Friday, September 30, 2011

EDC 2012 Lineup Predictions




EDC 2012  Venue Map 

Please note: Names in orange are confirmed through artist websites but not on the official poster.

Friday 6/08:
Above & Beyond
Andrew Bayer
Adventure Club
Afrojack
Alesso
An21 & Max Vangeli
Arty
A*S*Y*S
Bassjackers
Bassnectar
Benny Benassi
Borgore
Crizzly
Datsik
Dieselboy Vs. Bare
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dodge & Fuski
Downlink
Endymion
Erick Morillo
Excision
Fedde Le Grand
Feed Me
Figure
Funtcase
Gabriel & Dresden
Gareth Emery
Harvard Bass-playing Friday too?
Hardwell
High Contrast
Jaytech
Jidax
Joachim Garraud
Kaskade
Kill The Noise
Knife Party
Lady Faith
Manufactured Superstars
Mat Zo
Matt Lange
Moby-Cancelled
Modestep
Mt. Eden
Nervo
Norin & Rad
Paper Diamond
Pretty Lights
Quintino
Rank 1 
R3hab
Sebastian Ingrosso
Shermanology
Super8 & Tab
Steve Angello
Steve Aoki
Thomas Gold
Tim Mason
Tritonal
Will I Am
Zeds Dead 
 Saturday 6/09:
Andy C:  ALIVE
Angger Dimas
Armin Van Buuren
Autoerotique
Avicii
Borgore
Calvin Harris
Cazzette
Cosmic Gate w/ Emma Hewitt
Crizzly
Damien Le Roy aka Dj Ammo
Digitalism
Doctor P
Dubfire
Eco
Emalkay
Felix Cartal
Felix Krocher
Gaiser
Harvard Bass
Headhunterz
Isaac
Jack Beats
Jochen Miller
Josh Wink
Koan Sound
Kyua & Albert
Loadstar
Loco Dice
Magda
Markus Schulz
Martin Solveig
MSTRKRFT
Nicky Romero
Paco Osuna
Richie Hawtin
Rusko
Sander Van Doorn
Now playing in LA 6/10-Sebastien Leger
Seth Troxler
Shy FX
Stana
Steve Aoki W/ The Blueman Group
Technoboy
Tiesto
Tommy Trash
Tritonal
Visionquest
W&W
Sunday 6/10:
16 Bit-Removed
Aly & Fila
Armin Van Buuren
Art Deparment 
ATB
Bingo Players
Brennan Heart
BT
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox
Chase & Status Live
Chuckie
Cookie Monsta
Coone
Crizzly
Dada Life
Dash Berlin
Danny Tenaglia
Dave Clarke
David Guetta
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Delta Heavy
Dirtyphonics
Dirty South
Ed Rush & Optical
Fake Blood
Ferry Corsten
Flux Pavillion
Funkagenda
Fury
Green Velvet
Guy Gerber
Hype
John Digweed
Jon Rundell
Joris Voorn and Nic Faniculli
Kristina Sky
Laidback Luke
Little Boots
The M Machine
Major Lazer
Morgan Page
Nicole Moudaber
Noisia
Oliver Twizt
Porter Robinson
Sandro Silva
Sidney Samson
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Tritonal
Umek
Wilkinson


EDC Week Events & Club Appearances:
For complete schedule click here:  electricdaisycarnival.com/LasVegas/

6/5
Dash Berlin @ Lavo


6/6
Alesso @ Surrender 


Chuckie @ Lavo


6/7
Bassrush Massive @ Orleans Arena


ATB & Dash Berlin @ Tao Night Club


Benny Benassi, Alex Gaudino & Cedric Gervais @ Marquee Nightclub 


Bingo Players @ Surrender 


EC Twins @ Tao Beach


Hardwell @ Lavo


Richie Hawtin @ Drai's After Hours 


Thomas Gold @ Thryst


6/8
Above & Beyond & Mat Zo @ Marquee Day Club 


Armin Van Buuren, Sander Van Doorn, Jochen Miller & EDX @ Marquee Night Club


A-Trak @ Lavo


Calvin Harris @ Encore Beach Club &
Thryst


Fedde Le Grand @ TAO Night Club


Nicky Romero @ Tao Beach


Sasha @ Drai's After Hours


Sebastian Ingrosso @ XS 


Steve Aoki & Michael Woods @ Surrender 


6/9
Afrojack @ Tryst Lounge 


Arty, Cosmic Gate, Glenn Morrison, Rebecca & Fiona @ Tao Beach 


Bob Sinclar @ Wet Republic 


Carl Cox  @ Drai's After Hours


Calvin Harris @ Surrender 


The Crystal Method @ Rehab (Hard Rock Cafe)


Dirty South & Tommy Trash @ Marquee Day Club


Erick Morillo  & Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano@ Tao Night Club


Gary Beck @ Artisan 


Kaskade & Mat Zo @ Marquee Night Club


Paul Oakenfold @ Paradise Beach (Hard Rock Pool)


