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EDC Las Vegas 2017: Reviewing The Best Musical Acts of the Weekend

When it comes to the end, we are all here for the most important thing, the music. Dance music is the thing that brings all the headliners together at this massive festival. From headbangers to trance families, we are all welcome here at EDC. Here is a recap of each of the three days at EDC in case you didn’t catch the live stream. Make sure to check your favorite artists’ Soundcloud and YouTube account to see if they posted their EDC set.

EDC Day 1

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From roaming around the massive venue to taking it all in, it felt like there was almost no time to catch the sets. However, here are some of our favorites.

Galantis blew away the crowd at Circuit Grounds with their bright festive performance, bringing the energy right back up from the exhausting day. Galantis had the crowd singing along to their classics, Rich Boy, Runaway, No Money, Love On Me and so much more. It was a set that we never wanted to end.

After the wild performance by Galantis, Audien and 3lau took the Circuit Ground stage with a special B2B. Whenever these two come together to do a B2b, tears are guaranteed. Audien and 3lau both played their original tracks such as Is It Love and Something Better. A perfect duo to slowly end the night.

And the main stage Kinetic Field, of course, was crowded with fans to see Martin Garrix and Armin Van Buuren. These two legends always put on a show for the veteran ravers and the first timers.

EDC Day 2

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The second day was filled with feels. Kicking things off in Cosmic Meadow, Porter gave a live performance that packed the Cosmic Meadow stage to the rim. Hearing Shelter and Sad Machine live is just not the same as playing it on your phone. Porter with his drum pads, keyboard and humble being brought the light to EDC day 2.

The highlight of the day from Kinetic Field was from the one and only Kygo, dropping his hit songs Stole The Show, Firestone and It Ain’t Me. Kinetic Field stretched out for what seemed like miles and was crowded with headliners. To top it off, the firework show right before the set, hyped the crowd up even more.

Going back to the good old Circuit Grounds, Alesso gave a solid performance hitting all the right tracks before Above and Beyond hit the stage. Above and Beyond is not a rookie to EDC, they are known for playing incredible sets at this three-day festival. Rumors were true, Above and Beyond did not disappoint. The show pumped us up for the up and coming ABGT show at the Gorge Amphitheater. Click here for more details.

EDC Day 3

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EDC without a doubt saved the best for last. Day 3 was filled with surprise guests and unforgettable sets. At Kinetic Field there was the world exclusive performance of Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz. You had to fight to get your way into this set. It was probably the most packed performance of Kinetic Field that weekend. The three DJs played a set incorporating all of their originals and their unique styles.

Bass Pod broke the necks of all the headbangers there. Herobust played a hardstyle set with surprise guest Monxx. Dropping new music and opening mosh pits, no one was going home without a head bang injury.

Bass Pod got even hotter when Metro Boomin brought out Drake during his performance. Drake showed up at the EDM festival performing his hit Fake Love. The EDM fans took a break from all the dance music to enjoy a little hip hop in their set.

You get what you wish for. Kaskade surprised headliners with a secret set at the Calliope Art Car. You didn’t really think Kaskade would ever miss an EDC, did you? The Art Car Stage was packed for the legend’s performance like it should be.

Circuit Ground finished day 3 with Flosstradamus, Axwell^Ingrosso, Seven Lions and Excision. Different genres, same great music. Seven Lions gave a heartfelt performance with his melodic beats and even some hardstyle. Excision went so hard that there was a power outage at Circuit Ground. The visuals were insane and unbelievable as usual. Flosstradamus brought out surprise guest Lil John to perform together on the Circuit Grounds stage.

And last but not least, there was the whole DJ Khaled chaos. We can’t forget about that…

All-in-all it was another forever memorable weekend under the electric sky. What was your favorite set of EDC Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments below!