDC Japan from the 29th to the 30th of April, which was held at the ZOZO Marine Stadium as well as the Makuhari Beach Park.

EDC Japan, being hosted by Insomniac, did not fail to impress the fans in attendance with the reimagined version of the event’s iconic kinetic CATHEDRAL stage, this time called the kineticFIELD, a structure that premiered at EDC’s flagship event in Las Vegas which had also toured New York, Orlando, UK, Brazil, Mexico and India.

With its massive 238-feet wide 91-feet tall structure, epic pyro works and fireworks constantly lighting up the place, it truly was a sight to behold.

kineticFIELD stage

circuitGROUNDS  stage

The next stage they brought was the circuitGROUNDS, which stood a few heartbeats away from the lapping waves of Tokyo Bay. The open-air structure also featured a staggering 1,660 video tiles.

neonGARDEN stage

To add on to all that, neonGARDEN was made to be the underground stage where people could chill with techno, lasers and Co2. 

Boombox ARTCAR

Lastly, the Boombox ARTCAR played tracks by local Japanese acts as it drove through the crowd.

The first day of EDC Japan kicked off with Duke Dumont playing some lovely house music tracks for a sunset dance party at circuitGROUNDS.

Fatboy Slim followed that act up with an equally epic set.

Martin Garrix then wrapped up the first day of EDC Japan at the kineticFIELD, with a shower of confetti to top it off.

Day 2 of EDC Japan had Zedd taking over circuitGROUNDS and making the crowd which stood on the sand go wild, along with Afrojack wilding it out at kineticFIELD with everyone’s favourite tracks. 

To cap it off, Axwell ^ Ingrosso gave a pulsating performance that acted as the closing for the debut of EDC Japan 2017.

To conclude, EDC Japan 2017 was nothing short of fun, fun and more fun. Seeing it came to a close made everyone there long for it to last just a little longer but as the saying goes, “All good things eventually come to an end.

With EDC Japan 2017 setting the bar this high, this early in the year, we can’t wait to see what else lies in store for the rest of 2017 – well, that is til EDC Las Vegas 2017 comes along!  Til then. Keep the party going! See you guys next year!

photos by Jake West for Insomniac, Scott Hutchinson for Insomniac, Tyler Hill for Insomniac, Get Tiny for Insomniac