Roger Sanchez @ Palms Pool Party 


Steve Angello @ Encore Beach Club 
 &  @ XS 


6/10
Avicii & Gareth Emery @ Marque Dayclub 


Bassjackers @ Bare Pool-Mirage


Dj Vice @ Lavo


Felix Cartal @ Liquid Pool


Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz @ Tao Beach 


Loco Dice @ Drai's Afterhours


Tiesto @ Encore Day Club 


6/11
Afrojack & David Guetta @ Encore Day Club 


Chuckie @ Marquee Night Club


Danny Tenaglia, Nicole Moudaber & Victor Calderone @ Marquee Day Club


Skrillex & Diplo @ XS 


TBA:
Ahh-G
Benzona
Bixie Boys
Bones
Bum Unit
C-Town
Caffeine
Cromie
Davey Dave
Evil Activities
Frontliner
Funk the Fresh
James Del Barco
Kedd Cook
Max Enforcer
Neophyte
Noisecontrollers
Prince Club
Ran-D
Ruff Hauser
S-Factor
Shae B
Stana
Steffi Graf
Steve Huerta
The Prophet
Timbre
Trent Cantrelle
Urulu
Wildstylez
Zatox

459 comments:

  1. no daft punk no care.....

    lol jk jk

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  2. Yeahhhh here we go again!

    DLB - can you explain your reasoning behind no SHM this year? Reallly was praying for them again.

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    1. It's in red dude... Smh

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  4. This would be a really weak lineup compared to Ultra.... no armin, no shm, no tiesto, no gareth emery, no above & beyond....

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  5. To each their own, Most those artists have been recycled by Insomniac so much now, it's a good time to invest in newer talent.

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  6. Prydz is scared of planes. he wont make it over here

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    1. he announced a North America tour so think again

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    2. in fall of 2012. so think again

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  7. i predict dirtylunchbox will inexplicably add and remove daft punk several times from his blog -_-

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  8. Skream and Benga/Magnetic Man? Your thoughts on Danger? I would love to catch Gareth Emery.

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  9. Here we go again http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/02/nile-rodgers-confirms-daft-punk-collaboration/

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  10. A bunch of retreads. They need to move it back to L.A. Vegas sucked!

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    1. you are insane if you thought edc vegas sucked...i guess the 300,000 people that are going this year arent gonna have a good time

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    2. insomniac is only selling 100,000 tickets and you can only buy a 3 day tickets. the 300k came from all 100k people who will have ticket over 3 days.

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  11. Angger Dimas is confirmed via twitter

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  12. Skream & Benga announced on their 2012 US tour that they would bring UK Bass acts with them. I think the Dubstep stage this year without a question will have unfamiliar names for most. I cant see Skream & Benga not stopping at EDC during their tour... Least thats what Im hoping for. Orjan Nilsen? Hope that pulls through, that would be dope. Glad to see the blog back mate, any info I come across ill share. 4 more months

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  13. aphex twin a real possibility

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  14. Armin van Buuren is having a U.S. tour in May and June so he could be a possibility for EDC...

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  15. I was kind of iffy my predictions would be the headliners, but from the info I gathered that seemed to be the only plausible ones. But thanks for the info, if he really is it's most likely he would close the headliner gap.

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  16. is Zed's Dead likely? I think so.

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  17. Where did these new confirmations come from?

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  18. JVD-his facebook page, Felix Cartal from his agency.

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  19. i hope arty makes an appearance this year

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  20. no chemical brothers? any reason why theyre excluded?

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  21. Any truths to the confirmed list on this site?

    http://musicalertsnow.com/2012/edc-2012-rumors-and-truths/

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  22. ^^^^^

    I was getting excited about this list until I saw Eric Prydz at the bottom. LOL.

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  23. Only can confirm where there sources are cited. Can't fully confirm the credible sources yet. I'll look into some of their "truth" names though.

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  24. UMEK is showing EDC on his calendar now!

    http://www.umek.si/en/dates

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  25. JOACHIM GARRAUD will also be at EDC LV

    http://www.joachimgarraud.com/web/index.php?p=lives

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  26. Updated. thanks guys! I'm pretty busy with school so I don't have much time to find who's confirmed and what not, I appreciate you guys looking.

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  27. Is this enough to confirm him?
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/electric-daisy-carnivals-las-vegas-205873

    on Afrojack-The DJ-producer’s slot was a highlight of the fest, proving he may well be one of the top draws next year.

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    1. that article was posted on 6/27/11.

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  28. wheres benassi?

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  29. Yet another artist found performing at EDC LV, DAVE CLARKE

    http://www.thebullittagency.com/#!/event/view/id/1268

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  30. Benassi has been there for the past 4 years -__- he better not be there again.

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    1. I've still never heard Benassi live, I hope he's there, his set from EDC 2011 was so good!

