EDC Orlando is only some days away and guarantees a really stable lineup of DJs and artists. The as soon as two-day Central Florida affair expanded to 3 days a couple of years in the past and has solely benefited since. From Above & Past, Rezz, Inexperienced Velvet and extra, the flexibility of the lineup is seemingly countless. However as I used to be getting ready to see what’s happening on the town through the weekend, I observed how Orlando is about to be overwhelmed with EDM (one of many causes we included it on this listing of festivals to attend earlier than the tip of the yr).
Except for EDC Orlando being the largest concerting occasion for the realm, there are tons of after events with a few of the pageant’s headliners beginning as early as tomorrow. This begins with a pre-party with Kaskade on the Vanguard on Thursday and ends with Charlotte De Witte at Celine on Sunday. In the meantime, there’s a smaller hotel-music pageant known as Residence Bass with extra EDM artists which are taking part in that very same weekend.
This had me evaluating this degree of elaborate EDM-ness to a different Florida weekend of dance music bliss: Miami Music Weeok. Down in Miami, Extremely Music Pageant reigns because the premiere occasion to attend. However a myriad of after events and resort events pop-up with insane lineups. Even rivaling, smaller festivals pop-up across the similar time like No Sugar Added occasions in Miami Seaside. This begs the query, is Insomniac’s presence going to solidify an Orlando Music Week yearly?
Now, I’m not saying that Orlando is giving Miami a run for its cash. Miami Music Week guidelines South Florida and probably the nation as one of many greatest weeks in music pageant weeks. Some occasions in MMW begin as early as Tuesday earlier than the massive exhibits of the weekend.
Orlando isn’t at that degree. However they might be rising into that route.
The final time I attended EDC Orlando was in 2017. In our evaluate, I discussed how the presence of native, home-grown expertise throughout the state closely contributed to its stellar success. However what I assumed can be a fantastic alternative for native artists is rising with greater alternatives. As fan demand explodes within the Orlando scene, the area may grow to be a brand new hotspot for home heads, bass heads, and everybody in between to collect and catch the newest and biggest the trade has to supply.
EDC Orlando could by no means rise to the identical degree as its flagship version over in Las Vegas, however it’s turning into a detailed quantity two.
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