Art and music take center stage at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando. Get immersed in the pure imagination and positive energy of this world-famous celebration when it returns in November.

From the stages and the sound to the pyrotechnics and the performers, there is nothing quite like Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) — especially when you witness it in Orlando. Make plans now to experience all three days in person when the legendary electronic dance music (EDM) festival returns to downtown’s historic Tinker Field from Nov. 10 – 12, 2023.

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The Stages

You can’t have a concert without a stage, and EDC Orlando boasts five of them — including one that travels throughout the grounds of Tinker Field. Forever evolving, they include:

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kineticFIELD: What will EDC’s majestic main stage look like in 2023? There’s only one way to find out: Be there.

circuitGROUNDS: Featuring LED walls, this stage ignites the atmosphere with positively charged energy.

neonGARDEN: The festival’s covered stage showcases the deepest forms of techno and house music.

stereoBLOOM: Established artists and new faces alike create various shades of dance music on this stage, from house to bass to trance and beyond.

Wide Awake Art Car: Keep an eye out for this steampunk-inspired land ship, which roams the festival with a Funktion One sound system, flame cannons … and a mechanical owl.

The Music

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More than 100 EDM artists will perform at EDC Orlando 2023, including headliners Afroki (a b2b set featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki), Alison Wonderland, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Deathpact, JOYRYDE, Kaskade, Seven Lions, Zedd, and more. (With that being said, the top headliner is you.)

You can also count on hearing every type of EDM imaginable — and some you’ve not yet dreamed of. For instance, fans of house music won’t want to miss sets by Dom Dolla, Dombresky and Fisher. Prefer trance? Check out Blastoyz, MaRLo and Paul Van Dyk. And if techno is more your thing, be sure to catch Anfisa Letyago, Chelina Manuhutu and Jamie Jones, among others. Many more await, ensuring something for just about everyone.

The Rides, The Art & The Performers

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The “carnival” part of EDC Orlando’s name is no gimmick. The festival is an oversize playground with a wide array of popular attractions that run the gamut from relaxing to exhilarating, including its iconic Ferris wheel. Each ride offers the chance to experience EDC from a brand-new perspective — and have a blast while you’re at it.

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EDC Orlando also presents a world of three-dimensional superstructures, glow-in-the-dark environments, and a galaxy of LED-infused flora and fauna. You’ll find these interactive art installations throughout the festival grounds.

And don’t forget about EDC Orlando’s Funkdafied Freaks — aka dancers, stilt-walkers, aerialists, circus performers and other whimsical characters decked out in over-the-top costumes. Expect to be enchanted and astounded by this motley crew of merrymakers.

The Destination

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DTO Sign in Downtown Orlando

EDC Orlando runs from 1 p.m. – 12 a.m. daily, which leaves a lot of potential free time for festivalgoers. To help fill that gap, EDC is partnering with some of downtown Orlando’s most popular nightspots for the EDC Downtown Takeover from Nov. 9 – 12, 2023. Venues include Celine Orlando, Elixir and Gilt. You’ll find even more things to do on our events calendar.

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Foodies will definitely want to experience Orlando’s dining scene, which includes MICHELIN Guide restaurants plus celebrity chefs and award-winning local favorites. No matter where you choose to stay in Orlando, delicious eateries are nearby, including those in downtown Orlando, the International Drive Entertainment District, Restaurant Row, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Park and beyond.

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Of course, we’re not known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for nothing. Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are all within easy driving distance of downtown, with world-famous theme parks, water parks, entertainment districts and more to explore. Throw in our standalone attractions and other things to do, and it’s pretty much impossible to run out of fun while you’re here.

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