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  31. EMALKAY confirmed for EDC LV

    http://www.facebook.com/emalkayofficial?sk=info

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  32. Icicle, popof, Carl cox, and Wilkinson...Pssh soooold

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    1. carl cox and friends stage would be a nice change

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  33. http://www.rockness.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Metro_ad_020312.jpg these people aren't going to edc :/

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    1. Not necessarily since Dave Clarke is going to be at this event and EDC LV, so there is a possibility of some of these artist performing at EDC LV as well.

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  34. FUNTCASE confirmed for EDC LV

    http://www.circus-records.co.uk/artists/funtcase.html

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  35. Only because it's in a different continent doesn't mean some artists won't fly out here for EDC, example: Dave Clarke is confirmed and playing Rock Ness on Friday.

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  36. Looks like Cookie Monsta is confirmed for Audiotistic this year

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    1. It says Audiotistic for fri and sat hmmmm I wonder if they're making audio two days this year.

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  37. Will E.D.C. be better this year?

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    1. bigger and better every year it seems

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  38. Jorn Van Deynhoven is a nice addition so far. Looking forward to the next couple months of fun around here, things are bound to get as hostile as last year, I'm sure.

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  39. You got that right! I'm surprised these many names have been confirmed so far, it's not until April that we start finding this amount. Maybe the lineup will drop sooner than last year?

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  40. Headliners coming out any day now, right?

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    1. they will probably hand out a flyer at beyond

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    2. Sadly, they didn't...

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  41. Chemical Brothers please

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  42. Kaskade seems pretty confirmable.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150741055523973&set=a.186602423972.157069.61011643972&type=1&theater

    Blank around E.D.C. L.V. dates.

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    1. and hes playing at marquee on june 9th...so hell be in/around vegas that wknd

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  43. Hoping he won't be there, he's a waste of mainstage space

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  44. Tritonal said that they're signed on for two BIG Insomniac events on Facebook about two weeks ago, so my guess is they're confirmed.

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  45. You think they are gonna make us wait until June again to see the lineup even though the show almost a full month earlier?
    Also, do you really think Avicci has reached headliner status? I know his jam blew up but I would be kinda surprised if they couldn't pull a bigger name.

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  46. ^completely agree about Avicci, he'd be nice to see but as a headliner i hope not. would love to see chase & status make an appearance as well as black sun empire

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  47. Does this hold any weight DLB? is there any way you can confirm this?

    http://www.reddit.com/r/electricdaisycarnival/comments/r5m50/flux_pavillion_confirmed/

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  48. I agree that he doesn't deserve headliner status for EDC, but reality is he's blown up fast as Skrillex and Deadmau5 (look at where they're billed at every festival) and with his song reaching mainstream status and having one of the largest crowds for his set last year, he's at the top of the world right now. There's only a few djs that can be above him billing wise, and those djs aren't going to be at EDC this year so that leaves him to fill that slot. We already seen him headline Nocturnal's first day. Unlike European festivals, American edm festivals' headliners cater to what's popular, as we have seen with past Insomniac events and UMF with billing Fatboy slim under Avicii this year. It only makes sense to put the hottest name in dance music as the third headliner for EDC this year. To further prove that he's the most possible candidate for the top spot, here's some well known festivals he's billed on top of other famous djs. Hell, I wouldn't doubt if Skrilley plays mainstage this year as well.
    Coachella 2012
    Creamfields 2012
    Ultramusicfestival 2012
    Dance Valley 2011.

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  49. And yeah, Flux is confirmed. Post is true.

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  50. FLUX! YEEUH! was bummed out last year when he got yanked. hope it goes through this year. a B2B w/ Doctor P would be bangin

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  51. Kaskade confirmed to perform at Marquee LV 6/09/12

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  52. Looks like he's pretty much confirmed then. I won't put it until it's on his dates though, some people get mad if I put them as confirmed and they don't see solid proof, but it's a dead giveaway.

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  53. Bassnectar has in his tour dates that he is PLaying EDC NY.
    http://www.bassnectar.net/tour/

    And a gap in tour dates around vegas.

    And he said this on his facebook page on March 8th:

    "LAS VEGAS: Thanks for being a part of what is now a rare experience: playing a set from a DJ booth! Blast from the past! Had a great time, and I'll see you again this summer!"

    http://www.facebook.com/Bassnectar

    Seeings how he RARLEY plays club gigs, im sure he was talking about EDC. plus he is notorious for leaking things like that :)

    P.S. Glad your doing this blog again this year!!

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  54. i was at that Bassnectar show at Rain. it was AWESOME! and i do believe too that he was talking bout EDC. PLUS!

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  55. Autoerotique confirmed.
    https://twitter.com/#!/autoerotique/status/182623613936074754

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  56. Did the mau5 and Insomniac have some type of falling out? I have a vague memory of an article from a while back saying they did but it could just be my mind making shit up. He hasn't been at one of their massives since EDC 2010, right? Not a huge deadmau5 fan myself so I don't really mind but I was just wondering why it's been so long since he's been booked

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    1. yes I remember reading something about him hating on Insomniac a while ago.

