Electric Daisy Carnival, also known as EDC originated from Los Angeles and has made its way around the USA and here to London in 2013. Being its 3rd year running in London, I have heard many great reviews about it and have seen some amazing footage of it. Thus, I decided to be part of the crowd this year especially since there were a few of my favourite artists performing (mostly because this was one of the last tour Avicii was doing).
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The event was held at Milton Keynes Bowl on the 9th of July from 12pm-11pm. We took the train from London Euston to Milton Keynes Central as it was only about £13 return with our railcard discount. National Express was £31 return and the official EDC partner- Big Green Coach costs about £35. Although the train meant that we would need to find our own way to the Bowl, but the price difference was 3 times less so it was definitely worth it.
The train station was filled with people and I would recommend you to be there much earlier than your intended leaving time as it takes half an hour to pick up your ticket and the trains are also filled so don't be surprise if you do not have any seats. It was a good thing we bought the off-peak return ticket instead of the advanced ticket as we were flexible to hop on to another train.
Having seen the time schedules, the acts we really wanted to go for was from 6pm-11pm with the exception of Sigma at 3pm. We took the 12.46pm train from Euston to Milton Keynes Central. It was only supposed to be a 30 minutes walk to the Bowl but as we followed people instead of Google Maps, we took nearly an hour. So that's something to bear in mind, just because people look like they're going to the same place as you, doesn't mean they know the way. Save yourself some time and energy and follow Google instead! It was pretty funny though as it was like the blind leading the blind. Nobody really knew where they were going but no one asked or mentioned anything, we all assume the people in front knew the way. Bad idea!
After an hour's walk, we finally arrived at the destination and we entered via the North Entrance which was the gate towards the smaller tents- Circuit, Cosmic Meadows & Neon Garden. We explored around a little before heading to the main stage- Kinetic Field. It was massive!
How crazy is this? I don't think I've ever seen a stage this glammed up and the amount of people was insane, especially since it was only 3pm! Imagine how it was when the big acts started performing later in the night! We sat at the side fields to have our packed sandwiches for lunch whilst enjoying the music.
We had food from the Chinese Store which costs £11 for a plate of spring roll and fried noodles. We also had 10 bite-size doughnuts which costs £4.
The weather started off a little bit cloudy but we were really lucky as it became sunny after and the weather was just right. Toilet queues are crazy long so try to go as little as you can. Find out what I wore here. Picture above taken with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Wide Selfie feature, which explains the distorted finger (made you look!).
Performances were incredible especially from 6.30pm onwards at Kinetic Field. Super hyped up crowd and great DJs with amazing stage drama, it was really a WOW factor. Especially when it started to get dark and the lights started coming on, the effect of it was even more mind-blowing. I have to give it to the stage and lighting crew!
My feet died at the end of the night because of the non-stop of 8 hours dancing. Great cardio workout though. That's a complete gym workout right there. Also my voice was gone from screaming and singing "the beats". Yes I know, how does one sing to electric dance music right? But when you're that excited and your song comes on, you know you just got to.
I don't really know how else to explain how great the day was as you really had to be there to experience it! However, I would say this, if you've never been to a rave before, you have to go at least once in your life to experience it. You either love it or hate it but hey, either way, it's one to remember and to talk about!
Last but not least, a huge shout out to the DJs on set, you guys were amazing! Let me know how the festival was for you. Peace out x