EDC Orlando 2018 – Day 1 Recap

According to the press release from Insomniac, EDC Orlando 2018 welcomed a sold-out crowd – and record-breaking attendance – of 110,000 Headliners.

According to Insomniac, the new Kinetic Field stage featured 30 lasers, 16 fog machines, six confetti canons, 12 CO2 jets, LED tiles and 39 flame units.  The massive stage housed some of the worlds top dance music artists such as Martin Garrix, JOYRYDE and Alesso. Dillon Francis & Friends brought a special treat to Headliners on Friday with mini Gerald piñatas and a surprise set alongside renowned artist Alison Wonderland. Tiesto’s sunset set on Saturday set the tone for the final night and lit up the Orlando sky with the largest set of the weekend.

On day 1, Dj Acraze (USA) opened the festival on the Kinetic Field stage.

The crowds arrived early on day 1.

Guarding the heart of the festival.

The Kinetic Field VIP area featured a very inviting pool.

The kineticFIELD stage is in Tinker Field and that dirt is the remnants of the stadium’s former role as a baseball field from when the Minnesota Twins did their spring training here.

UCF alumni Henry Fong took the stage at Kinetic Field and played a very energetic set for the early crowd.  We met up with Henry later in the afternoon for a quick interview:

Here’s a view of Kinetic Field from one of the balconies at Camping World Stadium.

Looking south towards McCracken Field which is used for the Boombox, south entry portal, carnival rides and vendors.

Live on stage, DJ Timmy Trumpet (AUS) playing for the first time ever in Orlando!

Timmy Trumpet photo courtesy of Calder Wilson

With night upon us, the kineticFIELD main stage lit up in all its glory!

Photo courtesy of Alex Perez

DJ Alesso (S) played a hit-filled EDM set.

We managed to catch a glimpse of Alesso exiting the Kinetic Field stage.

Dillon Francis photo courtesy of Keiki-Lani Knudsen

Dombresky photo courtesy of Calder Wilson

Martin Garrix photo courtesy of Calder Wilson

According to Insomniac, Factory 93’s neonGARDEN stage celebrated house and techno artists as LED lights, lasers, fog machines and CO2 jets set an intimate warehouse scene with sets by Pan-Pot, Hito, Tiga and Carlos Mendoza. Fans were treated to exclusive b2b sets such as Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco Osuna, and Jamie Jones b2b The Martinez Brothers.

Photo courtesy of Troy Acevedo

DJ Hito (J / D) techno set in the Neon Garden.

DJ Lauren Lane (USA) going all House on us!

At the neonGARDEN, DJ Patrick Topping (GB) delivering more House.

House / Tech set from DJ Paco Asuna (E).

Nicole Moudaber photo courtesy of Troy Acevedo

According to Insomniac, circuitGROUNDS – hosted by Bassrush, captivated Headliners with its production-centric design and high-tech look. Fans danced the weekend away to beats from Bassnectar, Illenium’s signature Awake 2.0 production, and a special EDC debut set by Valentino Khan b2b GTA b2b 4B.

Early in the afternoon on day 1 and the crowds are gathering at the circuit grounds.

Photo courtesy of Alex Perez

D&B and Heavy Bass set from The Prototypes (GB).


DJ Space Jesus (USA) on the decks at Circuit Grounds.

The Corona Electric Beach stage this year was especially a hit thanks to headliner Lauren Lane.


DJ Tegi (USA)
DJ Doc Brown (USA)

DJ Westend (GB)

DJ Lauren Lane (USA)

Carabetta & Doons (USA)

Boombox Art Car Stage
It looks like a boombox and the DJ plays from inside that cassette player!
DJ Suzy Solar (USA)

King Bob spoke to Suzy for a few minutes behind the Boombox Art Car.

DJ Edgar V (USA)

DJ George Acosta (USA)

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