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    2. Who doesn't he hate on? He's an egotistical douche.

      With the growing popularity of EDM, some DJ's are getting full of themselves, and would prefer to do their own shows so they can make more money.

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    3. probably because deadmau5 edc 2010 set was terrible and blamed the guys at insomniac for it...

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  57. Mau5 was talking shit about Ultra, not sure about EDC

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  58. If anyone is watching UMF live stream, you could see exactly why Avicii will most likely be the headliner this year.

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  59. I wonder how this Rotella controversy will affect when the lineup/headliners are released. Last month he tweeted that EDC headliners would be released mid-March. Since the scandal, he's been completely off the grid on Twitter so obviously he has bigger things on his mind.

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    1. well hes back now, haha

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  60. manufactured superstars and mat zo confirmed.

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    1. he said it on armani exchanges youtube channel over wmc.

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  61. read that article too, it was about American festivals with UMF being the main target. Either way though, like someone said before, that dude can sellout a venue here in LA 5 days straight. I don't blame him for rather doing that than a festival.
    By the way, with the confirmed artists so far, it looks like we're going to have a lot of repeats. That's the downside to these festivals getting big, they eventually start running out of new names to book and have to repeat them a lot since getting new small names won't be a big of a draw.When it's all said and done, no matter how many repeats, most will still think it's "epic" lol

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  62. Why did you take the bloody beetroots down?? they could still play at EDC!!!

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  63. dubfire tweeted this on 3/20
    "Tonite i'm going to plant little underground techno/house seeds in Vegas. Let's see what happens in 3 months @chateaulv"
    guessing that means hell be coming back for edc

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  64. Nicole Moudaber confirmed for EDC LV & EDC NY

    http://www.facebook.com/officialpage/app_178091127385

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    1. nice...looks to be having a proper techno stage finally

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  65. Modestep confirmed for EDC LV

    http://www.facebook.com/modestep/events

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  66. ok so techno is back at festivals... but where's the tech HOUSE??? love moudaber, dubfire, Umek but there better be some people like calderone, Boris, oscAr g, David Herrero, jay lumen... any of the good tech house DJs pleAaaaaaaase. there is so much new young talent no need to get repeAts. if I was in charge I'd get the biggest badass DJs on the planet.

    avicii and afrojack should not headline....garbage

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    1. boris and victor calerone were at edc last year. they had really good sets but i dont think enough of the edc-goers even have a clue who they are as when they played they didnt really have a crowd. plus insomniac had them play very first set and very last set on their stages. not the best times for them. would like to see them again though...

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  67. trent cantrelles set last year from EDC was incredible... bring him back!!

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  68. Looks like Pasquale is looking to make a hardstyle stage, according to his Twitter page.

    Pasquale Rotella ‏
    Plan is 2 have a branded stage at edclv dedicated 2 hardstyle but its not 100% done yet RT @XLicudine: that's gonna be great. Any timeline?

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  69. I don't expect anyone to take my word for it but I have learned that Swedish House Mafia will once again be headlining Sunday. I'm quite surprised but thrilled.

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    1. And I swear to god this isn't an April Fool's joke hahaha - just noticed the date :)

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  70. We're going to have to know the source for that info if its true^

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    1. Originally from an agent. A promoter friend of mine told me after he leaked it to him. That's as detailed as I can get and, like I said, I don't expect anyone to take my word for it but I can tell you that I personally believe it 100%.

      He also said Tritonal, Markus Schulz, John O'Callaghan, and Norin & Rad are playing Sunday, that he "thinks" Tiesto is headlining Friday again, and that Above & Beyond are playing somewhere on Saturday but it could be a dayclub or something.

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  71. So with this new hardstyle stage, I take it that means there's going to be 6 stages total now?

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  72. "Swedish House Mafia will once again be headlining Sunday"
    "he "thinks" Tiesto is headlining Friday again"

    I'm sorry not to be rude or to call you a liar but I highly doubt insomniac is gonna book the same people as headliners as last year. That would be an incredibly dumb move on their part. I think your promoter friend is pulling your leg...

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    1. Haha by all means! I didn't post that without knowing I'd get my ass handed to me from many here. I applaud you for being polite in doing so ;)

      I think by booking SHM again, it doesn't matter if they book the "same" headliners. Most speculation didn't think SHM would come again with how big they continue to get. When you have a festival that has only one true "headliner" spot each day, you only really have a small handful of names to choose from. Tiesto, AVB, Guetta, SHM, deadmau5 - after that you're probably going to raise eyebrows. Think about it - respect for the old school aside - how many of us would be pissed if Fatboy Slim was one of three headliners?

      I agree with DLB that Avicii warrants headliner status now, especially given that he's costing in excess of $100k these days (a competing promoter stole him away from my friend by giving him OVER $150k to play in an upcoming gig). You're able to book a somewhat questionable headliner like that by bookending him with two superstar acts that no one will ever complain about, including landing SHM again which is beginning to become EDC's signature and was thought to be a bit of a feat again this year. Logically, it makes perfect sense to me.

