EDC Day 3: 135K attend, 38 felony arrests, 342 medical calls
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Thousands of fans said goodbye to the "Electric Sky" as the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas came to a successful close.
According to the festival's show producer, Insomniac, over 400,000 fans came together for the three-day dusk-til-dawn celebration of EDC's 21st anniversary, held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Fans got the ultimate surprise when Metro Boomin brought performer Drake to the stage to perform his hit "Fake Love." Other highlights included performances by Flosstradamus and Lil John, as well as a secret set by Kaskade on the Kalliope Art Car.
Viewers around the world who were not able to make it to the festival were able to tune into the Red Bull TV live stream, which will replay until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 19.
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Fans who bid on dozens of unique EDC Week Charity Auction experiences had incredible opportunities such as proposing on stage, dropping the first track of the weekend, and meeting some of their favorite dance music legends.
With the auction and first-ever EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes, Insomniac Cares raised more than $162,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.
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Heavy traffic was reported Monday morning on southbound I-15 between the Speedway and the resort corridor as festival attendees began to depart from the final day of festivities and either head home or back to their hotels.
Early Monday morning, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed stats from the festival from 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.
According to Insomniac Productions, 135,000 people attended the third day of the festival, with 87 people ejected.
LVMPD reported 38 felony arrests, 34 of which were narcotics-related. There were also four DUI arrests and three traffic accidents reported, with no traffic fatalities.
Other citations and arrests by LVMPD include seven traffic citations, six misdemeanor citations, and three misdemeanor arrests.
There were also 342 medical calls reported, with four people transported to a local hospital.
Three-day totals for LVMPD stats include:
- 1,090 medical calls
- 16 transported to area hospitals, including one employee with a pre-existing medical condition
- 282 ejections
- 95 felony arrests, 90 of which were narcotics-related
- Eight DUI arrests
- Six traffic accidents, with no traffic fatalities
- 21 traffic citations
- 13 misdemeanor citations
- 13 misdemeanor arrests
- Two gross misdemeanor arrests (charges of battery on a police officer)
Though not confirmed in LVMPD and Insomniac reports, on Monday, News 3 also received reports of a death from the first night of EDC. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Michael Morse of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed Morse died around 7:41 a.m. Saturday at the Speedway. His official cause of death is still pending.