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Vegas the new Electric Ibiza Carnival of the World

The Electric Daisy Carnival is just another indicator that says Vegas is the dance music capital of the world, according to the L.A. Times. JUST DON'T DIE K THANKS.

This weekend adds significant credibility to the "Vegas is the new Ibiza" claim, as North America's largest electronic dance music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, comes to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It will feature more than 150 artists with attendance projected to top 250,000, according to Pasquale Rotella, chief executive and founder of Insomniac Events, which produces the festival. "If you had told me five years ago that Vegas would be the global hot spot for electronic music — even three years ago — I would say that you got it wrong," said Kaskade. "But this music is finally having its time in North America. It's always been a niche, boutique thing, but now when you turn on the radio you hear JLo [Jennifer Lopez] and Britney Spears copying the music we've been making for 10 years. And Vegas is indicative of that, it's mirroring what's happening."

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.