      Even without that logic, I don't think it's unheard of for them to book 2/3 of the same headliners when it's widely known that Insomniac (both because of necessity and financial reasons) recycles acts again and again. I think most are already pretty surprised they're branching out with Hardstyle and, moreso for me, Techno.

      He's definitely not pulling my leg so unless the agent is feeding him misinformation (which he thinks is 95% unlikely), I'd stake my reputation on it. ..... My reputation as an anonymous commenter on an EDC Predictions blog hahahaha. Believe what you want! If I were in your shoes I'd certainly be taking this with a massive grain of salt, if not completely disregarding it :)

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  73. Chuckie confirmed for Marquee, June 10th

    http://www.facebook.com/djchuckie/app_123966167614127

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    1. Also, Roger Sanchez confirmed for Palms pool party June 9th

      http://www.facebook.com/rogersanchezfanpage/events

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    2. Yet another name, Sebastien Leger is confirmed for EDC LV

      http://gigs.gigatools.com/venue/electric%20daisy%20carnival

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  74. Wolfgang Gartner, Dada Life, and Zedd all are playing starscape on june 9th... hopefully this doesn't mean they arnt coming to EDCVEGAS this year.

    Also, if those are the headliners, I would be truly pissed. Please don't pull some rookiness like ULTRA and give Avicii the Main Main (Saturday) headlining spot.

    Tiesto SHM Armin.

    Or double bill headliners. Tiesto/Avicii, SHM/A&B, Armin/Kaskade.

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  75. You made some good points, but why SHM for a third year straight? it wouldn't be a bad choice, but you would think with the resources they now have, that they would go with a different name they never booked, mainly Fatboy just to make up for EDC 09. I'm going to take it with a grain of salt for now, im still hoping they are going to surprise us and atleast double book headliners. But then again, it is believable considering how many artists they are bringing back for the 3-4th year straight.

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    1. The thing is - I just feel like SHM isn't just another headliner, not right now. They're a draw that, in my mind, is unmatched right now (Daft Punk aside) and they don't cost an inordinate amount of money given their current popularity. It's not just that they're big, it's that they're exclusive. My friend has been trying to land them for two years, on and off, but they won't come to some city in Canada for one show, despite how we are (currently, although the city is trying hard to outlaw raves out so knock on wood) one of 2-3, if not THE EDM capital of the country. There was a huge push to get them for our inagural Elements Festival (24,000 people over two days, 3 arenas, 30 headliners - check it out, you'd be surprised how big the scene is up here) but even that wasn't big enough for them unless a dump truck full of money was backed up on their front lawn, well above their normal booking cost.

      Which is why I feel Insomniac will book them every year if they can and use them as EDCLV's **signature** artist. SHM headlining the last day of the festival. The draw to get all of those California kids to skip an extra day of school. The draw that they can claim sets them apart from UMF.

      Double billing headliners is something I would expect this year, especially when you have names like Avicii, Kaskade, and Afrojack all likely playing and all held in such high regard by the more fairweather/new fans of the scene that it would add to the 'wow' factor. I sincerely hope, though, that they forego paying Guetta six figures and spend that on something better.

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  76. I found this article posted http://www.astralwerks.com/news/astralwerks-to-release-eric-prydz-presents-pryda-may-22nd/
    from the person who handles this site http://emeraldcityedm.com.
    I know a lot of us have been waiting for him and this could be our shot. Doesn't specify when, could be for sensation for all we know but edc could be a good chance.

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    1. Yeeeeeeayah!!!!! Still hoping, still hoping...

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  77. I'm starting to get a little frustrated that headliners still haven't been announced, ~2 weeks after they were slated to be. Maybe I'm just sensitive after last year's debacle but if I remember correctly, they released the three names right around (or even at) Coachella last year so they're right on schedule except the festival is three weeks earlier this year. I was anticipating phases but the only way that happens now is if they release headliners + phase one in a week or two, followed by a second phase early to mid May but even that is almost as bad as last year. Does anyone remember what Rotella specifically said when he talked about how the lineup would be released much earlier this year? I can't remember where I read that.

    And Eric Prydz - please god.

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  78. Dirtyphonics confirmed for the 10th via Facebook. Yes!

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  79. You may be right, those are valid points again. I did feel they had the biggest crowd and they are more exclusive (aside from Prydz) than other big artists touring. The only way they would get away with bringing 2/3 of the headliners is double booking and bringing 2 new names we wouldn't guess, my personal guess would be fatboy and prydz. I don't think they'll be like UMF and bring old school acts like Kraftwerk, Orbital, New Order etc. What if they just bring them individually though? Axwell one day, Ingrosso the next? Angello's show at the Palladium seems to be too close to EDC and from the past, I don't recall anyone who has been booked so close to be booked for edc, I could be wrong though? Just seems to be lazy booking to me if they did.

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  80. The headliners came out the weekend of Coachella. I think that's a perfect time to release them too since most the EDM artists are playing EDC a couple months later.

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  81. like i said before why did you take down the bloody beetroots?!?!?!?! THEY COULD STILL BE A EDC!!!!!

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  82. Literally anyone could be at edc, I base my predictions on certain things. As you can see, i'm not always right, they could still play I just don't see it being possible with their French gigs going on that weekend. That's just me though, we'll see.

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    1. yeah your right!!! but still i think they left the 8th open just for EDC!!!!!

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  83. We will be having 7 separate stages this year. Each stage will be have a sponsored host. This year you can expect a techno stage all three days, a live stage,a hard-style stage and various other stages sponsored by the likes of Dim-Mak, Group Therapy, Superyou & Me, Size Matters, and a few other surprises. Be on the lookout for double billed headliners being released soon. Only 30% of three day passes are still available for purchase and are going fast on groovetickets.com.We still have a limited number of hotel packages available for EDC 2012, read about it here http://insomniac.com/newsDetails.php?news=196. See you in June!

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    1. very good news that techno stages will be there all 3 days. 7 stages...this is looking to top umf by a lot. just release those damn headliners!

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    2. If this is really from Insomniac, then Steve Aoki, Above and Beyond, Laidback Luke, and Steve Angello have all been confirmed. Probably artists like Arty and Mat Zo will be at Group Therapy, and Thomas Gold and AN21 & Max Vangeli for Size Matters, not sure who would be at Dim Mak or Super You & Me.

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  84. So that means those dome stages by the trance stage is going to be back?

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  85. Someone is trolling as Insomniac Events up above. Ain't cool dude.

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  86. There's really no reason to believe that is truly from Insomniac other than the fact that they're promoting the hotel packages, although that's probably a great indication and it sounds legitimate. Still, for them to come post previously unknown information on a blog somewhere... Has anyone found this info elsewhere?

    I'm having a tough time sorting out how the setup would work. The sponsored stages would have to be shared over the 3 days. I also don't see there being enough live or hardstyle acts to fill an entire stage for three days long so I'm guessing they'd split the days, or even split from early on to later in the night.

    1 - Main
    2 - Techno
    3 - Live / Hardstyle / ?
    4 - Basspod
    5 - Size Matters / Super You & Me / Dim Mak
    6 - Group Therapy / ? / ?
    7 - Neon Garden?

    Thoughts, anyone and everyone?

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    1. ya but i remember reading a tweet from pasquale saying that edc had 30% tickets left like 2mo ago...

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  87. Call me crazy, but I see PVD coming back.

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  88. Pasquale just tweeted of a big announcement coming tomorrow. That post now seems to have more potential for being legitimate.

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  89. With an (imo) weak headlining of avicii skrillex and guetta at tomorrowland. This could be the year insomniac decides to go all out (like TL last year) and win that idma award.
    A seven stage event with, particularly with one dedicated to anjuna, super, and dim mak, would certainly do that. With this I wouldn't even be pissed about avicii taking the mainliner saturday spot (well, maybe still a little).

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  90. The sponsored stages probably will be spread out throughout the weekend instead of having them all in one day, just like TL or Creamfields. Anyone else find it kind of dumb that they'll have a group therapy and Size Matters stage even though both hosts of those stages are having a show here in LA a few weeks prior? (that's if it's true) If the lineup gets released early, won't that affect ticket sales for the size matters show since most will wait. Also though, if they think it'll affect ticket sales it would make perfect sense if they do phases of the lineup, probably released the Size Matters and Group Therapy after those shows are over with?

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  91. Gabriel & Dresden confirmed for Fri

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    1. I don't know exactly where you saw the link for that, but from what I see its only Josh Gabriel, which I got from amonly.com

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    2. Every time Amonly has listed a gig for Josh Gabriel, it's been for both members. I don't recall any shows they've done solo since they got back together. I'm positive it's both members.

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  92. Where is the source for G&D

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  93. Double billed who I think will be considered the headliners. This sounds strange and i'm very hesitant on putting it because I know there's going to be a lot of opposition, but I believe Skrllex can very well be one of the 6 headliners...He's headlining above established bands like Incubus, he has the status to do it now. I don't think he's going to perform all those days at Banoo, Vegas isn't that far...

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    1. no he doesnt and is no where near or will ever be considered a headliner at a major festival like edc. that would be disrespectful to the other real djs, insomniac wouldnt do that.

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    2. Are you kidding me? The guy just won 3 Grammies and when he was on a side stage at EDC last year he had a bigger crowd than A&B at the main stage. Don't think anyone else was able to do that.

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    3. The argument isn't if he's capable, it's if he will be considered a headliner on the poster. If he is one of the headliners, he'll be the first dubstep/brostep whatever you want to call it, artist to headline EDC. That's what a lot of people will have a hard time accepting.

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  94. Tomororow we get either a phase 1 or headliners, by the way do you have the link for Gaberiel and Dresden?

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  95. He is headling Bamboozle and SW4 in the UK above Prydz and he was very high on UMF's lineup, even getting mainstage. I don't agree with it but this guy is huge.

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    1. I would not be surprised at all if Skrillex was one of the 6 over someone like Afrojack or Kaskade. He is headlining Tomorrowland and had a huge crowd last year even though he played at the same time as Guetta. He has a lot of haters but that's because of how popular he is. If he is there again this year, haters or not, he will have one of the biggest crowds again.

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    2. sadly because he doesnt even dj and his productions are whatever bro step. just the new generation of kids follow him.

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  96. Speaking of Prydz, he made a comment on twitter about being afraid to fly and when asked if he was going to be playing only UK shows this summer, he replied "no im not even in Europe this summer.." here's hoping that more evidence of a U.S. trip including EDC

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  97. prydz has posted his north american tour taking place fall 2012

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  98. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682529/electric-daisy-carnival-2012-lineup.jhtml

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  99. The initial lineup is staggering: Tiësto, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Flux Pavillion, Kaskade, Knife Party, Porter Robinson and Richie Hawtin are among those set to touch down in Vegas June 8 to 10.

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  100. I wish they'd release a true phase one like Ezoo.

    Also now a little less convinced about my insider info. What are the odds they would hold back announcing SHM until later?

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  101. Kind of disappointed phase one including a lot of repeats... only excited for the addition of Carl Cox finally.

    I'm surprised I got 5/6 of the min headliners though, guess that insomniac comment was legit afterall.

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  102. If you compare this lineup to Ultra or tomorrowland... its better.
    This years going to be the biggest and baddest ever. I have a feeling they'll get fatboy slim anyhow on top. this is just the top of the iceberg.

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  103. Well of course the phase 1 stuff is going to be repeats. The entire purpose of phase 1 is to bring in the mainstream clientele, so they stick you with the big names.

    I'd say this start is off better then EZoo, that lineup is poop IMO.

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  104. Also to keep in mind, that Insomniac hasn't officially released anything yet.....

    this is an MTV reporter obviously picking out his/her artists to highlight. By the looks of it though, EDC is doing it MASSIVE this year, so I think by phase 2/3 everyone will be more than excited.

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  105. MTV reporter? The video clearly shows Pasquale annnouncing most of the lineup.

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  106. haha I didn't see the video. regardless. how can anyone complain about this initial lineup? rookies can go see a deadmau5/skrillex show on their next 100 city tour.

    This will get beefed up with LL, Wolfgang Gartner, Hardwell, Dada life, dirty south, etc. +techno/hardstyle/more trance. dono what else you'll need.

    Catch a BEP show before hand.

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    1. How are you going to say rookies can go see a deadau5/skrilly show then name other just as mainstream names right after? LOL

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    2. mau5/skrillex are CLEARLY way more mainstream.
      and i wasnt comparing mainstream vs. not mainstream
      I was comparing overrated music vs. good music

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    3. all hail THE DECIDER of good music vs overrated music. please tell me what to listen to some more, you are clearly the last and final word on good music.

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    4. Right because David Guetta and Tiesto aren't mainstream at all. Neither of them has ever made a cheesy-poppy-radio-friendly song.

      People are disappointed because it's the same thing as last year and there isn't much variety. Duh we're going to get more names but this is fairly underwhelming so far.

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  107. Well last year had over 140+ acts, there's still over a hundred to be revealed. Crossing my fingers that they won't repeat acts throughout the weekend again..There's no need to have Afrojack or Dadalife playing the same set twice in one weekend.

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  108. Just caught this, "With awe-inspiring pyrotechnics, art installations and a singular carnival culture, EDC has become the Super Bowl of the dance music world. Dance superstars will take to three main stages built on 1,000 acres of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's infield."
    3 mainstages?

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    1. Damn. Three mainstages? I guess this years EDC is gonna be one for the books. :)

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  109. dlb, just fyi you forgot to put Above and Beyond under your confirmed list.

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  110. Does Swedish House Mafia think they're too good or something? EDC arguably made them as big as they are. Their set in LA in 2010 blew them up and their set in LV last year was the most crowded of the whole weekend. Can't believe they'll play solo sets but not as the trio.

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    1. I can't believe Pasqual and Insomniac are actually letting angello step foot at an insomniac event after beyond wonderland. He didnt even play A SONG. All recorded and faking it. WTF

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    2. umm...angello wasn't even at beyond

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  111. Tritonal is essentially confirmed in a facebook post, they posted the lineup announcement and stated: "who's coming"

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  112. DOES THIS MEAN NO AXWELL???? I'd rather see him out of the three.

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  113. Holy shit, that Insomniac Events guy that posted in here was real-deal.

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  114. http://insomniac.com/newsDetails.php?news=206

    The rest of the lineup.

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  115. This lineup is epic. Rank 1 live? I'd never have thought to see that in the US.

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  116. Very good line up! Doctor P and Flux!

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  117. There is def more names to be released, there's 139 (which coincides how many I predicted this year) but with 2 new stages spread out on 3 days, and each stage average about 6-7, thats around 35-42 artists left. We already know some djs, like Roger Sanchez are playing in vegas, so im sure he would be on the next phase.

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  118. Dave Clarke, Sebastian Leger, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Autoerotique are all confirmed but not included in the poster, there's still many names TBA

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  119. Hoping to see SHM, Skrillex, Deniz Koyu, and Dillon Francis!!

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  120. Agreed on Koyu, guy is a beast! would go great if Fedde hosted his own stage with him on it. Sasha is also in SF that weekend, a highly likely chance he'll drop by.

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  121. fully confirmed artist this is just the start
    16 bit
    Above & Beyond
    Adventure Club
    Afrojack
    Alesso
    Aly & Fila
    AN21 & Max Vangeli
    Andy C: ALIVE
    Angger Dimas
    Armin van Buuren
    Arty
    A*S*Y*S*
    ATB
    Avicii
    Bassjackers
    Bassnectar
    Bassrush Experience
    Benny Benassi
    Blue Man Group
    Borgore
    Brennan Heart
    Calvin Harris
    Camo & Krooked
    Carl Cox
    Chase & Status
    Chris Lake
    Chuckie
    Circuit
    Coone
    Cosmic Gate
    Crizzly
    Dada Life
    Danny Tenaglia
    Darksiderz
    Dash Berlin
    Datsik
    David Guetta
    D-Block & S-te-Fan
    Deco
    Delta Heavy
    Dennis Ferrer
    Dieselboy vs Bare
    Digitalism
    Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
    Dirty South
    Dirtyphonics Live
    DJ Ammo
    Dodge & Fuski
    Downlink
    Doctor P
    Dubfire
    Eco
    Ed Rush & Optical
    El Pulpo Mechanico
    Emalkay
    Endymion
    Erick Morillo
    Excision
    Fedde le Grand
    Feed Me
    Felix Cartal
    Ferry Corsten
    Figure
    Flux Pavillon
    Flying Lotus Girls
    Funkagenda
    Funtcase
    Fury
    Gabriel & Dresden
    Gaiser
    Gareth Emery
    Green Velvet
    Hardwell
    Harvard Bass
    Headhunterz
    High Contrast
    Hype
    Isaac
    Jack Beats
    Jaytech
    JDX
    Joachim Garraud
    Jochen Miller
    John Digweed
    John Rundell
    Josh Wink
    Kaskade
    Kill the Noise
    Knife Party
    Koan Sound
    Kristina Sky
    Kyau & Albert
    Lady Faith
    Laidback Luke
    Little Boots
    Loadstar
    Loco Dice
    Magda
    Manufactured Superstars
    Markus Schulz
    Martin Solveig
    Mat Zo
    Michael Woods
    Moby
    Modestep
    Morgan Page
    MSTRKRFT
    Mt Eden
    NERVO
    Nicky Romero
    Nicole Moudaber
    Night Owl Experience
    Noisia
    Paco Osuna
    Porter Robinson
    Pretty Lights
    Q-dance
    Rank 1 Live
    R3hab
    Richie Hawtin
    Sander van Doorn
    Sebastian Ingrosso
    Sidney Samson
    Steve Angello
    Steve Aoki
    Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
    Technoboy
    Thomas Gold
    Tiësto
    Tommy Trash
    Tritonal
    UMEK
    W&W
    Wide Awake Art Car
    Wilkinson
    will.i.am
    Zany
    Zeds Dead
    Zomboy

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  122. This lineup is epic. Rank 1 live? I'd never have thought to see that in the US.

    ^ This

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  123. really want some more underground guys. art department, jamie jones, seth troxler, damian lazarus

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  125. Swedish House Mafia just announced that they "cannot not miss Tomorrowland"...I think this may mean they'll do the same for EDC. How can they miss it? Those have been 2 of the biggest gigs they've ever had. Maybe Insomniac is planning to announce one more crazy headliner for each day, like SHM, Skrillex, and one more. I think that may very well be the case.

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  126. the fuck cares SHM was too packed and Skrillex.. i mean seriously u get a lineup that good and ur worried about skrillex?

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    1. Don't you think that to throw the biggest EDM festival they should have arguably the two most demanded artists there are? Don't get me wrong this lineup is fucking amazing. But seeing Skrillex and SHM not there after they had the two biggest sets at last year's festival just makes it seem like something is missing.

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    2. you got guys like carl cox, john digweed, richie hawtin, and danny tenaglia playing. real djs who actually embrace real dance music and were the guys that made half the edc line up want to become djs in the first place...yet people are biting their nails, worried about skrillex and shm not being able to make it.
      also wait for phase 2 before anything is official

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  127. you guys think the chemical brothers can be there. they are going to be in japan on the 2nd for beach festival

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  128. possible...but doubtful. they are headline guys

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  129. Plastikman was pretty dope last year. Is Enter a new thing for Richie or does anyone know what thats all about? Sounds promising.

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